Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Alternative

A small treat holder made with the Bumblebee card base included in June’s Paper Pumpkin – Images (c) Stampin’ Up!

One of the new features of Paper Pumpkin is illustrated, step-by-step, project-by-project instructions. I think this is a fabulous change and perfect for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the inky water of stamping and paper-crafting.

I think the 3 card projects in June’s Paper Pumpkin (Expressions in Color) are gorgeous as is – I mean, take a look.

Three card projects in June Paper Pumpkin’s Kit – Images (c) Stampin’ Up!

But when I saw the Bumblebee card base and the embellishments that went with it, I immediately thought treat holder. Here’s how I made mine:

First – I took the card base and scored on the long side at 1/4″, 2 1/4″, 4 1/4″, and 6 1/4″. I cut off the last 1/4″ (at 8 1/4″). Then I rotated the card and on the short side, I scored at 2″. I burnished well then cut up to the 2 inch score line and notched out the bottom piece on the 1/4″ portion:

I cut on the dotted lines after burnishing all score lines

I cut 2 pieces of the vellum that went with this specific card in the kit (1 7/8″ x 3 1/2″). I also took the leaf/branch embellishments and snipped them into individual pieces. I adhered the vellum on the first and third 2″ panel – then punched holes for the twine.

I assembled the box by first using Tombow adhesive on the small 1/4″ section and folding over the other end. Once that was secure, I folded up each bottom flap and added a dab of glue – using more on the last flap. Once that last flap was glued, I set the ‘bag’ upright and pressed down on the inside bottom with my bone folder.

From here, I decorated as I liked – but the possibilities are many. I took one of each color of the embellishments and attached to the center of the bag. I stamped my sentiment on one of the left over pieces in this kit and attached using Mini Dimensionals. Then with 12 inches of the green twine, I secured the bag closed.

I love how this came out!!

If you’d like to join in the fun, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here and get everything you need to make some fun projects – (well, except the scissors).

Please contact me with any questions – and, as always, thanks for looking.

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