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All Shook Up!

One of our latest Paper Pumpkin kits is such a fun one. Shaker cards are really hot right now. If you don’t currently subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you can learn more about it here!

For those who do subscribe, I wanted to share a few alternate ways to use the stamps and products from your kit.

1. Inside Out

I love white card bases. To get a different look, simply fold your card with the gray on the inside. I also used the reverse side of the frame and stamped the hello background on it. The flag was cut from the confetti stars cardstock sheet—since this piece of scrap paper wasn’t being used, anyway. 


2. Go for the Gold

To change the look of the die cut words, I embossed them in gold. I used a Sponge Dauber to add Versamark ink to the “hello,” then added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It’s easier to do this while the die cut is still attached to the sheet. For the background heart, I stamped the hello background on a Window Sheet using White StazOn ink, then cut the heart shape to layer behind the “hello.”


3.  Make the Most of Your Stamps

One of the best things about having a Paper Pumpkin subscription is having access to exclusive stamps. This kit has six stamps that can be used for much more than the nine cards included in the kit. Here’s a simple card that can be made with just note cards and a little sequin embellishment.


Paper Pumpkin is fun whether you follow the project instructions exactly or decide to shake things up a bit and infuse your own creativity. There’s no wrong way as long as it’s fun!


Jen C.
Concept Artist

Sponge Dauber (item # 133773)
Versamark Pad (item # 102283)
Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item # 109129)
Window Sheet (item # 114323)
White StāzOn Pad and Refill (Item # 106960)


  • Marisa G

    Oct 19

    Love these cards too Jen!

  • Tess Gleason

    Oct 19

    I love your take on this with the White Stazon, so clever!! Also, consider mounting a photo behind it with your favourite person (I used my dog) and make someone's day!

  • Michele Zygmunt

    Oct 19

    Love the alternate ideas! Thanks for sharing.