May Paper Pumpkin: A Kit in Color

The May 2020 Paper Pumpkin is vibrant and playful. It comes with all of the supplies you need to make the three card designs pictured above (four of each design), a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Spot, and the photopolymer stamp set pictured below.

This kit features four of Stampin’ Up’s five new In Colors that will be available June 3rd when the new annual catalog gets released.

The colors featured in the kit are Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. As you can see in the pictures at the top of the page, the kit uses these colors to create some unique patterns, both on the envelopes and the cards themselves. Some might even call them groovy, or reminiscent of the Psychedelic ’60s and ’70s.

I always say not to be afraid of cannibalizing your envelopes when creating alternate versions of your kit’s cards, which is what I did to make the card pictured below.

I used the insides of the envelopes and a square from of the Just Jade card base for the pattern pieced square. I separated the back of the Just Jade card base and used it as a card front, which I mounted on a Whisper White card base. I even used a white scrap from one of those cut up envelopes for the white square layer.

For my next card, I challenged myself to use only the kit’s stamp set and included ink pad to create a card on a single white card base. This card required several different stamping techniques including, masking, sponging, and stamping off.

If you’re a new Paper Pumpkin subscriber and have a minimal amount of other paper-crafting supplies, I highly recommend buying a set of envelopes and white card bases so you can extend the use of your stamps and ink. Although you can pick up a pack of card bases with coordinating envelopes at most craft stores, I highly recommend buying them from Stampin’ Up. Their Whisper White paper has an ultra smooth surface which helps your stamped images to be clean and crisp.

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