Walkthrough Wednesday–Fun Alternate Ideas for your June 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit


I’m so proud of myself for actually finishing a Paper Pumpkin kit in the same month that I got it. Smile  I have to admit, I’ve gotten really bad about getting a kit in the mail and being so excited to make the project… and then letting the box get buried on my desk only to be dug out weeks later.

But no more!  I just launched a new Facebook group to share Paper Pumpkin project kit tips, alternate ideas, and the occasional great deal!  So now I have to start making my kits on time so I can share in the group when everyone gets their kits. Smile  Feel free to join us here – Paper Pumpkin Fun with Northwest StamperAnyway, this was a fun kit and I thought really cute.  I especially loved the thin wood accents on the banner card!


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Ok, back to today… it is also Walkthrough Wednesday and so I thought I would share my alternative card ideas I came up with from the kit and help walk you through them too.  So here are the alternative cards:

And you can check out the video about Paper Pumpkin and how to make these cards here:

(note – if you are reading this blog post in email, click here to view the video)

But here are a few close ups of the cards – each using only the supplies from the kit.  So you don’t have to have anything else in your craft room, or with you, to make these variations!

Flower Card – Alternate

Instead of laying out those stickers on the front of the white cardstock, I layered them BEHIND to make a fun background pattern.  Add some extra stamping and tie on some of the thick twine and you get a fun country card.

Banner Card – Alternative

I also wanted to mix things up a bit with the banner card too.  So I started by squeezing all the triangles together which left me just enough space at the top for a sentiment!  And where did that green background paper come from you might ask?  Well, the kit included envelopes and envelope liners – so I just repurposed PART of an envelope liner!  You still can line the top of your envelope and still have enough to make this cute background.  And no extra white cardstock required either!  I just trimmed the bottom of one of the banner card bases.  Check out the video for all the exact measurements and cutting instructions. Smile

And so for comparison… the card on the left is the one from the instructions in the kit and the card on the right is my alternate version:

And if you have received your kit but haven’t put it together yet, you can follow along with my Paper Pumpkin June edition walkthrough video where I share tips for making the default cards in the kit… check it out:

(note – if you are reading this blog post in email, click here to view the video)

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One response to “Walkthrough Wednesday–Fun Alternate Ideas for your June 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit”

  1. I just happened to find your video on the Jun Paper Pumpkin and decided to hit your blog. I liked your two cards better than what the kit chowed. I just wanted to thank you for the alternative ideas. I am off to explore more of your blog!

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