Thursday, September 01, 2022

Another Alternative card idea using the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit


  • Another Alternative card from Sweet Sunflowers August Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • September Weekly Specials - 1, 8, 15, 22 of September 
  • New Bundles-- called Perfect Partners - Begins today
Wow! There's a lot going on at Stampin' Up! this month.  Check out the September Weekly Specials and the Perfect Partners Bundles promotions below.  Both started today.

The more I play with the Sweet Sunflowers August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, the more ideas I find!  Today I'm showing another Alternative Paper Pumpkin Kit card idea.  I made the card with contents from this kit, including using a section of one of the pre-printed floral envelope.  I also used some of the bee images and cut a piece of gold foil honeycombs from the free gift we received in this kit.  We received 10 Gold Foil honeycombs.  How nice is that! In addition to using envelope images on my card, I also extended my kit by cutting the preprinted basecards from the kit in half, which gave me two images to use from each of the 9 basecards. I used one of the Mossy Meadow watercolor background basecards and cut it to fit a Poppy Parade cardstock basecard for today's card.  Poppy Parade is one of the coordinating colors form the Stampin' Up! product line which coordinate with images in the kit.  I also used the Charming Sentiments Bundle to create a Thank You sentiment for my card as I wanted a different shape for my sentiment than the "thank you" stamp included in the kit.  Again, the coordination across the product line helps extend your cardmaking and usefulness of each Paper Pumpkin Kit, yet the kits are also a great stand-alone way for a crafter to get started making cards without needing a lot of supplies.  Everything is included in the kit except for scissors.  This kit continues to give me such joy.  I look forward with pride at sending these card to family and friends. 

Sunflowr-themed greeting card form the August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit

I used Poppy Parade cardstock for the base of my card.  Then a Mossy Medow watercolor layer, which is the front of one of the basecards in the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The floral image is a section of one of the preprinted envelopes in the kit, and I matted it with a piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock. 

Card idea using part of a pre-printed floral envelop

The used the sunflower and leaves from the stamp set included in the the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit to stamp the sunflower.  I used the twisting technique (stamp one, twist the stamp slightly and stamp again) when stamping the sunflower.  I used my Water Painter to add Crushed Curry ink to the Daisy and Mossy Meadow ink to the leaves.  I cut a section of the Gold Foil honeycombs to use as an accent on the left side of my card.  My sentiment is created using the Charming Sentiments Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I matted the sentiment in Poppy Parade to better coordinate with the card.  The bee is also from the Kit. 
Sunflower themed card kit from Paper Pumpkin

All Paper Pumpkin Kits come with instructions, and you can visit the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook to see more great ideas.  

If you would rather watch a video for assembly instructions, there's a Paper Pumpkin YouTube site for that as well. A new video appears as each new, monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit is released.  

To learn more about Paper Pumpkin monthly Craft Kits, including the cute spooy-themed Kit coming in late September, visit here.     

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to learn more, and to place your order for Stampin' Up! products, including the coordinating cardstock colors from Stampin' Up!, which you can use to extend the usefulness of your monthly Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit.   

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September Weekly Specials begin Today

Every week in the month of September, Stampin' Up! is offering a selection of discounted products.  Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.  There are some amazing offer!  

If you were planning an order in September, check out these weekly specials and add them to your order.  

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September
  • Promotion ends 28 September
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability
  • Discount items can be added to a Starter Kit
  • Check early in the day each sale begins for best selection

Here's what's available today:

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Perfect Partners Promotion Begins 1 September 2022 

Stampin' Up! crated six new die sets to coordinate with current stamp sets from current catalogs -- but only for the month of September, and will not be offered in any catalog. 

Details of the Perfect Partners Promotion during September 2022

These new dies are perfect for card makers who love dies for their stamp sets.  The dies are available in a bundle with the coordinating  stamp set, or separately if you already own the stamp set. Andy by buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.   Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more papercrafting fun.  Add them to your order today, as this is a limited time promotion.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last.  

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Live Card Making Classes 

September 13 & 15 Class:  We're going to make these four cards in our in next live classes in NW Houston TX.  September 13 and repeated again on September 15;  at 9:30 AM.  These cards use current Stamps and Dies from Stampin' Up! current catalogs.  Find out more and register for a live class on my MeetUp site.

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Demonstrators, customers and new stampers are all invited to attend these live classes. 

Find out more about my live classes on my MeetUp site.

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Download Free Current Catalogs

You'll love the marvelous Fall and Winter Holiday sets and specialty papers that will help you create breathtaking cards and holiday projects.  

  • Download July - December 2022 Mini Catalog here
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Catalog cover of the 3 May 2022 Launch of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

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