Showing posts with label A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. Show all posts

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Lovely Day

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you two alternative projects with the February Paper Pumpkin Lovely Day Kit.  I came up with a super cute card for my card project and I decided to do something a little different for my 3d project.  I decided to make a Junk Journal which I have been seeing more and more of lately.  So I thought I would give it a go.  Here's a look at my projects.
Before we really get into what I did for my alternatives I wanted to share with you a little look at what came in this month's kit and the intended projects.  This month's kit was packed full of some really neat items.  I am in love with these top folding envelopes with the half circle flap.  I really would like to have more  of these.  

This month's kit made 9 cards with coordinating envelopes.  This has been one of the best kits that I've seen recently.  I know I said that last month too; well, it's just because they just keep getting better and better.  

Alternative Card:  

For my alternative card this month' I took inspiration from the die cut flower that came in this month's kit.  I took the stamp set from the set and stamped five of the flower images in tuxedo black ink on the top and right-hand side of a piece of whisper white.  Once the ink dried I used my Stampin' Blends in Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and So Saffron to color all the flowers.  I also added a faux layer on this panel with a few other blends.  You will see the list below of all the colors that I used.  Once the coloring was done I then took the card panel and added it to a mat that I made from one of the card bases from this month's kit.  I then added it to a Whisper White Thick Card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  Once that was done I stamped my sentiment on one of my labels from the kit and added it to the card base.  I then added the foam foil word die cut sticker to the front of the card.  I actually put a dimensionals under the L & Y so that everything was balanced.  

Junk Journal: 

Junk journals are surprisingly easy.  All you have to do is take some of your collection and make book pages, and pockets for your album.  A Junk journal is a handmade book made up of recycled items such as papers from magazines, brochures, patterned paper, music sheets, envelopes, packaging, brown paper bags, maps, greeting cards, post cards, doilies, to name a few. The book covers can be made from cereal boxes, old book covers or any hard card boards.  Basically anything that you can find including the kitchen sink.  

I used some of the card bases, envelopes, (from the kit) and additional DSP and cardstock to make mine 

All I had to do was fold everything up and arrange it into how I wanted the signature to be.  Which by the way are the sections of pages in your journal or book.  Once all the signatures are lined up and the way you want it it's time to do a little piercing of the paper to make the holes for your ribbon, twine, or book rings to go through to hold everything together.  I choose to use ribbon to secure my book close.   I used the stripped Organdy Ribbon for this purpose.  For some of my signatures I used the Woven Thread DSP from the Annual Catalog.  

I even made pull out pockets to write a little note or something that I want to remember or use sooner.  Here are a few pictures of the inside pages.  



As you can see I have places for pictures, keepsakes, and memory keeping all throughout.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you are viewing this post on my word press site you will need to click here to view the blog roll.  Thanks for dropping by.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick


Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Something for Everything

Hello and welcome to this month's A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop; each month we come up and share alternative projects using the kit from that month.  This month's kit was titled Something for Everything and came with a wonderful sentiment stamp set that has one for everything you can think of.  I used a little additional cardstock to create my two projects this month.
I created a fun little tag topper box and this fun card using products from this month's kit as well as a few additional items.  For my card I used half of one of the floral cards from the kit and some of the white crinkled seam binding from the new Mini Catalog that goes live tomorrow.  I added the cut card base to a piece of Grapefruit grove cardstock that I embossed using the Basketweave 3d embossing folder.  Before adding the crinkle seam binding I stamped on it to create some texture and to add a little more color.  I used crushed curry but you could use any color you would like.
For my box I used some Shaded Spruce cardstock and made the box, and the left over half of the card base from before was cut down to make the sides of the box.  I finished off the box with a little of the Terracotta Tile scalloped trim and a happy birthday banner.
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Rick Adkins 


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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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