Paper Pumpkin Play Date – Many Manly Moments

October 22, 2020

The MAY 2016 – MANY MANLY MOMENTS kit included wonderful laser cut cards and a bunch of masculine sentiments.  I thought the cut outs were so great.  So many possibilities!

I used only one item from the kit: a single card base with the triangle laser cut pattern.


I cut the card front from the back and water colored the laser cut pattern in a wash of Pear Pizzazz.  Once dry, I trimmed the card front to 4” x 5¼”. I backed it with one of the striped patterns from the Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper.  The center diagonals were cut away.  I cut a Mossy Meadow card base (4¼” x 11”) and adhered the top and bottom portions to the card front.  I then cut away the diagonal connect, separating the two.

The tree image from Wonderland was stamped on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut with the Stitched Nested Label Dies.  To frame the trees, a Real Red mat was also cut. 

The top and bottom of the card front was connected with the framed labels.  The card was lined with a piece of Whisper White and the sentiment “joy” from Endless Wishes was stamped in the opening.

Wonderful Time of the Year

This card is the result of all the remaining pieces leftover when creating the previous card.

The card back was trimmed to 4” x 5¼” and embossed with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.  To add interest, I added Pear Pizzazz ink with a Sponge Brayer to the top inside of the folder before embossing.  The three diagonal strips from the cut away portion of the card front are arranged over the mat.

The card is finished off with images from Festive Post and the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch and some circle punches.

I just felt I needed to use up these pieces while I still had all the supplies out. Does it happen to you? You plan to make an additional card but for some reason do not get around to it and then all your creative mojo goes away or you clean up and it is too much work to get all the supplies out again. Best strike while the iron is hot! 

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.

Do you have a favorite?  Let me know and tell me why. 

Thanks for spending some of your time with me,  Cheers Jolanda

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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