Thursday, March 24, 2022

Alternative Card ideas for Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit


  • Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card Ideas for Beyond The Horizon Kit
  • Beyond the Horizon March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Unboxing Video now available
  • Still time to order April 2022 New Beginnings Paper Pumpkin Kit
Today was a fun day.  I met a few stamping friends at Starbucks where we enjoyed coffee and treats and worked on our individual projects at the Big Table.  Our local Starbuck's manager enjoys seeing us spread out our projects and the blast we have coming up with creative ideas.   

I focused on making Alternative Cards using the March 2022 Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Paper Pumpkin kits are perfect for newer stampers without many stamping tools.  The kits include everything needed, except scissors, to complete a number of cards with matching envelopes, or treat packaging or other fun ideas that change monthly.  However, experienced stampers love Paper Pumpkin craft kits, too.   We love adding our own personal touch by adding more card layers, making different card layouts with the kit elements, and adding additional stamped elements or die cuts from our stash of Stampin' Up! craft supplies.  I created 5 different layouts today.  I'll show you three today using the Stamp Set that came with the March 2022 kit.  Tomorrow, I'll show you two additional cards made using the free, extra stamp set included in the Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit as a customer thank-you to Paper Pumpkin stampers.  You can watch the assembly video for this kit, below the card photos.  You can purchase Paper Pumpkin kits monthly or as a subscription of 3 months, 6 mos or 12 months.  More info below about next month's kit towards the end of this post.

Three floral greeting card ideas using contents of the Beyond The Horizon March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit

To create the card below.  I selected one of the cards from the kit, and cut down the card front to fit my Pale Papaya and Old Olive layers.  I used the remaining piece of White (back of the card) as a layer inside my card.  To give the watercolor scene a more painted look, I embossed a subtle texture onto the card using Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.  

This Paper Pumpkin Kit included a number of floral die cuts and geometric elements.  I used a couple from the kit, and then, I decided to create a few look-alike floral pieces.  I started with a full sheet of Old Olive Cardstock.  Then I used a Water Painter and my Old Olive ink pad, and added subtle streaks of  watered-down Old Olive ink to the entire piece of cardstock.  Then I selected a die from the Harvest Dies and created the Old Olive wheat shocks element.  As a final touch, I stamped the birds from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen onto a portion of my watercooler landscape image. Adding any small sentiment completes this card.

A floral greeting card created using elements from the March 2022 Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit

For the next alternative idea for using the Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit, I again chose one of the three card bases that came with the kit...another watercolored landscape.  I trimmed off the card front and matted the watercolor scene onto Misty Moonlight Cardstock.  I again used the birds from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.  Then I added a Basic White die cut from the Encircled in Beauty Dies.   I added another die cut, this time from white vellum cardstock, using one of the dies from the Forever Flourishing Die Set.  I also added another of the Old Olive die cuts from the Harvest Dies.  I stamped a sentiment onto another die cut from the Meadow Dies, and added a few of the gems included with the Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit to complete my second alternative card idea for this kit.

Handmade greeting card with watercolor scene and die cut elements from the March 2022 Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit

The third card I created from this kit, below, uses the third basecard design included in this Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Once again, I cut the basecard down to fit my Misty Moonlight and Crumb Cake basecard layers. Then I added a green leafy die cut included in the Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I finished the card with die cuts and stamped images from the Nature's Harvest Bundle and a tag die cut from the Tailor Made Tag Dies.  The bow is made using 3/16 Braided Linen Trim, a retired Stampin' Up! product.  The Hello sentiment is from the free stamp set included in this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit and it is stamped in Old Olive ink on the stitched Crumb Cake tag.

Floral Greeting Card using elements from the March 2022 Beyond The Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin March 2022 Unboxing video


Take a look at the beautiful watercolors prints and designs straight from the heart of our Stampin' Up! in-house artists. I have to admit, these photos don't do justice to the geat watercolor images.  You must see this one in person! 

Watch the unboxing video to see what's included in this month's kit and how to put this nature-inspired kit together.  This kit includes 9 printed card bases; 3 each of 3 deigns and a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Spot, precut paper pieces, embossed layering pieces, white gem embellishments and Pale Papaya ribbon.

Free Stamp set in the March 2022 Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit
This is the extra Stamp Set Paper Pumpkin Subscribers
received this month, March 2022

And this kit includes a FREE stamp set (yes-- that's two stamp sets in one kit).  It is a THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

The Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors:  Bumblee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

Don't miss future Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo. subscription today.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.

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New Beginnings Paper Pumpkin Kit for April 2022


Growing through life can mean growing pains.  Whether you're climbing the career ladder, moving out for the first time, retiring -- change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary--but isn't that what makes life beautiful?  Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures.  Let your loved ones know you'll be there to support them through all of life's chapters!

The Change is Beautiful kit includes enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change.  The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature.

Learn more about the intent behind this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit in this video.  

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

Place your order for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit  by 10 April 2022.

About the Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • The kit includes enough supplies to create 9 cards and 9 coordinating envelopes.  
  • Change is beautiful photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Card size"  4-1/4" X 5-1/2" 
  • Coordinating Colors:  Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apply Green, Melon Mambo
  • Order early:  Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period
Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo. subscription.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.

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