Thursday, September 30, 2021

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Haunts & Harvests

Welcome to our SEPTEMBER 2021 #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, though the kits were shipping kind of late for a while there...but now we're back on track!

  My alternate project this month is a little cauldron. Yes, again. Lol. I made one of these from last year's September kit, you can find that one on THIS POST. I can't help it, Stampin' Up! just gave us another die cut and kit that works so perfectly for this project! All I added to the kit contents was a single StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, some Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and candy. I guess I also used the Take Your Pick Tool to punch some holes, so you may want to have that handy, as well.
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Our Paper Pumpkin kit for September was called Haunts & Harvest. It came with supplies to create 12 treat boxes, which you could fashion as pumpkins, apples, or jack-o-lanterns. And for a BONUS this month, there were outlines printed on the inside of the box, which was patterned in wood grain just like the outside, and you can cut and assemble those pieces to make a cute little wheelbarrow! Above is a picture of how the treat boxes would look if you make them according to the kit directions. Below is a video showing the assembly of the wheelbarrow. {if you are reading this blog post in your email, you will want to click on the title of the post to view it in your browser, so you can watch the video.}

I used one of the treat boxes with Pale Papaya on one side and Soft Succulent on the other. I laid the box with the Pale Papaya side up, and tapped the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad over the whole surface to color it black. I cut off the small tabs all along the bottom, as well as the hexagon, though I set that aside to use later. I applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the long tab and adhered that just as I would to make the treat box. And I folded the top pieces just like the treat box, too. Then I applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the hexagon piece I set aside, and smooshed the top of the treat box - which is now the bottom of the cauldron - to it, to create a base. You could try using the glue dots that come in the kit, but the Multipurpose Liquid Glue does not set immediately, so it helps you to move the pieces for a moment, to give you the look you want.

I cut one of the paper covered wires from the kit in half, and used one half for the cauldron handle. The Take Your Pick Tool comes in handy to punch holes for that, or you could use a small hole punch if you have one. I unwrapped some of the bottom of the other half of the paper covered wire, laid it flat on my Grid Paper, and swiped the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad over it...which ended up looking like broom bristles to me. I pulled the wire out of the center of that piece, but you could leave it in if you want. I would just cut off the part behind the "bristle" area, or fold that part up so the end isn't sticking out, so no one gets poked on it. I stamped the die cut leaves with the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, and stamped the greeting on the tag with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad (the same color as the Stampin' Spot that came in the kit), and attached those as shown. I then took the tissue the kit was packed in, and cut that in half, then folded that half so I had 6 equal square-ish pieces (meaning I'd have 12 total from the whole sheet), and cut them apart. Then I tucked one of those pieces into the cauldron, and put the candy in on top of that.

Stampin' Supplies: September 2021 Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit, Soft Succulent Ink Pad (ink spot is included in the kit), StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, Mini Glue Dots (included in kit), Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Take Your Pick Tool, Bone Folder (optional), Paper Snips, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Grid Paper.

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  1. OMG..fabulous. And you could use the part you left uncut to create a pattern to use on black or any color paper! This idea would be fun with the What's Cooking could be a pot! Love your ingenuity!

  2. I absolutely love this, Kimberley!!💕

  3. That is adorable and so creative!!!


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