Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month is our special Hugs from Shelli kit.  Are you wondering who Shelli is?  She is the co-founder and board chair of Stampin’ Up!  She and her sister started Stampin’ Up! more than 30 years ago.  This months kit has elements and a theme that were influenced by her.  And look we have a new blog header logo!

This month’s kit creates a whole stack of beautiful Note Cards.  Yes here in the US the note cards are a mailable size – I use this size all the time.  I don’t know about other countries.  Which normally wouldn’t matter but for this month the Hugs from Shelli Kit was available in our other markets around the world.  That was pretty exciting! 

For my alternate ideas I made a couple of full size cards and I used a couple of the note cards to make some fun little triangle boxes.  The boxes are very easy to make out of a card.  In fact I’m sure I’ve probably showed this idea before.

Full Size Cards

For these full sized cards I basically added Very Vanilla card stock and some ink and sponges.  I used some of the left over elements in the kit. I love the fonts on these words in the stamp set.  To sponge the color on to the card stock – dip in the ink pad and then dab on scratch paper first before going to the card stock, then I swirl it around to add the soft color. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Very Vanilla regular and thick
  • Pretty Peacock Classic ink
  • Stampin’ Sponges


Triangle Boxes

For these boxes I used the note cards in the kit and added some score lines to turn them into boxes.  I cut one of the tags in half and used just a half piece on each box.   The pink box has the opening in the back and the blue box I have the opening on the side.  I punched holes in them to tie the box shut.

To create the box, mark the center point on each side of your card.  Score a diagonal line from the original center score line to the center point on each side of the card – repeat on each side.  You are adding four diagonal score lines.  Fold in on the angles and let them overlap.  Punch a hole through both flaps on each side and pull your twine through.  You could even use a small piece of tissue from the paper pumpkin box to put inside the box for packaging material.  Fill these with candies or a fun little gift.

Here is what it looks like once it’s scored – I marked the lines with a black sharpie so you could see them on this piece of card stock. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Stampin’ Trimmer for scoring
  • 1/8″ hole punch

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Here are a few more photos for you:

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. We have a bunch of new people hopping with us this month including some international folks.  I know everyone will have amazing and creative ideas to share with you.  Enjoy. 

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