PPX Blog Hop Featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Dec 10, 2021 | Paper Pumpkin, PPX Projects

Welcome to the PPX Crew Monthly Blog Hop!  The PPX stands for Paper Pumpkin Exclusives.  And the PPX Crew is a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have gathered together to provide our subscribers and team members exclusive project ideas featuring the Paper Pumpkin kits.  And now we are adding a blog hop to share more project ideas with everyone!  Continue reading to see the project I made for the hop, find links to the blogs of the other PPX Crew members, and learn more about the next kit (today is the last day to subscribe).

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Today’s hop features the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Gifts Galore.  This kit came with materials to make 9 treat packages with a preprinted shape to put on both sides of the packaging.  I decided to use only one of the preprinted shapes for the intended treat packaging and used the second piece to decorate a different type of treat package.

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Instructions

To begin, I put together one of the Kraft Gift Boxes and used a strip of printer paper to make a mock-up of a belly band.  Once I had the measurements worked out, I made a belly band using two strips of cardstock:

  • one strip measuring 11″ x 2″ scored at 1-3/8″, 2-3/16″, 8-3/4″, and 9-9/16″
  • the other measuring 6-1/2″ x 2″

I used Pool Party cardstock for my box because it coordinated well with the snowman cutout.  If you use the presents or tree cutout, you may want to try Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, or Poppy Parade cardstock.

PPX Blog Hop Featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit. And follow along to the other PPX Crew blogs to see their creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

To assemble the belly band, I folded along all the score lines on the longer cardstock piece and wrapped it around the front of the Kraft Gift Box (the backside just has two small flaps at this point).  On the top of those two small flaps, I put some Tear and Tape along the edges.  I removed the backing paper on one flap and added the second strip of cardstock so the edges lined up.  And then I did the same thing with the other flap to close the belly band.

PPX Blog Hop Featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit. And follow along to the other PPX Crew blogs to see their creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

For adding the snowman, I added some Dimensionals on the top of the belly band and centered the snowman on top.  If desired, add some Shimmery Crystal Effects to the coal eyes and buttons (like I did here) before adding to the belly band.  If you are using the tree, add it to the ornaments, and for the presents, add it to the ribbon and bows.

PPX Blog Hop Featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit. And follow along to the other PPX Crew blogs to see their creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

To finish it off, I stamped the to/from image on one of the tag pieces and tied it to one of the mini paper clips with two strands of the baker’s twine.  Then, I clipped the tag to the side of the snowman.

The belly band can slip on and off to make the box easy to fill and easy to open for the recipient!

PPX Blog Hop Featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit. And follow along to the other PPX Crew blogs to see their creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project!  Follow the links below to check out more great projects featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

PPX Crew Blog Hop List

The Next Paper Pumpkin Kit

Today is the last day to subscribe to receive the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Lots of Pun.  And if your subscription is through me, you’ll be able to enjoy the exclusive video tutorials from me and the other demos who make up the PPX Crew!  

December 2021 Kit Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot
December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lots of Pun

Happy making!

Mackenzie

PPX Blog Hop Featuring the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit. And follow along to the other PPX Crew blogs to see their creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel Tessman

    Oh, I love that these fit those boxes! Thanks for sharing Mackenzie.

    Reply
  2. Cheri Furr

    #Stampitcontest Great use for such a large die cut! Really cute.

    Reply

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