Here’s my third Paper Pumpkin May 2016 alternate – I’m still playing with the awesome die cut card fronts. This one is a lot of fun to make and can be done in any variety of colours. As you may have noticed (!), I’m enjoying using Dapper Denim, one of the upcoming in colours, and this time I paired it with emerald envy (sure to be another favourite) and elegant eggplant. A really rich combination.

Stampin' Up! Many Manly Occasions

I started by grabbing a piece of whisper white, just 1/8 inch smaller than the base and then cut strips of card in dapper denim, emerald envy and elegant eggplant which are 9/16 of inch wide. I positioned a long strip of elegant eggplant (the piercing tool is great for help here, reaching through the die cut front) and one of the strips at 90 degrees to it. Once I had those positioned, I didn’t need to worry and just had fun adding strips to the whisper white. I did check every now and then, that this really was going to work and the 9/16″ was the perfect width and it still looked good. But here’s what my whisper white looked like when I finished:

strips on whisper white for inside of card

As you can see, I just added strips snugged up to their neighbours and it was so easy. Obviously I checked the overall look to help determine whether the gaps needed to be filled in or not before finishing. I then added glue dots to the four corners and to the solid band across the front of the card and glued down the coloured piece. Next was the sentiment which is made up of two stamps from the Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin set, stamped in emerald envy.

I lined the envelope using the envelope liners framelits (retiring) and the retired backgrounds DSP in elegant eggplant. I do have the newer non-retired regals DSP stack but I still have some of the old ones to use up.

I hope that you’re having as much fun as I am playing with this kit!

See you tomorrow,