I think this might just be my favorite Paper Pumpkin alternative. Stampin’ Up now has embossing powder to match the new 2018-2020 “In Colors” and if you follow my posts you all know how much I love heat embossing. This is the first time I’ve used the new embossing powder (on the Lovely Lipstick “Hooray”) and I just love it!! You can’t tell from the photo but it is so smooth and so shinny I know I’ll have a lot of fun playing around with it, I just love all my toys…sometimes being a grown up CAN be fun!!

Top Card:

I stamped the Lovely Lipstick background with the piece of cake stamp that comes with the Paper Pumpkin kit, I added the pearls in the kit around the marquee, the sentiment is from the Broadway Birthday stamp set and I stamped it with the ink from the kit to the Marquee before I added the Hooray sticker so I knew how to place it. The number 18 was cut from the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper and the cake and Marquee were popped up with dimensional’s.

Bottom Card:

Most of this card is from the Broadway Birthday suite. I made so many cute cards with the kit I had to create my own Marquee with the stamp set and thinlits, I used the green tag from the kit to cut out the “Wish” and the new Lovely Lipstick embossing powder on the “Hooray” sentiment…so fun!!

Card Recipe:


  • Lovely Lipstick 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼
  • Glossy White cardstock scrap for the Marquee on bottom card
  • Basic Black, scrap for Marquee on the bottom card
  • Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper, for the “18” on top card
  • Whisper White 5¼ x 4 (inside of bottom card)

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Broadway Birthday stamp set
  • Broadway Lights thinlits (purchase the bundle and save 10%)


  • Lovely Lipstick ink (included in the Paper Pumpkin)
  • Black Memento
  • Versa Mark
  • 2018-19 In Color Stampin’ Embossing Powder


  • Paper Pumpkin
  • Adhesives included in kit