Weekly News / June Paper Pumpkin

By | June 30, 2015

Paper Pumpkin:

Before I get to the news and weekly deals for this week, I have another alternative Paper Pumpkin project to share.  I was thumbing through the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack, when I realized that it included the paper shown below that coordinates beautifully with the June Paper Pumpkin stamps!!!  The large flower from this month’s Paper Pumpkin stamps looks almost exactly like the one on the paper.  After making this discovery, I just had to design a card:)

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I stamped my flowers on watercolor paper with Black Stazon ink.  This ink works great for watercoloring, because it won’t smear.  I used an Aqua Painter to paint the large flower with Calypso Coral and Blush Blossom ink.  When painting, I tried to mimic the flowers on the designer series paper.  Then, I colored the smaller flowers with Pacific Point and Mint Macaroon inks.  When I was finished, I cut out all the flowers by hand.  (Yes, now and then, I still need to do that as there are no coordinating punches or framelits.)

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I used my new Fluttering Textured Impression Embossing Folder on this card.  It’s so pretty, and I’m not sure if you noticed this, but it’s extra wide so you can use it for both portrait and landscape cards!

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To create the Old Olive leaves, I used a 1-1/4″ Circle punch.  I first punched out a circle, then slipped the circle back into the punch to punch a leaf shape.  The other Mint Macaroon leaves were cut from the Bouquet Bigz L die cut.

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I stamped the greeting with another June Paper Pumpkin stamp and punched it out with a Washi Label punch.  Finally, I added a Very Vintage Button tied with Linen Thread and some Venetian Crocheted Trim.

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Supplies used on my card:

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Stampin’ Up News:

The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (item 140406 on pages 80 and 155), noted as “Available in July 2015” in the annual catalog, will be available for ordering on July 1!  Yippee!!!  This kit looks so cute and includes exclusive stamps only available in the kit.
Stampin’ Up! has a new category in the Online Store called Project Ideas.  When you click on this category, it offers a variety of project ideas to choose from (these are the same “You Can Make It” projects as seen in the annual catalog). When you click on a project, you’ll see all the products you need to create the project–including any necessary tools.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! has even included the recommended adhesives (pretty cool, right?).

Weekly Deals:

This week, you can save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last)!  Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so be sure to order early before supplies run out!

 Weekly Deals June 30 1
Weekly Deals June 30 2
Have a great week!

Tami Hewlett


4 thoughts on “Weekly News / June Paper Pumpkin

  1. Elizabeth

    I’m going to guess that the butterfly piece is three inches wide and that it IS a standard size card. Did I get it?

  2. Elizabeth

    Love your alternative card w the pretty petals paper and want to make it! Could you please give me the dimensions of the card? It looks like it may be larger than the standard. Thanks!


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