I’ll Bee Yours Paper Pumpkin Alternates

The color palette of the January Paper Pumpkin kit is gorgeous and perfect for Spring. The stamp set has a variety of sentiments and a great background stamp. Even if you don’t send Valentine’s Day cards or even Gal-entines cards, this kit is filled with treasures for making alternatives. I’ll show you a few that I came up with.

The Kit

First, check out the 3″x3″ cards and the gift sacks that the kit makes. The two cards are stamped with Mint Macaron ink from the kit and the background stamp. The pre-punched pieces are in a combination of Highland Heather, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. It was easy to put these together in minutes and the kit would be great for kids to make cards for exchanges. The sacks were equally fast and the flower embellishments already have adhesive. It just doesn’t get simpler.

Small Thank You

The first alternative makes use of the preprinted sack as an envelope for a small thank you card. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3-1/2″x6″ scored at 3″. Then I added a piece of leftover DSP that was primarily Mint Macaron. I added a Champagne foil heart using one of the punches from the Heart Punch pack in the current mini-catalog. I love the bit of detail and sparkle. The sentiment is in the kit. Simple and pretty and it fits in the sack.

Joy Fold

My last post went into detail on how to make a joy fold card. Using one of the 3×3 cards in the kit as the second piece of the card, made the fold even easier. Start with a piece of 4-1/4″x 8-1/2″ Whisper White scored at 3″ on the long side. I added a piece of Rococo Rose DSP in 4″x 5-1/4″ then layered on the small card. The 3″ flap is decorated with the front half of one of the preprinted sacks cut down to 2-3/4″ x 4″. The sentiment from the kit is stamped in Rococo Rose ink. Then I just added a few of the pre-punched hearts and sequins to the top fo the card and it’s done.

Gift Card Holder

The last card uses a standard base of Whisper White. On top of the is another layer of Whisper White stamped with the background stamp using the Mint Macaron ink in the kit. Trim this layer to 4″x5-1/4″ and wrap it in the baker’s twine in the kit before using Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front.

Next, I stamped the outline heart on the pre-punched piece with Highland Heather ink. The tag is also stamped in the same color, but I used a sentiment from the Sentimental Rose kit from last April. It fit perfectly on the tag in the kit. The heart is up on Dimensionals, so it’s easy to tuck the tag underneath.

The cool part of this card is the interior. I added one of the sacks on the inside panel for holding a gift card. The For You stamp is in the kit and it bumps the edges of the outline of the little tag, but that’s fine. It looks great. Easy card and gift in one envelope.

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Happy crafting!

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