Sunday, March 25, 2018


Just recently (in the past couple of months), I ran across a picture of someone who had used their Paper Pumpkin to create a scrapbook page.  I don't know why it had never occurred to me to do so.  I've seen many alternative greeting cards using Paper Pumpkin supplies, that didn't follow the "recipe" included with the kit.  I have several past Paper Pumpkin kits that I wasn't exactly in love with the proposed use of the contents, though I seem to always love the product and stamp set that's included. One would think that a person who loves scrapbooking would naturally gravitate in the direction of making scrapbook layouts, but it just never occurred to me. 

Anyhoo, needless to say, I was so excited for the 5th anniversary edition - March Paper Pumpkin.  There was lots of hype surrounding it and the fact that there was a free gift that could be used with the kit. So much so that I waited until yesterday to open the kit because I wanted to make sure that I had time to play with it when I did.  When I opened it, I knew instantly that I would be trying my hand at creating a scrapbook layout with it.'s what happened:

I must also add that there were lots of supplies in the kit.  I still have many leftovers.  I did add a couple of pieces of cardstock in Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist for photo mats and card bases.
Here are a few close up details.  I actually was very pleased with the outcome.  So much so that I am going to go back through some leftover supplies from my previous Paper Pumpkin kits and convert those as well.

Below are some of the alternative cards that I created with the kit. 

This is one of my favorites.  I like the stamped background in Whisper White.  It brightened it up quite a bit.

I love that Stampin' Up used the current "In Colors" in this kit along with the Crumb Cake.  Crumb Cake is such a versatile color and in my opinion makes projects more elegant looking.


By the way, if you have never heard of Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly craft kit that comes right to your door.  I like to say it's just enough to get your crafty on if you have a busy life and can't really commit time to sitting down to craft.  The little box comes with everything you need except adhesive and is portable enough to travel with you to places.

The envelopes in this kit are very cute as well.  If you'll notice, I used one on the 12 x 12 scrapbook layout above as a journal pocket.

Well, I  hope that you are inspired by these alternative projects.  Here are the extra's that I used:

 Lemon Lime Twist 8.5x11 cardstock
  Whisper White 8.5x11 cardstock
 Crumb Cake 8.5x11 cardstock
 Whisper White 12x12 cardstock
 Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad
 Fresh Fig Stampin' Pad
 Fresh Fig 8.5x11 Cardstock

Finally and sadly, Saleabration ends this Saturday, March 31.  And gladly, there is still time to earn product for free, just for shopping.  Visit my online store to take advantage of Saleabration while there is still time.  As a reminder, the best deal is the Starter Kit. With the starter kit, you can select $125 in product for just $99, no shipping, and you can enjoy a 20% discount for the next three months with no further obligation.  Hop on over to my shop at: 

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