So Cool

April 19, 2021

DIY Watercolor Cards

This month we have something special in store for you—a fresh take on summer fun for all ages, from the young in age to the young at heart. The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit offers vivid colors and watercolor cards that are sure to quench your thirst for the joy that comes with warm, sunny days and cool treats.

The watercolor cards kit comes complete with everything you need to create 12 summer-themed cards with matching envelopes that are so delightful, they’re practically guaranteed to bring on the smiles. Make one set for yourself and another to gift to someone special.

If you’re a parent, grandparent, or even the fun aunt, you’ll be a hit when you introduce this kit to the kiddos in your life. They’ll sure to love the fun colors, playful shapes, and two full sticker sheets. Gift the watercolor card kit to a special little one in your life or, better yet, sit down together and make some cherished memories right along with the cards.

This kit is so much fun, you may find yourself humming an oh-so-familiar tune while crafting—the happy song of the neighborhood ice cream truck. Check out this month’s how-to video   and get ready to savor the flavor!


diy water color cards

Each cool kit includes 12 printed, fun-shaped card bases—six popsicles, six semi-circles—and 12 envelopes with inside printed design. The kit also includes two full sheets of white, die-cut sentiment pieces; one full sheet of silver glimmer die-cut pieces; 2 full sticker sheets; Bumblebee Twine; one sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals; and one sheet of adhesive dots. Last, but certainly not least, each So Cool water color card kit comes with an exclusive all-occasion stamp set and a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Spot you can add to your stampin’ collection and use for years to come.


happy birthday rainbow card

Craving even more summer fun? Check out these cool treats served up by our talented concept artists. Get inspired by their fresh takes on projects you can make using the components of this month’s kit—the fun of it is matched only by its versatility!

Whether you choose to recreate one of these designs or let the joy of summer inspire you to create your own fresh takes, we’d love to see your creative talents on display. Share your cool creations on social media using #PaperPumpkin and #SoCool.

Craving even more fresh inspiration? Take a look at our Pinterest profile!

You are So Cool

Show them just how cool you think they are with this adorable watercolor card! First, cut and score a card base from Basic White Cardstock. Cut a rectangle from the sprinkle-patterned sheet of paper from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper and adhere to the card front. Cut a smaller rectangle from Shimmery White Cardstock; this will go on top of the sprinkle-patterned paper on the front of the card. On the Shimmery White rectangle, stamp the popsicle stamps from the So Cool set four times in Sahara Sand ink.

Once the ink is dry, pull out your Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, and Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pads. While closed, press each pad with the palm of your hand. When you open them, there should be ink on the lid of the pad. Mix up the ink with a Water Painter, then carry that ink to each popsicle to create a watercolor effect. Set aside and allow to dry.

Next, cut a sentiment label from Calypso Coral Cardstock. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the “you are so cool” sentiment—from the watercolor cards kit—directly onto the label. Sprinkle the stamped sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Adhere the popsicle-painted paper to the card front, then adhere the sentiment label to the center of the card front. Finish off with a Linen Thread bow and Artistry Blooms Sequins.

Supplies: So Cool Photopolymer Stamp Set (included); Ice Cream Corner 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper; Calypso Coral and Shimmery White Cardstock; Versamark Pad; Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pads; Linen Thread; Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin’ Dimensionals (included); Water Painters

Hello, Juicy Fruit!

Who doesn’t want-a-melon during summer? Silly question: everyone wants one! Send them this sweet hello with not one, but two slices of summer fun to let them know you care.

Start by cutting and scoring a card base from Basic White Cardstock. Use a Blending Brush to blend Granny Apple Green onto the center of the card front. Add Granny Apple Green ink to the paint splatter stamp from the kit, then stamp diagonally across the card front.

On a separate piece of Basic White Cardstock, stamp the watermelon from the kit in Memento Black ink. Once dry, add color with Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut watermelons and set aside.

On one of the kit’s white, die-cut circles, stamp the “hey there!” sentiment from the kit’s set in Poppy Parade ink. To complete the card, add a piece of ribbon just below the center of the card front, adhere the watermelons, then add the sentiment circle.

Supplies: So Cool Photopolymer Stamp Set (included); Basic White Cardstock; circle die-cut sentiment label (included); Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pads; Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Black 5/8” (1.6 cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon; Stampin’ Dimensionals (included); Glue Dots; Blending Brushes

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Happy Birthday Rainbow Card

Send them some sunshine in a happy birthday rainbow card with this cheerful greeting. Start by cutting and scoring a card base from Pool Party Cardstock, then emboss with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. Cut the back off of a rainbow-shaped card from the kit and adhere it to the card front.

Using Bermuda Bay ink, stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment from the kit’s set directly onto a white die-cut piece from the kit. Next, remove a sun sticker from the sticker sheet in the kit and adhere it to the Basic White Cardstock, then fussy cut the sun leaving a thin, white border.

Adhere the sun to the rainbow on the card front, then add the silver glimmer accent piece on top. Finish off the card by adhering the sentiment and some Bumblebee Twine from the kit.

Supplies: So Cool Photopolymer Stamp Set (included); Rainbow Card Base (included); silver glimmer die-cut layering piece (included); white die-cut sentiment label (included); sunshine sticker (included); Basic White and Pool Party Cardstock; Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Spot (included); Bumblebee Twine (included); Stampin’ Seal; Glue Dots; Painted Texture Embossing Folder


watercolor crafting materials

Our talented designers have an artful eye and a love for crafting, which is why they always set out to offer fresh inspiration and a complete collection of products you can confidently pair with the contents of your watercolor cards kit. This month is no different: check out the exciting array of products they’ve hand-selected to complement the playful vibe of the So Cool Kit. These products are coordinated—in both color and style—and sure to spark your imagination to help you get the most out of your cool summer fun!

Shop coordinating products here! 


so cool watercolor card kit

Why not treat yourself to the chance to savor even more of the flavor? This Paper Pumpkin kit is So Cool, you are not going to want to miss the chance to pick up a refill kit. Each refill kit offers a full set of supplies you can use with the original stamp set and ink spot to make more fun cards and other summer-themed projects.

Hurry! Just like summer, these refill kits won’t last. Get yours before they’re gone!


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