Spooky days ahead for our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
September’s Paper Pumpkin is an exclusive frightfully delightful kit and a scary-cute, special edition box. I’m almost ready to burst with excitement because I love the fun of Halloween. For anyone who has never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service. Each month you receive a new kit that comes with all the products you need to create the special project of the month. You will receive step by step instructions and Stampin’ Up! also prepares a YouTube video with instructions. If you are a new subscriber, a Paper Pumpkin clear block (Size D) will be included in the first order. You can register here for this exclusive kit.
Previous subscribers are also certainly welcome to come back and try out this spooky kit. You can sign up here.
The box may even be a deal breaker. Creating amazing projects and maybe even add another type of project as an alternate will be loads of fun. Due to the amount of fun you will have, invite friends over and have an exciting time assembling the kit together. All you have to do is sign up by September 10th and enjoy a month of Paper Pumpkin. This exclusive Halloween kit and special box are a must have!
Happy Monday! You have probably seen the Garden Impressions Suite in the catalog. So enjoy this week’s CASE the Catalog sample because it’s a variation of a card on page 128 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
First of all, the card in the catalog uses Soft Seafoam Cardstock as the base. I also used a layer of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the second layer. Because I used the same card design, I changed up the card base to Night of Navy cardstock and because I didn’t stamp the second layer, I decided to use coordinating designs from the Garden Impressions DSP for the two layers below the layer with the sentiment.
Garden Impressions Suite Stamp Set
Due to the DSP having lots of wonderful colors, it certainly makes it great to use for a variety of card designs. Night of Navy ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. Furthermore, it was cut with the next to the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits. Similarly, Mini Gold Sequin Trim and Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine was also added as an embellishment before attaching the sentiment with stampin’ dimensionals.
Below are measurements used for creating the card base design:
Base: cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
Designer Series Paper: first layer 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″; second layer: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
Finally, when you are struggling to come up with a card design, remember to look through the catalog for ideas. It’s okay to use the catalog designs and is encouraged. Above all, I want to convey how easy it is to take a design from the catalog. Because when you change up the paper or colors, you probably have a totally different look with the same layout.
As you know from previous posts, one of my favorite bundle sets in the annual catalog is the Animal Outing Bundle. This bundle features the Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. For this card, I knew that I wanted a card using the “Wild About You” sentiment because I wanted to use the Frames Elements. (Be sure to read this entire post to learn how to get your sentiment to fit the Frames Elements.).
Wild About You Comes Together
I probably should mention that I love the Berry Burst cardstock with the green and gray pieces of DSP. Sprigs of greenery were cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Animal Friends Thinlits. Additionally, greenery was added using the Leaf Ribbon. As you can guess, this card is for someone special! You’ll note the rhino with the bird was cut from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. I love it when there are dies to match the DSP!
Features Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing Bundle to create a “Wild About You”
Because I could not find a thinlit that coordinated with the Frames Elements, I came up with an easy solution. So as a result, I cut the sentiment to fit inside frame element piece for the card. The steps are below:Above all, it’s easy-peasy! Seems like it’s a no brainer.
Finally, don’t forget to embellish the interior of your card! Also, it’s a great wow factor. Another great perk is the extra personal touch that will certainly impress your family and friends. Enjoy!
A list of products used to create this card is listed at the bottom of this post and you can shop my online store to purchase your supplies. Please contact me if you have questions on this or other projects on my blog.
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