VIDEO: How to make silhouette cards & custom background paper techniques


Summer’s here and the time is right for card making and Paper Pumpkin. In this online class I’ll share 3 alternate cards I created using the June 2020 Box of Sunshine kit. 2 silhouettes using Stampin Up’s Smooth Sailing dies and 1 custom fruit background using the Tasteful Textile Folder.

I’ll share 2 techniques for creating custom backgrounds with the Tasteful Textile Folder and any die set. I’ll be using the Smooth Sailing dies, but these techniques can easily be adapted with any set.

Full supply list, video and free pdf below.

Check out my video class on how to make the “By the Dock” card, and the June Reveal and alternate cards that I shared on the video.





  • Free PDF
  • All supplies used
  • Includes measurements, supply list and bonus instructions







July 2020 Paper Pumpkin


Subscribe June 11 – July 10

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t  miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; OR while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 

Summer Nights Add-On
Item 154973 | $10.00

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

Note: During product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.



Each month Paper Pumpkin has an exclusive stamp set in the kit. Click here for printable stamp case inserts for you by month. You can print these off and store them right next to your stamp collection.





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Alternate Paper Pumpkin cards feature the June 2020 Box of Sunshine kit.



  1. Diana B says:

    Would love to win

  2. Sue Spencer says:

    WoW, hope to win

  3. Dawn Baier says:

    Love the technique!

  4. Sandra Galley says:

    Beautiful! LOVE this!

  5. Carol Sanquenetti says:

    Would Love!

  6. Jean maxwell says:

    This was so fun to make, thanks for sharing

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