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. I took a few months off but I’m back and hope to participate every month.  This month our kit is – Be Mine Valentine.  It an adorable Valentine kit that coordinates with the Animal Expedition suite from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.


The kit makes 24 little pillow box treats perfect for Valentine’s Day.  And there are plenty of extra little die cut pieces to make cards or other treats with. 

Now the kit makes 24 pillow box treats but what if you need more and you didn’t order an extra box.  Well I have a sweet idea of how to double this kit and get 24 treats out of it.

Mini Valentine Treats

Cut each pillow box in half and then you can get twice as many out of this kit.  If you turn the pillow box over to the blue side and put it on your trimmer there is a line right down the middle.  I added a valentine peppermint patty in each box after I assembled it.  To keep them from falling out I just used some Whisper White ribbon to tie around them and hold the candy inside.  That’s the only thing I added.

Supply List

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

  • #126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
  • #144172 /8″ Sheer Ribbon Whisper White


Note Cards

I like to pair up the Paper Pumpkin kits with the note cards.  Yes I say that all the time.  But it makes quick and easy cards that you can send right out in the mail.  Here are two quick ideas for you.  

This first idea I added the little chameleons to the card along with some of the little hearts.  To make the matching envelope I stamped the chameleon and colored him with the Stampin’ Blends. 

For this one I decided to try something without the animals and focus just on the hearts.  I added an extra piece of white card stock and some Pool Party ink. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete these were:

  • #131527 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • #132708 Memento Ink Pad
  • #147274 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo
  • #144042 Calypso Coral Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #144595 Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #147107 Pool Party Classic ink pad

I hope you liked these alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.  My plan is to have a Facebook Live on Sunday afternoon showing these ideas and a couple of others. 

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Its been a few months so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again and I haven’t forgotten how to add the list!

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

The February Kit will be a succulent theme and its all cards.

Sign up by the 10th – go here

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