Altered January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

www.CreateWithTerriGaines.comThe January 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit has all the supplies to create 24 fun pillow box treat holders! 

The images in the kit are adorable and coordinate with the Animal Expedition suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.





I altered my pillow boxes to add a personalized message which is pulled from the Kangaroo pouch.


They are fun to make and can be personalized for Valentines, Birthdays, Invitations or any message you would like.  




For the Valentines Pillow Box I found a Valentines message online that seems to work perfect for this project: “Love is a circle, round and round, love goes up, and love goes down, Love is on the inside, trying to get out, love is whirling and twirling about!”

Click here to download a PDF file with the Valentines message

For the Shower Pillow Box text reads: “You are invited to Katie’s Baby Shower       Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PM     at her home”

For the Happy Birthday text reads: “Happy Birthday to You           Happy Birthday to You            Happy Birthday dear <name>              Happy Birthday to You”


Additional supplies needed:

♥  Tools / Misc: Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Bone Folder (102300), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Washi Tape & Stapler


  1. Place Kangaroo on Stampin’ Trimmer lining pouch line to trimmer cutter www.CreateWithTerriGaines.comgroove.  Place Washi tape up to line on both sides of pouch for a guide to cut line, and to hold Kangaroo in place. Cut line.
  2. On back side place Tear & Tape above and below the cut
  3. Shape Pillow Box with Bone Folder. Remove Tear & Tape backing and place Kangaroo on front of Pillow Box. 
  4. Place Washi Tape on both sides of pouch for guide to cut line. Using straight edge line up cutting line on Stampin’ Trimmer. Cut along
  5. Cut message strip, width should be 3/4″ or less.  Staple strip of cardstock  to end of message strip to be a stopper to avoid message strip being pulled out completely.
  6. www.CreateWithTerriGaines.comUsing Bone Folder curl message strip, then place top end of message strip in slit on box from back side with text towards box.
  7. Seal Pillow Box adhesive provided in Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  8. Attach heart with Mini Glue Dot to end of Message Strip, then staple.  Embellish with Heart Embellishments from Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  9. Stamp sentiment on Die Cuts provided in Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Embellish with Heart Embellishments and attach to Pillow Box with dimensionals provided in Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Note: To return message into box, open one end and reach two fingers into box placing paper between fingers, rotate box until message is onside.


Click here to download printable project sheet with instructions & dimensions for this project.

Check out my video below for assembly tips .

Note: My videos are unedited and may contain bloopers (misspoken words or technical errors).


Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.  We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more. Talk about happy mail!



With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.


Watch this exclusive “behind-the-scenes” video for an inside look at February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Supplies for this project:    (click product image(s) below to shop on-line)



  1. Hi, Terri – This was a terrific “Altered PP” project! As I watched you the 2nd time with the kangaroo and the trimmer, it occurred to me that all you need to do is make the slit with a crafting knife, apply the tear and tape, adhere to the pocket, and cut again through the slit and simultaneously, through the pocket. No need for all that fuss with the trimmer. The sentiment strip is to die for – thank you so much!

    • Thank you very much Linda, I’m so glad you like the altered project. Yes, you can use a craft/hobby blade/knife. I actually used a hobby blade to cut the first one I made and found it easier for me to cut a straight line with the trimmer, plus a bit safer. I try to avoid hobby/craft blades for safety reason 🙂

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