Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Broadway Star

Welcome to our June 2018 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called Broadway Star. It came with supplies to make 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs, with coordinating envelopes included for each card. The stamp set features congratulatory greetings, birthday greetings, and some accent images. Here are my alternates:

Usually I try to stick pretty closely to the kit contents, but I had an idea that was pretty out of the box, so I added a few items to make it work. Here's what the projects were meant to look like if you assembled them according to the kit instructions:

To get the look I wanted, I first added some Lovely Lipstick Cardstock for the card base. I also used the Balloon Bouquet Punch, and a StazOn Jet Black ink pad. Other than my Paper Snips and my Stampin' Trimmer, that's about all the extra Stampin' Products I used. The Crazy String, bubbles, glow bracelet, and the Laffy Taffy (the covered candy) all came from Target--the first 3 were found in the Dollar Spot. (I actually have another couple colors to make these projects with, but those will have to wait for another day...tease, tease...)

To make the owl face, I adhered the plain black marquee shape over the white center of the dotted marquee frame. Then I took two of the black/white cakes, and trimmed off the ends of the strawberries so they wouldn't stick out. For the eyes, I punched the smaller of the balloons from the Balloon Bouquet Punch out of one of the Lovely Lipstick adhesive-backed piece in the kit, and snipped it in half down the center, then I cut the little balloon stem off each side. The pupils of the eyes are from the center of the 'a' in the gold Hooray stickers, and the nose is from the center of the loop in the 'y'.

I stamped the accent "stars" on the card base for a little bit of texture. I used the VersaMark ink pad for mine (because I also planned to use it for two other color card bases), but you could just use the Lovely Lipstick ink pad that came in the kit as an ink spot. The owl's "wings" are just an envelope flap I cut off, which I then cut in half, stamped the accent "stars" with a StazOn Jet Black ink pad, then tucked behind the Lemon Lime Twist banner to stick out at an angle. The greeting was also stamped in black, on a die cut included with the kit...I just cut the piece a bit short to match the saying length.

The Laffy Taffy candy treat is simply wrapped with a little piece of one of the card bases from the kit, then I punched a small balloon from the Balloon Bouquet Punch out of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock. You could go ahead and punch that out of the adhesive-backed Lovely Lipstick piece from the kit, but I didn't want the adhesive on the back of mine. I stamped the greeting on the balloon, added a little gold adhesive-backed sequin from the kit, and adhered it to the candy wrapper with one of the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, a sheet of which was also included in the kit. I finished it off by tying a bit of the included black/gold twine from the kit, around the candy.

The bubbles had a little princess sticker on them, so I just covered that with one of the adhesive-backed balloon die cuts from the kit. You could alternately stamp TWO of the smaller balloons from the Balloon Bouquet Punch out of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, and adhere them on the front and back of the round tab of the bubbles. Since the balloon is symmetrical, it would line up front to back nicely, with the tab in the center. The punched balloons are also great for cupcake picks for this same reason.

Just as an FYI, this month's kit coordinates with the Broadway Bound Suite of products in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog that debuted at the beginning of this month. You might want to check that out if you like this kit's color combo and style!

Stampin' Supplies: June 2018 Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin Kit, Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, Balloon Bouquet Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for trimming and scoring).

The Broadway Star Kit REFILL is available right now the on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. There are sometimes full Kits available on that page, but many are just Refill Kits which include the consumables only...meaning everything but the stamp set & ink pad. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available on that PAST KITS page, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see the projects starring on Melissa Davies' blog! If you have any problems navigating the hop, there is also a Blog Roll listed below for your convenience.


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  1. I love your owl card! It is really cute. Thanks

  2. Very creative idea to create the owl with your card project!

  3. You are right - that owl was an out of the box idea!


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