I have always loved Paper Pumpkin for pieces and parts. I created a few Paper Pumpkin Alternatives to show you. This will be super quick. Here they are

OCT 2020 Paper Pumpkin with doily behind wreath

Use Banner Punch and Winter Snow embossing folder for ‘ribbon’ behind wreath. Add a doily behind the wreath. Leave the doily plain, use a gold doily or ink it with Shaded Spruce. All would be wonderful. Heat emboss and fussy cut a sentiment. Customize your message insert and envelope and you have a quick Christmas card.

OCT 2020 Paper Pumpkin with Jingle Bell cluster

Punch or die-cut a circle then emboss it with the Winter Snow embossing folder. Create a cluster with a pine bough sprig a couple brass jingle bells, some loops of red twine and a sentiment. This is even faster if you have leftovers from a previous project. See the tiny sprig with the small jingle bell. That was rescued from the discard pile.

OCT 2020 Paper Pumpkin with holly cluster

I used a blending brush to add Balmy Blue behind the sprig of holly. Those Stampin’ Blends are a wonder. I am always sitting back and admiring the depth of color that can be created with the Stampin’ Blends.

OCT 2020 Paper Pumpkin with pine boughs and ornaments

I just started piling on little pieces to make the ornaments pop with personality. The Christmas Gleaming stamp set and Gleaming Ornament punches are so much fun to use. I flipped through my dies to find the perfect size small parts for the ornaments. Can you identify any? I used the Poppy Moments, Stitched Stars and Beautiful Boughs. The gold die sentiment was lost on the background until I put it on the Vellum.

I hope that you enjoyed the Paper Pumpkin Alternative cards. Order Paper Pumpkin or any of the other fantastic kits from Stampin’ Up! and jump-start your creativity.

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