April 2022 Paper Pumpkin – Change Is Beautiful – With Alternative Ideas!

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Hey friends! Did you see that Stampin Up is offering free shipping TODAY only?! Shop here to take advantage of this offer that only happens a few times each year! Today I want to share the April 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit with you. This is such a sweet and pretty kit. Let’s get started with it!

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Video

Watch along here to see all of the projects I created, hear an explanation, and watch as I create a double Z fun fold and shaker card!

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Contents

As usual, this month’s kit included the card bases, envelopes, die cuts, ink, stamps, adhesives, and embellishments to make all of these cards. The materials will make 9 cards if made the way the instructions show.

Now let’s take a look at the projects I created!

Kit Projects

Below are the three card designs shown on the kit instructions. Two of the three are Z fold cards, and there are enough materials to make three of each design.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

Here you can see all three of the designs opened up.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

Next let’s take a look at the alternative ideas I came up with.

Alternative Ideas

Simple Changes

For this card, I basically just changed the location of the die cuts. Easy!

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

Cutting Card Bases

For the next few cards, I took the printed card bases and cut them into pieces to use on additional card bases. This helps the kit materials go further and make more cards.

In the photo below, I took the card base for the card at the top, and cut on the score lines to create one large panel and two smaller panels. I created the card at the lower left using the large panel. Using the two smaller panels, I used a 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, scored 2 3/4″ from each end to create the gate fold card shown at the lower right.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

In addition, I cut one of the moon and stars card bases in half to get one piece with the moon and one with the sun. I created the two cards at the bottom with the pieces.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

Fun With Fussy Cutting

I created this card by fussy cutting the flowers and leaves from the back panel of the card. I attached the front panel to a piece of black cardstock for the back, then pieced the fussy cut pieces to make pretty artwork.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

Extra Die Cuts

Since I created the cards above without die cuts, I had lots of die cuts to play around with! I created the cards below using these pieces.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

Getting Creative

Watch along with the video to see how I created these next two cards. I created a Double Z fold card…

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

…and this simpler version of a shaker card.

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

I had so much fun creating these cards. Sign up to get next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit here!

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April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Change Is Beautiful - With Alternative Ideas!

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