January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

The January 2024 Paper Pumpkin kit is called Lovely Lavender. The kit contains all the supplies you need to create 8 cards and 4 tags. In this post, I will focus on some alternate ways to use the exclusive stamp set and the kit supplies to create additional cards.

Paper Pumpkin Kit

The January 2024 Paper Pumpkin kit features 2 different card designs as well as a tag. The kit comes with enough supplies to create 8 cards; 4 of each of the 2 different designs. The kit also includes 4 tags you can create for gifting. Of course, I will show you how to take those tags and turn them into cards!

January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lovely Lavender

These are the 3 different card and tag designs you can create with the supplies in the kit. There are 5 different stamp images in the exclusive stamp set which comes in the kit. Plus, there is also an add on die set you can get to use with this kit and with the next 2 kits! The add-on die set is called the Love of Spring Dies. This die set includes 4 different dies which coordinate with the January, February and March Paper Pumpkin kits! Learn more about these dies HERE.

Kit Card Base Ideas

One of my favorite things to do when creating alternative card designs is to cut up the decorative card bases which come in each kit. Typically, the card bases have a design on the front and back of each one. This enables me to cut apart the card bases and use them as patterned paper to make additional cards.

One of the card bases in this month’s kit featured the flowery pattern on the front and the purple watercolor pattern on the back. I simply cut apart the card bases in the kit to create alternate design. The layers for the first card feature the two different card base patterns. The purple piece measures 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. The flowery piece is 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches. The vellum layer is 3-1/4 x 2-1/2 inches. Add one of the foliage die cut shapes from the kit. The “love” greeting is simply heat embossed in white on a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I cut out the work with a scissors and adhered it to a 1 x 3 inch piece of embossed white cardstock.

The second card idea features the same flowery pattern cut from one of the card bases. This time I cut a 3 x 4-1/4 inch piece. Most of the elements on this card came from the kit. I did use one of the paper butterflies from the Perennial Lavender Suite. This particular suite of products coordinates with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. The love greeting is adhered to a 3/4 x 3-3/4 inch piece of the polka dot paper.

Kit Envelopes

Now the brown paper with white polka dots is the pattern on the other card base from the kit. It is also the same pattern on the envelopes. You can easily cut apart the card base or envelopes to obtain different pieces of this paper to use for additional card making.

January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

This card features pieces cut from the card bases and the envelopes. The flowery background piece measures 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches and is cut from one of the card bases. Adhere the flowers to a 3 x 4-1/2 inch piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and adhere to the center of the card front. The brown with white polka dot piece is cut from the envelop and measures 3-1/2 x 2 inches. Decorate as desired.

Kit Tags

The next two card ideas feature some alternate ways to use the 4 tags which come in the January 2024 paper pumpkin kit. The first card showcases the tag as the focal point on an embossed white background. This is the easiest way to use the tag. You can add a little gem on the top of the tag to cover up the hole.

The second card idea still uses the tag as the focal point. However, this time I added a 2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of the polka dot paper and a 1 x 4 inch piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock. Cut a 1 x 3 inch piece of white cardstock and emboss it. Add the “love” greeting to the white embossed cardstock and decorate as desired.

Die Cut Elements

The January 20204 Paper Pumpkin kit came with a variety of different die cut elements for creating the kit cards. I decided to use those elements to create additional cards. I love the look of white on white. As such, I cut a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock and embossed it with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. Then I arranged the different elements from the kit on the white background. It creates such a stunning look!

Using Up Scraps

The last couple of cards ideas are simply just a great way to use up scraps. I had a few scrap pieces of the card bases leftover, so I decided to create two different designs. The first card features a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of the flowery paper and a 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of the purple paper. Cut both of these pieces from one of the card bases in the kit. The focal point features the paper butterfly with a bit of ink blending.

The second card idea is one I use a lot when I am trying to use up scraps. It consists of 5 different pieces of paper cut to 3/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Simply arrange them across the card front and decorate as desired.

Video Tutorial

As you can see, there are a variety of different ways you can use each Paper Pumpkin kit! However, you must subscribe to the program by the 10th of each month in order to receive that month’s kit. Once the deadline passes, the kits are no longer available. So, I highly recommend becoming a subscriber, so you don’t miss out on the fun!

As one of my subscribers, you will receive a free tutorial each month featuring 12 more project ideas! Yes, 12 more fun ways to use the kit supplies and the exclusive stamp set. Check out the sneak peek of past tutorials and learn more about upcoming kits HERE.

Be sure to watch the video for some tips on creating these alternate designs. Have a fun and creative day my friends! ~ Lynn

4 thoughts on “January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives”

  1. Two things: 1) I received my Stippled Roses Birthday card kit today. I cannot wait to get started making cards! 2) Where can I find a pdf of the January Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas? I print them up and put them in a notebook dedicated to your designs!!

    I enjoy watching your videos. Thanks for sharing your talents!

    • Hi Pat, Super! Happy to hear you received the Stippled Roses package. Have fun with it! The pdf for the January Paper Pumpkin alternatives comes out next week. I partner with other demonstrators to create it. It is an exclusive tutorial for my paper pumpkin subscribers so it will be emailed to everyone. So glad you enjoy the videos!

  2. My PP kit just arrived yesterday and I have the Lavender dsp. I’m ordering the stamps but the dies aren’t available. Thank you for the alternate ideas.

    • Super! You are very welcome. The dies are expected to be back in stock the week of Jan 29th. Have fun with your paper pumpkin kit!

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