Thursday, February 10, 2022

Valentine fun using Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit and add-on Mini Treat Holders


  • Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives
  • Pretty Pillowbox Dies create more Valentine Treat Holders
  • Kisses & Hugs Refills +  Mini Treat Boxes Add-On available now!
Sometimes it's necessary to unlearn the lessons we learned in Kindergarten.  Color inside the lines, they teach us.  Use the expected colors of green for grass, blue for sky.  When I receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit, the first thing I do is look for alternative ways to use the elements in a kit. I like to color outside the lines. Paper Pumpkin Kits are great to use just as they were designed. But it's even more fun to create alternative projects with the Paper Pumpkin Kits.  The Kisses and Hugs Kit from January 2022 lends itself to lots of creative ideas, so be bold.  Color outside the lines with your Paper Pumpkin Kits!  Express yourself freely!  I used the heart die cuts in the kit to create a fun-fold card.  Then I opened the envelopes in the kit and created some alternative treat packaging ideas using Pretty Pillowbox Dies, Item #156321 |$34.00 USD.  I used the Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes Add-On as is, as they were perfection.  Refills are available for the Kisses & Hugs Kit and the Mini Treat Boxes Add on.  The Mini Treat Box add-on includes 20 treat boxes!  In addition to my own kit and Mini Treat Boxes add-on, I also sent sets as fun gifts for my niece and nephew, who also love to craft.  

Valentine Card and treat holders using January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up!

To create the card below, I used one of the base card provided with the kit.  I folded the two hearts on each end in half so that they opened in the center.  The I layered a vellum heart and a pink heart from the kit.  I opened an envelope and cut a heart from the Xs and Os print on the inside of the envelope just a bit smaller than the pink heart.  I then added a Gray Granite arrow from the kit.  Then I used the stamps from the kit to stamp a sentiment on the inside.  

Alternative Valentine Card using Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up!

Then I folded a couple of the add-on Kisses & Hugs mini treat boxes together, added a few white shreds, and a piece of wrapped candy.  I used the gold cord from the add-on kit and the pink heart.  It makes a fun addition to the card from the Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit.  

Treat Boxes with gold Xs and Os from the Kisses & Hugs Add on to the January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Next, I opened a few of the envelopes from the Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit and I decided to make some additional mini treat holders using the Pretty Pillowbox Dies.  I used a couple of small plastic bags filled with Pistachios to fill these little Pillowboxes.  I used the gold cord and small pink hearts from the add-on kit to coordinate with the card and other mini boxes.  

Alternative Card and treat holder using January 2022 Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin'' Up!


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  • Stamps:  Kisses & Hugs January 2022 Paper Kit & Refill Kit
  • Ink: Gray Granite
  • Paper: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Vellum Cardstock
  • Accessories: Kisses & Hugs Add-on Mini Treat Boxes, Gold Cord, Pretty Pillowboxes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Mini Dimensionals

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Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes Add-On + Kit Refills Available!


It's time to sweeten up your love cards!  The Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes Add-on is available to purchase.  Perfect for adding a candy treat with your Valentine card for your sweetheart.  This is a Paper Pumpkin add-on item so you must be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber to purchase.  This is only available while supplies last, so don't delay in getting yours!  

Includes 20 mini treat boxes, 20 tags, and Gold cord:  10-1/2 yards.  Completed project size:  1-3/4" X 1-3/4" X 1-3/4".  Order Item # 160147 | $10.00 USD.  Order your Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes, here.

Look for Paper Pumpkin ideas on the Paper Pumpkin blog.  The January Kisses & Hugs assembly video can be viewed here: or, here if it doesn't show up in your browser.  You'll also find fun alternative ideas for using your January kit on the Paper Pumpkin Blog.  You'll also be able to order a Kisses & Hugs Refill Kit, Item 160219 | $10.00  also.

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Choose a Free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), by 28 February 2022.  Place multiple $50 or $100 orders or place one large order and earn selections for each $50 or $100 you spend AND, still qualify for Stampin' Rewards for orders over $150.  

Check out the FREE selections in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, here.

Host & Earn During Sale-A-Bration

Hosting an online stamping event or a live event during Sale-A-Bration earns you more. Both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.  Plus when you host a stampin party and reach a certain amount in sales (see the chart on the host page in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog on page 90 for more information on Rewards you can earn), in addition to earning rewards for party sales, you can also earn the exclusive Calming Camellia Cling Stamp Set (Item 158117) on page 17 of the Sale-Bration Brochure for free when your party sales reach $300.

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Join & Earn 2 Free Sets During Sale-A-Bration


Joining during Sale-A-Bration also earns you more!  If you decide to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you'll select a starter kit worth $125 in merchandise for $99, and then select Any two additional free stamp sets. And shipping is free! Select your two fee stamp set and starter kit products from anything you see in current catalogs or at

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Tips for getting the most from your purchases during Sale-A-Bration 

February is the final month for free Sale-A-Bration selections with your purchases.  If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, check your subscription.  Many stampers subscribed to Paper Pumpkin in January or February 2021 to earn Free Sale-A-Bration benefits, and their subscription ended in December 2021 or January 2022.  Renew your yearly subscription for 2022 now, and again earn Free Sale-A-Bration selections with your subscription.

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

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  • Download a Free copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog here.
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