Welcome to our monthly “A Paper Pumpkin Thing” blog hop! See what I have to share. Then check out all the other blogs in the hop to see additional creative alternate paper crafting project ideas that we each came up with using the contents of the May 2020 A Kit In Color Paper Pumpkin kit. To follow the hop and see other creative project ideas, simply scroll down and click on the names of other hop participants. (If you are receiving this blog post by email, click HERE to see the hop.)
Here is a photo of the intended projects from this month’s kit: 8 full-size (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) and 4 note card size (5″ x 3-1/2″) cards – 4 of 3 kinds.
I’ve already shared a few other alternate projects using the contents of this kit on May 20th.
- A S’mores Card
- A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Card
- A Diagonal Split Card
- A Popsicle Card
- And a Popsicle-Themed 12×12 Scrapbook Page Layout
CLICK HERE to check them out for more ideas.
Today I have a fun automobile “Happy Birthday” note card and a coordinating scrapbook page to share.
Products I used for these projects… See below for a complete list of extra products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.
You may have seen a peek at the note card in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter that was shared yesterday. Well here are the details on how to make it. ?
First I cut Balmy Blue and Basic Black Cardstock scraps with these Garage Gears Dies: four of the gear that is circled (save two for the scrapbook page) and one of the “ovalish” shape (you’ll use half for the card and the other half for the page).
I then lined up my Balmy Blue “ovalish” shape on top of one of the medium clouds from the kit. I drew a light pencil line, cut along that line, and then cut that top piece into two to create the windows of the automobile. (You can use the other side to make a set of windows for the car on the scrapbook page.)
For each of the wheels, I carefully fussy-cut all the way around to make them smooth.
I stuck the wheels and windows on and then added a couple Gold Gilded Gems. I then used the finished automobile as a guide for stamping the road with the medium “U-shaped” stamp on the vellum piece (which also comes in the kit). I used StazOn Ink so it would dry quickly on the vellum. But I made sure to clean off my stamp right away to minimize the staining.
I attached the automobile with Dimensionals. Then I adhered this vellum layer to the note card base using adhesive hidden under the automobile.
To finish it off, I stamped the inside and added more Gilded Gems.
Making my page was similar in many ways, but I used Memento Tuxedo Ink since I wasn’t stamping directly onto vellum. Memento is water-based and cleans off the stamps better.
I started by adding my layered photo mats:
- Basic Black Cardstock – three pieces that are 6″ x 4″
- Vellum Cardstock – three pieces that are 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
After assembling the automobile, I used it as a guide and then stamped my road. On the left I stamped the large “U” first, connected the medium “U” above that, then connected that one to the small “U”. On the right I stamped the medium “U”.
For my vellum banners I placed them where I wanted them (after stamping the road), added the Gilded Gems, then with Glue Dots strategically placed under the vellum where the gems sat, I connected the vellum banners and then added them to my 12×12 Just Jade Cardstock with more hidden Glue Dots.
I added the title piece and the automobile with Dimensionals.
I hope I inspired your creativity with what I shared today!
A PEEK AT JUNE’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
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Product List…things you might need/want in addition to the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit to make these projects.
- die-cutting machine
- ruler & pencil
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THE 2019-20 RETIRING PRODUCTS
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ALL STAR TUTORIALS
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MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.
ORNATE GARDEN MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE
I took part in a mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using products in the newly released Ornate Garden Suite. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists.
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