Thursday, July 23, 2020

Paper Pumpkin - July 2020 - Summer Nights Alternatives

Here are a couple of cute projects I made with the July Paper Pumpkin Kit - Summer Nights.
I immediately thought of backyard fun with fireflies, campfires and glow sticks when I saw this kit.
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So I made a little folder to hold some glow stick bracelets I bought at the Dollar Tree.
  •  the folder  was made from one piece of Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2" X 11" Card Stock. 
  •  Score 2 3/4" from either side and 3/4" from the bottom. 
  •  I cut off the two 3/4" rectangles on both side flaps and only left the center with a bottom flap.  
  •  I measured up 1 3/4" from the bottom of the side and cut it at a diagonal to the score line at the top for each side.
I hope this photo helps!
  • I stamped the starburst with Versamark and then used the White embossing powder and my heat gun to emboss the bursts oh the outside flap. (see construction instructions  below to understand how it will be folded)
  •  I also took some diluted Whisper White ink and splattered it on the paper using my Water Painter (although this doesn't seem to really show up in these photos) for just a sprinkling of white dots.
To constructed the holder:
  • I folded the bottom flap up first 
  •  then folded in the right hand flap and used Tear and Tape to adhere the the bottom of the side flap to the bottom flap.  
  • lastly, folded in the left side using Tear and Tape to adhere the left side flap at the bottom and edges.

Making the tag:
  • I used one of the shaded color cards that are included in the kit for the tag-  cut it in half and then just rounded the corners to match the other corners. 
  •  I used the Versamark and embossing powder again to emboss two starbursts on each tag. 
  • The sentiment from the kit is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.
  •  I added the firefly punch outs included in the kit with dimensionals - two on the tag and one on the holder.  
  • I tied the tag on using a hole punch and the new Metallic Mesh Ribbon that is in the Mini Holiday Catalog.
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Firefly Luminary Tea Light Bag


  •  I traced the outline of the velum jar  provided in the kit on the back side of the luminary bag.
  • using paper snips, I cut the bag about a half an inch inside the outline of the jar - not cutting the lid portion of the jar.
  • I free hand cut a piece of dark cardstock to fit behind the lid of the velum jar and adhered it to the back of the velum jar piece with small amounts of liquid glue.
  • attaching the jar to the bag - I applied small amounts of liquid glue on the back side of the velum jar following the outline of the jar and adhered it to the bag over the spot cut out.
  • I cut a scrap piece of white cardstock 3/4" by 2 3/4" 
  • Using six of the punch out fireflies and some gold metallic thread - I used Tear and Tape to adhere the string and the fireflies together and hung them from the scrap of white cardstock.
  • I adhered this strip to the inside of the jar side of the bag - just above the lid.  You want to adhere this to the jar side - because it they get too close to the cut side with the starburst - they get all tangled up in the slits!  ( I found out the hard way!)
  • Using one of the supplied labels - I stamped out the sentiment with the Blackberry Bliss Ink and added a few of the stars in the punch outs.
  • I placed a battery operated luminary light in the bottom of the bag.
  • Punching two holes in the top of the bag and one in the label - I attached the tag with the Metallic Mesh Ribbon.  
I hope you enjoyed these little projects for your Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

My mother was a fabulously talented sewer and I inherited her love for fabric. In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name. I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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