Monday, April 24, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: A Sara Thing Kit


Thanks for joining us for our NEW #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop! I was so super excited to get the A Sara Thing kit this month, and to be asked to join a Blog Hop using this kit :-D AAANND, even more excited to find out that we're doing a GIVEAWAY...details just above the NEXT button near the bottom of the post.


My take on the kit was inspired by the black and white stripes, and I tried to stay as close to the kit supplies as possible for you. For my Best Actor box/bag, I used a bit of the washi tape on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, and attached it to a "bagalope" (made from an envelope from the kit) with a little office supply brad. I used the watercolor pencils and brush that came with the kit, and watercolored right onto the white space on the envelope. Then I used the 'BEST' stamp right over the dried watercolor. To get the word 'ACTOR', I stamped some other words from the set onto scrap Whisper White card stock, and cut them out before adhering to the front of the box/bag. I found out I could watercolor with the pencils on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, so I punched out some blue stars from that for accents on the box.


I went a little off the reservation with the film reel, because my son came downstairs and suggested I make one with an empty ribbon spool, and that bell could not be unrung! I used Silver Metallic Foil Paper on each side of the spool and then cut little squares from Basic Black card stock to go around the edges. The "film" going around and coming off the spool is the same washi tape from the kit. The 'SCRIPT' is a mini composition book covered with Basic Black card stock, and some of that same washi on the spine, with the words handwritten using the Chalk Marker.


For my Best Actress card, I made the card similar to the box, and did my trick on scrap Whisper White to cut out the different letters I needed. Then I used some pieces from a heart shape included in the kit, which I cut out in what looked to me like theater mask shapes. I watercolored those lightly and drew in the faces. ETA: I also felt like the black card base needed some dazzle, so I swiped over the whole thing with Clear Wink of Stella before I adhered all the other bits of the card onto it. Shimmer is difficult to photograph adequately (at least I have a hard time with it), so you'll just have to trust me when I tell you how *glamorous* it looks in person ;-)



Don't blame me if you've fallen in love with this kit. Blame Sara ;-) You can grab the A Sara Thing Refill Kit on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store (as long as supplies last). This includes the consumables only, which is everything but the stamp set & ink...but you DO get the free watercolor pencils and paintbrush! By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first! I'm sure they will sell out fast, so you'll want to be ready to check out ASAP.

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

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35 comments :

  1. This just made me smile! Being a Theatre Director by profession - and a SU demo too -- I LOVE this! Your masks are brilliant!!!

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  2. Very nice alternative ideas - TFS!

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  3. You are so creative!!! How fun to create a best actor and actress set! Love the film reel!! Cute actor masks!

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  4. I wish my son was still in school in drama this would have been perfect!! Great imagination!

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  5. Great ideas....I love the arts (I teach music!).

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  6. This hop is sooooo much fun and so was your project.

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  7. Very clever ideas! Love the beautiful bright colors!

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  8. Very cool! nataliewoll2902@gmail.com

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  9. Amazing where we can go with the kits. Fun ideas.

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  10. I like that IDEA. Sooo many different things a person can do

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  11. Awesome projects! Everyone wants to know their doing a great job. Even actors and actresses

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  12. WOW! So creative! Think I am going to have to make one of these for my friend's daughter who is in One Act Play and graduating this year!! Just darling!!

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  13. Love the new Lemon Lime Twist, especially with the black. Can hardly wait to get my hands on some!!!

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  14. LOVE these!!! We have friends whose kids are going to a school for performing arts ... I plan to CASE these for them. Thank you for sharing these. ��

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  15. Wow! My granddaughter is in the Drama Club at school...she would love this! So creative...thanks for sharing!

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  16. Just look at the gift of imagination flying all thru this blog!! Your ideas are fabous!♡

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  17. You're ideas are very creative. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  18. Bravo using a ribbon disk as a film canister that was super

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  19. LOve this!!! Great idea for the cards and adorable film roll.

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  20. What a super cool idea! It's so neat to see how this kit has inspired such unique pieces of art! I love what you came up with! So happy to be hopping with you! 💖

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  21. What a creative idea for diagonal stripe washi tape!

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  22. I have a niece this would be perfect for. Thank you

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  23. Too cute! Sounds like your house should be fun!

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  24. love this idea for a teen can't get enough of the stripe washi
    alyse d

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  25. VERY creative! I LOVE your actors box and how you used the empty ribbon spool and washi tape to make a film reel.

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  26. Hi Kimberley, I really like your creative idea about the Actor box. However, where is that little bell that you said cannot be "unrung?" The box creation shows your creative talent. I loved seeing what you could make.

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