Thursday, July 30, 2020

Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Up!STYLE

Let's get today's projects rolling with this matted window frame style card.  To cut the mats I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  What's fun is I used the cut out from the printed front layer to add on the inside of the card.  It's rotated 180 degrees for a pop of added interest.

The preprinted lanterns from the kit are stamped with images also from the kit.  One of the coolest stamps in the set is the teeny tiny "light" image that fits in the tails of the lightning bugs.  I call it the nugget stamp.  Not only because of the shape but when I figured out what it was for it was like striking gold!

Bagalopes!  Do you remember these?  They are so simple and the supply list is minimal.  All you need is an envelope and a trimmer/scorer.  For this bagalope score the bottom and two sides at 1". Fold on the scorelines to form a bag, push in a little on the sides, and fold the top flap over and you're done.  BUT, for this one did you see the stunning color?  I did some inkspritzing before scoring and folding.  Let it fully dry so your envelope won't rip.

Let's talk about the gorgeous colors and pattern in the bagalope above.  For most of my alternative kit projects this month I added lots of ink spritzing.  In Mini Misters I added 70% rubbing alcohol and about 6-8 drops of ink refill.  My colors include Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss, and Calypso Coral.

I spritzed through one of the luminary bags to get the firework and then misted a bit more color for lots of delightful color.  (You would have loved to have been in my class last week.  It was a blast making custom pages of layered color).

Speaking of spritzing color I jazzed up the luminary bags and some Dollar Tree white tissue pom poms to string a festive party garland.

I decorated one of each of the postcards from the kit to give my garland extra style.  I made accordion folded rosettes for each postcard using the envelopes from the Add On Pack of cards that matches the July Summer Nights Kit.

July's Summer Nights Kit is OUTfreakinSTANDING!  Because everything in this kit is fun and has a fabulous style, stampin' and creating was a total blast.  Be sure to hop to each designer in the links below for a full dose of Summer Nights awesome inspiration.


  1. Elizabeth, your PP projects are always stunning and I look forward to seeing them. I often wonder what you do with all of them? I love to create things, but I mainly stick to cards, scrapbook pages, and gift card holders because I don't know what to do with all the boxes, bags, tags, etc! But the garlands and other things you make look so pretty that I would love to make them. So, what do you typically do with them? Thank you for inspiring so many.

  2. The color combos and spritzing really upped the visual punch! I love all of your projects and can only imagine what a fun party it must've been! I am inspired!

  3. Your use of this kit is outstanding! I've loved every single project you've shared with it (here and in other posts). It always amazes me what you manage to create with the Stampin' Up! product line.