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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Pick of the Crop #3

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up's monthly subscription box. June’s "Pick of the Crop" kit included components for 9 cards—3 each of 3 different designs—along with matching envelopes. Kits always include an exclusive stamp set, a mini ink cube, embellishments, and adhesives.

The intended projects are always fun, but I love to find different ways to use the kits and show their versatility. For this alternative, I added some cardstock to create a pop-up picnic basket.

Here's the tutorial if you'd like to make one:


-Kit cardbase

  • Trim off 1" from the solid section, along the long side. From that small piece, cut at 2-3/4" along the long side to create two pieces that are 1" (W) x 2-3/4" (H). Use one piece to stamp the blueberries in Starry Sky ink. Cut the other piece at 1/2" along the short side to create two additional pieces that are 1/2" (W) x 2-3/4" (H); score both of them at 1/2" from each end, along the long side (see video)

  • Score at 1" from the edge of the printed section, along the long side. Trim off a very small sliver (see video)

  • At 5”, cut from <3-3/4" to >4-1/4"

  • At 4-1/2", cut from <4-1/4" to >4-3/4"

-kit envelope

  • 4-1/4" (W) x 3" (H)

  • TWO 4-1/2" (W) x 1/2" (H)

-Crumb Cake cardstock

  • 5-1/2" (W) x 8-1/2" (H), scored at 4-1/4" and 7-1/2" along the long side

  • 3–1/4“ (W) x 2” (H)

-Basic White cardstock

  • 4–1/2” (W) x 2-1/4” (H)

-Soft Suede cardstock

  • 3–3/4” (W) x 1/2” (H) or Sending die cut, scored at 1/4" and 1/2" from each end, along the long side

July 10th is the last day to sign up for next month’s kit, called Sending Good Thoughts. If you’d like some sneak peeks and a chance to win a 1-month subscription code, check out this fun quiz! The kit will feature an exclusive stamp set and includes a Stampin Spot in the Bermuda Bay color. If you‘re in the U.S. and would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me, I’ll send you a handmade thank you card, and I’ll be sure to let you know when I post new ideas!


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