December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative – 3D Edition

A tiny treat holder to celebrate someone’s big accomplishments

I almost packed my December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit away. Then, the sentiment stamp “A toast to your success” caught my eye and I had to make one more alternative.

This little treat box (I filled it with 3 Hershey Nuggets) used the card base intended for the egg/toast card in the original instructions for this kit.

To make this card, I cut that card base in half along the score line so I was left with two 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces (one piece is plain blue, the other the yellow/white pattern). I then took the yellow/white piece and scored at 1 1/2″ from each side along the 4 1/4″ side and 1 7/8″ from each side along the 5 1/2″ side (see template below). I then burnished well and cut notches out on the middle score lines (see below).

I burnished well and then cut out the notched part above.

I used Tear & Tape to assemble the box. I usually use glue for my 3D items but the sides do not meet the edges perfectly here so I went with the tape to avoid a mess. I ‘fixed’ the gap by cutting 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strips from the back of the card – the blue piece. I adhered those to either side of the box to cover the gap and to form handles for the little box.

I stamped the toast (with his smarty-pants glasses face) on the piece provided in the kit and the sentiment on another piece of the blue back of the card. I fussy cut the sentiment into pieces, as shown. I adhered the toast with a strip of Tear & Tape and the sentiment pieces with Dimensionals (you can use the Minis or just cut the regular-sized ones into smaller pieces).

Here’s some other views of the little sweet treat holder

The monthly Paper Pumpkin kits are so worth it. Whether you want to sit and craft for a little bit without thinking or really shake things up with your own creations, these little monthly boxes give you everything you need.

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