Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin projects

recent cards

Good morning! Today I have a bunch of various cards to share. The first one is a 6×6 recipe card that I made for a swap with friends this week. I made this delicious cake for the first time this year and when I got the SU! Touch of Ink stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for the recipe card.

I searched for a hummingbird font to type the title. The patterned paper strip is from an old pack by Kaisercraft called Utopia. The hummingbird was inked with markers and then stamped. Colors used: SU! Summer Sun, Green Galore, Taken With Teal, Creamy Caramel, Berry Burst, Soft Seafoam, and Memento Tuxedo Black. I also used Gina Marie Stitched Circles and foam dimensionals. Directions are on the back…

So yummy!

The next two are Christmas cards and this one I actually cased and sent to a few friends in December. I am thinking about making a few more for next Christmas! SU! Nature’s Beauty, Subtle embossing folder, tag and leaf punches, plus Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles.

Lots of cuteness in the next one… Penny Black Snowy & dies, Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Wordfetti, Dee’s Distinctively- Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges 2, Kars Snowflake embossing folder. Copics- YR07, E93, C-0, G00, G02, G05.

I love how stamping allows us to customize cards for the recipient’s likes and interests. This was for a Dino loving girl who likes blue & purple. SU! Dino Days & Dies, Dinoroar dsp, Cuttlebug Red Tag Sale dies for the number. Colors- Old Olive, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Suede, Island Indigo.

I made a few quick birthday cards with the SU! Pretty Perennials set & dies but I mailed several before taking a photo. This one also has a sentiment from Sweet ‘n Sassy Bold Birthdays.

Next, I used the SU! Pretty Perennials set again with some older dsp to make a Sliding Lock Fold Card. I used Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Sycamore Street dsp. Punches- 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 circle, Classic Label, and Elegant Butterfly.

The butterfly circle slides to the left to open the card.

The next two cards use the SU! Sweet Strawberry set and Strawberry Builder punch. I love this set. The chocolate wrapped “strawberries” are chocolate hearts…a fun idea that I cased. I also used the SU! Basket Weave and Tasteful Textile embossing folders. Inks- Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, and Garden Green.

My last cards today were from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit for some milestone birthday cards.

Have a great weekend!

mish mash 2

Just popping in with a variety of recent projects… a banner, treats, and cards.

Our granddaughter turned one and I was long overdue in making her a name banner! I picked up the string of pompoms somewhere (Target dollar spot??) a long time ago and saved it for this purpose. All I had to do was make the letter banners and slide the pompoms to place.

I used the Altenew Bitty Bloom 3D and Bold Alphabet dies along with Momenta Banner and Intricate Nested Shapes dies. Papers used: white, gray, SU! Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz, and MME- Heirloom papers.

I scored and folded the tops of the banners to allow for the thickness of the string. Some Scor-Tape secured them after they were placed over the string.

I also made a pile of Halloween treats, pretty much following the directions in the SU! Paper Pumpkin kit. Lots of pieces were leftover for future projects.

The layout of this card was copied from our demonstrator friend, who CASED this card by Cindy Elam. The rose gold leaves here were cut with Lawn Fawn dies and are quite pretty in person.

The last two cards were made with Stamptember sets from Simon Says Stamp. The first set is by Altenew, called Framed Friendship, and I used the same sketch that I used on a previous card.

The second Stamptember set I used is Tim Holtz’ Snarky Christmas Cats. The red plaid paper is a scrap that matches the white plaid. I simply matched it up and layered it on.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

 

virtual stamping 4

Hello! I’m back with more cards that I’ve recently made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a challenge to make a split card. I used Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. Altenew makes such pretty flowers!

Here’s a pic of how I placed the flowers on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock. I didn’t draw a line down the center with a pencil per directions…I just lightly scored a line. After they’re glued down, you cut the piece in half and trim the edges to create two cards.

Colors used: SU! Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green.

My next card was for a challenge to make a Tall Z-Fold card. I used the retired SU! Simply Soft set, along with Touches of Texture (bee) and Peaceful Moments. The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Edge punch.

Colors: Distress Picked Raspberry and SU! Daffodil Delight.

