If you follow my blog regularly, then you know that I like to share my ideas for getting the most out of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin’ Up!. The latest kit, Bone Appetit, is one of these great kits with lots of Halloween possibilities!
The original design for the September 2019 kit is to make 20 bone-chilling treat boxes using the spooky skeleton elements and an exclusive Halloween stamp set.
These boxes are really cute, but I wanted to get more out of the kit than just the 20 treat boxes. After staring at all the die-cut elements, tags, and stamps, I decided not to use any of the skeletons on the boxes and make a separate project with them.
I decorated the boxes with stamps from the included stamp set, vellum circles, small labels, and the black mini clothespins.
These cute little treat holders measure 2″x2″x 2″ and are food safe. They would be perfect to hold candy, small cookies, or mini cupcakes!
After decorating all 20 boxes, I had lots of leftovers for my next idea…
…candle silhouettes! I had made one of these years ago in a crafting class and I still put it out every Halloween! It was time for a new one and these skeletons were going to make great decorations.
The orange ribbon was left over from the previous months Paper Pumpkin kit and worked perfectly with the Halloween theme. Also, the small background stamps (stars, bats, spiders) were from last years Halloween kit!
The tea light candle sits inside and glows through the vellum windows.
Since I still had the purple and black tags to use up, I decided to make a couple plant picks. I love dressing up my house plants for occasions and the colour scheme of this kit played well with the green of the plants.
The base of the decoration is a simple 2″ circle layered with paper cut from the starburst punch, then the tag, and finally the fussy cut skeleton stamp. Once it was embellished, the decoration was taped to a wooden skewer so it could be placed in a plant pot.
There were enough elements in the Paper Pumpkin kit to make 10 candle silhouettes and 10 of each plant pick, so I have created a kids Halloween paper crafting class that I am hosting on October 20th. There are still spots available for that class, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child (age 9-12) would like to attend.
The Bone Appetit Paper Pumpkin kit is currently available at Stampin’ Up! as full kits and refills. Order yours soon before they are all gone!
If you are interested in trying the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits, please visit the store for more info and to subscribe. The kits for the next two months are coordinating Christmas kits that will make festive tags and cards. Sign up before October 10 to receive the first kit that will make 10 holiday cards!