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3 More Alternate ideas with Grown With Kindness Paper Pumpkin Kit

I had fun thinking outside-the-box with the Grown With Kindness Paper Pumpkin kit from February, and came up with a few alternate ideas.

Feb 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Grown with Kindness alternate cards from Dawn Olchefske.  Subscribe with Dawn here:  #paperpumpkin #dostamping #stampinup #alternateideas #HowdSheDOthat #cardkits

As you can see, it came with a fabulous stamp set filled with usable greetings, a darling cup with plant and some fun border images too.  Speaking of border images...check out this card!

Feb 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Grown with Kindness alternate cards from Dawn Olchefske.  Subscribe with Dawn here:  #paperpumpkin #dostamping #stampinup #alternateideas #HowdSheDOthat #cardkits

Border Flower card

  • The "flowers" were created with one of the border images.  Stamp horizontally, then vertically intersecting in the middle.  Then stamp two more times, always intersecting in the center.  For winter, these could even be snowflakes, don't you think?
  • The greeting was stamped on a Lemon Lime Twist cut out using the Story Label Punch.  Fold over the top, to make a flat edge.  Then attach to stamped panel with twine, using a stapler.
  • Adhere to black card base from the kit.  Attach metallic dots from kit.
  • Colors: Lemon Lime Twist & black (Tuxedo Black Memento ink)


Feb 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Grown with Kindness alternate cards from Dawn Olchefske.  Subscribe with Dawn here:  #paperpumpkin #dostamping #stampinup #alternateideas #HowdSheDOthat #cardkits

Poppy Cactus Flower card

  • Trim 3/4" from the top of the "photo card panel", and adhere to folded Crumb Cake "mini card " (4” x 8-1/2" score & fold at 4-1/4").  Then adhere to center of Poppy Parade (5-1/2" x 4-1/4” panel card base).
  • Wrap Linen Thread around card front twice and tie in a bow.  Attach metallic dots from kit.


Feb 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Grown with Kindness alternate cards from Dawn Olchefske.  Subscribe with Dawn here:  #paperpumpkin #dostamping #stampinup #alternateideas #HowdSheDOthat #cardkits

Succulent Thank You cards

  • Create TWO cards from one photo card panel & one black card base.
  • Fold a black card base (from kit), the cut in half at 2-3/4"
  • Cut photo panel card into two pieces measuring 2-3/4" x 2-3/8"  - adhere one to each of the card halves.  Adhere each card half to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/4" Fresh Fig panel - lining up with a top or side edge (as desired)
  • Greeting is cut with 1-1/4" Circle, backed with 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  Finish off with twine wrapped around card half front, tie in a bow.


Only two more days to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive March's kit that includes a 2nd stamp set...FREE!

Paper Pumpkin is turning six!  And they are giving out the presents!  FREE stamp set with your March Paper Pumpkin kit.  Subscribe with Dawn Olchefske: #paperpumpkin #dostamping #papercrafting #cardkits

Wow, can you believe it?  Paper Pumpkin is turning six!

And...we have a surprise for you!   I can tell you, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

  • The March Paper Pumpkin kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade.
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!  (ooh, sounds like fun)
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

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Enjoy~Dawn O


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When you subscribe with me, Dawn Olchefske, you'll qualify for a FREE BONUS each month. The bonus is a Tutorial PDF filled with 8 or more alternate ideas for additional projects you can make with each month's kit (includes photos & instructions) - making your kit go a lot further!

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