Here’s one for a Four Fold card challenge. Again I used Touches of Texture and Peaceful Moments.

Colors used: SU! Vintage Violet, Cool Caribbean, Smoky Slate, and Sweet Sugarplum.

This next one was for Offset Triple Stamping. I used SU! Positive Thoughts and the Scripty embossing folder.

For a challenge to use a new purchase, I used my May Paper Pumpkin kit (mine arrived late as the first box was lost in the mail!). I made an acetate tent card. They are a lot of fun!

The next few cards were created with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Peace Be Still. This is a great masculine set! I paired it with papers by The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy. This one was for a sketch challenge.

I got out the old craft knife to cut inside the rope.

Another one for a sketch challenge and also uses Peace Be Still.

Two more cards I made with Peace Be Still were made with layered ovals. I have no idea where this design originated but here’s a video with circles to show you how. I’ve seen it done with various shapes and they all look cool!

Cardstock colors: SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay.

I combined two challenges, to make a collar card and a patriotic one, and used the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set. There’s an epoxy star sticker inside the large star. It’s so sad to hear that Kim is retiring Paper Smooches! But I wish her the best in her new endeavors!

Here’s another masculine card for a sketch challenge. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Time Well SpentGear Up and Texture Tiles 2. Cardstock is Bordering Blue and Mossy Meadow.

My last card for today is for a Double Pleated Card challenge. I used Begin Again  and Encouraging Thoughts.

I’ve found a few more cards that I didn’t photograph yet so I’ll save those for next time! Have a great day and stay safe!

 

 

a Skele-bration

Happy Halloween! Today’s card is one that I made for a friend who has an October birthday and loves all things Halloween! I put the treat boxes from the SU! September 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit together for my friends and decided to use the same stamp set to make this card. All sentiments were typed and printed from my computer.

The hardest part was masking that one little bone to stamp by the word humerus. lol.

Have a fun & safe Halloween!

Spring & Summer catch up

Good morning! The first day of Autumn was earlier this week but I still have some cards I made through Spring & Summer that I haven’t shared. So today is another catch up day!

My first two cards are made with the Spellbinders You’re My Type Card Kit. Love that typewriter die! The background paper here is Melissa Frances- Pink Lady.

The papers on my second one are from My Mind’s Eye- Hello Gorgeous and The Paper Studio- Be Jeweled and Bloom Boutique.

The Mother’s Day card was created with supplies from the SU! April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit. (I added a few extras)

Below I used some Melissa Frances Mixed Media Doodles paper and the Simon Says Stamp Circle of Leaves die. I also used the SU! Pansy Punch, Well Written Framelits, and Butterfly Duet punch, along with Martha Stewart frond & hydrangea punches.

Here’s a notecard with the SU! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch. I used Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and Botanical Butterfly dsp. (The other color in the butterflies is Grapefruit Grove).

The teapot card used SU! Tea Together stamps and matching dies. The pretty die cut background is a Gina Marie Flourish Open Center BKGD die.

And my last card today also uses Gina Marie dies- Wedding Couple BKGD die and MR & MRS Word die.

And…I’m not finished catching up! Be back soon!

May Paper Pumpkin

The other day I opened my May Paper Pumpkin kit and made a few cards.  I am way, way behind on these kits but I loved that the May kit had a donut theme so I was looking forward to that one!  I made one of each of the 3 cards per the directions in the kit but I also wanted to create some of my own.  Here are the first 3 alternate designs I came up with!

paper pumpkin May 2017 a diane zechman

I typed my own sentiments for the cards on my computer to create some fun greetings.  For the smaller donut in the first card, I used 2″ and 3/4″ hole punches.  Then I used the center punch-outs to make a donut hole.  🙂

I also used the Lawn Fawn Donut Worry stamp and die set on this one.

paper pumpkin May 2017 2 diane zechman

For the second card I traced the outside of the donut card in the kit onto Early Espresso cardstock. The center was diecut. I love the sentiment on this one…

paper pumpkin May 2017 3 diane zechman

And I think the last one might just be my favorite!

paper pumpkin May 2017 4 diane zechman

Have a great day!

