Saturday, November 28, 2020

November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative


I have just begun to work on alternatives for the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin.  I have to confess I did not need 15 gift card holders.  It doesn't look like many others did also as there are lots of wonderful projects out there that you can do a search for to see. My first project was to use the white scalloped tag shapes to make Mini TicTac treat holders to share at Bible study.

I started by purchasing a package of the cutest little TicTac boxes you have ever seen.  The come in four colors, white, blue, red and orange and each box hold 8 TicTacs.  On one side is a cute little dancing, smiling TicTac.  The are about 1" tall by 1/2" deep and 5/8" wide.  Just looking at them makes you smile!

I then took my Paper Pumpkin kit for November 2020 called Jolly Gingerbread and from the kit pulled the plain white scalloped edge tags.

These measure 2" wide by 3.5" tall.  I scored them at 5/8" from the bottom edge.  Stamped the front with the filigree stamp and sentiment from the kit with Cinnamon Cider and Calypso Coral ink and then added the cute little Candy Embellishements.
There are 60 of these pieces so more than enough to make my treat holders.
Since I was making so many I kept the design simple as you can see.  Below is the side view where you can see I tucked the little TicTac boxes into the holders.

After scoring the bottom edges of two pieces I glued the two flap onto each other, at this point one side is a stamped side and the other is plain white.  I also used liquid glue to glue the top together.  Only liquid glue will work any other adhesive will pull apart as there is tension on the boxes once you put the TicTac boxes inside.

Now, I have to confess.  There were only enough white scalloped tags in the kit to make7 of these cute little boxes.  I needed 25 to 30 so I took one of the white scalloped pieces, colored the edges black with a marker, scanned it and opened it into my Silhouette Cameo Studio software.  Once it was there I was able to trace the outer edge to create a cut file.  I then used the point editing tool and made the bottom edge flat, removing the scallops there and added a score mark at 5/8 from the bottom edge and then I was able to cut out as many as I needed.

This was a fun project.  I hope you enjoy it.  I look forward to sharing more alternative projects over the next week.

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