February 2021 Paper pumpkin – Bouquet of Hope (and an alternative)

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is great for sending some warm thoughts to loved ones. The vellum and gold laser cut paper add a very beautiful touch to the cards. Here is the unboxing video of this set.

The stamp set that comes with the kit is beautiful and coordinates nicely with the Flower and Field DSP in the Sale-a-bration offering.

Here is a quick and simple alternative card I created using the Flower and Field DSP.

If you are interested in getting the Flower and Field DSP that coordinates with this Paper Pumpkin, all you need to do is place a $60 order before Feb 28th. One great way to earn the DSP is to grab a prepaid paper pumpkin subscription.

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More Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – Oct 2020 Joy To The World

I have two more Paper pumpkin Alternatives for you today. The first one was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #350. (#HSSSC350)

I added a Crumb Cake cardstock base and stamped Joy using Crumb cake ink all over the background. Then I layered a Cherry Cobbler cardstock piece that was the same size as the larger white embossed piece from the Paper Pumpkin kit ( which was the next layer). Finally I added some vellum cardstock sprigs, the wreath from the kit, the gold foil “Joy” from the kit and some Holiday Rhinestones.

Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.50
Sprig Punch
$24.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00

My last alternative for today was a take on an alternative presented in the kit.

I used a piece of Just Jade cardstock. 8.5″ X 5.5″ ( scored at 4.25″) and then I embossed another layer of Just Jade cardstock (4″X 5.25″) using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. Next I stamped the wreath image using Just Jade (stamped off) and Cherry Cobbler berries ( stamped off) on a 3″X3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment using Early Espresso ink. I layered the wreath on a tilted piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock ( 3″X 3″). I attached those pieces to the card base using dimensionals. Finally I tied a bow using Braided Linen Trim and attached it to the wreath using a mini dimensional.

Product List
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$9.50
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
$12.25
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

If you missed out on the October kit – make sure to grab the November Jolly Gingerbread kit. You can order yours by clicking the image below. You have until Nov. 10, 2020 to get this kit!

It looks so fun and who doesn’t need gift card holders for this upcoming holiday season. The pieces can also be used to create gift tags or as card candy.

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon


OCTOBER 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – #FMS458

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit – October 2020 Joy to the World is absolutely gorgeous! I love the warm Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Just Jade and Gold combo. Today I am actually going to share with you some alternative cards that I created using the elements from the kit.

My first alternative project was actually inspired by a Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

I used one of the card bases and the inside of the fancy envelopes to cut strips 3/4″ X 2.5″. I used Early Espresso cardstock to mount it all on and Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment. The beautiful rose was inked using Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade markers and then coloured in using the same colours in Stampin’ Blends.

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Regals Stampin' Write Markers
$40.00
2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment
$20.00
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
$11.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

The second card I created was a take on one of the sample alternatives shown in the kit. Again I used part of the inside of the envelope for the gorgeous red DSP. As an extra I added red holiday rhinestones to the wreath.

As I was pulling out the gold foil words they seemed a bit burnished. To shine them up again I used my simply shammy to clean them. It worked beautifully.

Extra Products
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
Simply Shammy
$11.00

Join me tomorrow for some more alternatives using the October 2020 Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit.

If you missed out on this month’s Paper Pumpkin – make sure to sign up now for the November 2020 Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin.

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon

leahdixon41@gmail.com


OCTOBER 2020 – Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin

This month’s Paper pumpkin is incredible! I love the fonts, I love the images and of course, I love Christmas cards 🙂 I recorded a live unboxing of this kit and demonstrated how these beauties were made. You can view it on my You Tube channel ( don’t forget to subscribe while you are there so you never miss a video).

If you live in Canada, I have one extra kit available – just message me to buy it.

If you missed out on this incredible kit, make sure to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and never miss another project. Next month is featured a Gingerbread themed set of gift card carriers ( which could also be made into tags or full cards). https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2189587 . Don’t forget to subscribe before November 10th!

Watch my FB page for alternative project being posted with this kit. The Friday after kits are delivered I hold a little virtual Paper Pumpkin social, we get together online, create our kits, create and share alternatives and generally just unwind after a long week. To join our social evening all you have to do is be part of my Ink Pad Pals Team or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me.

Happy Weekend all!

Leah Dixon, Port Coquitlam, BC CANADA


Paper Pumpkin Envelope DSP

I used the inside of the Paper Pumpkin envelopes as DSP on this card.

I just can’t get enough of these adorable boots! Here is another alternative project using the fabulous stamp set from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin – No Matter the Weather.

You can watch my video on how I created this card on my You Tube channel or on my FB Page.

If you want to get your own Paper Pumpkin subscription you can contact me directly, click the image below or go to my paper pumpkin page.

Until March 31st, 2020 you can also earn Sale-a-bration rewards for orders over $60. You can see all the rewards options here: https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/210100/sale-a-bration?dbwsdemoid=2189587

Happy Stampin!

Leah