Thursday, January 31, 2019

Be Mine, A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

I'm so glad to be back hopping with the Paper Pumpkin Thing Crew!

I love this month's kit! However, as an empty nester, I don't really need 24 treat boxes. But I'm an Auntie who likes to send cards to all the littles in the family, so I'm planning to make lots of cards to send them for Valentine's Day. 

Isn't this super cute? I used our Notecards to make this sweet card. I cut down two of the pillow boxes so that I could use them just like DSP. I did take the few extra minutes so that I could die cut out the four small squares with our Stitched Shapes Framelits. I cut apart the little chameleons so that I could place them in different squares. I think that all my nieces and nephews will really like these cards.

As an empty nesting mom, I do like to send my adult children care packages. My youngest is a sophomore in college, and he really likes getting the email that means he has a package. Pretty much every package involves candy. So I though I should make a bigger treat box to include in his care package. I saw a cute little box posted recently from my most excellent crafting friend Michelle Suit, who got the idea from UK crafter Sam Hammond (Pootles). So I decided to give it a try.

Sam calls it a tent box. It's a tented box bottom with a slide on cover. I used Crumb Cake for the base and two of the kit boxes cut down and attached together for the slider top.

This piece is 3" x 8". Once you attach the pieces, you'll need to cut some off one side to bring the piece to 8". The base is a piece of card stock 4" x 11" scored on the long side at 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 8 3/4", 10 1/2". You'll need two pencil tick marks at 4 3/8" and 9 5/8". Score the short side at 2 3/4".
You can see Sam's tutorial and video HERE.

I hope that you enjoyed my alternate projects.

And I hope that you love the fun and variety of our Paper Pumpkin kits.
Want to join the fun? Go to to sign up, and if you don't already have a demonstrator, I'd love for you to choose me.
Stay Crafty!
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  1. Awesome projects! I used to send my kids boxes when they were in college, and the main component was candy in mine, too ;-) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Adorable PP kit alternatives! Love your cards and the adorable chameleon die cuts!

  3. Fun ideas. I'm an empty nester too - sending treats to my adult boys, my nieces &nephews and then I also use them for my class attendees and other friends that I gather with.

  4. Bigger kid - bigger treat box. Makes sense to me!