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June 2020 Paper Pumpkin + Alternatives

NOTE:  Read all the way to the end!  I saved the best for last!

It’s the end of June and time for another Paper Pumpkin post featuring the June  – Sunshine in a Box – Kit.  This kit made eight 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” cards – 2 each of four designs).  But before I show you the cards….let’s take look at the kit!


Each Paper Pumpkin kit has all the supplies to make the project of the month, in this case 8 cards.  So included in the kit are 8 card bases (There are 2 of each design), 8 envelopes, a Stamp set, a Basic Black ink spot, 2 different Sentiment tags,  5 sheets of items to punch out (the lemons, leaves, pineapples and suns),  20 polka dot embellishment strips, sequins, dimensionals, Adhesive dots and directions!

June’s kit is a special kit as the box, which is usually orange is yellow!  It is meant to be filled (with yellow and/or orange items) and then put in the mail to “send someone a box of sunshine”.  There were  sheet on the left is actually stickers.  The one that looks like a gold frame is an address sticker and the rest of that sheet are stickers meant to decorate the outside of the  Paper Pumpkin box,


The Kit was designed with the intent that the box the kit comes in would be filled with a  cards from the kit, plus other yellow and orange items such as Peanut M&M’s , yellow or orange candy, candles, socks, pens, pencils etc.). After the box if filled and sealed, you would mail it to someone who could use a “box of sunshine,”  It’s like the ultimate happy mail.

So let’s see the cards that you can make if you follow the directions in the box.


And here’s a closer look.  Remember each kits makes 8 cards, so you can make two each of the cards above.  There is a lot of gold in these cards….from the gold stripes, to the sun’s rays to the tags that have gold accents.

After making all eight cards, there are still supplies left over, so you can use those to make other cards.  I made two alternate cards using the left over cut-outs.  In the first cards, I CAS’d a basic design by another demonstrator and then made a few changes.


I used 3 of the leftover lemons & leaves and paired them with matching cardstock in Shaded Spruce and Crushed Curry.


If you’d like to try this card, this is what you other supplies you will need besides the items from the kit (lemons, leaves, sequins, polka dot strip, Basic Black ink and  dimensionals.

  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4” (embossed)
  • Coastal Weave Embossing Folder (optional)
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 2 3/8” x 1” (or die cut)
  • Rectangle Stitched Dies (optional)


And I also added one of the polka dot strips to the inside of my card too.

But I saved my favorite card for last.  I was looking for some Designer Series Paper in the colors I wanted, but nothing jumped out at me, so I just decided to do a little stamping and make my own….but I wanted it to be super simple and easy.


To make the colored stripe up the side of my paper, I used two of Stampin’ Up’s “B” size stamping blocks and two different colors of ink – Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight.  I used the Daffodil Delight ink first and simply put my stamping block directly onto the ink pad, tapped a few times to make sure it was covered and then stamped onto my piece of Whisper White Cardstock.


I repeated that until I had a row going all the way across.  Then I inked up my other “B” block in Poppy Parade ink and did the same thing stamping right on top of the Daffodil Delight.  I then did one more row of Daffodil Delight on top.   Unlike some other inks, Stampin’ Up ink is great in that just about as soon as you stamp it, it is dry, so there is no worries about the ink still being wet and smearing when you stamp on top with another color.  You can see that I overlapped some of the blocks…it was just very randomly stamped.  And I love the effect as it matched the colors in the sun die cut that was in the kit.


After I had stamped the Whisper White Cardstock piece, I embossed it with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder.  It almost gives it the look of Watercolor Paper.  Then I finished off the card by adding my sentiment and elements from the kit…the sun, polka dotted strip and sequins.

This is now one of my favorite cards….I just love how cheery it is!

If you’d like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:

  • From the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Stamp set, Sun die cut, Polka Dot Strip, Sequins, Basic Black Ink Spot, Dimensionals
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”
  • Basic Black Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”, plus a piece cut 2 1/4” x 1 5/8” (or optional – Use the Sweetly Stitched Dies)
  • Stamping Block B
  • Ink: Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight


I hope you’ll try this fun stamping technique!

Happy Stamping!


P.S.  I posted the last card on Facebook and one of the comments was:  How did you make the face in the sun?  The face has a big fat nose and looks like he is wearing sunglasses.  Truth is, I didn’t do anything…that is how the piece came in the kit, but now that someone pointed it out….that’s all I see when I look at it!  Do you see it too?  Scroll back up and look…then leave a comment and let me know if you saw it too!

July “Summer Nights” Paper Pumpkin KitDE25EACB-82D3-4F3A-8959-5B71C7AADB6C

The July “Summner Nights” Paper Pumpkin Kit is available to order!  You can celebrate summer with this kit with fireworks, fireflies and fun!  This kit contains enough supplies to create 9 postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tea light bags.  But wait!  There is more!  July’s kit also has a special “Summer Nights Add-on” that includes 24 card bases and envelopes that coordinate with the kit!  So you can expand your fun!  This is what each kit contains:

Summer Night’s Paper Pumpkin – supplies to make 9 Postcard-style cards – 4” x 5 1/4”, plus coordinating envelopes in the following coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.  

Summer Night’s Add On – 24 pre-printed card bases to make 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” cards with coordinating envelopes.  Please note – You do not need these extra cards to complete the regular Paper Pumpkin kits.  They are extra cards that you can combine with leftover elements from the Paper Pumpkin kit or just use them on their own to make more fun cards!

You can order the July Paper Pumpkin Kit NOW…..Click HERE to order!  The deadline to order is July 10th!….or while supplies last!

Please note: The July Paper Pumpkin Add-on will be available to order July 1-10!

IF YOU NEED SUPPLIES SO YOU CAN MAKE TODAY’S PROJECT or any other crafting project, please click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need.  

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 June Host Code: EJB66XVC 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 June, 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.  Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your package of Stampin’ Dimensionals from me! 

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

Just want to know what I used today?  These are the products I used.  Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Site where you can purchase these items or get more product information.

Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder

Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder

2 thoughts on “June 2020 Paper Pumpkin + Alternatives”

  1. Love the Hello Sunshine card! Read the blog and understand how you got that effect, but…….any alternative ideas? I don’t have a square stamp block! I know, I know….. it isn’t a SU block.. I’m racking my brain to think what I could use to do that technique. ha ha ha

    1. Lol…Well, there are lots of things you can attach stamps to if you don’t have a block…I’ve used my phone before…, bottom of a glass too. I’ll message you.

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