Holiday Wreath Mini Pizza Box

I received very positive feedback on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page when I posted a picture of the mini pizza treat box I made using the bat stamps from the Frights & Delights kit.


For anyone wanting to make one of their own, here’s the official “recipe.”

  • Cut one 3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ square and four strips of 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ plaid paper from the Under the Mistletoe DSP pack. Using your adhesive of choice (personally, I’m a double-sided tape woman), affix to sides and top of a mini pizza box.
  • Use a template or drafting compass to lightly pencil a circle on a 4″ x 4″ scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Stamp around the circle using the bat stamp and Old Olive ink. Use the other bat stamp and stamp around the circle in the opposite direction. Stamp stars in Mango Melody ink in random locations outside and inside the wreath. Stamp the “Treats for you” sentiment in the center of the wreath in Real Red ink.
  • Die cut around the wreath using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set. Adhere the circle to the top center of the mini pizza box.
  • Tie a bow small bow with red ribbon and use a mini glue dot to adhere it near the bottom of the wreath. (I don’t have an any “official” Stampin’ Up Real Red ribbon, so I used some red organdy ribbon that I had in a box of random embellishment scraps. Stampin’ Up sells Real Red ribbon that will coordinate perfectly with the paper and ink.)

If you’re not keen on purchasing all the supplies to make this little project, contact me about scheduling a workshop or one-on-one paper-crafting session.

Feeling Delighted

Picture3September’s Paper Pumpkin kit, Frights & Delights, is all treats and no tricks. It contains enough supplies to make 24 treat bags (see left of photo above). I assembled three of the treat bags according to the included instructions. (If you want additional supplies, or missed the first round of distribution, Stampin’ Up is now selling refills and full kits.)

I made the card on the right using items from the kit and additional coordinating elements from my personal stash of paper-crafting supplies.

I try to think of ways to extend the usefulness of Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and when I saw the bat stamps, I immediately wanted to attempt using them to create a Christmas wreath.

I used the star, bats, and “Treats for you” sentiment stamps from the included set to create a winter holiday gift card/treat box.

Stamp Images edited

I’m pleased with the result.



September 2018 Frights and Delights Paper Pumpkin kit

Paper: (Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Under the Mistletoe designer series paper)

Ink: Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, Mango Melody

Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, mini pizza box, red organdy ribbon

If you’re looking for a fun evening of quick and cute projects, my next Paper Pumpkin workshop will be on Wednesday, October 24th.

In addition to spending the evening assembling the October kit with like-minded paper-crafters, you’ll make at least one card/project featuring only the included stamp set and see examples of other possible uses for the kit contents.

How it works:
•BYOPP–Bring your own Paper Pumpkin and pay $5 for extra supplies
•Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before the 10th of the month and pay $5 for extra supplies
•Purchase a Paper Pumpkin from me and pay $25 for the kit and supplies (You must notify me before the 10th of the month. I may have extra kits for purchase, but don’t count on it!).

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