Hello stamping friends! Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group! Our creative crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects. The creative fun should never stop with just the designs that come in each box! *wink-wink*
FUN IN THE SUN
This month's blog hop is working with the Fun In The Sun (August 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit. It contains the supplies to make nine fun-fold side step fun fold cards with coordinating envelopes! Once the supplies are used up to create those cards, I will focus on creating a fun alternative card using extra supplies within the kit and additional supplies and tools from my own stash.
This kit included some fun beach-y type envelopes that I converted one of them into using as designer series paper. The Azure Afternoon was the color for the inside of the envelope and the flap had the colorful stripes. To prepare for the layers, I gave a slight trim to each side of the envelope using my Trimmer. This makes it easy to then cut the pieces to size for my project.
I wanted to replicate a beach front look, so I embossed the Azure Afternoon layer with the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder (using the Splatters folder). The section of the Azure Afternoon envelope had a natural curve to it, so I traced it onto the piece of Crumb Cake (4 x 1-1/2) and hand cut it to match before embossing it with the Stripes folder from the Stripes & Splatters embossing folder pack. I adhered the Crumb Cake piece flush with the bottom part of the Azure Afternoon layer and then matted it onto a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (4-3/8 x 4). I wrapped Linen Thread around the 'seam' of the Crumb Cake layer and finished with a bow before planting onto the cardbase with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The envelope flap (colorful stripes) didn't measure 5-1/2 across, so I cut from both ends at 1" so that the curve of the envelope looked like it lined up as one piece as the background layer. The cloud was die cut from Basic White using a die from the Give It A Whirl Dies. The sun was inked with Daffodil Delight and hand cut and popped up with a dimensional. For more dimension, the chair was popped up, too. There were extra banners with this kit, so I chose one of the sentiments that wasn't featured on the original cards in the kit. To finish, I sprinked some of the cute little sand crystal self adhesive gems across the card. Such a fun card that was quick and easy to put together!
At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next A Paper Pumpkin Thing designers blog. You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun, beautiful and exciting to share with you. If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below. Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss any of the wonderful inspiration!
Blog Hop Participants
Coming Next Month
Discover messages of friendship and loyalty in the flowers from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs, and 8 coordinating envelopes. The kit is special because of the way it uses the meaning of flowers. On each card, you’ll find a small inscription of what the flowers represent. As you craft with the included vellum and watercolor paper pieces, you’ll know you’re sending a message of encouragement and loyalty to your recipients.
And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE stamp set! This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions!
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