August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternative (#1)

An alternative made with those gifted great gold honeycomb pieces

While I find a great kit in my mailbox every month with my Paper Pumpkin subscription, every now and then the mailbox glows when I open it (kind of like that briefcase in Pulp Fiction). Well, August was one of those months.

And I’m not the only one singing its praises – everywhere I turn, I see subscribing raving about it. I mean look at the cards as they are designed:

They are gorgeous, but this kit gave us so much more to create with. This month’s kit came with free gold honeycomb layers. There was also a tip card on how to use them. My alternative riffs off of that.

I cut one of the Mossy Meadow card bases in half and then down to 4″ x 5 1/4″. I adhered the golden honeycomb to that and mounted to a Soft Suede card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ along the long side). I then took scrap of Crushed Curry card stock (about 2″ x 3 3/4″) and ran in through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I distressed that piece by (whelp) crumpling it into a ball and smoothing out. I adhere this to the card front with Tear & Tape.

I stamped the Sunflower image using Crushed Curry ink on some Basic White card stock- after using the Twist technique (stamping once, reinking, rotating stamp, and stamping over the first image) there was enough ink deposited on the image for me to use a blender pen to color in the whole sunflower. I stamped two leaf images in Mossy Meadow ink and filled in with a blender pen (I had to deposit some ink on the cover of the ink pad by squeezing for this one). I fussy cut the images out. I stamped the Thank You sentiment in Soft Suede on a scrap of Basic White, adhered that to a scrap of Soft Suede, and notched out an edge.

I adhered the sentiment to the bottom portion of the crumpled Crushed Curry with Tear & Tape. I adhered the sunflower using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves with Mini Glue Dots. I added a few bumblebees from the kit and some extra Champagne Rhinestones from my stash. I love how it came out!!

Here are the links to the products I used if you are interested:

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If you haven’t subscribed to Paper Pumpkin – consider it. It’s a great way to get creative easily. No excuses about being “not creative” allowed! And, September’s kit is Halloween themed. October and November will help you get ready for the holidays with cards and tags.

Here’s a sneak peek of the kits – I’m so excited!!!!!

If you choose a 3 month prepaid subscription before August ends – you can get these 3 kits AND a free Sale-A-Bration item. Sign up today – this is my favorite time of year (barring January’s Valentine Themed kits) for Paper Pumpkin.

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Thanks for stopping by and looking and if you like what you, please subscribe:

Have a happy crafty day!

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