Paper Pumpkin Articles

Video - +20 Alternatives November 2022 Paper Pumpkin - From The North Pole

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Like the coordinating October 2022 kit, this one had multiple unique designs. This means that there are many more options and directions you can go with this kit.

I WILL be making a part two that combines the october kit supplies with this months supplies.

I am short Christmas cards so they will all be extra fancy while still being within the parameters for a non-machinable USPS...

Video - +30 Alternatives - October 2022 Paper Pumpkin - Ho Ho Ho

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The annual October Paper Pumpkin kit is always the Christmas card kit, followed by a coordinating November kit with tags, or some other 3D project, like gift bags and one year there were coordinating stockings!

I was in no hurry with this kit as my focus was on my mom who was in the hospital. I worked on this kit in between chatting with her while she awaiting myriad tests and...

Video - +20 Alternatives September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Spooky Treats - Making A Shaker + Fun Stencil Background

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I had the most crazy day yesterday!

On Wednesday we put in an offer on a home prior to it listing. The offer was to be presented with all offers at 1pm Friday. We knew there were four showings and the demand for this area of The Great Outdoors RV Resort (TGO) is high as I guess these homes on the nature trail are the TGO unicorn.

We could not sleep so got up early Friday at 7am....

Video +20 Alternatives July 2022 Paper Pumpkin - Sending Good Thoughts - Demos, Tips, Extra Supplies & Soooo Many Layouts!

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Alternatives July 2022 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Oh my goodness this was a wonderful kit. I could have gone on forever with all of the variety of colors and provided die cuts. I even demo how to make your own bottles which could then extend to the sea creatures!

Video +20 Alternatives - June 2022 Paper Pumpkin - Pick Of The Crop Featuring Sneak Peeks From The Holiday 2022 Catalog

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This kit finally had me flummoxed<- yup this is a word... 

I ended up having to just embrace the food die cuts and not think about them as food. They are just decorative items to place on a card, yup, that is all they are. And it worked!

I believe there are 30 different layouts and all of them came out great! I even snuck in 3 simple stamped layouts because I know I've been...

20 Alternatives - May 2022 Paper Pumpkin - Celebrating In Color - Great Neutral Kit - Add Any Images For Masculine Or Feminine

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May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis |

What a nice kit! I spend all of my time showing how easy it is to add stamping to make a layout masculine or feminine. Any type of stamp will work. I show silhouette and line stamps. Enjoy!

Video - Easter Cards 2022 Part 3 - Saying Goodbye To Pansy Petals DSP + Bonus Cards!!

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Easter cards 2022 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I finally finished Easter cards at 4am, and when I say finished, I mean, addressed and postage applied so all I had to do when I got up was run them to the mailbox.

I suppose I could have taken them so they would be 100% finished, but we are at a new to us Thousand Trails and I had to ask where the mail box was.

I like these last five cards! I include dimensions for the three dsp...

Bonus Alternatives - Easter Cards Using March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Beyond The Horizon - Colored Pencils Organization, Supplies & Real Time Demo - Four Cards

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This is a long one for all you colorists out there. I use the Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils with no water to create vibrant and fun easter images.

Then I walk through four A2 card alternatives and stamp the insides and envelopes (sped up).

This is part one. Part two will walk through using retiring DSP backgrounds. You won't want to miss my Easter series!