Embossing with Dies & Using Paper Pumpkin Kit

The Paper Pumpkin kit I used from Stampin’ Up is an older set, and no longer available. If you are interested in receiving Paper Pumpkin kits on a monthly basis, here’s the link for them. https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2104107
I gave the wrong price in the video, as it’s $19.95 (including shipping) per month, and every kit is a surprise, you don’t get advance notice of what’s in the box. You’ll get a Stampin’ Spot (a 1′” by 1″ ink), a stamp set, plus whatever other products they choose to send each month.
I  wanted to show you a cool technique to use with intricate dies. I could use wax paper or drier sheets to help remove the contents of the die, but wanted to show a different way of using the die instead. I took a white sheet of cardstock (Recollections 110 lb heavyweight cardstock) that is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and I inked the cutting side of the die with the ink spot (Bermuda Bay) and then using my die cutting supplies, used the primary plate for the die cutting machine, added the clear plate on top, then add a foam layer, then the paper, then the die facing down and then the other clear plate, and run it through the die cutting machine. It comes out embossed and the edges inked…and it looks really cool.
I took this paper and added it to one of the card bases I got in the kit, and added one of the sticker strips near the top of the card. I took one of the circle stickers and stamped the flower stamp that came with the kit all over it and then put rhinestones in the centers of the flowers and attached it to the center of the embossed doily. I stamped a sentiment that came in the kit on a die cut I’d cut and put it on dimensionals and added three layers of twine to the sticker and wrapped the edges under the sides of the sticker. The twine had kinks in it, so I put a little water in my hand and pulled the twine through the water and that removes the kinks.
For my second card, I thought it would be fun to punch out some small flowers with a Stampin’ Up Petite Petals Punch (retired but available on ebay). I used one of the envelopes and punched seven flowers out of it, then took a paint brush and the ink that was provided, ran a thin line out to the ends of each petal, then used Tempting Turquoise ink and my 1″ blue chip brush and painted the entire flower.  Then I took a cake stylus from a set I have, and here’s the link to it: https://tinyurl.com/ycqtnydp .. I used a piece of fun foam to lay it on, flipped the flower over and rubbed the tip of each petal with the stylus, then flipped it back over and pushed the stylus into the center of the flower…I added one of the green pearls to the center and did this to each of the seven flowers. Then I took one of the belly bands and cut it into thin strips and used those for the stem of my flowers. I used one of the small gift card holders and placed it near the bottom center of one of the card bases from the kit. I glued the strips with Tombow Mono Aqua glue so they looked like stems coming out of a vase, then used dimensionals to adhere the flowers to the top of the stems. I took one of the other gift card (small) holders and an old Punch Bunch leaf punch punched as many leaves as possible out of the gift card holder…I used my green chip brush and Gumball Green ink from Stampin’ Up and colored the leaves. I tucked the leaves in around the flowers and then after I had glued everything in place, glued down the gift card holder that was acting as a vase. I stamped a sentiment on one of the stickers and adhered it to the bottom below the vase. I added some of the pearls to the top of the “vase” and called it done…
The third card I made, I used an edge punch on a piece of envelope and adhered it to the front of the card base, then added one of the belly bands and twine on it then added one of the squares that I put a sentiment on, and adhered two of the flags to make them look like they were holding the square in place.
The fourth card I took one of the bands and adhered it ear the top of the card, then before gluing it down, pulled twine through holes I punched into the small flags and glued them down in a semi-circle. I adhered one of the circle stickers with “for you” stamped on it from the kit, then stamped confetti from a stamp set I had and used an old Stampin’ Up set called Garden Collage that’s retired….here’s a link to it on ebay. https://tinyurl.com/ycjtjjo7
I stamped it near the bottom with the ink from the kit and used a white gel pen to accentuate the flower and butterfly.

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