This first one I put together after hearing that some subscribers thought there were too many upside-down pineapples on the printed design of the card fronts that came in the kit.
(Here is the intended card design from the kit directions.)
You can see in the photo below how it looks like there are more pineapples facing the correct way on the bottom card that I flipped over the "wrong" way.
I took this upside-down card and scored down the middle of the printed side. I folded the card so the printed design was first on the inside. Then I folded back along that extra score line…
…to make a z-fold card!
And that's how I came up with a solution for those that were bugged a bit by the pineapples. 🙂
Product list for z-fold card (in addition to the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit)…
MEMORIES & MORE LAYOUT
This next project I would normally call my Project Life layout. But Stampin' Up!® now has their own pocket page memory keeping system…Memories & More. So ta-da!! This is my Memories & More layout. For those of you that are fans of Project Life, don't worry. Our Memories & More products are very similar yet coordinate even better with our other products. Click here to see our new line.
The "sweet" image from the kit's stamp set made me think of babies. So…stamped in another color (Lemon Lime Twist) and came up with this perfect baby photo page layout.
I layered the scallops, added some silver accents, and topped it off with our dainty 1/8" sheer ribbon.
I didn't add any white cardstock. Instead I opened up a couple envelopes in the kit and stamped the word "sweet" multiple times on those.
The Lemon Lime Twist ink is the only extra ink I used. So how did I get the two lighter greens? The top row of scallops are stamped in full color. To get the lighter green I stamped onto my scrap paper and then stamped onto my envelope paper.
Product list for the Memories & More layout (in addition to the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit)…
My third project is another card. This time I wanted to bring out the lemons in the patterned paper in the kit instead of the watermelon. So I grabbed our new Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating punch, punched a lemon from the yellow watercolor wash paper in the kit, and made that the focal point of this birthday card.
The ends of the banners and the lemon are all set up on Dimensionals.
Product list for the birthday card (in addition to the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit)…
12X12 TRADITIONAL PAGE LAYOUT
My last project is my 12×12 traditional page layout. (I have made a 12×12 page design with EVERY kit since the kits came to be back in March of 2013. CLICK HERE to see my YouTube videos on past kits. CLICK HERE and scroll down to "Past Paper Pumpkin Ideas" to see my archive of past Paper Pumpkin posts dating back to the beginning.)
I used the tissue paper from the kit to bring more Melon Mambo color (and watermelon look) to the right page. To adhere it to the Basic Black 12×12 paper I first added my photo mats and banner pieces to the front.
Then I flipped it over and added SNAIL adhesive behind these photo mats and banner. This method hides the adhesive from showing through on the front.
I wanted a thinner banner under the big one on the flag pole on the left page. So I used my Layering Ovals die (the largest one in the set) and cut one of the banners from the kit in half.
I also used this same die to cut a large, full watermelon from the gift box paper in the kit.
And the copper pole is just our new Copper Trim tied in a knot at both ends and attached with Glue Dots from the kit.
OH! And I masked my stamps to get the words "a sweet day!" together on my smaller banner. Yep, the stamp images are from the kit. 😀
Product list for the 12×12 traditional page layout (in addition to the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit)…
No Video 🙁
I apologize to those of you who follow my monthly ideas, but I will have no video for this month's projects. We just got back from a much needed two-week family vacation last weekend. And next weekend my husband and I leave on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Thailand! Yay!!
I'm sorry. I feel really bad, but I just couldn't fit it in.
I hope you like what I shared today or at least gained some sort of helpful tip to use in your own paper crafting projects.
If you are one of my June kit subscribers, you will receive my extra exclusive project ideas tomorrow, July 2nd! Yay!! Not a subscriber yet? Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin kits and how to get in on the fun? Click here for more information. Or if you are ready to start your own subscription, click here to get signed up by July 10th to get the next kit.
Bonus Days are back!
ANYONE (customers and demonstrators) who purchase $50 worth of product in July will get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August. Yay!! Click here for more details.
- There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
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- All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
Stamp-n-Storage 4th of July Sale!
Purchase any Ink Pad Storage system now through July 5th and get 15% off!
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Discounts will be applied automatically during the checkout process.
Christmas in July for new demonstrators!
Purchase the Starter Kit in July, join my community of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators (Stampers With ART Stars) for the fun and benefits, AND get the Carols of Christmas stamp set AND an Essentials Gift Pack of Tools for FREE (an extra $72 value)!
- 144804 – Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
Essentials Gift Pack:
- 118485 – D Block (x2)
- 130148 – Grid Paper
- 103579 – Paper Snips
- 104332 – SNAIL Adhesive
- 102300 – Bone Folder
- 144804 – Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
- This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
- All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
- Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
- Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.