It’s Paper Pumpkin time! I got my sweet little red box in the mail this week. It’s always a surprise to see what’s inside. I never know what the contents will be, and that’s half the fun. This month, the Paper Pumpkin kit is called What A Gem, and it included supplies to make small gift or treat boxes.
Here’s a picture of the contents. It included die cuts to make 4 small and 4 large gem boxes, 12 mini cards (6 each in two sizes), 4 spools of Emerald Envy baker’s twine, 4 spools of Flirty Flamingo baker’s twine, 8 – 8″ pieces of Emerald Envy baker’s twine, and 8 – 8″ pieces of Flirty Flamingo baker’s twine.
In addition, the kit included this great photopolymer stamp set and an Emerald Envy Stampin’ Spot ink pad.
Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to make Paper Pumpkin projects. The die cut boxes are pre-cut and already have adhesive attached. All you have to do to make the boxes is fold, peel the adhesive, and assemble.
Here’s what the standard projects look like. It would be so fun to fill them with candy treats or even a special little piece of jewelry!!!! (I can only wish!)
Here’s a closer look at the small box. For this one, I embossed the sentiment with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (new this year!) to match the box.
Each spool of baker’s twine is pre-measured to make one tassel. You don’t even need to worry about measuring. It makes it super easy to create the cute tassels!!! All I had to do was stamp the sentiment. (The little mini cards already included all the rest.)
See below for Stampin’ Up!s video on how to put the standard project together. (For anyone who is a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I highly suggest subscribing to Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel.)
Each month, I try to come up with some alternative ideas on how to use the contents of the Paper Pumpkin kit.
I love the little jewel stamps!!! They are so fun and different from any other stamp sets I have. So, I decided to pair them with the fun Flourish Thinlits Dies that I just purchased. This is a REALLY awesome thinlit die set. I particularly love the two pieces included on this card … the flourish and decorative strip. They are so intricate and lovely.
I cut out both from Gold Foil Sheets.
To make the jewels, I stamped the Paper Pumpkin jewel stamps with Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, and Night of Navy ink on Whisper White paper. Then, I used a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to highlight the centers and really make them shine. (Note: If you draw over the entire stamped image, the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush will pick up some of the ink color and smear it across the white lines. So, if you would prefer to keep your lines nice and clean, don’t paint outside of the centers.)
I punched out the circular stamps with a 1/2″ Circle Punch and fussy cut the emerald shaped ones.
On the bottom of my card, I added some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. The sheets are so, so pretty! The opposite side is silver, so they are super versatile.
Lastly, I had to add some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to glitz up my card, and then add one of those cute little tassels!!!
In addition to the July Paper Pumpkin kit, I used the following supplies on my project: