A Blessing Box

A Fold-over Box using the card base and contents from the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit

Yesterday I shared some of the alternative ideas my Paper Pumpkin Players made with the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. I promised I would share with you today how to make the fold-over box using one of the cards in the kit.  I have made lots of these boxes in the past using a piece of 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 card stock.  I really like how the cards in the kit are colored on the outside and whisper white on the inside. The card in the kit comes prescored so first you need to cut 1 inch from the card base so it measures 4 1/4 x 7 1/2.  With the long side across the top (make sure the prescored line is at the 4 1/4″ mark), score at 1, 3 1/4, and 6 1/2.  (*If you were making this with a piece of card stock you would also need to score at 4 1/4. The card in the Paper Pumpkin kit is already scored at 4 1/4.)  Then with the short side across the top, score at 1 and 4 1/2.

Cut up to the scored lines along the long side using your paper snips. Notch each of the 6 tabs and add tear & tape (or other strong adhesive) on each of the notched pieces.

Adhere the notched to the rectangle pieces to form the box.

You can decorate your box top as desired and add a small gift (jewelry 🙂 ), candy, etc.

Every year I make a Blessing Mix for Thanksgiving and this box is the perfect size to use as table favors or gifts.  I typed the “recipe” and cut them apart. It fits nicely in the bottom of the box with the blessing mix on top.

*Update:  Click below for a printable copy of the Blessing Mix.


Ingredients for Blessing Mix:

  • Pretzels
  • Bugles
  • Candy Corn
  • Peanuts
  • Orange slices (gummy kind)

I am thankful you stopped by today and I want to remind you that tomorrow starts the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!  This happens just once a year and is a great opportunity to shop & save!

online-extravaganzaClick on the link below to view and print the flyer.


Tomorrow is a FLASH SALE with some select products on sale Monday only! Note that some items included in the extravaganza are while supplies last.  If there is something you have been wanting make sure you get it before it’s gone!


I love the candy dots and this is a great chance to purchase them as a bundle and save!  The ombre ink pads are being offered as a special bundle Monday only as well!  I love the details in the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set and coordinating Delicate Ornament Thinlits.  Check out these projects I have made with some of these products.  You can click on the image to see the original post with all the details.

Delicate Ornament Thinlits
Emerald Envy Ombre Stampin’ Pad

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’





12 thoughts on “A Blessing Box

  1. Jeanie, I like this idea. I was trying to read your “Blessing Mix” but can’t enlarge the image.
    Is it possible for you to send me the words or tell me how to see it to read words on your post? Thanks very much, Sheila

    1. Sheila, usually you can just click on an image to enlarge. I thank you for challenging me to learn something new today! I have updated the blog so you can click and print the Blessing Mix. Let me know if it works. LOL I am learning something new every day!

  2. Your blessing mix is awesome! Thanks for sharing it and your box….very much appreciated. Enjoy and have a blessed day!

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