Papaer Pumpkin Alternative

Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Succulents are the Bomb, I have several succulent gardens and love the variety, depth, color and size they have to offer.  My first look at this beautiful paper gave me a major case of Spring Fever.

You are going to laugh when you hear how I created the texture on the Fresh Fig Frame. I had the card put together except the inside and set it aside to fix dinner. When I returned to finish the inside I had a little Olive Oil on one of my fingers that smudged the upper right hand corner. I DID NOT want to start over because I really love the way this turned out so I dipped a sponge into some Olive Oil and added smudges all around the frame;)

Using my Layering Oval Framelits I cut an oval in the Fresh Fig card stock, then layered the Fresh Fig over the Old Olive so I could use the first oval as a guide, I centered a smaller oval in the middle of the larger oval and ran them both through the Big Shot, tied the tag stamped with the Beautiful Bouquet stamps set and cut using Bouquet Framelit with Whisper White twine.

I adhered the Succulent paper to the textured white card stock from the Paper Pumpkin kit, the used the dimensionals that come in the kit to pop up the frame. All I did on the inside was use Fresh Fig ink to stamp one of the images that come with the kit. The envelope lining is created by tracing the envelope flap onto the back side of the succulent paper, fussy cutting and gluing it to the flap.

Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of year where you can earn free stamps, paper, ribbon,  embellishments, or a card kit with every $50.00 you spend. With a purchase of $100.00 you can earn the beautiful Tea Time Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Tea Together stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. If you do not have a catalog please let me know and I will be happy to send you one free of charge.

Paper Pumpkin kits have been arriving at my home in the middle of the month for over a year now and I have loved every one of them and the price is so reasonable at only $20.00/month. Kits are complete with EVERYTHING you need to complete the projects on the instructions including adhesives, you don’t even need scissors. It’s easy to add some of your own supplies to change things up a little like I have. You can cancel anytime.

Card Recipe:


  • Fresh Fig card stock 4 x 5
  • Textured White Card Base from Paper Pumpkin
  • Succulent paper from Paper Pumpkin
  • Mossy Meadow card stock 4 x 5
  • Whisper White  scrap for tag

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Paper Pumpkin
  • Beautiful Bouquet stamps set (sentiment on tag)
  • Bouquet Framelits to cut out tag
  • Layering Oval Framelits


  • Fresh Fig ink spot – Paper Pumpkin


  • Twine from Paper Pumpkin
  • Big Shot