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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Good Things Come In Small Packages Alternate Idea

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Hello stamping friends!  My name is Lori Mueller and I welcome you to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  I'm very happy you have stopped by because our 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*




This month's blog hop is working with the Good Things Come In Small Packages (December 2022) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make sixteen colorful and exciting gift card holder boxes.  Buuut, I chose to create a super cute card using supplies within the kit and extra supplies and tools from my own stash.


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This kit has a schlew of colors mixed in the design, so I chose a Basic Gray cardbase which measures 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; scored at 4-1/4", folded and burnished with a bone folder. The next couple layers are Vellum cardstock that was dry embossed with the Into The Clouds Embossing folder.  Not only do you get texture, but embossing Vellum is simply cool!  This piece was attached to the largest Scalloped Contours Die cut from Smoky Slate cardstock.

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The original gift card boxes calls for belly bands made from the variety of patterned strips.  I chose to use a Stitched Rectangle die to cut one from each of the patterns, then matte with coordinating colored cardstock (Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Balmy Blue and Garden Green).  These matted pieces were added to the Vellum layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Before I adhered the Balmy Blue layer, I wrapped some of the Basic Gray Baker's Twine (included in the kit) around the whole collection of layers and tied into a bow.  Then add the Balmy Blue matted layer to finish the colorful front.

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Adhere the Scalloped Contours, et all, to the card front using Liquid glue.  There are several extra Circles with the kit and will git several of the stamp images Vellum.  The sentiment was inked with Basic Gray and added to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The smaller sentiment was inked with Calypso Coral, stamped onto Basic White cardstock and hand cut with Snips to add a little variance from the focal point.

Super cute, right?!!  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, cute 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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Seal your love this season with the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit represents the tradition of locking a padlock on a bridge to symbolize unbreakable love. It comes with everything you need (including special padlock and key die cuts) to make 9 darling love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. So, no matter who your dance partner or dinner date is, you can make something heartfelt for them this season. Plus, this month there is a special optional add-on... heart-shaped treat boxes. These Heart Boxes (#162417) are easy to put together and are only available while supplies. https://www.stampinup.com/products/heart-boxes

Kit's Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Gold Foil
Ink spot: Fresh Freesia

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 January 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.



Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to purchase Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions. Why? Sale-A-Bration is the only time during the year when you can receive FREE Stampin’ Up! products with a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription. Double the benefit! New, existing, loyal, and even canceled subscribers can all earn rewards. In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you get overwhelmed by all of the products in the catalog.  Check out all the perks!

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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 own Congratulations Paper Pumpkin 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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