THREE Paper Pumpkin January 2024 Alternative Projects

Hi, Stampers!

A new Paper Pumpkin kit arrived a little late in January, so I just got a chance to play with it. Oh my goodness, this kit coordinates with the Perennial Lavender Suite and it is truly gorgeous. I made three cards that are all very different from the Kit’s examples. This January 2024 kit has got to be one of my all-time favorites. Do you agree? If not, let me know what kit was your favorite!

My Secrets!

Card #1 – Easy-Peasiest card

  • Firstly, this A2 card started with Gorgeous Grape cardstock, cut to 11 x 4-1/4 and scored at 5-1/2.
  • After that, I took the lavender panel and removed the detachable tag and applied the panel to the card base.
  • Then, I added dimensionals to the tab and placed it in the spot that I had removed it from.
  • Once that was done, I adhered the pretty floral pieces to the tag and added a loose linen thread bow over them.
  • After that, I took the lavender trim piece and popped it up with dimensionals on the ends.
  • Then, I added the “love” pieces over that trim piece.
  • Finally, I adhered three gold dragonflies to the card front for a touch of sparkle.

Card #2 – Easy (and not lavender)!

  • So, for my next card, I turned the neutral card base inside out and used the Elegant Borders die to make the 3″ card front.
  • Then, I took two of the leaves from the kit, turned one over to expose the white side and glued them together onto the card front.
  • After that, I glued the “love” from the kit to the right side of the card front.
  • Since I don’t love negative space, I took one of the butterfly accents and lightly brushed it with Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake with a Blending Brush.
  • Finally, I added a few Pool Party Glossy Dots to the front for some sparkle.

Easy fun fold for Card #3!

Create this card using Paper Pumpkin January 2024 Kit by Stampin' Up! & Debbie Mageed @ SecretsToStamping
  • So, for my final card, I made a double gatefold card, using this tutorial from Connie Stewart. It’s super easy and gives you lots of areas for crafting!
  • Card Base #1: 11 x 4-1/4 and scored at 2-3/4 on both ends
  • Card Base #2: 5-3/8 x 8-1/2 and scored at 2-1/8 on both ends
  • Card #1 DSP Panels: 2-1/2 x 4-1/8 (2)
  • Card #2 DSP Panels: 5-1/4 x 2 (2)

Now, the fun part…

  • After I put the panels onto their corresponding card base, I glued Card Base #2 to the inside of Card Base #1.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set and cut it out with the Heartfelt Hexagon Punch. Once that was done, I layered it onto the Most Adorned DSP cut with the Nested Essentials die. I cut two leaves from the Add-On die (Love of Spring #164396) and adhered the panel to the left gatefold panel. After that, I cut Real Red cardstock with the other die from the Love of Spring collection. I glued the “love” to it, then popped it up onto the card base so that it will hold the panel on the left side down. Then, I added the leaves from the kit to add a little balance to the card front.
  • For the inside of this fun fold card, I added a Real Red circle from the Stylish Shapes die and a circle (2-1/2″ Circle Punch) stamped with the sentiment from the Heartful Hexagon stamp set and adhered them together. Then, it was glued down to the upper panel of Card #2.
  • Then, with Card #2 completely open, I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set and cropped it out with the Hexagon Punch.
  • Finally, to pretty the card up a bit, I stamped hearts inside and added some cork rounds to each of the card fronts.

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Allsorts
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. A Place To Start
  4. Beautiful Blossoms
  5. Die Cut Divas
  6. I Spy With My Little Eye (butterfly)
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  8. A Perfect Time to Craft

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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Paper Pumpkin news…

Kit details…

  • Paper Pumpkin always goes all out for their anniversary month! This kit promises to be OTT gorgeous!
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs with 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Pre-cut vellum pieces and wood embellishments
  • Coordinates with the Meandering Meadows Suite Collection (item 162745)
  • Coordinating colors: Granny Apple Green, Garden Green (Classic Stampin’ Spot), Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia
  • TWO stamp sets: a FREE stamp set will be included (Please note that one of the images does not fit on the Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block)


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2-1/2″ Circle Punch

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12 thoughts on “THREE Paper Pumpkin January 2024 Alternative Projects”

  1. Three beautifully created cards, I am loving each color version but think my favorite is the first as I love that color so much! So great to see you joining us at I spy with my little eye too where we’re looking for things beginning with “B”. Thanks so much!!

  2. The lavender is a gorgeous card, the second soft and lovely, and the last has great color and I’m intrigued by the double gate-fold. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  3. All the cards are beautiful – I love the purple flowers in the first card, the softness of the second and boldness of the third. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas. Arlene

  4. These cards are absolutely wonderful, simple and elegant. I really thought I had already left a comment, but I guess not, I’m so glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas. Arlene

  5. Love your Easy-Peasiest card, beautiful stamp work and great colourl Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start for our monochrome challenge..

  6. As always, your work is beautiful and impeccable! Card 1 is stunning and we are delighted that you chose to share it with us at a Place to Start!

    I also love Card 2! I must CASE that one! Thanks for being a regular player and providing us with so much inspiration!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place to Start
    613 Avenue Create

  7. Gorgeous work and pretty butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing with “I Spy” challenge “Something Beginning With B”.
    Pauline xx

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