Category: Paper Pumpkin

June Paper Pumpkin

This 4 x 4 card was made with the June Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  The watermelons are stamped in Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy.  I took a black glaze pen and filled in all the little seeds.  The scallop on  the side is a die from Colorful Season.  Hugs, Fran

April Paper Pumpkin

I put together this month’s Paper Pumpkin.  It’s a framed stamped art piece with a wrapper and tags for gift giving.  The one thing I changed is leaving the glass on the frame and adhering the heart and button to the glass.  (Did that make sense?)  The kit calls for leaving the glass off – but I like the finished look with the glass on. 

Very cute and can easily be changed if you want a different color or theme!  An now you can buy a subscription to Paper Pumpkin!  Check out 

March Paper Pumpkin

This month’s Paper Pumpkin had lots of fun elements!  First off – those great wooden sayings!  (I’m saving one of the “congrats” for a scrapbook page )  Then there are Glimmer Paper dots – and Gold Foil liners for the envelopes.  Now that the kits have photopolymer stamps in them, lining up the arrows and zig zags was easy.  (hint – I did draw a faint line in the open space to make it easier to stay on the straight and narrow!)  Fun kit!

And for 4 more days you can subscribe and get a set of free markers with your welcome kit!  Just click on the photo below.  Hugs, Fran


The Splitcoast tutorial yesterday was Whitewashing.  This is an updated version of a technique using White Craft ink – so pretty!  I decided to try it but instead of painting the inside of the flowers with White Craft ink, I used the Chalk Marker (132133). 

Stamp Sets – Flower Shop, Think Spring
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink – Versamark, Jet Black Stazon, Rose Red, White Craft ink
Etc – Chalk Marker, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Regal Candy Dots, aquapainter

And don’t forget that you only have a few more days left to get the Free Markers when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin!  Click on the picture to read the details.  It’s a fun crafting escape each month – and just keeps getting better.  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pumpkin meets Hip Notes

The Paper Pumpkin kit for February included these really cute circle stamps.  (It also included some sweet gift bags – but that’s for another time!)  I used the stamps to create a background for this card.  Using the colors in the Retro Fresh suite from the Occasions Mini – and the washi tape – I did some random stamping and added a greeting from Hip Notes.

Stamp Sets – February Paper Pumpkin, Hip Notes
Cardstock – Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink – Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron
Etc – Retro Fresh washi tape, Hardware Clips Essential

Think of all the color combos!  Pick a washi tape and try this – Hugs, Fran

I (heart) Santa

This card starts with a Cherry Cobbler exclusive SU Pop N Cuts base embossed with the Sassy and Circle Label embossing folder by Sizzix.  I added some wide Cherry Cobbler ribbon and Silver ribbon under a Silver Glimmer paper die cut from the Sassy Label & Stitched Frames Framelit.

If you look closely you can see the Stitched accent I added on the front.  The final element is a tag from Tag 4 You stamped in Old Olive and punched out with the matching punch. 

And the inside!  I used Karen Burniston’s House insert and matching framelit, her Ribbon Tree die and Banner & Borders Framelit, Season of Style Designer Series paper and the “mini Frosty” from Best of Snow to create this little scene.  The sentiment is from the November My Paper Pumpkin

I needed the tree to be taller so I cut two of them and pieced them together.  They are accented with Silver Glimmer paper.  The lights on the house are Basic Rhinestones colored with Copic Markers.  The house is accented with Dazzling Details and the heart on the door is coated with Crystal Effects.  I also added some tiny snowflakes on a few of the dots in the background paper.  (yes, my desk was covered with stuff!)

Oh – and the tree was topped with using the Tiny Heart punch in Red Glimmer paper. 

To keep the tall tree from flopping around, I added an extra support to the back.

Frosty was stamped in Jet Black Stazon and colored with Stampin Write Markers.  To make the sign, I adhered some Season of Style Washi tape to Whisper White cardstock and cut the tiniest strip – to look like a candy cane.  The sign is from Very Merry Tags – stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with matching punch.  The doorknob is a Candy Dot.

The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and die cut using the Sizzix Banner & Border Framelit. 

Stamp Sets – Best of Snow, Very Merry Tags, Tags 4 You, November Paper Pumpkin
Card stock – Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Jet Black Stazon
Etc – SU exclusive Pop N Cuts Base, Karen Burniston’s house insert, Banner & Border framelit, Ribbon Tree, Sassy Label Stitched Framelit and embossing folder, Label Bracket punch, Petite Curly Label punch, Basic Rhinestones, Season of Style Washi tape, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Details, Regal Candy Dots

I think I might love this little Frosty even more than his original counterpart!  Hugs, Fran


Isn’t this fun?  I honestly never thought I’d use “Wahoo” from Paper Pumpkin – except to make the cards in the kit – but it works perfectly for this little scrapbook design.  This is an 8 x 8 page of my daughter graduating from high school a few years ago.  The technique was shown in our demonstrator magazine and is done by making a starburst mask the size of your paper and stamping in the negative space.  I found that stamps that can be overlapped easily worked the best because you need a fairly solid look or you can’t see the starburst design.  Mixed Bunch is perfect for this. 

Stamp Sets – Mixed Bunch, Wahoo (Paper Pumpkin)
Card stock – Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink – Pacific Point, Real Red
Etc – Brights Candy Dots

I’m actually going to use this on a 12 x 12 layout.  It will make a great focal point.  Hugs, Fran

Quatrefancy Show Off

It’s a mix of Quatrefancy Designer Series paper and Paper Pumpkin – just showing off colors.  Dawn McVey showed this style card and I decided it was the perfect way to use all the amazing colors that are in the Mosaic Madness suite.  I cut my strips at !/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2.  (Wouldn’t this be a great way to use up scraps?)

I finished it with 2 Candy Dots.  I have a feeling these will easily become my favorite embellishment! 

Stamp Set – Hey There (Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit)
cardstock – Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy DSP
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie
Etc – Scallop Edge punch, Brights Candy Dots

We are going to be making this card this morning!  Too much fun – Hugs, Fran

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