Valentine’s day is such a fun holiday for paper crafters. We love to make handmade Valentines. The January Paper Pumpkin kit is darling for creating special little treats. The kit, as sold, includes supplies to make & decorate 24 treat boxes. This kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition suite from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. Once I made the treats I needed I’ve used my extra supplies to make a few more alternate projects.
The stamp set from the kit is adorable and I used it exclusively to create this fun chameleon card.
The repeating heart background was created using the Stamparatus. The chameleon is colored using Stampin’ Blends. I tried to color the chameleon to blend a bit with the hearts behind it. I think this card turned out pretty FLY.
This second card is for my Grandma LaRue. When we were little (and even as adults) she would send us a dollar every year in our handmade valentine. I posted a little bit about this back in 2009, you can read that here. I thought I’d send her a Valentine this year with a dollar. Just for fun. She will get a kick out of this now that she’s no longer able to send out cards as easily. Tip: I snipped the kangaroo pouch with a hobby blade so the dollar bill could easily side in and out. I have a little video showing this closer on my instagram.
This last project is a slight adaptation on the pillow box. I’ve snipped off the top to create more of a little open container to fill with candy. You could cute the box in half to create two pouches or just cut off the top to create the pouch. The little bird image comes from the stamp set included in the kit.
What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription craft kit full of goodness from Stampin' Up! Every kit includes a stamp set, supplies, ink and projects instructions.
What is this hop all about? The designers participating in this hop take the monthly kit and put their own spin on the projects providing alternate ideas for you and various ways on how to use the kit supplies.
Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not you can sign up here. Monthly kits at 19.95 USD (includes shipping).
I hope you have enjoyed these projects. See more alternate ideas along this hop from the designers in this talented crew. Bree is up next. See the full link up below. Thanks so much for visiting!