Up until the past few months I have always opened my Paper Pumpkin and carefully followed the instructions that come with the kit. After seeing several “alternative” examples on Pinterest I decided to try a few myself and found it was so much fun I may never go back again! This kit was especially easy to come up with my own creations because the kit coordinates with the Broadway Birthday Suite from the new 2018-19 catalog. Most of what I used for these cards came from my Paper Pumpkin but I used the Suite to switch things up a bit.

The Suite includes stamps, thinlits, paper, metallic pearls, black ribbon, candle embellishments, gorgeous Designer Series Paper and the Broadway Bound Cardstock Pack. The stamps and thinlits can be purchased as a bundle to save 10%, the rest are ordered separately. You can see the bundle on page 69 of the new catalog, if you don’t have a catalog let me know and I’ll be happy to send you one at no charge.

Make A Wish card:

Everything is from the Paper Pumpkin kit except the words “Make A”, the gold foil paper Lovely Lipstick cardstock and the “Wish” thinlit.

Hooray You Did It card:

Everything is from the kit except the Basic Black cardstock that backs the white stamped background, the Whisper White cardstock on top of the Basic Black, I used Basic Black ink to stamp the diamond images from the kit, and circle below “You Did It”. The diamond shape below the “r” in Hooray is from a die in the Broadway Lights thinlits.

Card Recipe:


  • Lovely Lipstick card stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼, scrap for “Wish”
  • Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, scrap for banner
  • Basic Black cardstock 5¼ x 4, scrap for circle
  • Whisper White 5¼ x 4 for inside

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Broadway Birthday stamp set
  • Broadway  Lights thinlits (Save 10% when you purchase the bundle)


  • Versa Mark ink pad
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Black Mento stamp pad