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.

ABOUT THE KIT

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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Paper Pumpkin – March 2022 – Beyond the Horizon & Alternatives

The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And paper pieces that perfectly coordinate with the New Horizons Suite Collection in the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. There is even a BONUS stamp set.

Here are the 3 cards designed by Stampin’ Up! and 3 alternatives that I created using the supplies in the box.

Here is the replay of my Live video where I created all 6 cards.

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 adorable packaging kit. Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin kit.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Change Is Beautiful

This kit includes:

  • Number of projects: 9 cards; 3 each of 3 designs; 9 envelopes
  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

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Paper Pumpkin – February 2022 – Safari Celebration Alternative Cards

I really like the colour combo of this month’s Paper Pumpkin. I also really like that the card bases are patterned on both sides – so I could cut them up and create so many more cards! Here are 3 alternatives. Enjoy 🙂

The leaves were created using the frames from the kit and a blending brush. I added some Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon cut in half as an accent.
This card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge of the week.

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s breath-taking kit.

ABOUT THIS MONTH’S KIT

Name: Beyond the Horizon

Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

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Paper Pumpkin – December 2021 – Lots of Pun Alternative Cards

I am BANANAS for the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin. The stamp set and sentiments that come with the kit are perfect for continuing to create fun, punny cards. Here are three more alternatives using the leftover bits from the kit and some extra cardstock.

The thin striped paper on this card was actually the leftover frame from the original striped pieces. To stamp the banana I used a sticky note to create a mask – allowing me to stamp and layer the bananas to create the bunch. I coloured the bananas with Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

This egg-cellent card was created using some new 2022 SAB DSP – Sunshine and Rainbows. You can earn this DSP for FREE between Jan 4 – Feb 28, 2022. See below for all the details about Sale-a-bration.

This last card also uses the new 2022 SAB DSP – Sunshine and Rainbows to create a celebratory feeling.

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s beautiful Paper Pumpkin.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Kisses & Hugs

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

Be sure to also checkout my upcoming Product Share and Stamp Camp for a chance to get a lot more amazing product and amazing inspiration.

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