A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — All The Best Alternate Treat Box Idea

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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  Our creative crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects.  The creative fun should never stop with just the designs that come in each box! *wink-wink*

ALL THE BEST

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This month's blog hop is playing with the All The Best (December 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make nine stunning cards, three each of three designs and coordinating envelopes.  It comes with an acetate box where you can store your finished cards! You can gift the kit itself or the finished product in the acetate box; either way, it's the perfect last minute gift for any occasion.

But, you know I like to create 'outside the box', so that's what I navigated towards to come up with a super cute treat box that'll be perfect for gifting for any occasion.  Once the supplies are used up to create those cards, I brought in some additional supplies and tools from my own stash to create my fun project.

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To start, I chose to go with a Balmy Blue base that measures 4-3/8 x 5-5/8 and scored at 2-7/8 and 3-1/2 along the 5-5/8" stretch.  The floral card base was cut down the center at 4-1/4, then cut down one of the halves to measure 4-1/4 x 2-3/4.  Score at 5/8".  In order to get a nice even Balmy Blue matte to the floral piece, I had to trim along the 'green grass' edge about 1/16"...just a sliver.  This will ensure that the scored sections line up evenly without any gaps when you glue them together.

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The Acetate box was cut in half at 4".  You'll probably need a couple passes with the trimmer to cut through the double layers of acetate.  Assemble one of the halves to form a box, but without a lid.  The fun thing is that cutting the Acetate box in half allows you to make two treat boxes to match with the 2 halves of the floral card base.  Pure genius, right?!!

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Insert the Balmy Blue base into the Acetate box.  NOTE:  I added a tiny piece of Tear & Tape to each corner of the Balmy Blue cardstock piece so that it stayed in place without slipping out.  Wrap some of the Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon around the box to hold the flap down.  The sentiment was inked with Pebbled Path and stamped onto a Stylish Shape Stitched Circle cut from Basic White, then Clear Embossed it.  I popped it up onto a Gold Foil Scalloped Layer Circle die with a Crushed Curry Stylish Shape Banner Die cut accent.  The kit included a package of beautiful Balmy Blue rhinestones that I sprinkled across the front flap.  Fill with candies, dog/cat treats, trinkets, etc

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next A Paper Pumpkin Thing designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun, beautiful and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss any of the wonderful inspiration!

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Coming Next Month

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Get ready for next months kit!  So, sooo pretty!

JANUARY: Lovely Lavender
Subscribe 11 December 2023–10 January 2024

Make love-themed cards for special occasions, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and more!
• Makes 8 cards: 4 each of 2 designs with 8 coordinating envelopes
• 4 bonus tags that punch out from the card front
• Precut paper pieces and linen thread

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors:  Garden Green, Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape (Classic Stampin' Spot), Berry Burst
 
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This exclusive add-on (item 164396) coordinates with the three upcoming kits! Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase it beginning 11 December. Per the usual, this add-on is available only while supplies last, so it’s best to shop early!
 
Would you like to receive an additional set of alternate projects that are exclusive only to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers each month?  Be sure to subscribe by November 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

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PLUS, you'll earn Dreamers Loyalty Reward Points!  Choose free stamps when you earn 20 points.  Details about my rewards program are here.

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What supplies do you need to create your Home For The Holidays alternate Note/Gift card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Home For The Holidays Alternate Card Idea

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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  Our creative crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects.  The creative fun should never stop with just the designs that come in each box! *wink-wink*

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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This month's blog hop is playing with the Home For The Holidays (October 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make eight Holiday greeting cards that are gorgeous to spread love, warmth & cheer.  The cards come with coordinating envelopes, too!  Once the supplies are used up to create those projects, I like to focus on creating a fun alternative card using the kits stamp set, plus, additional supplies and tools from my own stash.

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As soon as I saw the envelopes in this kit, I knew that I wanted to use the decorated flap to create a card that would be used as a pocket note card or tucked with a gift card.  The card base is Balmy Blue and measures 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 1-3/4 and 5-1/2 along the 8-1/2 stretch.

