Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Wildflower Wishes

This month is our 11th #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called Wildflower Wishes. It came with supplies to make 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, with pretty floral printed-liner coordinating envelopes. The picture below shows how the cards would look if you made them according to the kit instructions:

I tried to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies, but I'm not a huge fan of flowers, so I allowed myself not to use many of those. I also set aside the Garden Green ink that came in the kit, and opted for a Basic Black Archival Ink Pad instead.

For the card, I backed the die cut word with some of the tissue paper that comes in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I folded it over onto itself about 3 times, so it would be more solid than translucent. The white layer just on top of the base of the card is the front of one of the envelopes. I just felt like it needed a little bit of contrast.

There was an image of a line in the stamp set, which I stamped around like an asterisk, to look like fireworks. The little pearls in the center of the fireworks also came in the kit, as did the little vellum leaves and banner. I wasn't going to put any flora on the card, but the leaves reminded me of a laurel wreath, which I thought was perfect for a 'celebrate' card!

For my 3D project, I made a box to hold some sweets. I wanted so badly to say something specifically about Spring or Easter, but I didn't want to pull out any other stamps. I think the little flowers probably convey that theme well enough, though. If I were doing it over again, I might pop a white layer (from an envelope) between the box top and the same colored layer on top of it, for added contrast.

Below is the box from a side view. It's made from one of the 9 card bases in the kit. I have a Video Tutorial for making the box HERE. It's super simple, and works with any standard size prescored card bases like the ones in this Paper Pumpkin kit.

And now we get to the big reveal...CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS! You can see I used a little piece of one of the floral backing layers for the inside of the lid, and that Paper Pumpkin tissue paper is making another appearance as a "bed" for the sweets.

Stampin' Supplies: Wildflower Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit, Basic Black Archival Ink Pad, 1/2" Circle Punch (for thumb notch on box), Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Adhesive (for box assembly), Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for trimming and scoring).

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  1. Great alternative project ideas. I love the box and the non-floral design of your card. Would make a great masculine card. :)

  2. Cute box idea. There were a lot of flowers in this kit. I also wanted to use something more solid behind those open letters.

  3. Great box! And if the top didn't convey Easter enough (it did) -- the Lindt eggs sealed the deal!

  4. Great alternative projects, Kimberley! Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are such sweet projects-I absolutely love that box!


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