A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Winter Gifts


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you two alternative projects for the November Paper Pumpkin Kit Winter Gifts.  My post is also part of this month's A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  Each month we come up with a couple alternative projects using that month's kit.  This month I created both a card and a 3d project as my alternative projects.  Here's a look at my projects.

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For my 3d project I created a tall milk carton.  I started out by stamping my 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Shaded Spruce cardstock with the holly image from this months exclusive stamp set.  I stamped it all over the background cardstock to create my own designer series paper of sorts.  Once it was stamped I used my Simply Score to score the cardstock.  I scored it at 2, 4, 6, and 8 on one side.  Next I turned it on the other side and scored at 2" then I flipped it around and over and scored at 1/2".  Once all the scoring was done it was time to fold and burnish all the score lines.  I cut up the 2" score lines at the bottom and took off the two very small rectangles.  You are going to secure the carton together with tear and tape.  I used my crop a dile to punch holes in the top to weave ribbon through the holes to secure close.  I stamped a sentiment on one of the banners and added it to the poppy parade circle.  I then tucked some of the holly die cuts behind the sentiment and added some red rhinestones as the berries and to add a little bling.  
For the card I used a piece of Real Red Cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I stamped the little snowflakes from the set onto my whisper white cardstock ( 3 3/4 x 5) all over the background.  I layered this piece onto a Real Red mat (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) which was placed on a 5 1/4 x 4 Early Espresso mat.  I then stamped the sentiment onto a one of the banners and added one of the pool party banners behind that one.  I added one of the sleds to the card front along with the sentiment.  I wanted to add just a little more bling to the card.  But how to do it, there are so many choices but I wanted to have a snow effect.  I decided to add some dots of the fine tip glue all over the background and then use my Dazzling Diamond glitter and sprinkle it over the glue.  

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1 comment

  1. Thanks for the video! Tomorrow I may try to make a milk carton, you make it look easy! So cute!

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