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

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*


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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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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
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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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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