March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Say hello to my March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives! I haven’t done any alternatives for a while, so it’s time to bring them back.

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Well, the proverbial cat has been let out of the bag. Yesterday Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO, announced that this year’s Artisan Design Team would be featuring alternatives for their Paper Pumpkin kits each month.

Six of us North American Artisans will be designing the alternatives, three of which will be marketed by Stampin’ Up! each month on their social media sites.

This month marks the first of the alternatives, and it starts with their Ten Years of Growth kit. It is a celebratory kit marking the ten year anniversary of Paper Pumpkin, and I am honored to start this new adventure off.

Here is a video, from yesterday’s announcement on Facebook, with Sara showing off our alternatives.

This kit comes with not one, but two stamp sets too! It’s double the fun!!

It is a pretty floral kit consisting of these fun colors.

The first alternative

The first alternative is the easiest to put together. The only stamping that is required is the sentiment and the pink floral spray.

March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #1

It came together by cutting a portion of the envelope, a section of the bookcase from another card, and the die cut elements in the kit.

March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #1 angled

The second alternative

The second alternative is a little more labor intensive. Rather than it being a card, I turned it into a gift by making it a holder for a package of flower seeds.

March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #2

A little creativity, a ruler, some scoring, and a pair of Paper Snips turn one of the cards into a holder with ease. After forming the holder, all that was left was to decorate it with some die cuts from the kit. Add an embossed sentiment and tuck a package of seeds in it, and it is good to go.

The last alternative

The last alternative utilizes the extra stamp set in the kit. It requires a lot of coloring, but I think the end result is well worth it.

March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #3

Again, using the die cuts from the kit, and adding some pops of gold really make this card a stand out.

March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #3

I hope you enjoyed seeing these alternatives as much as I have had making them. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. What are your thoughts on the March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives and are you happy to see them again?


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Paper Pumpkin kits really are a one-and-done way to paper craft. With a Paper Pumpkin subscription, your kit arrives at your door every month like clockwork. Each kit contains everything that you need to complete the project and if you are feeling a little adventurous, you can make your own alternatives.

I am happy to share my monthly PDF Paper Pumpkin Alternative step-by-step instructions. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I will send you exclusive instructions on how to make alternatives for any month that you have subscribed to.

If you want to learn more about Paper Pumpkin, you can do so HERE.


April 2023 Paper Pumpkin: All the Little Things

Good things take time, but you can start creating them now with the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with elegant designs and bright colors. The iridescent foil is the shining detail to bring your crafts together. You can make a card for anyone and for any occasion!

And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE box organizer! This organizer fits perfectly inside your Paper Pumpkin box and is great for keeping your supplies from past kits organized, so you know right where everything is! It can be customized to different sizes of compartments, depending on what you want to store.

The April Paper Pumpkin kit focuses on optimism and renewal. The sentiments in the kit focus on just that! The included photopolymer stamp set has four sentiments that celebrate the simple things and encourage growth and healing. It’s a great set to have on hand that can be used for multiple occasions.

In addition, the kit has a unique theme that focuses on beautiful cherry blossoms! Cherry blossoms represent positivity, renewal, and a fresh start. The die cut pieces in this kit reflect these exact principles. They are filled with bright colored pinks, and dotted with iridescent foil. It’s a detail that won’t go unnoticed!

This kit includes:

  • 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
  • 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
  • Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
  • Unique embellishments and twine.
  • Adhesives to complete the projects.
  • Final card size: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” (14 x 10.8 cm). 
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce.
  • FREE box organizer

This kit is available from March 11th thru April 10th.



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    • Thank you so much Barbara, you are so sweet!! The Paper Pumpkin alternatives PDF tutorials are reserved for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers, but I’m sure I can put something together for you in an email to help.πŸ’—

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