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The 1-1/4 section is the part that will hold the note/gift card, but before I adhered the sides with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I added a small strip of Real Red cardstock to trim the edge.  This also makes it more visible that it's a pocket.  Then, I took a 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Balmy Blue and embossed it with the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front of the pocket section.  For the notecard, ink the sentiment with Real Red and stamp onto a Basic White cardstock piece that measures 4-1/4 x 2-3/4.

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I cut the flap of the envelope off and trimmed the top section with the Real Red Scalloped Contours Die cut.  It was adhered to the front flap of the cardbase making sure to get the piece centered and the curved part as close the Balmy Blue flap edge as possible.  Then trim off the Balmy Blue cardstock excess to form the shape of the original envelope flap.  Heat emboss the sentiment with White embossing powder onto Real Red and add to card flap with Dimensionals.

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From the stamp set with the kit, ink up the house and large evergreen tree with Memento Black and stamp onto Basic White cardstock.  Use Stampin' Blends to color.  Hand cut (aka Fussy cut) the images and set into place with Dimensionals making sure to only add the dimensionals to the bottom half of each image.  These images will serve as a holder for the flap to tuck behind.  For the bling, I added the included Glitter Stickles to the rooftop of the house; and a steady stream along the envelope flap that borders the Scallop edged.  NOTE:  after adding the Glitter Stickles, set aside for a good amount of time as it takes a while to dry, depending on how heavy the stream was applied.

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next A Paper Pumpkin Thing designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun, beautiful and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss any of the wonderful inspiration!

Blog Hop Participants

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Coming Next Month

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Get ready to light up the Christmas season with boxed surprises using the Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit! With festive Christmas designs that perfectly coordinate with the October Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’re sure to create paper projects that highlight the traditions and warmth of the Christmas season!

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors:  Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red
 
Would you like to receive an additional set of alternate projects that are exclusive only to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers each month?  Be sure to subscribe by November 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

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PLUS, you'll earn Dreamers Loyalty Reward Points!  Choose free stamps when you earn 20 points.  Details about my rewards program are here.

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JOIN THE CLUB!  Is your wish long, but your budget is short?  Then, join the Stampin' Dreams ordering club.  Together, we can combine all of our online orders using a specific assigned Host Code and get MORE for our money.  WOOT!  Click to discover all the great benefits! NEED A COPY OF THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG? If you have not already designated another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for your supply needs, I would be more than happy to send a shiny new catalog to you.  Fill out the Request A Catalog form to start the mailing process.

 
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What supplies do you need to create your Home For The Holidays alternate Note/Gift card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — With Love & Gratitude Alternate Card Idea

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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  Our creative crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects.  The creative fun should never stop with just the designs that come in each box! *wink-wink*

WITH LOVE & GRATITUDE

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This month's blog hop is working with the With Love & Gratitude (September 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make eight mini cards and eight little gift bags.  The cards come with adorable little coordinating envelopes, too!  Once the supplies are used up to create those projects, I like to focus on creating a fun alternative card using the kits stamp set, plus, additional supplies and tools from my own stash.

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The color combination is magnificent this month!  I incorporated every single color into my card—Copper Clay, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, and anything Gold.  I started with a Crumb Cake card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2)—perfect color to show off the rest of the colors featured in the kit.

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I took another piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 5-1/8 x 3-7/8 and embossed it with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder.  This one is a new one found in the September-December 2023 Mini catalog.  So pretty!  I matted that layer with Pebbled Path cardstock that measures 1/8" larger than the embossed layer (5-1/4 x 4).  That was added to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Here's where the Gold comes in.  I heat embossed the large floral image with Gold embossing powder onto Lost Lagoon, Copper Clay and Mossy Meadow.  Each one was die cut with the Tailor Made Tags Die and accented with some Gold 3/8" Satin Edged Ribbon tied at the top of the die.  I planted each one onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals in a kitty-wompass arrangement.  The sentiment was inked with Pebbled Path onto Very Vanilla cardstock and added to the card with dimensionals.  So quick, easy, and elegant!

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next A Paper Pumpkin Thing designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun, beautiful and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss any of the wonderful inspiration!

Blog Hop Participants

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Coming Next Month

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Next month, we have a special holiday kit: Home for the Holidays! This card kit is the perfect way to welcome visitors home this holiday season. With this kit, you get traditional Christmas colors, lights, glitter, and the cozy feeling of being home. And don’t miss this kit, because it coordinates with some upcoming products!

