May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

Hello Sugar and Scrappers! The other day I shared a video of my May Paper Pumpkin unboxing. Today I have my alternate projects to share with you. This kit was so fun to use and very easy to work with.


For those of you who are new here, Paper Pumpkin is a monthly creative kit that is delivered to your mailbox once a month and contains all the items you need to create the project within. You even get an exclusive stamp set each month and an ink spot (mini ink pad). All you have to add are scissors and a clear block, which you get for FREE in your first kit when you join!

Each month, I like to take my Paper Pumpkin and see what other items I can create with my kit items. Take a look at my alternative projects for May.


This card was made the way the instructions say, but I added some silver thread behind the medallion.


This card is also very similar to the way the instructions direct, except I turned my card side ways and used the Father’s Day banner to keep the card closed.


This card design came from my talented upline Rachel Tessman over at She calls it the peek-a-boo gate fold card. I used a piece of Tutti Frutti DSP from the Occasions catalog, which will no longer be available after May 31st, a piece of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and my 2″, 1 3/4″, and 1 1/2″ circle punches.


For this card, I used a scrap from the laser cut trees and attached to the bottom of the card. I also used a stamp set from the Share What You Love bundle to spell out the word awaits. I like how the scrap created a different looking mountain range. I suppose I could have colored it in with a Stampin’ Write marker.


Here is a 12 X 12 scrapbook layout. I used mainly elements from the kit, along with Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Crumb Cake card stock. I was going to add a shield and a medallion from the Paper Pumpkin kit, but could not decide where I wanted them to go.


The last card I have for you is a Double Z Fold card. This card fold is not my idea, but it is super easy to make and I am going to show you how to make one in the video below!


I really hope you enjoyed the video and the you were able to make the Double Z Fold card. Sorry about the weird angle, I am still trying to get the hang of this whole video/editing thing…LOL. Here are the dimensions for the card:


Base cardstock
8 ½ X 4 ¼ scored horizontally at 2 1/8 and 4 ¼
Card Base Layers
1 7/8 X 4, 4 X 4, and 3 ¾ X 3 ¾

Double Z Strip
8 ½ X 1 ¼ scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4
Double Z Layers
4 X 1, (2) 1 7/8 X 1, and 1 5/8 X ¾

Reverse your small strip so that the 4 ¼ side is to the left prior to attaching.

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Happy Stamping!!

Don’t forget about the retiring products…available through May 31st. Check out this list of discounted retiring items! AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

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