Tuesday, July 27, 2021


 Happy July! This month's Paper Pumpkin-The Adventure Begins-is full of fun & adventure! Just perfect for all the summer vacations! Maybe you like to camp. Maybe you like to fish. Maybe you just like to sit by the fire, roast marshmallows & tell stories. This stamp set brings out the best in this fun summer activities!       Well we are here to bring you some fun alternatives to the kit! 
Awesome as it is, we are making it even more awesome!!!

So here's my alternative: 

Oh, and here are the originals-as per the directions in the box!

Now this month the cards are unique in that they are a tri-fold. 

I simply cut the scenery piece off & used it on some beautiful Bermuda Bay cardstock!  I stamped an extra tree & created a scene! I try hard to keep my alternatives to using just what's in the kit with the exception of some extra cardstock.  This kit had plenty of goodness to fit that bill!

I used my Blending Brushes to add some color to the cut-out tree! I'm not a fan of the white outline on a die cut so I tried to fix that. And the Granny Apple Green blended perfectly!!!! 

I used the stamp set-which I can see coming out frequently with Christmas cards-to create the extra trees! AND I stamped the image on the waste cut-out part from the circle!

Seeing as I cut the piece from the tri-fold, I couldn't waste the other part! I created a card from that piece too! lol 

Now go visit Debbi's blog & see her alternative! Simply click on her name or the icon below! Then keep hopping to get some great inspiration! Comments are always welcome!!!

Happy Stampin'!

If you are not working with a demonstrator & would like to find out about the Stampin' Up! experience I'd love to chat! Whether you want a little, or a lot, or it ALL!!!
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  1. Cute and creative ideas, thanks for hopping with us for The Adventure Begins!

  2. I like how you did your trees! Great idea to change up the design! And eliminating some of the waste...

  3. Love your alternate cards. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great alternate...2 cards from 1 card base!

  5. Great cards! Bright and fun and I love the Granny Apple Green blending!

  6. Love the cards! Esp6all those trees! Nice fussy cutting! ;)



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