Paper Pumpkin Alternates - May 2023 - Exploring In Color Part 1

Published on 28 May 2023 at 09:00

Hello, my crafty friends!  Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Alternates Part 1 is here!  I haven't had enough crafty time to prepare the fun folds and special projects as of yet (been planting flowers and garden), so stop back on Tuesday to see those alternates.  When I opened this kit, I immediately thought of both my sister and sister-in-law; this kit really is made for them! It is also a fantastic kit for the guys in our life too!   

Mini Slim Line Card

The first alternative is a mini slim line card with the following measurements and supplies: 

Base 7" x 6.5" scored @ 3.5"

Mat 1:  3.25" x 6.25"

Mat 2:  3" x 6"

Inside Mat:  3.25" x 6.25"

I used stitched square dies to cut the scene of one of the card bases in the kit

and stamped a sentiment from the Exploring In Color stamp set.  I used a retired Stampin' Up! set to stamp the birds.  I also stamped a sentiment on the inside mat.

3 cards from one card base in kit

For the next three alternatives I cut one card base from the kit into thirds and matted the panels on to thick basic white card stock.  I used a 4.25 x 5.5 mat and used embossing folders to give some texture to the the card front.  I used a bird from an old kit to add to one of the cards.  On another card I used vellum and used Stampin' Blends to color the image and placed it over the scene.  I also used my blender brushes to add color to the embossed front panel on one of the cards.

5 x 7 Alternate Card

I used two different embossing folders on Mat 1 and 2 and added half of a card base from the kit.  Any sentiment would be great for this card.

Base 10" x  7" scored at 5"

Inside Mat:  4.75" x 6.75"

Front Mat 1:  2.25" x 7"

Front Mat 2:  2.50" x 6"

Layer 3 (card base cut in half from kit)

Add sentiment

Masking and Embossing Card Alternate

This card was so much fun to put together!  I first clear embossed the mug and then I used black embossing powder to stamp the compass and boots.  I also masked off the first stamped boot to make the second boot.  Then I colored with my Stampin' blends (copper clay light and dark) to color in boots.  Stamped the sentiment on a tag provided in the kit and used the twine from the kit to hang the elements from the tag.


Card base:  8.5" x 5.5" scored at 4.25"

Card front cut to 4" x 5.25"


Well, that is all that I have had time to get done so far.  Please remember to come back Tuesday for the fun fold alternates.


Have a Crafty Day!

Add comment


There are no comments yet.