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April Paper Pumpkin: A Sara Thing & 5 Alternate Ideas

Have you seen the A Sara ThingApril's Paper Pumpkin Kit?  

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

It is a fabulous kit and my subscribers were very happy.  Probably the best one to date!  It included:

  • Paper and accessories for 12 cards/envelopes (4 each of 3 card designs)
  • a watercolor brush
  • 4 mini watercolor pencils
  • Black Stampin' Spot
  • and a 14-piece stamp set
  • Wow - for only $19.95 (includes shipping) - heck of a deal!

NOTE:  A Sara Thing refill kit sold-out in just hours!  We haven't heard if there will be more refills to be offered in the future.

WATCH VIDEO: A Sara Thing Pumpkin Kit in action...

If you're looking for other ways to use the A Sarah Thing Pumpkin kit...I have 2 full cards and 3 Note Cards to share with you today!  


A Sara Thing Alternative Card Ideas

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

TIPS for the following cards:

  • Color Perfect White Accents with black Sharpie Marker for flower centers
  • Greetings are stamped on Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • When you run out of the acrylic flowers from the kit, the retiring Petite Petals Punch is a great substitute.
  • The Basic Black Baker's Twine is a fun accent for this kit
  • I've used the new Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for a couple of cards (I couldn't help myself).  Pear Pizzazz is a nice substitute.
  • For the Note Cards & Envelopes sized samples, I used a 4-7/8" x 3-3/8" Whisper White panel

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

  • Gently open up the envelope with the "dots" printed inside and cut a piece measuring 3-1/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Use the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil to "scribble" from upper left corner down to center.  The Daffodil Delight pencil from lower right up to center.
  • Use watercolor brush with a little bit of water to blend from the corners to the center, letting the colors blend in the center making green.  (NOTE: this paper is very lightweight, so use a "light-hand" with the water).  Let dry.  Then adhere to card base with lots of adhesive.
  • Apply Washi Tape
  • Flowers are Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point (retiring Petite Petals Punch

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

  • This is one of my favorite layouts I like to use with Designer Series Paper!
  • Cut envelope paper into 1" squares (need 9).  Adhere to 3-1/4" square of Whisper White, then to 3-1/2" square of new Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp greeting on 2-1/2" Stitched Shaped Oval.

 

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

  • Cut striped paper in half (1-1/2" x 4-5/8").  
  • Stamp greeting on 1-7/8" Stitched Shape Circle.

 

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

  • Cut the leftover striped paper from the previous card down to 1-1/2" x 3-3/8".  
  • Stamp greeting on 2-1/2" Stitched Shaped Oval.

 

5 alternate ideas for April Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

  • From envelope papers, cut (3) 1" x 3-5/8" strips.  
  • Stamp greeting on 2-1/8" Stitched Shape Square.  
  • Cut two flowers (black, new Lemon Lime Twist) use retiring Petite Petals Punch.  

Cute, right?  Let me know what you think! 

Start your Paper Pumpkin Subscription today!  The 10th is the cut off date to receive May's kit. 

Enjoy~Dawn O
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  • Join Paper Pumpkin with Dawn and....

    • receive a BONUS PDF with 10-12 alternative ideas on how to use your Paper Pumpkin (each month you're a subscriber with me)
    • In addition, I typically share more alternative ideas right here on my blog (like today).  
    • Be sure to check out my Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board for LOTS of ideas!
    • PLUS:  If you're one of my DOstamperSTARS Team Members, you'll receive the BONUS PDF too, via our private blog!

 


Dawn's Stamping Supplies (click on products to shop online):

Petite Petals Punch
$13.00
retiring

 


Looking for measurements? 

Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Looking for all of Stampin' Up!'s Framelit measurements?  
Check it out, along with printable PDF's!

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurments Page  

 


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  • Available while supplies last.  
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