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How to Create Beautiful Handmade Card & Project with the October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

How to Create Beautiful Handmade Card & Project with the October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit Home for the Holidays

Welcome to our monthly “A Paper Pumpkin Thing” blog hop! Check out this month's Paper Pumpkin alternatives that we created and scroll down to join us on a blog hop to see what our creative friends have made with the contents of the October 2023 Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin kit. Registration for this next Paper Pumpkin is closing on the tenth of November so make sure you sign up so you don't miss out on the creativity that is literally delivered to your front door.

How to Create Beautiful Handmade Card & Project with the October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit Home for the Holidays

For this kit, we created a fun fold card and a box. For the fun fold card, we used the provided Paper Pumpkin card base and followed the score lines provided below. We then added the sentiment on a piece of Basic White cardstock. For the box, we used Night of Navy Cardstock again for the base and followed the score lines below. For the sentiment, we stamped it in VersaMark, added white embossing powder, heated it up with our heat tool, then fussy cut it out.

September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternative: With Love & Gratitude

Light up the Christmas season with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! With traditional Christmas home designs and warm Christmas wishes, spread the light of Christmas with a gift box. Plus, you can get the Warm Wishes Cards & Envelopes Add-On to take your Christmas crafting even further (available while supplies last). This month’s kit comes with everything you need to make traditional Christmas treat packaging boxes that you can fill up with all sorts of small goodies, treats, gifts, and more.

You can purchase an add-on with this month’s kit—and it’s one you won’t want to miss! The Warm Wishes Cards & Envelopes includes 20 cards and 20 coordinating envelopes you can use for even more Christmas crafting. We love the extra creative possibilities to make the season shine even brighter for the people around you!

This kit includes:

  • 8 boxes; 4 each of 2 designs

  • 1 Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Spot

  • Iridescent glitter accents on paper

  • Precut paper pieces

  • Linen thread

  • Treat bags

  • Warm Wishes photopolymer stamp set

  • Completed box size: 4-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" and 4/1/4" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/2"

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

Join us on the blog hop to see all of the other wonderful Paper Pumpkin alternatives!

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Card Measurements

Paper Pumpkin Card Base

  • 5-1/2"x 8-1/2"

    • On the short side, at 2-1/2" mark, cut a slit from the 2-1/8" down to 7-5/8"

    • Rotate counter clockwise and score only to the slit at 2-1/8", 5-1/2", 6-3/4", and 7-5/8"

    • On the same side, score at 4-1/4" all the way across the card base

Basic White Cardstock

  • 2-1/4"x 4"

Treat Box Measurements

Night of Navy Cardstock

  • 6"x 6-1/2"

    • Score on the long side at 1", 5", and 6"

    • Score on the short side at 1-3/4", 2-3/4", 4-1/2", and 5-1/2"


What's Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Each month, we deliver all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Our subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Your first kit includes a free gift from us—a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time.

Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!

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