Today’s project is all about some Alternative ways to use your March Paper Pumpkin kit.   Sometimes you can use what comes in your kit to create new and different projects from what the instructions say.  But, you can also create a few other things using the left overs and some additional supplies.   So I am here to show you what else I created with this month kit.   And I do have some left overs so I will be doing a few more.

First let’s look at how the kit came this month shall we.

march kit

Here is the completed kit for March. This month we made different gift card holders for different occasions.   We had a stamp for graduation, birthday, just for you.  Great stamp set.   Just in case your wondering how I have so much left over.  I do order two kits each month.  One I do as the instructions say  and the other I use to create some of the alternative projects, along with scraps from the other kit.

Alternative Projects: 

March PP Alternatives 1So far I’ve created five cards and a Project Life Spread with my extra kit.  For those that don’t know Project Life is a easy form of scrap booking.  everything (photos, project life cards etc) slides into pockets and you can arrange them in different style pockets to create a scrap book page.   This is my kind of scrap booking.

march pp alternative oh baby banner card

Here I added some additional card stock in Bermuda Bay and used some of the twine, and a couple of the wraps to make banners for the card.

march pp Alternative just for you card march pp alternative floral card

On these two cards I mainly used what came in the kit.   Besides the floral Card I added just a little extra cardstock to.

march pp Alternative Balloon Card

My Happy Happy Birthday Card.   The balloons were made using the it’s my party punch pack in the Occasions Catalog.

march pp alternative fishy card

Happy Fishy was sent to my Subscribers as one of the Subscribers perks for this month.   I send my subscribers at least two instructional  PDF’s each month via my Paper Pumpkin subscribers Facebook group.

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Big Announcement:

In Honor of sending out our 1 millionth kit last month, Stampin’ UP! announced that to everyone that is signed up by April 10th you will receive in the April Kit……..




So to join in on the fun and receive a free Stamp Set signup by tomorrow.   You can join my subscribers by clicking here ,in the links below, or by clicking on one of subscriptions in the Supply section of this post.   We have four different subscriptions one month (which is what I do) and pay by the month, or one of the prepaid subscriptions that range from 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.

I hope that you give these projects a try if you find yourself in a pinch.   You could easily change things up to meet any occasion.  Thanks for dropping by and I will see you again on Monday.   Remember, if you need any of the supplies for this card you can pick them up 24/7 from my online store.

Thanks for dropping by today.

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