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“Use what you have.” That is one of my daily mantras. When I was invited to participate in a Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop to create a project inspired by the August 2020 monthly subscription kit, I was excited to receive the box and see with what supplies I would be creating. I decided that no matter what was in the Paper Pumpkin kit, I would use what was in the box and not add one thing not already included in the box. So here is my alternative Paper Pumpkin project ...

To create this shaker card, I used the following item from the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • Whisper White card base

  • Plaid frame die cut (which I flipped over to use the white/back side)

  • Card panel with the watercolor background done in the Bumblebee color

  • Frame-shaped foam adhesive

  • 3 vellum leafy vine die cuts

  • Mini glue dot adhesive

  • One of the Whisper White rectangle die cuts (cut smaller for the stamped sentiment)

  • 6 Stampin‘ Dimensionals (small foam adhesive)

  • 1 Window Sheet

  • Gold stars

To assemble:

  1. Fold the Whisper White card base into a card.

  2. Adhere the card panel with the Bumblebee water colored background to the Whisper White card base using 4 Stampin’ Dimensionals (one place in each corner)

  3. Adhere 2 of the 3 vellum leafy vine die cuts to the panel using Mini Glue Dot adhesive.

  4. Stamp the sentiment onto the rectangle die cut piece and trim. Adhere the sentiment piece to the Bumblebee panel using 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  5. Sprinkle a few gold stars over the top of the card and set aside.

  6. Assemble the frame:

  • Place the frame plaid side up towards you.

  • Lay the Window Sheet over the frame opening to cover it.

  • Peel off the paper on one side of the frame-shaped foam adhesive, and adhere to the plaid frame securing the Window Sheet in place over the opening of the frame die cut. (The Window Sheet is sandwiched between the frame die cut and the frame-shaped foam adhesive.)

7. Peel off the paper off of the back side of the frame-shaped foam adhesive (the Whisper White side of the frame will be the front), and adhere the frame onto the card of the Bumblebee panel and securing the gold stars within the shaker card window.

8. Adhere the third vellum leafy vine die cut on the outside of the shaker card window using Mini Glue Dot adhesive.

And you're done!

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you should be! It's so much fun to receive these all-inclusive monthly kits creating projects which Stampin' Up! designs as well as come up with fun, alternative projects like the ones in this blog hop. Below are other features and benefits for Paper Pumpkins subscribers:

  • All-inclusive monthly kit (all you may need are a pair of Paper Snips (scissors) or Stampin' Seal (adhesive)

  • Exclusive stamps in each Paper Pumpkin kit (not able for purchase anywhere) which can be used over and over again

  • A Stampin' Up! ink spot (sometimes there are 2 ink spots) which are NOT repeated in a calendar year (January-December); therefore, if you subscribe for a year, you will have at least 12 different colors!

  • Occasionally try new products and colors within the monthly kit of which Stampin' Up! provides as a sneak peek or testing for possible additional to product offering in a future Stampin' Up! catalog

  • Annual Paper Pumpkin anniversary bonus gift in the April kit

  • Written project instructions, as well as a monthly quick video to show how projects are put together

  • Option to skip or cancel your subscription at any time based on your schedule

  • A great creative break for beginner, casual, or avid papercrafters

  • A community of Paper Pumpkin subscribers with whom to connect and create!

I host both virtual and in-person gathering for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Contact me for details regarding how to become a subscriber and to join my Paper Pumpkin gatherings no matter where you are.

To enjoy additional talented papercrafting artists, please click on the links below to navigate your way through their respective Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop posts!

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