Paper Pumpkin July Alternates

Paper Pumpkin July 2016 Project in the Mail Kit Alternate Project

The July 2016 “What A Gem” Paper Pumpkin kit contains 8 gem shaped boxes featuring Gold, Emerald Envy, and Flirty Flamingo accents.

The stylish gem boxes are perfect for small gifts, party favors, decor and much more.

We saw the sweet boxes with tassels and instantly saw that, with a little twist and a few additional supplies, they would make simple and stylish Christmas ornaments.

Read on to see how you can create these, too!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016

Have you heard of Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kits? We’ve been fans since they were first offered 3 years ago. Everything you need to create, except adhesive, is delivered in a sturdy box. Because all the supplies are cut and ready to go, this is a great solution for anyone who want’s to take crafting on the road, or conveniently store in your house.

The July kit included 13 photopolymer stamps, one Emerald Envy Ink Spot and all the supplies needed to create 8 gem-shaped boxes with tags for only $19.95 (shipping is free). We enjoy making 3D projects, but some of our customers prefer cards. Amy and I got to work on alternate projects which we post on our Facebook Group Page for our subscribers. It’s fun and easy to use the supplies in different ways. If you are interested in getting your own delivery, please contact us.


Paper Pumpkin kits arrive in the mail with wonderful surprise projects. Make them as shown or add your creative twist – like gem boxes into ornaments for Christmas in July!



Step 1: Partially Assemble Box

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016Begin by partially assembling a gem box.

Place a box with the inside face up and punched holes at top.

Use the adhesive attached to the tabs to adhere side “A” to side “B”. Then adhere side “C” to side “D”.

Stop there and do not finish assembling the box.

Step 2: Create Tassel

How to make a Tassel

See our previous step-by-step post on How to Make a Tassel.

If you are adding a tag to the ornament stamp a greeting like “Merry Christmas” onto the tag and add it to the ornament in the next step.

Step 3: Thread Twine

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016

Thread the long end of the twine at the top of the tassel up through one of the holes in the box from the inside and ten back down the other hole so it is inside the box again.

Knot the long and short ends together. This creates the loop for hanging the ornament.

NOTE: If adding a stamped tag thread it through the loop before knotting.

Step 4: Finish Assembling Box

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016Fold up the remaining tabs with adhesive on them.

Place tassel outside the box with twine at the top in the gap created by the two adhesive flaps. If you are adding a surprise like candy or a small gift, now would be the time to add it.

Fold box closed and press at the edges to adhere the flaps to seal it closed. The tassel thread will be pinched and held between the flaps at the point of the box opposite of the loop for hanging.

Step 5: Assembled Ornament

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016The ornament can be completed at this point or add more decorative elements to make it fancier.

The same steps are repeated to create the longer Gem Shaped box.

Step 6: Create Accesory

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016For this sample 1/2” circles were punched from scrap Gold Glimmer Paper.

Coordinating Enamel Shapes were added to the circle.

Step 7: Decorate

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016Adhere circles to the ornament with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The ornament could be decorated with a variety of shapes and stamped images as you wish.

Give a set of ornaments as a gift. Or add a single ornament to a gift bag or wrapped package as decoration.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016

Top 10 Ways to use the July Kit.

1) Save them for a party and send your guests home with some sweets.
2) Buy additional kits and use them to make an Advent Calendar for Christmas
3) Save them for Valentine’s Day and fill them with Cinnamon Hearts.
4) Make care boxes with tissue and cough drops to hand out when people are sick.
5) Use them as “gift card holders” for giving gift cards for birthdays and graduations.
6) Christmas tree ornaments
7) For those in the Direct Sales, these work well for party gift or book to look boxes.
8) Birthday gifts.  Fill with hair clips for teenagers and girls.
9) Teacher Gifts.  Erasers, paper clips, sticky notes, ear plugs (just kidding)
10) Have an scavenger hunt with kids.  Similar to Easter Egg Hunt.


Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2016 Tip

You can color the boxes or punched images from the boxes by inking the cardstock with sponges, Sponge Daubers, or by pressing the ink pad directly on the cardstock.


If you are one of our newsletter subscribers, you received this tutorial as a download file in our newsletter sent Saturday July 30th, 2016.  Each week we offer a new free download tutorial to our subscribers.

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