Fun Folds from the July Paper Pumpkin kit

I’ve been falling in love with the 'Fun in the Sun' Paper Pumpkin kit - I mean, who wouldn't? These side step fun fold cards are an absolute blast to create and share! 

Taking it one step further, I found myself diving into the world of interactive fancy fold cards that are easy for you to recreate. Are you worried about how to get started? 🤔 Worry not, because I've got you covered! 


I’m sharing the love with some Paper Pumpkin inspiration. It’s time for out APPT – “A Paper Pumpkin Thing” blog hop and it is full of inspiration. This month we’re sharing alternate ideas featuring the July 2023 “Fun in the Sun” Paper Pumpkin kit.

I’ve been falling in love with the ‘Fun in the Sun’ Paper Pumpkin kit – I mean, who wouldn’t? These side step fun fold cards are an absolute blast to create and share! 

Taking it one step further, I found myself diving into the world of interactive fancy fold cards that are easy for you to recreate. Are you worried about how to get started? 🤔 Worry not, because I’ve got you covered! 

👇👇 Included with this post:

1️⃣ Step-by-step instructions so you will never feel lost. 
2️⃣ A helpful DIY video for the fold flat z fold technique that will guide you through your crafting journey! 🎥
3️⃣ Bonus! An exclusive link to the eye-catching triple tier pop up card tutorial! 
4️⃣ Blog hop links to more ideas and inspiration for this kit.


Coordinates with April – June kits. Available now while they last.


Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me and get 6 alternate PPX Videos



Are you new to paper-crafting, or maybe you’re a dedicated DIY enthusiast with a passion for crafting? If so, you’re in for a treat! Introducing PPX – an exclusive video tutorial program specially curated for our beloved Paper Pumpkin subscribers. For those unfamiliar, Paper Pumpkin is a crafting kit subscription service by Stampin’ Up, delivering a delightful box of creative goodies to your doorstep each month. Now, let’s dive into the exciting world of PPX and discover how it adds an extra layer of joy to your crafting experience.

The Magic of Paper Pumpkin:
Before we delve into the exclusive video tutorials, let’s take a moment to appreciate the magic of Paper Pumpkin craft kits. As a subscriber, each month brings a new and beautifully curated kit filled with all the materials you need for a creative project. From cards and scrapbooking to home décor and more, Paper Pumpkin provides endless crafting possibilities for both beginners and seasoned crafters.

Your Personal Crafting Companion:
For those who have fallen in love with the artistry of Paper Pumpkin, PPX is here to elevate your crafting adventure. As an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you gain access to six exclusive video tutorials every month, crafted with care and creativity by our team. These tutorials go beyond the instructions in the kit, offering alternate ideas to spark your imagination.

Stretching Your Creativity:
What sets PPX apart is its commitment to helping you stretch the value of your Paper Pumpkin kit. Each video tutorial takes you on a journey, exploring different ways to use the kit contents and create alternate projects. Whether you’re a beginner looking to expand your crafting skills or a seasoned pro seeking fresh inspiration, PPX is designed to cater to all levels of expertise.

Exclusive Access for Subscribers:
The exclusivity of PPX isn’t just limited to Paper Pumpkin subscribers; it extends to those who join through a Paper Pumpkin crew member and to my Stamp It Demonstrator Group. This means that when you become part of our crafting community, you’re not only getting the amazing Paper Pumpkin kits but also unlocking the door to a treasure trove of additional creative insights.

A Glimpse Into My Crafty World:
As a fervent Paper Pumpkin enthusiast, I’ve dedicated an entire gallery of videos to showcase the monthly kits. From unboxing the surprises to guiding you through the crafting process, my goal is to share the joy and excitement that comes with each Paper Pumpkin delivery. Join me on this crafting journey, and let’s explore the endless possibilities together.

PPX is more than just a video tutorial program – it’s a community-driven initiative that celebrates the art of crafting. If you’re ready to take your Paper Pumpkin experience to new heights, become an active subscriber today and unlock the exclusive world of PPX. Let the crafting adventures begin!





Want to save these ideas for later? Pin them to your favorite Pinterest board.

Have you tried these designs? I love to see your creations! Be sure to share them on #shareyourcrafts post every Saturday on my Facebook Page.

My blog hop share is this fold flat z fold card. 

When it’s closed it fits into the cute envelopes that comes in the kit (or a standard medium envelope).

This view shows the card opened and folded flat so the front and back of the card are displayed at the same time.

A view of the inside of the card.

I also created this triple tier pull out card. I have more details and a helpful video for this card here

These are the adorable side step fun fold cards created per the kit instructions. 

I have a July Paper Pumpkin share challenge on my Facebook page. I love to see your projects and you could win a free kit.


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  1. Cheryl Canter says

    I love your cards. They are all so creative and beautiful. Thank you also for the instructions for your cards. You are so kind to offer them to me. Have a great creative day!!

  2. janice hughes says

    I have all my pieces cut for the fun in the sun, triple tier. but i cant figure out how it goes together. there doesn’t seem to be a place to make the slits for the slider? thanks!