Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – Gifts Galore

Yesterday I hosted my monthly Zoom call with my Paper Pumpkin customers – during our Pumpkin in the Fungeon call, I share some fun ideas with the items included in the monthly kit, and my customers share their brilliant ideas. It’s always such fun to see what others are making and to spend that time with my customers who participate. I hosted a similar call with my InKing Royalty team members to share with them, too. Such fun!

Pumpkin in the Fungeon, Brian KingToday I’m sharing some alternative projects with this months’ Gifts Galore kit – a unique kit for holiday treat boxes. Here’s a look a the finished projects from the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit:

November 2021 Paper Pumpkin KitCute, right?! As designed for the kit, there are two images on either side of a little box with treat bags that can be filled with goodies for perfectly sweet gifts. The large tree, snowman and stack of gifts are perfectly adorable and festive.

Here’s a look at the stamp set that came with the other elements of this kit:

Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set, November 2021Treat Bag

Who doesn’t love peppermint white chocolate truffles? I filled one of the nine gusseted, snowflake bags in this kit with Lindt Lindor Truffles and capped the bag with a simple bag topper. Here’s a look:

November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Gifts Galore, Stampin Up!, Brian King 4The Just Jade bag topper is cropped with the largest of the Seasonal Labels Dies. I simply folded it in half and stapled it to the bag. The sentiment and striped band come from the stamp set in the Gifts Galore kit (don’t you love both of them?!), and I tied it off with some of the Poppy Parade and white baker’s twine that came with the kit. Here’s a look at the Seasonal Labels Dies (part of the Christmas Season Bundle):

Christmas Season Bundle, Stampin Up! 156801Two More Uses for the Gift Bags

I used a gift bag for the next two projects, too. I followed the alternative projects suggested by Stampin’ Up! to add a gift card holder to the large stack of presents by snipping 3″ from the bottom of the gusseted bag and attaching it to the presents with the tear-and-tape that was provided in the kit. Such a clever way to give a special gift:

November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Gifts Galore, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAfter using the base of the gift bag, I didn’t want to just toss the remainder of the bag in the trash – instead, I inserted a piece of Pool Party cardstock and added a gift inside. The snowflake covered (and glossy) panel is topped with a sentiment I stamped with the included stamp set. So festive!

November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Gifts Galore, Stampin Up!, Brian KingOh, What Fun!

There was no way I was going to let this stamp set go unused. With a Basic White Note Card as a base, I created this fun card by stamping the gift box design in a geometric pattern on my card:

November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Gifts Galore, Stampin Up!, Brian KingNot only does this pattern scream “fun!” but the colors are quite a wonderful combination. Pulled straight from the colors in the Gifts Galore Kit, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade are a perfect combination!

I cropped a piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and added it to the flap of my envelope for a more complete look.

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If you’d like to be a part of my Pumpkin in the Fungeon calls, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin here. If you’d like to learn more, please email me at [email protected] I hope you are inspired by these projects – now, I’m off to play with all the other amazing elements of the kit.

Thanks for stopping by today!


November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit


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  1. I am OVER-THE-TOP impressed with what you were able to create with the November Paper Pumpkin kit. AMAZING my friend.

  2. Thank you for the LINDT LINDOR White Peppermint idea !! I have a couple of Lindor lovers in my family and these would be a great added treat for Xmas time extras !!
    Don`t you love that OH ,WHAT FUN stamp ??? You really came up with some cute ways to use that PP kit .
    OH WHAT FUN !!!

  3. Love your alternative projects, Brian, as well as your taste in candies!! Enjoy your day!

  4. Great projects! Have an awesome week!

  5. Love your alternatives. You like to talk about sending you could hard cash. Well, I think I would enjoy one of these fun alternative gifts! (Hint!) One of my favorite things about the PP stamps. Oh what fun it truly is! Happy holidays everyone.

  6. Best alternatives I’ve seen yet for this month’s PP kit. Especially LOVE the geometric stipes idea. That chevron is one of your trademark designs. If anyone CASES it, the recipient ought to know immediately the source of the design aesthetic: The King!

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