Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavender with Alternatives

Hello! Yes, it’s Paper Pumpkin time. Are you thinking, “I am not interested in Paper Pumpkin Kits?” I can’t lie, a few people have expressed that sentence to me. It’s ok to say that, however, when was the last time you looked at a Paper Pumpkin Kit? It has been quite a year and without a doubt, each kit has been one pleasant element of surprise! Below is the first kit of 2024. Take a look at the Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavendar Kit with Alternatives in this post. I am hoping you think differently.

Lovely Lavender

Each month, Stampin’ Up! provides a cute video highlighting the monthly kit. I love to see all the pieces come together to complete the projects. Some of love written directions, some love pictures and some love both. Lucky for us, the video is available every month and the directions included in the kit are VERY easy to follow.

Lovely Lavender Alternatives

One of my customers expressed to me she was behind on completing her kits and felt alittle overwhelmed. She missed when I would make alternatives with the kit. After speaking with her, I decided I needed to get a few things back on my schedule that I removed. For the past 6-8 months, I have been holding a Paper Pumpkin Alternatives Class. I create at least 4 cards (mainly) using the kit. I try to limit my supplies, to focus on all you need is the kit. It was a challenge this month as the stampset only had one image and the rest were sentiments. I did add Perennial Postage to two of the cards. It always amazes me what can be created with Stampin’ Up! products.

Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavender with Alternatives

The Alternatives:

I didn’t share the dimensions of the orginial projects as they have prewriten directions. Below are the 4 cards, each displaying something from the kit that caught my eye. Do you have a favorite? I would love to hear which one.

Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavender with Alternatives

Card #1

  • cut card base 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • score at 5 1/2″
  • cut layering card stock 4 x 5 1/4″
  • cut purple marble card front 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (lately I have been doing 1/8″ borders because I want more of the design to show!)
  • stamp “with” in gorgeous grape and trim
  • create a banner from scrap and adhere the love sentiment
  • assemble card using the leaves cut outs and flower cut outs
  • place banner over the flowers
  • add some embellishments
  • tie a twine bow to comlete card


Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavender with Alternatives

Card #2

For anyone who loves purple, I think this will be a favorite of yours! A little fun fold for you as well!

  • cut card base in gorgeous grape 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • score at 1 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ with the 11″ across the top
  • cut basic white 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • using one of the purple lined envelopes, open it carefully and trim a piece 3 1/2″ x 4″ and  1 1/8″ x 4″
  • fold card as shown
  • no adhesive was used to close the card, the ribbon (retired) wad used to secure the fold
  • stamp sentiment in gorgeous grape
  • die cut 2 deckled circle dies with highland heather card stock
  • stamp image in gorgeous grape twice before reinking
  • stamp off and then stamp one more “lighter’ shade of the image on the circle
  • on the white card stock, I stamped 3 times without reinking in between
  • use dimensionals to adhere the circle
  • add embelishments to complete your card


Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavender with Alternatives

Card #3

  • cut thick white card stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • score at 4 1/4″
  • cut garden green card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″
  • using one of the Crumb Cake Cards, cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • stamp sentiment in garden green on bracket from kit
  • using white ribbon, tie a know and adhere to card
  • create focal point from pieces from the kit, adhere bracket with dimensionals to the card
  • make a bow with the twine and adhere
  • add embellishments


Paper Pumpkin Lovely Lavender with Alternatives

Card #4

The last card…

  • cut lost lagoon 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • cut pretty peacock 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • using the floral part of one of the cards in the kit, cut 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • trim 1/4″ x 5″ in pretty peacock
  • using scrap 1/2″ basic white for your sentiment in pretty peacock
  • stamp image on highland heather card stock with gorgeous grape ink
  • assemble card
  • add bow!

Year in Review

I mentioned earlier about revisiting the Paper Pumpkin. Stampin’ Up! shared this recap of the past year. Please take a look. I think you will be plesantly surprised at how far the kits have come. I am looking forward to this year’s kits. So far both January and February are a hit and the March Kit will have an added bonus, an extra stamp set!! Be sure to sign up to receive the most current kit by the 10th of the month. PLUS, once you are a subscriber, you are eligible to purchase past kits! WOO HOO! So if you saw one that caught your eye, be sure to shop my online store to see if the kit or refill is available. To join my paper pumpkin subscribers or want to update your account, Bonnie’s Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

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