Did you receive the happy yellow box from Paper Pumpkin this month?  I sure hope you did because it was a bright happy box full of fun supplies to help you spread sunshine!  And today is our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – Box of Sunshine – a kit inspired by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.

If you didn’t already hear about the Box of Sunshine idea let me tell you about it.  The box for this month’s kit is actually part of the project.  There are extra stickers and a label in your kit that you can use to decorate the box once you’ve made all your cards.  Then fill the box with yellow treats add one of your cards and send it to someone special.  It will be a little bit of sunshine to brighten their day.  I’ll be sending mine to my son Ryan and his girlfriend. 

For my alternate idea this month I created a card using one of the extra pineapple die cut pieces.  I used the same color palette of yellow and green and a fun background technique with Stampin’ Blends.  And then my second idea uses a mini Paper Pumpkin box which perfectly fits a set of note cards.  I decorated those with extra bits from the kit and created another little gift to brighten someones day.

Striped Pineapple Card

For this card I made a fun background piece to go behind the pineapple die cut.  Use the Paper Trimmer to score the card stock at every 1/2″ – these are basically to create guidelines for drawing with the Stampin’ Blends.  Use the Stampin’ Blends to add stripes.  I also colored my White Crinkled Seam Binding to with the Stampin’ Blends to match.  The card is finished with a piece of Vellum Card Stock, sequins from the kit and a piece of one of the labels.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Stampin’ Blends – Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody
  • Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding
  • Paper Trimmer


Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with Note Cards

We have a fun new product in the Annual catalog – mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes!  And they are the perfect size to fit a set of Note Cards & Envelopes.  So I used extra pieces from this months kit to decorate four note cards and envelopes to put inside my box.  I decorated the outside of the mini paper pumpkin box first by swiping a Crushed Curry ink pad across all the sides and the top.  Then added some stamping.  I finished with some elements from the kit and some stamping. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White
  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Mini Paper Pumpkin box
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Paper Snips

Here are some more pictures of this project.

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

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. If you are reading this in your email you will need to click on the title to get to my blog and see the rest of the links.

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

Next month’s July kit will be a kit to celebrate the magic of summer nights.  In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. Sign up by the 10th to get the July kit – go here.  AND you can order the Add-on beginning July 1st!  Just $10 for 24 card bases and envelopes – I think that is an amazing deal!

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