Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities July Blog Hop The Adventure Begins


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities July Blog Hop as we showcase alternative project ideas using The Adventure Begins Kit. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you to think outside the box.
The July Paper Pumpkin kit would have to be one of my all time favorites. I just love the designs and colors for these fun fold designs. This meant that it was very difficult for me to cut up any of the card bases for my alternate card design. So instead, I decided to cut up one of the beautiful coordinating envelopes to create the background of my card design. For my focal image, I chose the sweet bear from the Count On Me stamp set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. It's one of my favorite stamp sets and I thought it was a perfect fit for this card.
Products Used:
Paper Pumpkin July Kit The Adventure Begins
Count On Me stamp set (item #155647)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock (item #153081)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276(
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154958)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Stamped bear image from the Count On Me stamp set
Sentiment Strip - 1/2" x 4"
3 Strips - 1 1/4" x 5" cut from the front & top panel of the envelope
From the moment I saw the envelopes, I knew that I needed to find a way to create a background with the beautiful designs. I carefully pulled the envelope apart and then cut off the top of the envelope, a  strip above the white label area and a strip below the white label. I trimmed each piece to create 3 strips measuring 1 1/4" x 5". I attached each strip to the Basic White cardstock layer so that it created a flow from the ground up to the sky. 
For the focal image, I stamped the bear image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the bear with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers and the heart with the Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers. I fussy cut the image out ready to attach to the card front. For the sentiment, I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the exclusive stamp set from the kit with Gold embossing powder onto a Basic White 1/2" strip. I trimmed the right end at an angle and attached it to the card front. Using Stampin' Dimensionals from the kit, I attached the bear image to the card front over the left side of the sentiment strip. To complete the design, I added three of the yellow colored sequins to add a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my alternative card design will help spark your creativity to create your own wonderful projects with this kit. I love being able to combine products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with the kit supplies to create something fun and unique.
Now it's time to visit Elizabeth's blog and see what alternative ideas she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

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Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Cute and creative ideas, thanks for hopping with us for The Adventure Begins!

  2. I knew I couldn't be the only one who didn't want to cut up the cards!! I love your card!!! The bear paired nicely with the envelope pieces! Nice job!

  3. So cute. I love the bear on your card!

  4. What a cute card...love the envelopes!

  5. This is freakin' adorable!!! I couldn't figure out how you did the background!!! Great alternative!!!!

  6. Oh that bear works perfectly with the envelope background! Adorable!

  7. So cute and simple! What a great pairing!