Paper Pumpkin – April 2022 – Change is Beautiful

The April Paper Pumpkin is all about celebrating change – whether that is graduation, new baby, new job, weight loss etc… We have all those awkward and exciting moments of change in our lives that deserve some recognition or maybe even some encouraging words to get through the tough parts. These cards are perfect for these occasions. Check out my video below and see my 3 (and a half) alternatives below.

Here are the 3 original kit cards – 2 of them pull open in a fun Z fold.

My first two alternatives use one of the kit card bases added onto some Thick Basic White Cardstock to create two new cards. I cut the front layers using the largest Stitched Rectangle shape – but you can also just trim it down to 4 X 5-1/4″.

My last alternative card(s) also use a Thick Basic White cardstock base and some fun repetitive stamping to create a black and white background.

This card uses the colourful butterfly from the kit.
When you run out of big butterflies – you can stamp the butterfly from the kit stamp set onto a circle and sponge the edges to make it pop.

I hope you enjoyed those cards – I’d love to see your alternative creations. Feel free to post them in the comments of this blog or in the video comments. Don’t forget to subscribe to my You Tube channel so you can catch me live next month.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects as I have more time to play with this colourful kit. Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin.


Name: Celebrating In Color

This kit includes:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $34 CAD in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Love all the bright colours of that In Color 6X6 Glimmer Paper? Excited about the May Paper Pumpkin? Then you won’t want to miss out on my In Color Club! It’s a 5 months series where you can get ALL the In Color bits and create some beautiful cards in a n online class or from the comfort of your own home via video and PDF. Get all the details below.

RSVP by May 10th

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