Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – Memorable Meadows

I hosted my monthly Zoom call with my Paper Pumpkin customers on Saturday afternoon. During our Pumpkin in the Fungeon call, I share some fun ideas with the items included in the monthly kit, and my customers share their brilliant ideas. I’m always impressed by what others are making and love to spend that time with my customers who participate. Sometimes we rush through our projects and then just chat for the rest of the time. We, of course, talked about the upcoming catalog and the new In Colors. What fun!

Pumpkin in the Fungeon, Brian KingToday I’m sharing three cards with one alternative design I shared with March’s Memorable Meadows Kit, a collection of beautiful landscapes (always inspiring). The kit includes rich colors, but there’s still a light-and-airy feel to all of the projects. Before I share one of my alternative projects, here’s a look at the finished projects (as designed) from the March 2024 Paper Pumpkin kit:

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThis kit includes the makings for 9 cards, including TWO stamp sets and an ink spot. While the full kits have sold out, refills (without the stamp sets and ink spot) are available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Here’s a look at the kit refill (click on the image below to open in my online store):

Memorable Meadows Refill, Stampin Up!, Brian King 164392

That’s A LOT! Here’s a look at the coordinating stamp set that came with the March kit:

Memorable Meadows Stamp Set, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s a look at the bonus stamp set, Daisies for You:

Memorable Meadows Bonus Stamp Set, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Alternative Projects

While the projects (as-designed) are pretty great, I love making alternative projects with the supplies that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits. Here are two alternative projects I made to share with my group on our Pumpkin in the Fungeon call:

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives, March 2024, Brian KingI’m going to share a closer look at each of these projects with you today.

It’s the Little Things

There’s a very important reason I am not known as the “Fancy Fold King.” While I make a handful of fancy folds for the kits I share, I mostly stick to simple designs for my blog posts. The fancy fold on my first card is a simple fancy fold – a standard base with 1-1/4″ cut off the bottom of the card base. Mind blown?!

I cut one of the flower-filled card fronts into pieces to showcase it on the front and inside of the card – here’s a look at the card front:

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives, March 2024, Brian Kingand here’s the inside of the card with another sentiment from the accompanying stamp set:

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives, March 2024, Brian KingThe base of my card is Highland Heather, and the thin frame around the layers is Gorgeous Grape. The sentiments are also stamped with Gorgeous Grape. Since each card has a similar print on the back of each card base, I could get two cards like this out of one from the kit. Such fun!

You’ve Been on My Mind

The gorgeous landscapes reminded me of the Meandering Meadows collection, an Online Exclusives offering that launched last year. Naturally, I recalled the arched die from that set – I used it to crop the image from this card front:

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives, March 2024, Brian KingIf you love the watercolored landscapes in this kit, you’ll love the Meandering Meadows Suite that includes this die. Here’s a look at the Meandering Meadows Suite Collection:

Meandering Meadows Suite Collection, Stampin Up!, 162745I added Mossy Meadow leaves from the Timeless Arrangements Bundle (soon-to-retire) to add a little accent to my sentiment and the framed landscape. Here’s a look at this incredible, versatile bundle:

Timeless Arrangements Bundle, Stampin Up! 161526I embossed the background panel with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and layered that over a penal from the envelope in the kit. I added three gold sequins from the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins (also soon-to-retire).

April’s Paper Pumpkin

April’s butterfly-themed kit, Delicate Wings, features elegant words of encouragement and support with champagne foil cutouts. Here’s a sneak peek at the Delicate Wings kit:

Delicate Wings Paper Pumpkin Kit, Stampin Up!Here are some products included in the kit:

  •  Makes 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) with envelopes
  • Pre-cut paper pieces and butterfly designs
  • Champagne foil images, sentiments and labels

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Lost Lagoon, Moody Mauve, Basic Beige, Basic Gray, Basic Black, champagne foil

Sign up by April 10 to receive this beautiful kit and be a part of our next Pumpkin in the Fungeon call!

    Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin Today

    If you’d like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and be a part of my Pumpkin in the Fungeon calls, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin here. If you have questions or need assistance, please email me at [email protected]. I hope you are inspired by these projects – now, I’m off to play with all the other amazing elements of the kit.

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    I have more projects to share with you tomorrow with the bonus stamp set and other coordinating products. I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to check it out. Yay!

    Thanks for stopping by today!


    November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit


    Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale

    Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale (for the 2023 Annual Catalog and January – April 2024 Mini Catalog) will start on April 9, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your order for the discounted products or place an order for the items that aren’t discounted (so you don’t miss out). To learn more and see the lists I’ve organized for you, click on the image below:

    Last Chance Sale - Brian King

    Stampin’ Up!’s 2024-2026 In Colors

    On Tuesday, I introduced you to the five new In Colors that will be joining our color collection with the May launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2024 Annual Catalog. If you missed that post (or want to review it again), you can see my post here.

    2024-2026 In Colors, Stampin Up!, Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, Shy Shamrock, Peach Pie

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    1. Love the little stamp set. Your cards are wonderful and I especially enjoyed the interior with a touch of DSP!

    2. Both cards are very pretty. Your new fancy fun-fold design is very nice! Cutting off
      1 1/4″ is an easy and fun upgrade. Enjoy your day!

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