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.

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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 – Feb 2022 – Safari Celebration

My Paper Pumpkin kit arrived and I had such a good time putting these FUN cards together. Vellum accents, sea glass shapes, cute animals and wonderful prints. Here are the three cards up close. Watch the replay below to see how I modified the cards slightly just to get more out of this adorable card kit.

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 fun card kit. Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin.

ABOUT THE 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 Catalogue 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

The benefits of grabbing a pre-paid subscription are great right now (before Feb 28th!) You can save money and get SAB rewards!

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If you use my host code I also have a beautiful 34 card tutorial to send to you. Contact me directly if you have any questions or need help placing your order before February 28th.

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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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Paper Pumpkin – December 2021 – Lots of Pun!

I LOAF the December Paper Pumpkin!! The kit creates 9 punny cards ( 3 each of 3 designs) – plus there are extra bits and a large stamp set to create some alternative cards.

Here is one alternative that I whipped up with a few extra pieces.

To see all the details of how to create these cards check out my you tube video below.

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 punny card kit. Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Kisses & Hugs 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

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Paper Pumpkin – October 2021 Peaceful Christmas

This month’s Paper Pumpkin was FABULOUS! It coordinates with the Peaceful Place DSP and I can’t wait to recreate some of these cards using alternate DSP from the pack.

Here is a video of the original cards in the kit. Below you will find many alternative cards. Happy Stamping!

Here are some alternative cards. The first one is a quick card that allows you to get two for one. Simply recereate the snowy card from the kit – but cut your card base in half and trim it down to 3-7/8″ X 5-1/8″ and mount it on a black trim 4″ X 5-1/4″ , then attach it to a Thick Basic White card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″.

The next alternative is similar. Just cutting the card base into even smaller bits. Which actually gives you this cute piece, plus a long strip you’ll see on another of my alternatives below. The background was embossed with the snowflakes from the Wintry 3D embossing folder set.

This card utilizes the gorgeous silver trees from the envelopes as an accent. Don’t be afraid to trim up your envelopes to get some fun Buffalo Check or even just the perfect green accent.

A bit of embossing, a little bit of snowflake stamping and some strategically placed mini glue dots to hold the trees in place. The Buffalo Check strip came from the inside of the fabulous envelopes.

This card uses a leftover strip of card base on a Wintry 3D embossed background. The Shaded Spruce cardstock is such a rich holiday colour!

I hope you have as much fun creating some alternative cards as I have. These are the key items I used to create my alternative cards, (not shown Thick Basic White, Basic Black and Shaded Spruce cardstock.

The refill kit is also now available. Don’t wait – this one is going to go quickly.

Wintry 3D Embossing Folders
Peaceful Place 12 X 12 DSP
Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit

The Paper Pumpkin kits are a great way to have a quick all-inclusive stamp night. Missed out on this October kit? Check out the November kit! Perfect for stamping with beginner stampers or as project with the kids or grandkids. November’s Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit is offering a fun holiday gift-wrapping solution! While the cellophane bags in this kit are food-safe, the packaging is sized for both treats and gifts. Have fun with the festive designs of each box—a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents—and surprise your friends and family with treat and gift packaging that even Santa would be jealous of! And if gift wrapping is not of interest to you the pieces are versatile enough to be transformed in cards or other crafty creations. Subscribe by Nov 10.

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Paper Pumpkin – JULY 2021 – The Adventure Begins

I just got back from a camping trip to find out that this month’s amazing camping themed Paper Pumpkin arrived today! These cards have a fun fold, lots of dimension and are SOOO pretty.

To see how easy these cards are to put together and to learn more about Paper Pumpkin – check out my video below. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

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Paper Pumpkin – May 2021 Batter Up!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin was a Home Run!! The Batter Up kit came with 3 pieces of Double Bubble Bubblegum, a Night of Navy Ink Spot, fabulous envelopes and all the card bits, plus the best stamp set.

Check out the video below to see how quick and easy the three cards are to make.

You won’t want to miss next month’s Paper Pumpkin either. June’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

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OMBRE DSP SWEET STRAWBERRIES CARD

I am SO excited to share with you today a card created using the Sweet Strawberry bundle and the FREE Ombre DSP. Why is the DSP free? Today is the start of SALE-a-bration! For every $60 or $120 you spend you can earn FREE product.

Click on the catalogue images in this post or on the side bar to see the full offering.

This is the best time of year to stock up on essentials like Basic White cardstock and envelopes, dimensionals and your Paper Pumpkin subscription. On top of all of the rewards you can earn with Stampin’ Up! I am offering a Sale-a-bration Celebration for my customers. Save the date: March 19th – 7pm!

Ok – so here is a photo of the card, my video showing how to make this great card and a link to all the product used.

I hope some of the tips in the video helped ( how to use a builder punch and how to store extra pieces).

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon – Port Coquitlam, BC, CANADA

leahdixon.stampinup.net

Product List
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Oh So Ombre 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Sweet Strawberry Bundle
$43.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$10.25
2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
2 1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
$24.00
Pearl Basic Jewels
$6.75
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Paper Trimmer
$34.00