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Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

My Paper Pumpkin Batter Up kit just arrived and it is full of goodies. There are die cuts that can be used in all sorts of ways. Also, there are matte resin dots that I just love to use. The card bases and envelopes have very clean-styled patterns that are easy to mix and match.

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I am not sure which of the cards I made was my favorite. Each one of them has elements that I really like. I am not a blue person, but I really do enjoy working with Pacific Point any chance I get! Night of Navy is my favorite neutral color. It plays so well with many colors in our line. In addition, I loved getting to pull in the Hats Off Bundle. I can see that I will get a lot of use from those products!

On this card, I glued the bats to the ball first. Second, I glued down the ball. And last, I secured down the ends of the bats with a tiny dot of glue after the ball dried. Please be VERY careful when you wrap your thread around your card base. If you pull too hard, you can tear your base. I barely escaped disaster.

This card reminds me of my hometown. The Pittsburgh Pirates were the closest MLB team. So, I decided to use the Hats Off stamps and dies to make this awesome cap! You can make your card reflect your favorite team. This card would be great for birthdays, graduations, or Father’s Day. And it is great for both males and females.

In my opinion, Paper Pumpkin has significantly upped their game as of late. The elements of recent kits are good for both new and experienced stampers. Leave me a comment and tell me if you feel that is the case! As always remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Supplies Used

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Card Measurements

  • Large Square: 3″ x 3″
  • Small Square: 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Scrap for Sentiment

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Well Suited Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up

Do you struggle with making masculine cards? The Well Suited Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up makes creating these types of cards SO MUCH easier! The prints of the Designer Series Paper in this suite work so well together. They reflect many styles from the very reserved to the very flashy dresser.

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The dies in this suite is where the magic happens! They are so versatile. In addition to suits, I have also seen medical scrubs, Hawaiian shirts, and plaid shirts with suspenders. I have even seen someone turn the “V” shape upside down and create pajama pants. You will definitely be able to capture the spirit of the person you have in mind for a card!

You might not be able to see in the photo, but I used the Subtle Embossing Folder on the paisley printed paper on this card. I also added the Well Suited Twine to this card.

Misty Moonlight works really well with this suite of products. It softens a lot of the patterns.

Don’t forget to save all of your paper scraps from this DSP. It adds such a pop of color to the inside layer of your card. Also, if you are trying to make a lot of the suit jackets it takes more paper than we are accustomed to using on our cards.

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Don’t forget that you will earn free gifts from Stampin’ Up for each $50 in products that you purchase. And most importantly, it is the BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR to join Stampin’ Up. When you purchase a starter kit, YOU choose $125 in products for only $99! Stampin’ Up will also give you five packs of exclusive paper from the upcoming catalog for FREE! Being a Demonstrator is so much FUN!

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Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Night of Navy: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, for inside layer
  • DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces to die cut your shirt layer, jacket layer, and lapel layer. Cut the pocket, tie, and pocket square out of scraps.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a minute of your day to spend it with me. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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