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From Envelopes to Cards – Paper Pumpkin

Whisper If you’ve been following my blog for the past few days, you’ve seen the cards that I have been making with the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, No Matter the Weather.  First I made the note cards (5” x 3 1/2” cards) following the directions in the Paper Pumpkin kit. And I stepped it up a little and and used the card fronts to make bigger cards (5 1/2” x 4 1/4”).  You can see that post here: No Matter the Weather – Paper Pumpkin

March’s kit came with an extra stamp set, so yesterday I shared a few cards made with that stamp set.  You can see those cards here: A Few More – No Matter the Weather

And I promised that I would share a few cards using the envelopes to make a few cards.  Because I had used just the card fronts to make bigger cards in my first post, the envelopes that came with the cards were too small for the cards.  So I had extra notecard size envelopes.  I decided to put them to good use.

These are the envelopes that come with the kit.  The outside is white but the inside is printed with a striped design that comes in three colors – So Saffron, Shaded Spruce and Grapefruit Grove.


I decided to carefully take apart the envelopesand then cut them up to use the pretty stripes in a card.


This is the first card that I made.  I just had to make some more of the those flowered boots!  I think that is my favorite stamp in the set.

When it came time to cut the next envelope, I did a little more cutting and actually was able to make two cards.  The first card I used a small strip along the bottom and then used some of the decorative images in the Paper Pumpkin kit to finish off the card.


I still had enough to put a piece behind a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  And….there was enough to stamp on and cut out a pair of striped boots using my Paper Snips.


Sometimes it’s fun to let your imagination take over and use supplies that you might otherwise stick in a drawer waiting for the right size card.    I hope you will look through your leftover supplies and look for ways to use them up!

If you’d like to make these cards, this is what you will need:

  • March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit & Bonus Stamp Set
  • Snail or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots and Dimensionals
  • Paper Trimmer & Paper Snips

Flowered Boots

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Basic Gray Cardstock – Cut 4 7/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Piece from Envelope – Cut 4 3/4” x 3 3/4”
  • Use the back of the card that was cut off to stamp 2 sets of boots
  • Circle from Card Kit
  • Basic Gray Satin Ribbon
  • Basic Gray, Grapefruit Grove Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Let Love Grow

  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”
  • Piece from Envelope – Cut 3/4” x 4 1/2”
  • Design elements from Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Shaded Spruce & Grapefruit Grove Ink

Striped Boots

  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” ; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Piece from Envelope – Cut 4 3/4” x 3 1/2 (cut the boots out of the left side of this piece) and cut a piece 2 1/2” x 5/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 2 3/4” x 5” – Emboss with Basket Weave Embossing Folder, and cut a piece 1/2” x 2 1/4”
  • Whisper White Twine and Whisper White Flax Ribbon
  • Shaded Spruce and Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Try something fun today!…..and Happy Stamping!


Try a Paper Pumpkin kit….or several!

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Sign up for a month-to-month subscription for $22.00 (includes shipping) or for a little extra savings, try one of the prepaid subscriptions for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or you can go all out and subscribe for a year!  (Just a little note:  If you order before March 31st, with a 3 month (or 6 month or 12 month prepaid subscription, you also qualify for a FREE item(s) from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!).  Paper Pumpkin kits are  a great way to add to your stamp collection (and ink) as well as get quick and easy ideas for future projects.  And because they are shipped right to your door, they are a great way to keep busy during this time of “Social Distance”….plus you have the added benefit of having beautiful handmade cards to mail to brighten up someone’s day!

If you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription and need to take a break or don’t want a particular month, you can pause your subscription and then start it up again when you are ready.  And in case you didn’t notice….you get a discount if you purchase either the 6 month subscription (save $18) or if you purchase an entire year, you save $44! – That’s two kits for free!)

Don’t forget…..If you would like to purchase any of these options or receive a kit each month (a continuous subscription paid monthly at a cost of $22 which includes shipping), click SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN. .  Pape Pumpkin kits are shipped mid month (generally the 11th-15th) and are shipped right to your door!



Check out the newly released THIRD RELEASE  SALE-A-BRATION brochure! 

29AE47CF-109D-4C5E-8C27-5657E04D8C01You can view the new brochure here: SALE-A-BRATION 3rd RELEASE BROCHURE    Each $50 worth of product qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. (Including the purchase of Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions!)  If you have items on your wish list that you have been thinking about purchasing, why not do it during Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products too! There is no limit to the number of FREE products you can earn!   Remember all items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog are while supplies last and with only a few days remaining to purchase items go fast….so don’t delay! 

Note: The Kerchief Kit, Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins are sold out and no longer available.

1B311DDD-7B98-4BB5-B334-4FB8E57BB472Are you ready to shop?   If you would like to place an order or please click on the shopping cart and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my March Host Code EGEF49CS and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.


If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of March you qualify for a FREE item from the 2020 Sale-A-Brations 2nd Release Catalog , Plus, I will send you a package of Stampin’ Dimensionals as a thank you from me!

If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.  And you will qualify for THREE FREE (50 item) or TWO FREE (one 50 and one 100) items from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Catalog  Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your Stampin’ Dimensionals from me! 

Need Help Placing an Order?  please contact me at and I will be  happy to assist you!

These are the products that I used to make today’s card.  Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Store where you can purchase these items or get more product information.

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