Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities JULY Blog Hop


OOOOOH Boy!!!  I am so excited to be a part of the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop this month because the "ON MY MIND" kit is absolutely FABULOUS!!! It coordinates with not one, not two, but THREE of the product suites in the 2019 Annual Catalog!!!  YAYAYA!

The sentiments in this kit are absolutely FANTASTIC!!!  And the two images are pretty awesome to!

In fact, I used the seashell image a lot, for my alternative project this month!

I always enjoy making boxes or other 3D projects with the Paper Pumpkin kit, ESPECIALLY when the kit is a card one. :-)

I used a playing card box for my inspiration.  When you know that you need the front and back to be the same size, and the sides/top/bottom to be the same size, you can create a box for pretty much any size box you'd like.

Here's the box laid out.  The sides/top/bottom are 1".  The front and back are 2 3/4"x 4".  And then 1/2" extra for the tab on the right.

So the measurements on the long side are 2 3/4", 1", 2 3/4", 1", 1/2" and on the short side are 1", 4", 1" and then I did the flap at only 3/4"

I used VersaMark and stamped the seashell all over the box, then stamped the shell in balmy blue a couple of times and embossed it in gold once.  I fussy cut the shells and used dimensionals to attach them to the box.

I hope you enjoyed today's alternative project!!! Please hop on over to Miss Tricia's blog to see what fabulous project she has waiting for you! :-D

Here are a few other alternatives I created for you. :-) ENJOY!!!

This little box is made from the front and back of one of the card bases in the kit. :-) Just a basic little box.  (both pieces scored at 1" on all four sides. Using the shim to score the lid piece.)

Next month's kit promises to be absolutely AMAZING for all of you fall lovers out there!! Autumn leaves are calling my name! 

Watch this video to get sneak peeks at the August Paper Pumpkin kit:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you enjoyed this month's alternative projects!!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!!


  1. Dana I love your super cute little boxes.

  2. Love your card box, those shells are so pretty. And your cards are super cute too!

  3. U always have the cutest ideas for little boxes Dana!

  4. WOw love that box and the cards are great too! I am casing them!

  5. I'm thrilled you told us how to make your adorable box. But, I'm thoroughly confused. he only thing I'm sure of is you used 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" of card stock to make your box. I did so want to CASE your box? I've made boxes before, but, honestly have no idea how to make yours? Would you Please take a little extra time to explain how to make this cute box? Thank you for sharing!

  6. Dana, your projects are all adorable! Love them!

  7. Amazing! So many great ideas in one post. Love the boxes you created.

  8. Dana this is a great project and tutorial! Thank you for hopping with us!

  9. Simply beautiful projects. I love the cute gift boxes and the cards are amazing :)

  10. There are so many fun ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

  11. The boxes are adorable! The fancy fold is a good fold for the sailboats, too.

  12. I just love all your projects!! Thanks for the box dimensions! I really need to give that a whirl!