Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternatives and Scrap Busters

It has arrived! And here you’ll find a bunch of Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternatives and Scrap Busters for A Kit In Color, along with how to create one of my favorites!

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternatives

Particularly awesome about this kit is that it features the new in-colors for 2020-2022!

In this post you’ll not only find great ideas for how to use this kit and extend your use of it, but also lots of tips to do so in future Paper Pumpkin kits! Have a look through at the Alternatives and Scrap Busters, and be sure to read how to make the Featured Card Recipe!


Shaker Card (with bonus frame and sentiment strip)

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternative shaker

In case you couldn’t tell, I LOVE to use up my scraps. Honestly, it doesn’t always happen 😇, but when it does — it’s such a good feeling! Less clean up is a plus as well. For this SHAKER CARD, I cut out the leftover frame (some might call it “trash”), and glued it to to a piece of Mango Melody. Next, use an X-acto knife to cut out the center., attach a clear window sheet to the back, then add four foam strips.

For inside the shaker I punched hearts (using the Dog Punch) from leftover rainbow scraps and — the flyer that came in the box! I know lol…but it had the matching colors! Glitter would also look fantastic inside!

Did you notice the sentiment? Not surprisingly, it’s also from a scrap! After I used up the banners that came in the kit, I put a glue line around the outside back edges of the leftover piece and glued it to plain white cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut out my new banner. Bam! Two for the price of one!


HEY HEY card (switch kit pieces and use other sentiments)

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternative hey

This fun card was inspired by my best friend showing me her scratch paper she was stamping on top of. Multiple times “hey” was stamped off and I realized how cute that would be on a card! What do you think? And where do you find your inspiration?


Falling Rainbow Card (cut up card fronts and see something new in the stamps)

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternative rainbow

For this falling rainbow card, I started by cutting one of the rainbow card bases apart and fussy cutting a rainbow from the bottom. (Save the rest for the next card!). I also saw the letter “U” in the rainbow stamp when I turned it upside down! So I stamped it in a large cloud and added it over the rainbow.


Amazing Banner Card (using leftover pieces + scrap paper)

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternative banners

The instructions that are included in Paper Pumpkin often have an alternative idea or two on the back. I highly suggest trying some of them! The Hey card above is one of those that I saw and used what was in the kit to create. The card on the right is made using the remaining rainbow piece from the falling rainbow card with the “U” in the cloud (created above). In addition to my leftovers from the kit, I used a 1″ strip of Mango Melody and a 3/4″ strip of Shaded Spruce to create additional banners around the vellum.

There are so many possibilities for Paper Pumpkin May 2020 Alternatives and Scrap Busters! See below how, with just a few inks, you can use the scraps of this fantastic kit to make yet another card:


–Featured Recipe–

Rainbow Sponged Clouds Card: Scraps to Stencils!

Remember that rainbow card front I cut off for another card? That rest was a White cardstock, so I wanted to use that with the last sentiment I had left.

scraps to stencils paper pumpkin alternative

The last scrap I had left on my desk was the piece with the clouds already punched out. This scrap became my STENCIL! Let’s use it with the Sponging Technique!

scraps to stencils paper pumpkin alternative

1. Make the Clouds.

  • Choose your rainbow of 5 inks. For reference I used Misty Moonlight (included in the kit), Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo.
  • Place your “Stencil” of clouds over the top of your white cardstock and choose which cloud you want to start your card. Using sponges or sponge daubers, dab your Misty Moonlight ink pad and then apply to the top of the cloud on your cardstock in a circular motion. Keep dabbing and applying until you think it’s dark enough.
  • Then move your cloud to the sides and make more blue cloud tops. Repeat with your other rainbow colors as you make your way down your cardstock.

2. Cut your Cardstock.

  • Whisper White: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded in half at 4 1/4″ for your card base.
  • Shaded Spruce: 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • Rainbow Clouds: 5″ x 3 3/4″. If you look in my sponge stencil picture above, you might have noticed some orange dabs in the lower right hand corner. I’m messy lol! I thought I would cut it off in this step, but luck wasn’t on my side. So guess where that sentiment is going?

3. Adhere pieces.

  • Adhere your Rainbow Clouds to the Shaded Spruce, and that to your White card base.
  • With dimensionals, stick your “you’re amazing” sentiment tag on your cloud layer. Mine went in the lower right hand corner to cover up a smudge, but see what feels right for your card!
  • Lastly, cut 9″ or twine (from the kit), tie a bow, and adhere it to your tag using a glue dot.

Supplies for a Rainbow Sponged Card:

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

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I hope this inspired you to look at your kit a little differently and make even more than you thought was delivered! Which Paper Pumpkin May 2020 alternatives are your favorites? Do you plan on making any?

Click here to see other Paper Pumpkin posts! Lots of different ways to use scraps and pieces, and of course ways to get the most out of your monthly craft kit!

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