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Today is the day where several of us Stampin' Up! demonstrators bring to you our special "A Paper Pumpkin Thing" blog hop. See what I have to share, then check out all the other blogs in the hop to see even more creative alternate ideas that we came up with using the contents of this month's "Layered Leaves" Paper Pumpkin kit. To follow the hop, simply scroll down to click the "next" button or to click on the names of other participants in the hop.
This kit put me in the mood for Thanksgiving right away, and my mind went immediately to fall family gatherings. So I turned the pillow box into a flatware/napkin holder and used the card elements for decorating a treat box. Every guest should have a party favor. Right?
Basic Black cardstock: 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 2-1/4" and 5-1/2"
Pear Pizzazz cardstock: 4" x 5-1/4"
Old Olive cardstock: scraps for die-cutting trees and leaves
Copper Foil paper: scraps for punching out deer and label piece
Whisper White cardstock: scraps for stamping and punching out label piece
Merry Little Christmas designer paper (black & white plaid design): 4" x 3"...4" x 2"...4" x 1" (all from the same 4" x 6" piece)
Old Olive 1/8" Sheer ribbon: ~ 18"
Stamp the tags. Add twine and set aside.
Rub over the gold leaf sticker with a Bone Folder, then peel the outline sticker up and out carefully keeping the inside pieces intact. Pull from the outer tips of the leaf towards the center.
Cut a note card from the kit in half. Save the embossed half for decorating the top of the Pizza Box. Flip the other side over so the white side of the card is up, and die-cut a solid and a detailed leaf.
Peel the outside gold sticker area away from the remaining leaf sticker pieces, put a small piece of Press-n-Seal down on top, and rub the Press-n-Seal onto these remaining gold stickers using the Bone Folder. Flip this over and remove the sticker backing. Then transfer the gold sticker "inside leaf" pieces to the flipped over (brown side) solid die-cut leaf. Watch this video starting at the 25:30 minute mark so you can see how this is done.
Prepare your other leaf pieces by curling them slightly with a bone folder.
Slice off one end of the pillow box. Attach the curved scrap to the embossed card half and attach to the top of the assembled Mini Pizza Box.
Attach a cluster of leaf accents to the pizza box cover using a few Dimensionals under the gathered stems. Add a couple more Dimensionals on top of those stems, and add the stamped tag. Fill the box with shreddies and treats.
Fill the pillow box with the napkin and flatware. Add the tag and the die-cut solid leaf with adhesive and a mini clothespin.
Continue to add the trail of leaves by just inserting them underneath the tag or underneath each other. Glue dots on the stems are all the adhesive I used.
Here are the extra supplies that I used to make these items (besides the contents of the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit):
By the way, during October and November Stampin' Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits.To renew or get started with your subscription so you can get both of these great kits, click here and sign up by October 10th.
I'm still working on my 12x12 scrapbook page layout. So watch for that later. Thanks for visiting. And have fun on the hop!
My website's new look is being revealed this evening!!
I've been working with Brian and Nicole from Integrant Services this past month. They are the geniuses that have been creating and building my new look. And my new design goes live tonight! I'm giddy! Of course there will be kinks to work out. So if you find something that doesn't work, let me know. But I'm so happy!... I'll have an introductory home page. Then once in the blog (with just a click), the formatting will be similar - just scroll to see all the posts. AND I'll have drop down menus. Things should be easier to find. As time goes on, I'll work on re-doing the look of many of my resource pages. It is going to be so pretty!
That's not the only news I have for you. There's more...
Stampin' Up!® announced yesterday the return of alcohol-based markers!! Us lucky demonstrators (and anyone who gets the Starter Kit) can purchase these early between October 1st and the 15th! The release to everyone else will be in the near future (before 2017 ends), but the date hasn't been determined yet.
World Card-Making Day is October 7th this year. So to celebrate, Stampin' Up! will be having a sale for ten days (October 1–10). During that time you can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! Click here for the flyer.
AND...During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click here for that flyer. (Oh! The stamp sets that are 15% off on the World Card-Making Day flyer coordinate with paper packs that are part of this Buy 3, Get 1 Free special. How cool is that?!)
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