 

hello sunshine kit

I had a little free time yesterday so I pulled out the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and worked on it a bit with a friend.  I stayed inside on this cold day and finished mine up today.

Three of the cards were done pretty much per the kit instructions and a few cards I came up with on my own.  A few other cards were copied or inspired by ones I saw done by Charlet Mallett, Dawn Olchefske, and Patty Bennett. I included them in my pics in case you missed their wonderful designs.

I used up most of the supplies and got 17 cards done (yay!) plus I have some leftover banners and sequins to use on future cards.  Here’s the ones I got done the past 2 days…

paper pumpkin feb 2016 a diane zechman

paper pumpkin feb 2016 b diane zechman

paper pumpkin feb 2016 c diane zechman

In the latter part of 2016 I really tried to get some RAKs sent out and I plan to continue that now that the Christmas card time is over.  Thanks to the PP kits, I am off to a good start in getting a few ready to send out.

I am still way behind on my kits and I love when I get a chance to pull one out and create.  Hope you get some crafty time this weekend!

 

joy to you

Here’s another card I found playing catch-up. This one I made last year using a Paper Pumpkin kit. At the time, I thought the card needed something so I added an image from my Joy To The World stamp set.

PP Joy diane zechman

Hope you are having a great weekend!

bold botanicals

I am seriously behind on my SU! Paper Pumpkin kits….but I recently grabbed the August 2016 kit (Bold Botanicals) and gave it a tweak. Here’s my cards. I only really cared for one of the designs so I changed up the others.

paper pumpkin aug 2016 a diane zechman

paper pumpkin aug 2016 b diane zechman

paper pumpkin aug 2016 c diane zechman

paper pumpkin aug 2016 d diane zechman

paper pumpkin aug 2016 e diane zechman

Now to tackle more boxes!  😉

Have a great evening!

November Paper Pumpkin projects

It has been a while since I got to create with the SU! Paper Pumpkin kits.  Most of my time this year was spent enjoying the preparations of my daughter’s wedding.  (I still need to share those pics too!)  Now that things have settled down, I want to catch up on those little boxes of fun.  And I was thrilled that this month had a kit to help me get moving on my Christmas cards and tags!

I usually like to put my own spin on the projects but this time I mostly followed the instructions… with just a few slight changes.  Then I created some extras with the leftover pieces.  This kit creates 8 Christmas cards plus 12 tags.  I made an extra 9 cards and 9 tags for a total of 17 cards and 21 tags!  🙂

Here’s the card that is in the kit.  The instructions say to add that blue punch-out snowflake to the envelope but I want these to be mailable so I added them to the front of the card instead.

paper pumpkin nov 2014 a

On the inside, I tilted the sentiment panel and added a stamped snowflake.

paper pumpkin nov 2014 b

Since I didn’t add the blue flake to the envelopes, I stamped them.  Much more postal friendly!

paper pumpkin nov 2014 c

These layered tags in the kit are so cute!  I stuck with the plan but added a stamped snowflake to the inside.

paper pumpkin nov 2014 d

When I was finished with the directions there were still PLENTY of leftover pieces so I kept going.  I only had to add some extra cardstock, a few extra rhinestones, etc.

I didn’t throw away the cardstock negatives from the silver and blue punch-out snowflakes.  I cut the blue piece into strips and got 5 cards in this design…

paper pumpkin nov 2014 e

I only made one of this one but I think this might be my favorite.  I can’t believe I STILL have extra Washi tape left…

paper pumpkin nov 2014 f

Here I added some green and brown and got 3 cards of this design.

paper pumpkin nov 2014 g

The leftover piece of silver from the silver snowflakes was cut into squares and I got 7 of these cute tags!

paper pumpkin nov 2014 h

And lastly, I threw together these 2 tiny tags.  The blue flake fit perfectly into the silver negative piece.

paper pumpkin nov 2014 i

I hope these have inspired you to use your leftover pieces to create more fun Paper Pumpkin projects!

stamps- SU! Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin; paper- white, brown, SU! Pool Party, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin kit; ink- SU! Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake; accessories- SU! Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin kit, Decorative Dots embossing folder, gemstones, Stickles, tracing wheel, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Tag Corner punch, hole punch, foam dots.