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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...Sweet Sunflowers


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers kit.  This kit contains the supplies to create 9 cards with beautifully decorated envelopes. 

The cards are beautiful and I made a set following the directions provided in the kit.  I like to do this to get a feel for the kit and all the elements.


I think the cards are stunning.  I would be happy to make more of the original designs but this is a Paper Pumpkin alternatives blog hop so I had to think of another idea to share with you.  


The first thing I did was to cut some of the card bases in half.  The card bases have designs on the front and the back and  this gave me more pieces to work with.  The front piece measures 4" x 4-1/4" and scored at 3/8", 3/4" and 1-1/8".  This creates the spine of this gift card holder book.  I stamped the sunflower and followed the tip to stamp it twice and love how it looks.  I also used the Evening Evergreen 3/8" Windowpane Check Ribbon to close the book.

SweetSunflowers-PaperPumpkin-gift card open

I used the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies  to cut out this gift card holder.  The paper  used for the pocket is the back half of a card base.  The pocket is decorated with a few bees and one of the labels.  I also added some Linen Thread.  


The second pocket was glued on to the back cover which is half of a card base.  The back piece measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" scored at 2-3/4".  You could add more pockets if you were giving more gift cards.  You would need to have a longer card front and add additional score lines.


Now it is time for you to see what the talented  Janey Backer has created for you!

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Elizabeth Ames

What a great idea. This kit is amazing!


Great idea! Thanks for hopping with us!

Charmane R Hopkins

Sharon, I love your gift card holders. I was thinking about doing the same thing with one of the envelopes. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea.


Oh I love this Sharon I wish I'd thought to do this with one of the envelopes! Great idea!

Debbi S Green

Cute idea! Would love to get my gift cards in something like this!

Terri Takashige

I love you creativity Sharon! Stunning!

Darla Watson

FABULOUS gift card holder! Definitely making one of these!!

June Olsen

What an ingenious idea! Love how you used the card backs as well!

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