Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up's monthly subscription box. September’s “Spooky Treats” kit included components for 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 different designs. 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.
After using treat box sleeves as stencils on other projects, I had some beautiful cobweb pieces that were too pretty to waste! I used one in this double door pop-up card.
For the roof, I squeegeed a thin layer of glue on Basic Black cardstock and then crumpled on some of the black tissue paper that had been used as packaging in the kit. This gave a nicely textured roof with minimal effort!
The door panels were cut with the Warm Welcome dies. Before cutting them out, I used a Stampin' Write marker to color in the debossed areas on the die itself. I stamped some spiders and cobwebs on both the outside and inside of the cabinets.
This card has one extra pop-up that the other versions didn't! There is a little pop-up support that is simple make. After scoring all the lines on a strip of cardstock, the first and last sections are adhered together to form a box structure. This was then added to the top crease and holds the sentiment label. The sentiment label came from the July 2022 Sending Good Thoughts kit, and I blended a little Basic Gray ink onto both it and the box support.
I used the Vintage Bottle punch here, but you could also use the back of leftover die cuts from the July kit or stencil out some new bottles with the negative space on the die cut sheets. The bottles are blemded with Fresh Freesia and Orchid Oasis inks--the same colors used for the cobweb. I filled the bottles with images from the stamp set using Orchid Oasis, Starry Sty, and Memento Tuxedo Black inks.
The inside of the card has a layer of Basic Black cardstock to provide contrast for the other colors. The message panel this time is on the back, and I did some ink blending with Basic Gray around the edges and stamped more cobwebs and a spider for good measure.
-Basic Gray cardstock
5-1/2” (W) x 5-3/4” (H), scored at 4-1/4” along the long side
TWO 1-1/2” (W) x 5” (H), scored at 3/4” along the short side. Mark at 1–1/2” from the top and make additional score lines as in video
FOUR 2“ (W) x 3–1/2” (H)
-Basic White cardstock
5” (W) x 3-3/4” (H)
1/2" (W) x 2-1/4" (H), scored at 1/2", 1", 1-1/2", and 2" along the long side
-Basic Black cardstock
3-3/4” (W) x 4” (H)
This project is part of an Instagram hop, so make sure you check it out to see the other wonderful creations from my Deomstrator friends!
And if you're not feeling up for a pop-up card, here's a quicker version using a cardbase from the July kit.
Today, October 10th, is the last day to sign up for next month’s kit, called Ho Ho Ho. This kit will make 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards. We'll get an Early Espresso mini ink cube and some iridescent foil snowflakes! Plus it'll coordinate with the upcoming November kit. 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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