August 2020 Paper Pumpkin: World’s Greatest

Stampin’ Up knocked it out of the park with their August Paper Pumpkin monthly paper-crafting kit, World’s Greatest. This kit provides a unique opportunity to thank life’s champions in a creative way. Since our reality has shifted due to COVID-19, life’s champions include people you wouldn’t usually think of as heroes, like the UPS man, or the cashier at the grocery store.

The kit contains all of the supplies to make the cards pictured above. The color palate is bright without being overly feminine. Featured colors are Bumblebee, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white, and gold. The Stampin’ Spot that comes with the kit is Pacific Point. The included stamp set is pictured below.

Paper Pumpkin August 2020 Stamp Set

Here are my first three alternative designs. Aside from the addition of a white cardstock base, all supplies are from the card kit itself. Unfortunately, the gold colors in these pictures presented as a dark brown, but use your imagination to fill in what it would look like.

For these first two cards, I took one of the Pacific Point argyle bases and cut it up and used it for DSP. I sponged the vellum leaves with Old Olive because I wasn’t quite sold on the white ones.

On this card, I changed up the shaker card a little bit. Since the trophy is behind the acetate, it gives the impression of a trophy case.

The final card I’m sharing is my “Stamps & Ink Only” card. This card required a lot of masking and some sponging. Tip: Use full stick Post-It notes when masking. It prevents the note from lifting and shifting so you get a clean mask every time.

Next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called Hello Pumpkin. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by September 10th to receive the kit. Then, attend my Paper Pumpkin Workshop on Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 PM, to make samples and alternative projects from the kit.