Paper Pumpkin Play Date – Blissful Blooms

October 1, 2020

Out of the cupboard, out of the box came the AUGUST 2018 – BLISSFUL BLOOMS kit.  This kit featured lovely colored preprinted card bases, labels, a stamp set full of sentiments and lovely accent floral builder stamps.

Today, I want to welcome Fall. 

You Make Me So Happy

The purple blossom on one of the card fronts reminds me of Wintering Pansies.

Keeping things relatively simple, I die-cut the blossom from the preprinted bouquet with one of the Stitched Shape Circles.  I added a couple of the kit’s vellum die-cut leaves.  To make the flower pop, I paired it with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is white embossed on to the background to keep the emphasis on the flower as a focal point.

Pretty card, don’t you think?


I wanted to create a Fall Floral.

Using only the floral builder stamps in the kit and a little masking I created the spray of blossoms.  I started by using the negative of the vellum leaves used in the first project and sponged the leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  I then started layering colored blossoms amongst the leaves.  To reduce overlap, I created a small floral mask to cover various flowers as I went along.  I used a variety of yellows and soft browns:  So Saffron, Bumble Bee, Mango Melody and Terracotta Tile.  The floral centers are stamped off Cinnamon Cider and the stamens are Early Espresso. To give the blossom more presence, I outlined and spotted the petals with the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Write Marker. Again, I wanted the focus to be the floral spray and I chose the small “Thanks” sentiment from Here’s A Card because I preferred the font to the “Thank You!” that came with the kit.

Two really different looks.  One staying true to the ideas in the original kit and the other a variation using the stamps to create something new and seasonally appropriate.

I think they turned out really well.  I chose to keep them unadorned (i.e. no bling) so that they would be easy to mail.

The original materials that Stampin’ Up! provided with this Paper Pumpkin Kit if you were not yet a subscriber in 2018.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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