Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: Something for Everyone

Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the December Paper Pumpkin Kit: Something for Everyone.

This month's kit has a lot of great sentiments, that can be used over and over! Here are the cards as designed: 

I don't know about anyone else, but when I saw the leaves in this kit, I saw cactus. And, anyone who has been following me, knows I love to make boxes from the card bases in the Paper Pumpkin kits. Here are my projects: 

 Here is my card with my little cactus! Everything, except the Thick Whisper White card base is from the kit: 

And here is my box. I used the green striped card at the far right of the picture of the original cards at the top of the blog to make the box. The little flowers were the outlines from the pink flowers with different backings, the gold pieces were leftover pieces from the Gold Swirl, some I had to cut down. All pieces were from the kit.

See how the bottom of the box is solid, but the top and sides are stripes? I love when the card front is different than the back. It definitely makes for a fun box.

And the inside: 

Here is the template for making the card base into a box. It is such a simple box. First, do not fold the card on the original score mark. It will be there, but not real visible, as long as you don't fold it. Score on the 8 1/2" side at 1", 3 3/4", 4 3/4" and 7 1/2". Score on the 5 1/2" side at 1" and 4 1/2". Cut the red lines, as shown in the photo below, and fold up and then glue to form the box. I would recommend using Tear & Tape, or Tombow Liquid Glue, affectionately known as Green Glue, due to the green packaging. 

I think all the card bases in this kit will make fun, colorful boxes, and will probably give the others a try at a later time. 

Will you give it a try? Post your pictures, if you do!!

We are so thankful you take the time to hop with us!  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Tricia's blog to see what fun alternate project she has come up with to share with you!

Leave us comments, along the way, and let us know what you think of our projects. 

Happy New Year to you and yours!
Don't miss next month's kit, "I'll Bee Yours". You have until 1/10/2020 to sign up or reactivate your account. 

It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when you buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! 

Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3" x 3" (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4" x 4" (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!!


  1. Super clever Debbi! Love the box and card!

  2. Wonderful projects. Love how you created the cute cactus and your box is amazing

  3. Cute projects and a very nice tutorial!

  4. I LOVE your cacti and your boxes are always wonderful!!!

  5. You would think that being from AZ, I would have seen cacti in those leaves...I did not. I do now and will probably be making some myself! Love it!