Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Box of Sunshine

Welcome to our JUNE 2020 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Each month we share alternate projects using Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We usually hop on the last Thursday of the month.

Our Paper Pumpkin kit for June is called Box of Sunshine. It comes with supplies to make 8 full-size cards, with coordinating envelopes. There are 2 each of 4 different card designs that you can customize with the stamp set and embellishments! Below is a picture of how the projects look if you make them according to the kit directions.

The kit also came with an extra label you could put over the Paper Pumpkin logo on top of the bright, sunny box, as well as extra embellishments to decorate the box. The idea is to #sharesunshine by putting one of your cards, and some cheery goodies, in the box and then mail or give it to a friend. If you'd like to see how Stampin' Up!'s CEO Sara Douglass used her kit to #sharesunshine, you can watch her in the embedded video below, or on YouTube HERE.

For my projects this month, I tried to stick pretty close to the kit contents for my alternates. Just about the only supplies I used other than what came in the kit was the Paper Snips, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and our Paper Trimmer to score and trim a couple of pieces. Those are pretty basic tools, but I did add the Timeless Label Punch to make quick work of a couple steps. And of course, I went to my local candy store and got lots of bright, sunny candies to put inside. Instead of making cards, I'm using the 8 card bases to make 8 boxes, and the 8 envelopes to make 8 little bags - so I can share a LOT more sunshine with each kit!

For the box, I took one of the card bases and added some score lines, snipped a few places, and glued it together with our Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (you can find a link to the tutorial below) Then I stamped some of the die cuts from the kit, and I adhered them with some Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals from the kit. Using the Timeless Label Punch made rounding the back corners of the box lid, and punching out the thumb notch, a breeze!

The great thing about using the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue for the box, is that the glue also works as a temporary adhesive to help keep those back bottom corners of the lid from sticking out. To create a temporary bond, put just a little dab of glue on the inside of each of the back bottom corners of the lid -- and be sure you don't touch the adhesive to any other part of the box until it is DRY. Once the adhesive is dry, you can press it against the box and it should stick just enough to keep the ends of those flaps against the box when it's closed. Or, you can even stick the flaps to the sides of the box to keep it partially open, like I've done above.

The bag is made from one of the coordinating envelopes that came from the Paper Pumpkin kit. (you can find a link to the tutorial below) The pre-printed die cuts make assembly a snap, and I just used my Paper Snips to make the "banner" ends on the self-adhesive polka dot label. The included sparkly self-adhesive sequins give the bag a little bit of glitz! The greeting was stamped with the ink spot that came in the kit.

The bag & box I made for this hop are projects I've made a few times before with Paper Pumpkin kits. I have an easy TUTORIAL VIDEO for the basic steps of both projects in this post from several years ago. The only things I did different on the box were: 1) I used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the box flaps together, and 2) I used a rounded end of the Timeless Label Punch to round the corners and make the half-circle looking notch that makes the box easier to open. For the bag, I only trimmed off the very top (instead of the 3/4" I mentioned in the video), so that I did not cut away the pretty gold stripes.

Stampin' Supplies: June 2020 Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit, Paper Snips, Timeless Label Punch, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean stamps), Paper Trimmer, Grid Paper.

JUNE 2020 BLOG ROLL: Box of Sunshine Kit

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1 comment:

  1. Great projects! I love how you used a card base to create the box. Thanks for the glue tip!!


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