Paper Pumpkin Alternatives October 2020 Joy to the World

Paper pumpkin alternatives for the Joy to the World kit (October 2020) can be fun and easy to create! Check out some of the bonus cards I created with all of the extra pieces!

Paper Pumpkin kits come with everything you need to make beautiful cards and projects, but I get a lot of enjoyment switching it up and making a few that are all my own design.

With just a few extra pieces of cardstock, I was able to make 9 bonus cards — and used all of the extra die cuts and pieces that came in the kit! Cleanup was a snap!

New Color Combos

For the green card in the upper right hand corner, I used Sea Foam cardstock to match the die cuts. Just a quick perusal around my blog and you may notice a lack of this light green color. Incidentally, this omission wasn’t on purpose, but more of an oversight! I just don’t many cards using this subtle color.

Consequently, that is one of the many things I like about the Paper Pumpkin kits — it gets us out of our comfort zones! Particularly, new color combinations can cause me to pull out unopened cardstock packs.


If you have the kit, I hope you pick one (or more) to make! If you don’t, get next month’s kit: it’ll also be holiday-themed. What a great way to get your holiday crafting done! If you are interested, see below for the supplies and get yourself crafting!

Fun Die-Cuts from Paper Pumpkin kits

With so many extra die-cut sentiments in this kit, I wanted to make some with a more worldly feel! Using the French and German words next to the English words for “peace,” “joy,” and “love” created fun designs that I can share with more people!

New Stamps For Alternatives!

Alternatively, I didn’t use any of the die-cut words for these cards. Playing up the pretty flowers for these cards, they were created to be specific for Christmas. I stamped the background with the flowers using versamark for both of those, but clear embossed the crumb cake background.


Supplies Used for Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for October:


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Creating alternatives with the paper pumpkin kit contents is so much fun. If you want to see bonus projects you can create using some previous kits, click on the pictures below!

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