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Fun in the Sun

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.


I chose from the list pearls, shells, umbrella, and palms.


Are you thinking that this looks very different from my usual cards?  You are right.  I used the July Paper Pumpkin box, Fun in the Sun for my project.  I mixed and matched some elements and stamped the sign with the provided stamp set.  This was one of the quickest, easiest and it's a pretty darn cute card to put together.

Are you wondering what is Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s monthly craft subscription kit.  There is always a stamp set (photopolymer), an ink spot, and all the paper goods and adhesive to complete the projects.  For example the July kit, Fun in the Sun included the supplies to create 9 cards.  The card bases were all this adorable fun fold with all the cutting and scoring done for you.  The only extras I used from my stash were the Flat Adhesive Backed Pearls and some retired Sea Glass embellishments.  The kit did include some embellishments but they weren't pearls and I wanted to use that element from the Inspo list.  If a monthly craft kit sounds like something you would enjoy, let me know or you can sign up HERE.


Here's another view of the card.  The crab is the best!  Love that s/he is holding the sign between her/his claws and yes, the slits are already made for you.   Paper Pumpkin kits have both a diagram and a video showing you how to put the project together.  These kits continue to improve and it is so relaxing to put together the projects.  Yes,  demonstrators like when everything is cut and prepped.  

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday design team used the Inspo List!



Love fun folds?  Check out this tutorial bundle!

CA FunFold Pic


Here's a picture of the card I made for the tutorial.

Place an order through my online store and receive this bundle (12 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.



The Paper Pumpkin set was perfect for this challenge, Sharon. What a fabulous scene you created!

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Hi Sharon. I had to come over nd say hello and tell you how much I love this card. It is definitely different for you, and quite wonderful. I am hoping to be ble to play this challenge before it closes... it's a subject dear to my heart. I haven't been playing much outside my Time Out DT makes. Hoping to do more moving forward. I'd love to know how you are and where you ended up finding a place. If you get a chance to say hello, you have my email address. Would love to saty in touch. Hugs, Stephanie

Diane Evans

Sharon, again you make such an adorable card. I really should use my Paper Pumpkin and not use it as a promotion giveaway

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