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Doing More with Paper Pumpkin: April and May

With the crazy spring, I realized when I designed May's Paper Pumpkin alternate project that I hadn't shared April's, either! What has life become when sharing pretty things becomes too time consuming? That must change! Today's blog post features my alternate projects for both April and May 2024. You didn't subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?


I still have something for you! These cards aren't just Paper Pumpkin alternatives but great fun folds you can create with many different Stampin' Up!® products.

Let's start with April's gorgeous butterfly kit. I just have to say...I liked that kit so much, I bought another and also two refill kits. It's so pretty and can be used for so many things! Here you can see the supplies that were in the kit and the cards the kit intended.

I just made a simple pop-up bendy card using a few extra pieces of our new Basic Beige color cardstock, in addition to a few supplies from the kit. Here's the card I came up with:

The Basic Beige piece of cardstock were cut these sizes:

  • 8" x 5 1/2", scored at 2", 4", and 6." (card base)

  • 5" x 1", scored 1/2" from each end (bendy piece)

  • 3/4" x 9 1/2" (belly band)

I think the pictures above do a great job of showcasing how the card is put together, but watching the video near the end of this blog post walks you through it step by step.

The panels are decorated with the beautiful card bases from in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I cut apart the Basic Gray with butterflies card base so that I had two pieces 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"

The outer most panels (inside and out) are decorated with a Lost Lagoon card base, cut the same as above.

I made most recent May Paper Pumpkin kit alternative using the supplies in May's kit and some extra cardstock. Below you can see the supplies provided in the kit and their intended cards. I LOVE this kit so much!

Fun fold cards are the name of the Paper Pumpkin alternate game for me, so I created this amazing card using the contents of the kit:

The card base is made from a 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, and it's scored at 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 4 1/8", and 5 1/2". I accordion folded it, then added layers to decorate the panels. I also cut another piece of Thick Basic White cardstock. I cut it at 4 1/2" x 3", then scored it in half at 2 1/4". That ends up to be the connecting piece that holds the accordion together. See below for all the sizes of the layers. There are a lot!

Early Espresso cardstock:

  • Four pieces 1 1/4" x 5 3/8"

  • 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

  • Two pieces 2 1/8" x 2 7/8" (for the connector)

  • Largest panel layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Crumb Cake cardstock:

  • 4" x 5 1/4", stamped with the tree stamp from the Kit

Wood grain taken from one of the envelopes from the kit:

  • Two pieces 1 1/8" x 5 1/4"

  • 2" x 2 3/4"

Pool Party distressed wood Designer Series Paper:

  • Two pieces 1 1/8" x 5 1/4"

The colorful wood planked paper and the pre-printed circle both came from the kit. I cut the wood planked paper at 2" x 2 3/4".

Aren't both of these cards fun? They even look amazing sitting side by side!

Intrigued by how these cards are both put together? You can watch here (below) or head to my YouTube Channel.

You still have some time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so you can receive the June kit! Do so TODAY, Monday, June 10, by heading here. When you become a subscriber, you can also order past kits or kit refills that are still available. Questions? Just contact me!

Happy Paper Pumpkining!


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