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Jolly Gingerbread, Exposed!

What is it about Paper Pumpkin that has me blogging about it so often? Is it the pre-printed pieces to use on my projects? Is it getting a new color Stampin' Spot ink pad each month? Is it the exclusive stamp set found in the kit? Is it the endless glue dots, Dimensionals, and Tear 'n Tape included? Or maybe it's the fun projects the kits always seem to include. It must be everything since I can't decide. :)

We've established that the projects for which the kits are designed are awesome. However, what you may know about me is that I absolutely love to create things for which the items in the kit weren't specifically designed to make. It's fun to be creative on occasion, if the creative juices are flowing. The Jolly Gingerbread kit for November was designed to make these A-DOR-A-BLE gift card holders.

As normal, I received the kit, I opened the kit, I punched out all the pieces, then I stared at them all on the table. And here is what came to me.

Simple boxes are so fun to put together! For this one, I took a piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock, measuring 4 3/4" x 9 1/2". See the cutting and scoring lines in the template below.

Add cut-outs and cute little candies from the kit, and you've got yourself the perfect little gift filled with yummy treats.

For the second alternate project, I wanted to put together something that had no Christmas in it whatsoever. Versatility makes products much more appealing, don't you think? This Z-fold card uses a gift card envelope from the kit, taken apart and some stamps and a tag from the kit. In addition, I added:

- Brushing Bride card stock: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4" and a scrap for the heart

- Two pieces of Whisper White card stock: 3 3/4" x 5"

- Calypso Coral card stock scrap for the scalloped heart, and some of our beautiful Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.

So here it is. the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit exposed for what it really is. A pretty lovey dovey card project kit.

For all the instructions, follow along on this video:

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