A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

It’s time for the August 2018 A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) Blog Hop. This month’s kit is called Blissful Blooms, and it is very aptly named. It includes everything you need to make 10 gorgeous floral cards. For the hop, we are using the kit to create alternate projects: one card and one 3D item. 

When I was in a hotel room in Seattle, right after the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip in July, the toiletries included an unusually shaped box with an asymmetrically shaped bar of soap in it. Of course, I had to bring it home to try to make one. And I thought today’s post was the perfect time to try it. I hope you like what I’ve made.

 

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! about this month’s kit:

Here’s what I made:

Blissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Blissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

I was afraid I had stamped the sentiment too low on the front of the box, but I think it might look better even lower. What do you think?Blissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Blissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Here’s how I made the card:

Stamped with the Blissful Blooms stamp set:

  • flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink onto the larger label
  • flower centers in Memento black ink
  • sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the smaller label

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • a plain oval from a scrap from of Old Olive CS
  • a scalloped oval from a scrap of Blackberry Bliss CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base (with printed flowers in the center of the front) with a Bone Folder
  • all but about 5 of the green vellum leaves adhered onto the card front, with stems toward the center, larger ones first, then smaller ones over those
  • Old Olive CS oval adhered to the Blackberry Bliss CS oval
  • flower stamped label adhered to the Old Olive CS oval
  • sentiment label adhered to the flower label and ovals
  • ovals/labels grouping adhered over the leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Here’s how I made the box:

Stamped with the Blissful Blooms stamp set:

  • flower in Flirty Flamingo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • flower center in Memento black ink
  • sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink onto the front of the box**

Cut using Circle Punches:

  • flower with a 1″ circle punch
  • a scrap of Old Olive CS with a 1-1/4″ circle punch
  • a scrap of Blackberry Bliss CS with a 1-3/8″ scallop circle punch

Assembled the box:

  • made a template: 7/8″ across the top, 1-1/2″ across the bottom, and 3-3/4″ sidesBlissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy
  • drew around the template four times, side by side, onto a piece of Whisper White Thick CS
  • added tabs, according to the template belowBlissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy
  • scored all inner lines using my Stampin’ Trimmer
  • cut out the box using Paper Snips
  • burnished all score lines with a Bone Folder
  • **stamped sentiment onto the front panel of the box
  • added adhesive to the long flap along one side of the box, and adhered the flap to the inside of the opposite endBlissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy
  • folded in all flaps (adding in your small gift, of course) Blissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit August 2018 from Stampin' Up! APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy
  • about 5 of the green vellum leaves adhered around the top of the front panel of the box
  • punched flower adhered onto the Old Olive CS circle
  • Old Olive CS circle adhered  onto the Blackberry Bliss CS circle
  • Blackberry Bliss circle adhered over the leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • tied a piece of the Flirty Flamingo twine from the kit around the box and tied in a bow

 

Here’s the APPT Blog Hop:

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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