It’s the last Thursday of the month and that means it’s time for another A Paper Pumpkin Thing blog hop. This month we’ve been playing with the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Joy To The World. And what a joy it has been.
With Christmas fast approaching it seems like there’s so much more to do and a lot less time to do it. So although I have two alternate card ideas for you they can be done in next to no time.
JOY OF SIMPLICITY
My first project didn’t use any materials that weren’t included in the Joy To The World kit. I didn’t even need to get out a Just Jade ink pad or Stampin’ Dimensionals as an ink spot and adhesives were right there in the box!
I simply took one of the card bases and cut a large window in the front using the largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Dies. Next, holding the card closed, I stamped the large sentiment from the kit through the hole onto the inside of the card.
NOTE – If I’d thought about it I could have used a die from the Layering Ovals Dies to cut the window instead. Then I could have cut a ‘frame’ from contrasting card using larger dies in the set. Of course I didn’t think of it until after my card was assembled.
Anyway… to finish the front of the card I attached one of the printed floral pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
With that done I inked up the flower stamp from the kit and ‘stamped-off’ onto some scrap paper. Then I stamped the flower on the inside of the card base.
Finally I inked up the stamp again, stamped-off and stamped the image one last time in the bottom left corner of an envelope from the kit. Project one was done.
JOY OF EMBOSSING
My second project looks more involved but is actually just as quick and easy to make. Like the first card this one uses just materials from the kit.
This time I started with one of the large white faux-stitched labels from the kit. Using the Just Jade ink spot I stamped “to you and yours” in the bottom right corner. I actually made a mess of the stamping so I spun the label around and stamped it again (don’t tell anyone!). Then to hide my stamping mistake I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach one of the printed floral pieces to the sentiment.
I had thought I’d simply attach the embellished sentiment to the card base but instead pulled out one of the large gold foil banners from the kit. To add some interest I embossed this piece using the dotted embossing folder from the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders pack. With that done I fixed the banner to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I added the assembled sentiment over the top with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I love the detail of the embossed dots and decided to use that as my coordinating feature. So I cut a 1/4″ strip off the edge of one of the foil sheets. Then I embossed it and glued it inside the card base down the right-hand edge.
Finally I embossed a 1″ strip down the left-hand edge of an envelope from the kit and my second project was done.
This kit was definitely a winner for me. The gold foiled card bases, beautiful floral pieces and colour palette make it easy to create elegant cards. Now I just want to work on some more alternate projects using the printed wreaths and other things that are still left in the box.
THE NOVEMBER KIT
In November the Paper Pumpkin kit will be Jolly Gingerbread and contains everything you need to make 15 giftcard carriers with envelopes. If you don’t need 15 giftcard carriers, you can use the contents to create cards, gift tags or other projects instead. Who doesn’t love a Christmas filled with cute gingerbread houses?
To get this kit make sure you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10th. That said, the Christmas kits are always incredibly popular and so there’s a chance it could sell out before the deadline. For that reason I recommend that you subscribe right now so you don’t miss out.
JOY TO THE WORLD
Meanwhile, for lots more ideas using the Joy To The World kit make sure you visit these other blog posts. You are currently at number 2 – Tracy Elsom.
Sadly the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin kit has sold our and is no longer available. Other products used for my alternate samples that are available to buy from Stampin’ Up! are listed below.