When I opened the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit, Pocketful of Cheer, I immediately loved the color combo (Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, and Cucumber Crush), patterned paper, and versatile stamp images. The projects -- eight gift card holders, four small and four large -- were cute, too, of course. But I don't really give many gift cards as presents, so I made one holder of each style and then transformed the rest of the kit contents into other projects (with the addition of a few other supplies):
I was really impressed with how far the kit contents went -- and I still have a few scraps of the printed paper left over. These are the additional supplies I used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Tin of Cards
Paper: Whisper White note cards and envelopes, medium white envelopes
Ink: Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush
Accessories: Rhinestones; Very Vintage Designer Buttons; punches: Corner rounder, 1-1/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch; Simply Scored Tool and diagonal plate
Here are close-up pictures of the alternate projects as well as a few details for each:
I stamped two of the small cards and tucked one in each holder. And there's still room to include a gift card if needed.
I added the chocolate inside the holder with a small piece of double-stick tape (a couple of Glue Dots would also work). There's also space to hand write a note inside the holder.
For the envelope, I cut a 4-1/2" square from the middle of one of the pieces of patterned paper. Using the Simply Scored Tool and diagonal plate, I scored two opposite sides at 2-5/8" and the other two sides at 1-5/8". Then I just folded on the score lines, trimmed off the point on the bottom flap and adhered the flaps to create the envelope. I'll seal the envelope with one of the self-adhesive circles from the kit.
To make a simple coordinating envelope, I adhered a strip of the patterned paper along the left edge of a medium white envelope.
I used the gift card pocket, with the flaps cut off at the score lines, to make a mat for the focal image.
I also lined the envelopes, using the same technique as described above, to create a finished look for the card set.
Whew! That was a long post. Thanks for making it to the end. I hope you found a little inspiration for the March Paper Pumpkin kit or your card making in general. Thanks for stopping by!