Paper Pumpkin Play Date – Bold Botanicals

October 15, 2020

The AUGUST 2016 – BOLD BOTANICALS kit was an interesting mix of the feminine and masculine.  The paper elements were decidedly masculine: bold swaths of strong color in Cajun Craze and Bermuda Bay while the stamp set: Three lovely floral images lends to a softer feminine feel.  Yet bold fonts were used for the sentiments.

Today, I am being drawn to the more masculine vibe of the kit contents.  I used only one item from the kit: the 4” x 4” printed paint swipe card in Cajun Craze, Tip Top Taupe and a very light Mint Macaron.  I cut the card in half to make my two cards using a similar layout.

Be Strong

The printed card felt like a moody windswept sky.  The tree from Rooted in Nature fit so nicely and was matted in Early Espresso. I chose to emboss the background mat with the Woodland embossing folder to mimic the tree motif.  I also chose Pool Party instead of Mint Macaron because it was lighter in tone and matched better. The sentiment blocks were stamped in Cajun Craze and fussy cut.


For this card, I flipped the printed card.  This meant that there was more of the light Mint Macaron color in the bottom suggesting water instead of sky.  In this case, the lighthouse from Sailing Home was selected.  I chose the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder for be background mat.  The sentiments are from the kit.

I used a little bit of Tip Taupe ink and a Water Painter to dry brush color over the lighthouse that fell within the light Mint Macaron area of the printed card to better ground the lighthouse.

I now have two nice cards for the men in my life. Time to pop them in the mail…

The original materials that Stampin’ Up! provided with this Paper Pumpkin Kit if you were not yet a subscriber in 2016.

If you still have this kit around, I hope I gave you a little inspiration.  If so, post the card(s) you make on my Facebook Post: so we can all see your creativity.

Cheers, Jolanda

PS – Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.

Did you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? If so, don’t forget to join me when I make alternative projects with the JOY TO THE WORLD kit contents.

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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