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Thursday, December 4, 2014

SU December '14 My Paper Pumpkin Revamp


Simply Snowflake Refill Kit
Refill kit available for all NEW Subscribers, stamps & ink not included
It arrived at my door just waiting for me to play with, don't you love these colors, the die cut snowflakes and all the goodies?

My Paper Pumpkin Club members were so excited to play with our December kits....so many fun possibilities. We meet the last Sunday of each month in Roseville, CA

We spent time putting together some of the beautiful cards as we munched on pizza, salad and cookie bars. We had fun chatting about our festive Thanksgivings, families and childhood Christmas memories. This group of ladies are soooo much fun and full of laughter and support for each other.

As you know I'm always looking for ways to revamp my kit so others can enjoy even more creative uses for the monthly get-away. So I decided to create a GIFT CARD holder with an added spot for a little treat. We all need gift card holders at this time of year. The Designers at Connie and Mary have lots of Gift Card samples for you this week HERE. Plus you might enjoy the DECEMBER "Brr it's Cold" inspiration at MY Pumpkin Challenge HERE.

I created 2 sections with a small base that allows it to stand up by itself.

The first section allows space to attach a small Christmas treat and stamp with snowflakes and one of the sentiments from the kit. 

The second section allows plenty of space for an adorable gift card like these jump roping penguins ( it's one of those moving ones, so cute )

I decorated that section with more snowflakes and some of the punched out letters that were popped out from the TAG on the front ( such a bonus to have those letters )

So here is how to make the holder.......

Fold your card base at both of the score marks. Line up the score mark at the 1/2" mark on your cutter/scorer and make an additional score mark 1/2" from the original one.

Repeat on the other side making sure it is on the inside

Now you will need put a score mark down the middle of that section, so line up that first score mark you made at the 2 1/4" line and then score your middle score mark.

Now you should have 5 score marks, 2 that were originally there and 3 that you made inside of those.

Now it's time to fold your score marks as pictured above

Attach Red Double Sided STICKY STRIP to the inside on just one side

Remove the red film from the adhesive and press together that section.
It is now ready to decorate and stamp as I featured above.

Now for your Silver Bakers Twine closure...

You will want to make sure your stringing holes are lined up as evenly as possible. I suggest you use a ruler and place it up against the edge of the snowflake and follow down that edge with a pencil mark. Of course you will need 2 holes per side so Do this on both sides.

It can be a little tricky getting your punch in there to where your marks are. I used the NEW 1/8" circle and slide it in on the side as shown.

CONGRATULATIONS you made it to the end of the tutorial!

I truly hope you find time to put one of these fun holders together. If you post one on your blog or pinterest page feel free to send others here to view the tutorial.

Be sure and include PAM STROBEL as your demonstrator if you would like to become a subscriber plus have access to the past kit refills. Feel free to call me with questions 916 849-1235 PST


  1. This is a GREAT idea. I've been trying to think how to make this into a gift card- this is perfect!!! Love this idea! And LOVE the title of your blog. Thanks again for this great idea.

  2. Awesome project! I will try it this weekend! I hope I can make it work.
    Thank you for sharing with us!

  3. Oh how clever of you to use My Paper Pumpkin for a gift card holder! Love that it also contains a treat too:) Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. This is the classiest GC holder I have ever seen - so clever! Love all your details, and especially how it stands on its own little feet. Just brilliant! Thanks so much for linking at My Pumpkin Challenge!

  5. What a great idea to use the Dec. MPP for a giftcard/treat holder!! This is so pretty and so clever of you to come up wtih this design! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. So fun and creative, clever girl! So glad you played with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. LOVE this twist - two treats in one! Great way to show the versatility of the MPP! Thanks for joining us in the Gift Card Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. SUPER cute...love the idea of using the MPP for another use! And giving a little treat with the gift card is so fun! Thanks for playing along with the gift card challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. What a fun way to use the MPP! This is so clever and cute! Love it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  10. Ooh Pam this is absolutely ingenious!! Also pretty! Cant wait to try this myself, thanks for sharing the details. Beautiful my friend…Tx for linking at My Pumpkin Challenge! xoxo

  11. What a fabulous idea!! I love finding new ways to use the Paper Pumpkin kit and this is one of the best I've seen!! Thanks so much for joining the gift card holder challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  12. What an excellent way to use these supplies! What an excellent gift card holder! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  13. Wow!! What a great idea. I love your thinking. Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge!


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