The subscription period for October’s kit is between 11 September and 10 October.

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors:  Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red
 
Would you like to receive an additional set of alternate projects that are exclusive only to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers each month?  Be sure to subscribe by October 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

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PLUS, you'll earn Dreamers Loyalty Reward Points!  Choose free stamps when you earn 20 points.  Details about my rewards program are here.

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JOIN THE CLUB!  Is your wish long, but your budget is short?  Then, join the Stampin' Dreams ordering club.  Together, we can combine all of our online orders using a specific assigned Host Code and get MORE for our money.  WOOT!  Click to discover all the great benefits! NEED A COPY OF THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG? If you have not already designated another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for your supply needs, I would be more than happy to send a shiny new catalog to you.  Fill out the Request A Catalog form to start the mailing process.

 
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What supplies do you need to create your With Love & Gratitude alternate card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Fun In The Sun Alternate Card Idea

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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  Our creative crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects.  The creative fun should never stop with just the designs that come in each box! *wink-wink*

FUN IN THE SUN

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This month's blog hop is working with the Fun In The Sun (August 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make nine fun-fold side step fun fold cards with coordinating envelopes!  Once the supplies are used up to create those cards, I will focus on creating a fun alternative card using extra supplies within the kit and additional supplies and tools from my own stash.

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This kit included some fun beach-y type envelopes that I converted one of them into using as designer series paper.  The Azure Afternoon was the color for the inside of the envelope and the flap had the colorful stripes.  To prepare for the layers, I gave a slight trim to each side of the envelope using my Trimmer.  This makes it easy to then cut the pieces to size for my project.

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I wanted to replicate a beach front look, so I embossed the Azure Afternoon layer with the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder (using the Splatters folder).  The section of the Azure Afternoon envelope had a natural curve to it, so I traced it onto the piece of Crumb Cake (4 x 1-1/2) and hand cut it to match before embossing it with the Stripes folder from the Stripes & Splatters embossing folder pack.  I adhered the Crumb Cake piece flush with the bottom part of the Azure Afternoon layer and then matted it onto a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (4-3/8 x 4).  I wrapped Linen Thread around the 'seam' of the Crumb Cake layer and finished with a bow before planting onto the cardbase with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The envelope flap (colorful stripes) didn't measure 5-1/2 across, so I cut from both ends at 1" so that the curve of the envelope looked like it lined up as one piece as the background layer.  The cloud was die cut from Basic White using a die from the Give It A Whirl Dies.  The sun was inked with Daffodil Delight and hand cut and popped up with a dimensional.  For more dimension, the chair was popped up, too.  There were extra banners with this kit, so I chose one of the sentiments that wasn't featured on the original cards in the kit.  To finish, I sprinked some of the cute little sand crystal self adhesive gems across the card.  Such a fun card that was quick and easy to put together!

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next A Paper Pumpkin Thing designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun, beautiful and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss any of the wonderful inspiration!

Blog Hop Participants

Blog Hop Index


Coming Next Month

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Discover messages of friendship and loyalty in the flowers from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs, and 8 coordinating envelopes. The kit is special because of the way it uses the meaning of flowers. On each card, you’ll find a small inscription of what the flowers represent. As you craft with the included vellum and watercolor paper pieces, you’ll know you’re sending a message of encouragement and loyalty to your recipients.

And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE stamp set! This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions!

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Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bubble Bath, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide
 
Would you like to receive an additional set of alternate projects that are exclusive only to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers each month?  Be sure to subscribe by August 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

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PLUS, you'll earn Dreamers Loyalty Reward Points!  Choose free stamps when you earn 20 points.  Details about my rewards program are here.

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JOIN THE CLUB!  Is your wish long, but your budget is short?  Then, join the Stampin' Dreams ordering club.  Together, we can combine all of our online orders using a specific assigned Host Code and get MORE for our money.  WOOT!  Click to discover all the great benefits! NEED A COPY OF THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG? If you have not already designated another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for your supply needs, I would be more than happy to send a shiny new catalog to you.  Fill out the Request A Catalog form to start the mailing process.

 
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What supplies do you need to create your Fun In The Sun alternate card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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