Halloween card, Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Stampin'Up

September Paper Pumpkin Kit alternatives

Welcome to this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit alternatives. Same as always… I am loving this kit. I really think, it is super clever for Stampin’Up to come with these little boxes for Halloween. And if you are not into Halloween, well, save the boxes for Thanksgiving or Christmas gifts.

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Paper Pumpkin Kit alternatives video


  • Card base is 1 piece of black cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Outside of the card:
    • Pull tab is 1 piece of black cardstock measuring 2″ x 6″, score at 2″ & 2 1/2″
    • 2 pieces of the plaid paper included in the kit measuring 1/2″ x 5-3/8″
    • 2 pieces of the plaid paper included in the kit measuring 1/2″ x 4-1/8″
    • 1 piece of basic white cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • 1 piece of of black cardstock measuring 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
    • 1 piece of the plaid paper included in the kit measuring 2-5/8′ x2-5/8′
    • 1 piece of black cardstock measuring 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
    • 1 piece of white cardstock measuring 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″
  • For the inside:
    • 1 piece of white cardstock measuring 4″ x 5″

Halloween card, Z folds

Double Z fold cards

I guess you can see from my post that I really like interactive cards. There is something about playing with these cards that inspires me. Double Z folds are super fun, but easy, and we all like easy, right?

I am posting here 2 different versions of the cards. A halloween themed one, because, hello! Halloween is like next week. And the other one is a beautiful thank you card for a good friend who hosted a Stampin’Up workshop for me. (Contact me if you are interested in becoming a Stampin’Up demonstrator at maria@mariascraftingcorner.com).

Let’s start with the Halloween card. Isn’t this super cute? I used the Cutest Halloween stamp set and the Cute Halloween patterned paper. I made the ghost of pearlescent vellum and embossed them in silver embossing powder. I also used the Frightful Tags dies (unfortunately back ordered) which I used to create the spider web. I put a little of extra loving on the paper in back by ink blending it using Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Magenta Madness inks, that you can find here

Here is the open card.

To make this card, you will need a 11” x 4-1/4” piece of cardstock, scored are 2-3/4” and 5-1/2”. This is the piece in the back. You will fold the mountain first and then valley.

For the front piece you will need a piece of cardstock that meassures 3-1/2” x 9-3/4”, scored at the same spots as the previous panel: 2-3/4” and 5-1/2”. As you can see, we will use the longer area of the card first and will fold mountain and valley as well. Now you have the basic card. Just decorate away!

Here is my thank you card. I absolutely love the color combination in this card. I used the Sweet as a Peach Stamp and dies set and the coordinating designer paper called You’re a Peach

I will include instruction and template for this card on my Crafting Corner, so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to get the password to my always increasing resource library. 🙂

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Halloween card

Happy National Card day!!!

Let’s play with some Stampin’Up Halloween goodies.

Today is the day we celebrate enjoying creativity and making others happy, because isn’t it what happens when you give someone a beautiful handmade cards?

I made yesterday a super funny tri-fold card. It’s Halloween themed and I think any one who get this one, will feel loved.

This card uses all Stampin’Up products. Their Halloween designer paper is just adorable. This 6×6 double sided paper, has 48 sheets with 8 different designs. I created to panel from the Designer Paper with the ghosts, which is a decoration on it’s own. I inked the borders with black and Blackberry Bliss in. The front panel was inked with the same Blackberry Bliss ink and Pumpkin Pie Classic ink, just to give it some spooky effect.

Here is a look at the open card.

The side panels have pumpkins and cats. I used a round scalloped die to cut them and use them as decorations.

The sentiment on the front panel comes from teh Cutest Halloween Stamp Set and the tag as well as the spider web comes from the Frightful Tag dies.

The written tutorial is in my Library and I will make a video tomorrow with an adaption.

I hope you enjoyed your day having fun and creating smiles!