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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Key to My Heart: A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Hi! I’m Vy with Crafting Daily Dose. Welcome to this month’s A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop, featuring alternatives for the January 2023 Key to My Heart kit.

This kit included supplies for 9 cards—3 each of 3 different designs. Kits always come with an exclusive stamp set, a mini ink cube, embellishments, and adhesives.

As of today, refills are available to subscribers.

For this simple gatefold card, I cut one of the card fronts in half and added it to a gatefold cardbase made from coordinating Fresh Freesia cardstock. I adhered 2 heart-shaped locks so that the design would show on both the outside and the inside of the card, but you could certainly just use one. I also added one of the die-cut keys to the bellyband. As always, links to the supply lists are at the end of this post.


- Kit card front only

  • TWO 2-1/8" (W) x 5-1/2" (H)

-Fresh Freesia cardstock

  • 8-1/2" (W) x 5-1/2" (H), scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" along the long side

  • 9-1/2" (W) x 1-1/2" (H), scored at 2-1/8" and 6-1/2" along the long side

-Basic White cardstock

  • 3-1/2" (W) x 4-3/4" (H)

The stamp set that came with the kit has great images and sentiments, and I used some to add gold heat embossing to match the other lovely gold accents.


My second project is a mini explosion treat box made from cardstock and an envelope from the kit.


-Fresh Freesia cardstock

  • 6" (W) x 6" (H), scored at 2" and 4" along both sides

-Basic White cardstock

  • scraps to fit images

-Kit envelope

  • 3-1/8" (W) x 3-1/8" (H), scored at 1/2" and 2-5/8" along both sides

  • TWO 1-7/8" (W) x 1-7/8" (H)

-Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon

  • 20"

When you score the cardstock, you'll see that the lines create a grid of 9 squares; cut off the corner squares to form a cross shape. Fold the flaps up to create the base of the box, which unfolds when the lid is removed.

The envelope piece gets scored too, but this time, you'll only cut the horizontal score lines at the corners (marked in black). This will create glue tabs. Turn the piece over, fold the tabs towards the inside, and adhere to form the lid.

I had enough of the envelope left over for a couple of squares to decorate the inside, and I stamped the remaining panels. If you have another envelope to cut up, you could get additional pieces to cover all the panels.

I did gold heat embossing of the lock and key images onto Basic White cardstock and fussy cut them out. I used a small hole punch to get the hole out from the top of the key so I could thread the ribbon through both, which looks so sweet.

The treat box is 2" x 2" x 2", so think about what surprises you could hide in there. If necessary, a little glue dot can help hold your treat in place if it's jostling around.

Thank you so much for visiting! Don’t forget to follow the hop to see other creative projects from our team!

For more ideas using this kit, check out the Z-fold card, magic slider card, and love locks card I shared previously.

February 10th is the last day to sign up for this month’s kit, called Sunshine & Smiles. This kit makes 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, and we'll get a Mango Melody mini ink cube! If you‘re in the U.S. and would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me, I’ll send you a handmade thank you card, and I’ll be sure to let you know when I post new ideas!


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