Check out my original October 2022 paper pumpkin alternative ideas – stretch those amazing kits!

Recently I shared my thoughts about the current Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin program and why I think it is a fabulous deal for people who love to craft. Today I want to share how I get even MORE out of these little boxes of surprise goodness by sharing my October 2022 Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas. Get a killer PRO TIP at the bottom to stretch this project kit even further!

For the boxes, I like having a different liner to the box. So I took apart another wrapper to make the insert. It was a wrapper I had already used to make a card below, and had this piece left over. These are SUPER cute little treat boxes! I love having these instant treats handy at Halloween. Sure, we hand out roughly 1.25 tons of candy to the trick or treaters but it's always fun to have something a little special to give to the grown up sized candy fans. I especially love using them as thank yous for our hard working delivery people!

A dressed up Halloween treat box made with some October 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas.

And you know, I couldn't just put naked chocolates in these adorable boxes – that would be a TRUE Halloween horror! I used the bat stamp to quickly and randomly stamp all over some Pumpkin Pie card stock scraps, trimmed them to the width of the candy and just wrapped them around, trimming and sticking with a Mini Glue Dot. When I say you can whip out a ton of these in no time….. for about a hot minute I thought about doing it to ALL the Halloween candy.

A strip of orange paper stamped with tiny bats to use in today's October 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas!

Then I got started on my Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas. I mean, sometimes I adore the projects and just sit right down and turn them out. And sometimes I see other possibilities and just go with it.

I made two cards as experiments and I think they are seriously sweet!

The First October 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

For this card, I was inspired by the playful irregularity of the plaid panels of one of the box wraps. I used a variety of circle punches and used up as much of one wrap to get as many circles in different sizes as I could. NOTE: Each wrap gives you two squares and three strips of this pattern so they make excellent layers for different elements and sentiments!

Then all I did was layer some Whisper White card stock onto a Gorgeous Grape card base, added the circles, added some of the little star embellishments from the kit and popped on a sentiment over a layered patterned circle set on a Basic Black scallop. I love all the curves and lines working together with those fun, not-at-all spooky colors!

One of today's October 2022 Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas with playful striped circles in Halloween colors and a simple greeting.

The Second Alternative Idea From The October 2022 Paper Pumpkin

The second alternative project was just as easy! Again I layered Whisper White over Gorgeous Grape and made a strip of “designer paper” using a scrap of Whisper White card stock and that drop-dead fabulous Glitter Washi Tape from the current seasonal catalog. I trimmed the spiderweb wrap from the Paper Pumpkin down, layered it onto Basic Black and popped on one of the die cut spiders with some Mini Dimensionals. A quick greeting on a die cut banner and a couple more of those little stars ad this stunner was done!

October 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas!

Here are the intended projects from the October 2022 Paper Pumpkin

IF you are a paper pumpkin subscriber, the refill for this kit is now available for purchase here while supplies last. The refill has everything except the ink spot and the stamp set. AND it's only $11 – so way less than $1 a project!

Now the bad news is that you can't get this full kit any more. That's the huge bummer about Paper Pumpkin – once the cutoff date is reached, there are no more to send. Boo hiss……

The GREAT news is that you CAN get the Ho Ho Ho holiday kit! And traditionally, these kits have been incredibly popular with people ordering refills as soon as they are released. Yes, if you are subscriber, you can buy refills only while supplies last. So the holiday ones go FAST!

And this kit is a “part one” of a two part, coordinating theme so you will almost certainly want to get at least a 3 month prepaid subscription – with a savings! – to get the whole shebang!

Just click on the pic below and you will be brought right to the subscription page.

Or if you prefer the prepay route, simply click on an image below to order.

So here's a PRO TIP that can get you even MORE out of this kit. Be sure to keep one of the boxes, both the slider and the wrap, as a template for more projects. Then you can trace and cut any and all of the gorgeous colors of card stock and huge variety of Designer Series Papers to make your very own custom treat boxes!

Let me know if seeing these October 2022 Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas were helpful to you. If they are, I can do more!

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