Shimmery Cards and PPX Blog Hop

Shimmery Cards & PPX Blog Hop

Sets of Shimmery Cards & PPX Blog Hop

I’m honored to be part of the PPX crew, which is a super talented group of demonstrators who share Paper Pumpkin alternate project videos with our customers each month. Each month my subscribers receive 6 videos of alternate projects for that month’s kit, in addition to my regular alternates. In addition we are doing Shimmery Cards & PPX Blog Hop to share even more alternate ideas

My PPX Blog Hop project for the November 2021 Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin kit are these shimmery cards created with the kit and the In Color Shimmery Vellum! This vellum is just delicious and gives a rich appearance of shimmer to these cards. I have complete instructions and product list below.

This paper pumpkin kit was so popular, the refills sold out in a nano second. So many have been looking for extras and I don’t have any, sorry. Don’t let this happen to you, be sure to subscribe to the December kit.

If you’d like more alternate ideas for December, check out my Money Card Holders and Gift Card Holder Videos.



  • Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored in half
  • Shimmery Vellum: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White (base under vellum): 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White (Inside of the card): 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Soft Suede scrap for the snowman


INSTRUCTIONS (Download the pdf for photos)

  1. Stamp the greeting in Versamark Ink.
  2. Pour White Embossing Powder over the stamped greeting and heat with the Heat Tool.
  3. Attach the Snowman, Tree or Packages die cuts. Trim off excess.
    • For packages I cut a few from the excess and attached them with StampinDimensionals.
  4. For snowman card:
    • Attach Soft Suede scrap to an Adhesive Strip and cut the branch from the Peach Dies.
    • Color the ear muffs with Stampin‘ Blends and Wink of Stella.
    • Cut the carrot nose out of Pumpkin Pie, color with Stampin‘ Blends and Wink of Stella.
  5. Assemble the card with Seal Adhesive.
  6. Attach embellishments.

Shimmery Cards PDF

Download the free printable instructions for how to make this card. I have photos of several steps for a visual aid. A full supply list is included with clickable links.


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I used the Stampin’ Up Shimmery Vellum to create all of these shimmery cards.


I cut some of the extra packages and attached them over the other packages with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some pop to this card.

The greeting Heat Embossed in white on the Shimmer Vellum is stricking. The words come from the Stampin’ Up Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set.

Here I’ve shared the gift box and the packages die cuts per the instructions. And 2 of my alternates using the same die cut from the Gifts Galore Kit. You will find instructions for the gift card holder shown in Pool Party on my video here.

I used the Stampin Up Artistry Blooms Sequins for the lights on the tree on this card.

The words are from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set and heat embossed in white.

I added one of the extra presents from the present die cut with the tree.

Here I’ve shown the Christmas Tree treat box per the Paper Pumpkin kit instructions and 2 alternates that I’ve created with the same die cut. The Santa stamp comes from the Be Jolly stamp set. I have video instructions for both the Money Holder Card and the Gift card holder.

I added additional color to the snowman’s ear muffs with Stampin’ Blends markers. I also added some color to the carrot nose with Stampin’ Blends.
I used the Stampin’ Up Peach dies to create the stick arm for the snowma.
I’ve shown 2 of my alternates with the original snowman treat box as per the kit’s instructions. You’ll find instructions for the money holder kit here.






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  1. Holy Moley! You went all out! Such cheerful and fun alternates, Tami! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great cards! I can’t wait to try these. I haven’t worked with vellum before. I don’t see in the tutorial how and when to use it.

  3. #stampitcontest A great variety! Love the money/gift card holders.