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I'm excited to join in with this talented group of stampers to share alternate ideas for Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Today we're sharing the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Poppin' Birthday.

Paper Pumpkin Poppin' Birthday Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #cardkits

Oh my gosh - I'm having so much fun with this month's kit.  The timing is perfect, as there are several birthdays coming up in my family.  I thought of them when I made these cards.

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Here's the first alternate card I did, by creating a text styled background.  I wanted to do something simple, yet eye-catching.

How'd She DO That? Celebrate YOU card

  • Use a piece of scratch paper to cover up 1-3/4" of a 4" x 5-1/4" panel.  This is your "mask".
  • Stamp sentiment images on the diagonal, using Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay.
  • Remove the mask and complete card using 2" Circle & Starburst punches.
  • Card base is 4-1/4" x 11" (Bermuda Bay)

Tip for smudges:  I had this card all done, and then I smeared ink on the greeting circle.  It turned out the hat die cut was the perfect size to cover it up.  Love it when that happens.

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This card is a bit of a fun fold with the card wrapped around a square panel. 

I made this card with my grandson, Max in mind.  He's turning 12 in April (where does the time go?).  He'll appreciate it and will probably ask if it's a Paper Pumpkin card.  Every once in awhile we'll still stamp Paper Pumpkin kits together.  It's a fabulous way to bond with my grandsons.

How'd She DO That? Turning 12 card

  • Cut polka dot card base (from kit) in half at 2-3/4".  When folded it should measure 2-3/4" x 4-1/4", and the fold will be on the left.
  • Adhere two strips of (6) candles together (or whatever amount you'll need for your card).  I pulled one strip down slightly.  Then adhere to diagonal striped piece (from kit).
  • Next, adhere it to the front of the folded "half" card.  I lined up the top edge of the strip to the top edge of the card.
  • Fold card and adhere back of card to back of 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.
  • Finish card off using 2" Circle & Starburst punches and number die cuts.
  • Stamp sentiment inside card with Bermuda Bay ink.

Paper Pumpkin Poppin' Birthday Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #cardkits

I hope you enjoyed these ideas. The next stop on our blog hop is my friend, Kelly Acheson.  See the full list below. 

Enjoy~Dawn O


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