VIDEO: April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Alternate Projects & Giveaway


A Sara Thing meets Eastern Palace and the In Colors! What happens when you mix the April Paper Pumpkin kit “A Sara Thing” with the Stampin Up Eastern Palace Suite and the new In Colors? An awesome set of beautiful cards are born! Quick, easy and super fun. Paper Pumpkin kits are great for any level of paper crafters. The kits are a monthly subscription, and every month I have fun sharing an alternate project for each kit. To show some “outside the box” versatility.

The April “A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin Kit” was so popular, even the refills sold out instantly. I have a few to giveaway, and will be giving them away on my Facebook Live broadcasts throughout the month of May. Be sure to follow me on Facebook to be notified of my scheduled live broadcasts. You can also find my upcoming events on my Calendar page.

My “how to” video is below, as well as a new giveaway. Download the free pdf for measurements and supplies.

Deadline to sign up for the May kit is May 10


Eastern Palace Bundles special order this month. Click here for more details on this special offer. Here’s a link to my Eastern Palace Online class with the chart of the different Eastern Medallion die combinations. Along with how to use the dies and Eastern Gold stickers.



Tami’s Alternate Projects



See the video below for how to create these 3 cards, right from the box.

Below are some additional Stampin Up Alternate Projects.

Check out this adorable card featuring a watercolor and washi tape background, a simple sentiment, and an adorable glitter acrylic flower embellishment.


Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner and this stamp set will help you create the best cards to make both days super special. Use the Best Badge Punch to create a medallion for the best dad. The Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provides added meaning in the background.


Here’s a beautiful card that Mom will love! The background paper comes from our Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection. Add one of the Delicate White Doilies to soften it up even more.





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Official Kit Instructions from Stampin Up. Skip to the fun with this month’s special guest trainer…Sara Douglass! Unbox April’s “A Sara Thing” kit with Sara herself, get step-by-step instructions, and receive expert tips and tricks to get the most out of this vibrant kit!



I put the highlights of this live broadcast in with my alternate project video. Here is the full version from April 17, 2017. Be sure to subscribe to my Facebook Page to be notified of my Live Broadcasts.


  • Free PDF
  • All supplies used
  • Includes measurements




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  1. Love your alturnitive paper pumpkin card, and the color combo your using

  2. Kate Patterson says:

    I am loving the new In Color colors, especially the Fig color. I was really sad when the A Sara Thing refills were sold out before I even knew they were available for purchase. I have seen so many cute alternatives online, but don’t have the materials.

  3. Great card! Shared!

  4. Tania Nogle says:

    I love the alternate cards with the Eastern Palace Suite. Great tutorial and video as usual. Thanks for offering the giveaway!!! The new in colors are stunning.

  5. Cindy Quincer says:

    Very fun card

  6. Nancy Hood says:

    I just love the alternate cards with the new in colors!

  7. Nikki Brandt says:

    These are too cute! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful ideas!

  8. Mary beth wendt says:

    this is a nice kit….love the pencils.

  9. Jae Smith says:

    These flower cards are beautiful!! And I love the new colors. Thanks for sharing the paper saving technique!!

  10. Mary beth wendt says:

    love the black for base and the colored pencils

  11. Judy Brown says:

    I love you alternate paper pumpkin project kit this month. Great way to show off the new in colors.

  12. Maureen says:

    These cards are breathtaking. Thank you for all of the videos. I love when you do the extra ideas to go along with the Paper Pumpkin kits.

  13. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Wow, your page is so full of ideas and information! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Deborah Woodby says:

    Another great video Tami… thanks 🙂
    I love your alternary ideas… and can’t wait to order my own Eastern Palace!! Shared your video!! ~D.

  15. Jennifer Vos says:

    Love this – I am a teacher and always need thank you notes!!!

  16. Gretchen Wray says:

    I like the paper pumpkin kit and the alternate ideas you created.

  17. Clorete Almeida says:

    OMG this paper pumpkin is the most amazing one I’ve seen. I love how you used the stamp set & the palace suite together. Can’t to try it.

  18. Joyce H. says:

    Tami, your Paper Pumpkin Alternatives are awesome. I try to recreate one of your alternatives every month. I love the April PP Kit. It is amazing! Thank you for sharing…

  19. Joanne Puentes says:

    I’m really enjoying the kids and this one is great. thanks for the alternate ideas.

  20. You make card making so fun and love your tips!

  21. Angelene Becker says:

    Great alternative. Love how vibrant the watercolors are.

  22. Ida Widmann says:

    Siimple, bright, and beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  23. Gloria Morris says:

    Love your alternate ideas …. easy peasy !
    Thank you …

  24. Too cute. Love your alternate ♥️

  25. I always love doing things different, these cards are gorgeous.. Tfs your videos are awesome ..

  26. Pat Doucette says:

    They are just too darn cute… are so awesome and I thank you for all you do and share…..

  27. Barbara Brennan says:

    Way to go in showing off the versatility of Paper Pumpkin kits in using the Eastern Palace Suite and new In Colors! LOVE your design!

  28. Terry Deason says:

    Love the alternative project. Can’t wait to get the bundle so I can play!

  29. I love the looks of this kit! I can’t wait until I get my Eastern Palace Suite bundle! I am so excited about all of the options with the dies!

  30. Jeannie Hubbard says:

    You are an excellent demonstrator. Thank you for the giveaway. I love the kit.

  31. Katie Wenger says:

    I love your videos and love watching you make some cool stuff… Pick me to win… 🙂 …

  32. Alyssa Gename says:

    I like your alternative paper pumpkin ideas. Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Love all the shareing,great cards

  34. Rhonda Miller says:

    Love these cards.

  35. JoAnn Porter says:

    Love your idea for another way to use the paper pumpkin kit. Your cards are very cute!

  36. Sherida Keys says:

    This was the best alternative idea I have seen

  37. Kathy S. says:

    Love your alternate cards video for Paper Pumpkin kit & Eastern Bundle.

  38. Deborah Rusignuolo says:

    Love the new colors. The cards are so pretty

  39. Janet Swofford says:

    I love this kit! And you alternative projects send it into another dimension! So many possibilities!!! Thanks for the chance to win !!!

  40. Thank you for your wonderful videos! Love your “alternate” project! Thank you for this chance to win the amazing kit.😊

  41. Jane Butts says:

    Thank you for the alternate use of the Pumpkin kit. Love it!

  42. Michelle Raymond says:

    Oh my gosh I love the and colors I love the pink and I love the green on the black and I love love love the Sarah thing I’m so sad that you cannot get a refill. Thank you Tami for showing this video so helpful!

  43. Debra Collins says:

    This is awesome. I’ve the water coloring. Would love to win a a paper pumpkin kit.

  44. Kathe Navarro says:

    So cute! I want so many things! I need to win the lotto!

  45. Love your video! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  46. Becky Flammang says:

    Cute alternates. Love your videos! Shared.

  47. Love all your ideas! Thank you…

  48. Nicole Jones says:

    This kit rocks! I so want the Eastern Palace kit!!!!!!! You made such a cool alternative card!

  49. Nicole Jones says:

    This kit rocks! So want the Eastern Palace kit! Alternative card is awesome!

  50. Love the paper pumpkin kits, I wished they had them in Europe too.