February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project: Graduation Card

Grown with Kindness Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hello Paper Crafters!! Here I am with another Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project. Today I created a graduation card with the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I took my favorite parts of the kit and used them to create this amazingly simple graduation card. The phrase “You can do incredible things” is the perfect sentiment for a graduation card. My favorite photo-realistic image in the kit is the succulents arranged to spell “YOU” against the wood grain background. Embellishments add that finishing touch and I love the Silver Metallic Enamel Dots. They remind me of sparkling dewdrops. This card is perfect for both a female or male recipient.

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

Grown with Kindness Stamp Set

This stamp set is so amazing. I love the inspirational sayings which can be used for a variety of occasions. There is a “Thank You” which we all have a need for. There is a large “YOU” that can be combined with three phrases to make a complete thought. The two remaining sentiments are very inspirational and something we all need to hear. The main image, a teacup with a succulent, is perfect for coloring with Stampin’ Blends, Water Color Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers and an Aqua Painter and ink. The four pattern images are great for accents and adding a special touch.

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

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The Video

The Color Palette

Recipe: Paper. Images. Embellishments.

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Paper: Basic Black card base & “YOU” card

Images: Grown with Kindness stamp set & Fresh Fig Stampin’ Spot

Embellishments: Silver Metallic Enamel Dots, Black & White Baker’s Twine

Extras: Glue Dots & SNAIL

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The Project: February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card


February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

Step 1:

Cut your pieces.

  • Cut 12” of both the Black & White Baker’s Twine.
February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Graduation Card

Step 2:

Stamp your images.

  • Stamp sentiment on long white label in Fresh Fig. Then, stamp the diamond pattern on the both sides of the sentiment. I held the stamp vertically and repeated 3 times on each side.

Step 3:

Putting it all together.

  • Fold the Basic Black card base to create a gate fold. Fold each side in toward the center using the score mark as a guide.
  • “YOU” card: Adhere to the top of the card front. Tie the Baker’s Twine around the card and knot. Apply three Silver Metallic Enamel Dots to the card.
  • Sentiment: Glue the Fresh Fig label to the back of the long white label.
  • To create the money/gift card holder use SNAIL to glue the sides down.


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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial with the Grown with Kindness Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love hearing from you! Please leave me your questions or comments about the project for today. 

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