VIDEO: January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Alternate Projects & Giveaway


I made this quick and easy Valentine’s Day gift set from the January 2017 “Adoring Arrows” Paper Pumpkin kit. I always make an alternate project from the kit. This one was super fun to play with. I did some heat embossing (my fav) and made a matching Candy Heart window bag/box.

See my video tutorial below for instructions.

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I put the highlights of this live broadcast in with my alternate project video. Here is the full version from January 19, 2017.

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You can take advantage of this great offer even if you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. Simply purchase your pre-paid subscription in my online store and you will receive an email with instructions on how to enter this code into your subscription.






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  1. Paula King says

    I enjoy your videos! The boxes are adorable and I love the embossing on thr card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  2. Joanie Butler says

    Cute kit. Love the arrow. Thank for your fun videos!

  3. jeannette van says

    Love the alternate ideas for the January Paper Pumpkin. The Love/hearts card will make an awesome wedding card! Thanks.

  4. Jane Butts says

    I always enjoy your videos.
    Thank you so much

  5. Sabrina Soltanis says

    Love these projects. You are so talented.

  6. Jeannine Garner says

    These projects are GREAT!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Love your card and box. I’ve been looking for an alternate idea and I love yours. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is one of the best PPK’s so far. Love how you cut the heart to show the candy inside.

  9. Diana Durst says

    Very sweet card and gift box! Love them!

  10. Cindy Ivey says

    Tami I love your videos and great examples that you share with us! I would love to win this paper pumpkin kit! Thanks! I’ll keep watching and saving everything you do!

  11. Thanks for sharing. I resubscribed to your newsletter. Have not been getting your mail since you redid your web site.

  12. Not only do I love your alternate projects every month but I really love that paper pumpkin trash bin!.

  13. Beverly Holcomb says

    Another great demo! So cute and easy! Love the little pumpkin scrap holder!

  14. Love, Love, Love your alternative PP instructions. Haven’t tried my hand at Embossing yet. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks

  15. Barbra Sauer says

    Love your alternate project – as always! I let my granddaughter make the treat bags for her Forensics class; now I’m thinking I will need to by refills so I can make some alternate projects! 😉

  16. Awesome. I love your videos and your enthusiasm. You get me in the crafting spirit. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  17. love how you think of the alternative projects!!! So super cute!!! Embossing is my favorite as well. Love your videos!!

  18. Denise Bryant says

    Beautiful projects! I love the gold and white combo… so elegant! Looks like a fabulous Paper Pumpkin kit!

  19. Darlene Coin says

    I love to see alternate project videos. Are they going to be offering kit again? I missed this one. I would love to win it! Thank you Tami

  20. I love what you do with Paper pumpkin every month but I have to have that paper scrap container! It is adorbs,

  21. Vickie Peterson says

    Hi think this paper pumpkin is the cutest ….. would love to win it… again your ideas are great inspirations

  22. Rosemarie C says

    Thanks for the tips you share on your videos. Such as doubling the dimensionals on the gold heart. Always learn a new trick.

  23. Nicole McKinney says

    I love the alternative projects! Grreeat way to get value.

  24. I love paper pumpkin, so complete for the project!

  25. Amy Zwierz says

    I love that give alternative projects to help us go out of the box.

  26. Judy Parker says

    I love all your ideas. I wish I had waited to watch this before I made all my boxes I never thought to die cut the hearts. I just get so excited when I get my box. Thanks for being so up lifting and creative.

  27. Rosemary Cooper says

    I loved the card and treat box that you made. This was my second box that I have received and I love them.

  28. Love your card….simple and so cute! And the treat boxes are to die for!

  29. Debrah Segal says

    I love your ideas. ❤️

  30. Just saw this video/tutorial and love, love, love it. The set with all of the hearts and the cute arrows are fantastic. Would love to win.

  31. Noreen Lull says

    Love this set

  32. Two cute projects.

  33. Lori Swink says

    Awesome alternatives on January’s PP!!!

  34. Beverly Meaker says

    Love, love your blog and videos!!!! Valentine cards and candy bags with arrows video was just awesome!!!! Love all of your ideas!!!!!

  35. Carol Anderson says

    Love all your videos and I would love this kit. It’s so adorable!

  36. Terry Deason says

    I always love seeing your alternative projects because I can never seem to make it exactly like their directions 🙂

  37. I just LOVE all the alternate projects you have for PP. I plan to join next month…payday can’t get here fast enough!!

  38. Terri McDougall says

    Love your videos. This Paper Pumpkin is so sweet.

  39. What a great gift set and alternate project for the Paper Pumpkin kit. Terrific video 🙂

  40. I love how you used the gold foil sheets… a nice alternative to the Calypso Coral in the kit. Thanks for the idea!

  41. Too stinkin’ cute. Love your videos… you rock!

  42. Your video’s are such fun to watch, love your enthusiasm and all the little bits of that Boston accent, I’m originally from Connecticut, living on the West Coast now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful chance to win . 🙂

  43. Teri Lawson says

    Love the card and the box!

  44. Love the paper pumpkin! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Great ideas for the alternative projects!

  46. Love the diagonal hearts card! Have an anniversary coming up that that would be perfect for! Thanks for the idea and I LOVE the paper pumpkin scrap bin also!

  47. Rose Davies says

    I would like to enter the giveaway, the paper kit and the pumpkin scrap bin!! It’s a really easy but stylish way of making card, thank you!…

  48. Such a great kit and your alternative cards are fabulous!! Those little arrows are too cute! I’ll be figuring how to make them with toothpicks and gold paper/cardstock!

  49. paula stramel says

    so cute. WIsh my kids were little again so I could make them for their class. Guess that means I need to do some for the office…..

  50. Sharon Whalen says

    I’m so impressed with your alternate uses of the kit and with the Paper Pumpkin kit itself. My employees will be getting something on Valentine’s Day!