Paper Pumpkin Alternative – Warm Wishes

I hosted my monthly Zoom call with my Paper Pumpkin customers yesterday. 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. I’m always impressed by what others are making and love to spend that time with my customers who participate. Sometimes we rush through our projects and then just chat for the rest of the time.

Pumpkin in the Fungeon, Brian KingToday I’m sharing one of the alternative projects I shared with November’s Warm Wishes Kit – a sweet collection of treat boxes made from houses that are decorated for the Holidays. The kit includes eight treat boxes, the coordinating bags and lots of Christmas goodness. Before I share one of my alternative project, here’s a look at the finished projects (as designed) from the November 2023 Paper Pumpkin kit:

November 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Here’s a look at all the goodies that came in this kit:

and here’s a closer look at the coordinating stamp set that came with the kit:

Warm Wishes Paper PumpkinWhile the full kit is no longer available, the refills are available to subscribers in the online store while supplies last. If you love these treat boxes, then here are some of the related products you might also love (you can click on any of these to see the products in my online store):

Alternative Project

I completed a couple of treat boxes as designed from this kit – and they are adorable. All of the participants in the call also built their kits as designed. Still, there have to be alternative ideas for how to use the products in this kit, right?

I created a fun hinge card with one of the houses in the kit and showcased some other festive products at the same time. Here’s my alternative card:

Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s how the card opens:

Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I cropped the house right out of the treat box template by … wait for it … cropping the crease along the bottom of the box. So difficult! I didn’t realize (until I cut it) just how big this house is – it fills the front of a card, so I decided to get creative and build a hinge to hold the house.

I started with a Thick Basic White base (7″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″). I added a Balmy Blue panel with snowflakes to the front tab and a basic white panel inside. before gluing the panel to the inside of the card, I cut a hinge (3″ x 3-1/2″ scored at 3/4″) and glued it behind the panel. Once the hinge was positioned, I added the house to the front.

Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The front panel of the card is festooned with a panel of Balmy Blue snowflakes from the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper. What fun! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this gorgeous pack of papers:

A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 162377For more inspiration with this pack of papers, click here.

Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The inside of the card is decorated with a pair of Balmy Blue snowflakes from the Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set and a sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. Here’s a look at the Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle:

Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle, Stampin Up! 162165

December’s Paper Pumpkin

December’s Paper Pumpkin kit lifts us out of the Holidays and drops us right into Spring! Send a wish to all your loved ones with the December Paper Pumpkin Kit! It comes with nine card fronts, three each of three designs, and nine coordinating envelopes. It has paper pieces detailed with gold foil, embellishments, an all-occasion stamp set, and 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.

Here’s a sneak peek at the All the Best kit:

Here are some products included in the kit:

  • 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) and coordinating envelopes
  • 1 Acetate box to fit cards and envelopes from the kit.
  • 1 Pebbled Path Stampin’ Spot.
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set.
  • Embellishments.
  • Specialty gold foil die cuts.
  • Enough adhesive to finish the project.

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, gold foil, Old Olive, Pebbled Path

Sign up by December 10 to receive this beautiful kit and be a part of our next Pumpkin in the Fungeon call!

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    If you’d like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and be a part of my Pumpkin in the Fungeon calls, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin here. If you have questions or need assistance, 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.

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    November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit


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    1. Love the fun fold of this design!

    2. Love this kit ! I ordered the REFILLS and thank you for a card idea for extra houses I may have !! I like the fold !

    3. Great alternative with this kit…love the fun fold idea!

    4. I, too, had to get refills to create cards (AND more houses). Love the fun-fold of this card alternative. Perfect design!

    5. I love this fun-fold card. You don’t make many fun-folds. This one is beautiful! Enjoy your day!

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