April 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

I have some wonderful Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for you today from the April 2023 kit.

This was such a fun kit. The die cuts and the colors are just beautiful! The foil details really add some elegance too.

Here are the colors that I used to create these cards.

I’m not sure what took me so long to put this kit together, but alas, here are my alternatives.

The first alternative

The first alternative is made with just the kit items. There is some background stamping, but the die cut does all the work.

To give a little interest, there is some Calypso Coral twine wrapped around the sentiment.

The second alternative

The second alternative has a portion of the envelope behind the cut out. It gave it a soft, pretty blue background that matches the base.

The Bough punch and Stylish Shapes dies created some nice elements to place behind the die cut flower.

The last alternative

The last alternative is a slimline and has an embossed texture for the background.

Some leaves made of Rose Gold Specialty paper and the Basic Black twine really tie it all together.

I would love to know your thoughts. Please let me know what you think of this kit and my April 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives.

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June 2023 Paper Pumpkin: Welcome Inn

This month’s kit is all about hospitality! Whether you’re hosting friends in your home or want to stand out as a gracious guest, each card and stamp sentiment can create inviting and welcoming cards that any loved one is sure to appreciate. You will have so much fun crafting with these cards!

This kit includes nine elegant and detailed cards—three each of three designs. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!

You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on! (Available while supplies last. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately).

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments.
  • A Night of Navy Stampin’ Spot and beautiful embellishments
  • Lovely floral details and precut vases

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number: 161474).


Welcome Inn Dies (Available for purchase starting 11 May, while supplies last).

Item number: 163192

$6.00 USD / $8.25 CAD

This add-on includes:

  • One coordinating vase die: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • One coordinating flower die
  • One beautiful leaf die

Note: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately.

This kit is available from May 11th thru June 10th.

May 2023 Kit to Go: Darling Details

My May 2023 Kit to Go is available to purchase. It consists of 4 cards, two of which are fun folds. This kit is available through May 24th, and you can read all about it here.

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8 thoughts on “April 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives”

  1. I love them all. Just started working on this kit and I will definitely be trying these. Thanks so much for sharing 😀

  2. I just love a slimline card! This one is just beautiful! Obviously you had to run it thru an embossing folder TWICE to accommodate the length…but it looks so perfect! Any tips or tricks to make it ?!

    • Thank you Beth! The trick to embossing a larger piece of cardstock is to not run it all the way through the machine. Place your plate up to the edge of the folder, then run it up to the edge without running it through. Repeat the process for the opposite side. You may get a small line, but you won’t have the same hard edge that you would get if you ran the plate all the way through. Hope this helps.😀


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