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 our kit is – October 2019 – Winter Woods.  It’s the first box out of a two box coordinated set.  The second box is the November kit that you can subscribe to now.

This kit contains supplies for 10 cards and 10 envelopes.  It has winter trees, snowflakes and cardinals.  Put the kit together as is or use some of the pieces for some alternate ideas like the ones you will see in this blog hop.

For my idea I wanted to use the shimmery white trees.  But where I live we don’t really have white trees, nor do we get that much snow.  So I altered them with some ink and I really wanted to cut them apart.  Once I had two pair of water colored trees I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go.  My first thought was to make tags, but then I decided since the November Paper Pumpkin kit was going to be coordinating tags maybe I should go a different direction.  Then I thought box – how do I turn this into a box and what would I put into the box.  See below for the result.

Winter Woods Treat Box

I decided to use the clear tiny treat boxes.  And add what could basically be a tag to the front.  Now I’m thinking that those tall skinny foil wrapped chocolate Santa’s would fit in my box.  But those aren’t in the stores yet since it’s Halloween so we will just have to pretend they are in there.

Start by cutting the side flaps off the tiny treat box.  Only fold in the bottom, leave the lid alone – don’t fold it so there is some extra support for the tall panel.  Since the trees were 5-1/2″ tall I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to be that tall and 2″ wide – same width as the box.  I stamped in Pool Party ink the little dots/falling snow image all over. 

To alter the trees I water colored with Soft Suede ink and an Aqua Painter.  Then cut into 2″ wide pieces giving me two out of each tree panel.  That means you could make 20 of these boxes if you used all the panels in the kit.  On the base I stamped just the words Wishing you a Merry Christmas.  I used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to only color the words I wanted. 

The little cardinal was added with 1/2 of a mini dimensional.  I used glue dots to attach the panel to the outside of the box, but I didn’t like how it looked on the inside so I cut another piece of Pool Party card stock to stick on the inside and basically sandwich the lid side of the box.  It’s finished off with some Linen Thread.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Pool Party
  • Ink – Pool Party, Soft Suede
  • Marker – Early Espresso
  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
  • Linen Thread
  • Aqua Painter

Here are a couple more photos:

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. You’ll get to see lots of amazing ideas from demonstrators around the country.

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

The November kit will be a coordinating kit with tags.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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