It’s the last Thursday in the month and that means it’s time for another A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. This month we’re back to bare bones with 13 members and the the Bone Appetit kit.
As I’m originally from the UK I’m not hugely into Halloween, but that didn’t stop me having fun with this kit.
In the UK gentlemen keep their money in a wallet. Ladies keep their money in a purse, and carry their purse in a handbag (or shoulder bag). So when I saw the skeleton hands in the kit I knew immediately the first altered project I was going to make.
I began with one of the spotty boxes from the kit and with Paper Snips cut off the two triangle flaps at the top. Then, with the seam of the box at the back I cut off the front flap. Finally I cut the back flap along the scored line to remove the shaped piece at the top.
Next I took some Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and tied the ends together to create a loop. Then using Mini Glue Dots I attached the loop to the bottom of what remained of the back flap. With that done I folded the flap 1/8″ from the crease to create flat top to the flap. This would allow the ribbon handle to stand up. To make the bag shape I then pressed in at the sides as I folded the flap over.
Of course that left the closure and for that I used a couple of self-adhesive 3/8″ button magnets. I attached one magnet to the outside of the flap of my handbag. Then I covered the magnet with a Mini Glue Dot and attached a skeleton hand to it.
To line up the second magnet I simply held it close to the underside of the handbag flap and it was immediately attracted to the first magnet. Then I removed the cover from the adhesive and closed the flap so the magnet became attached to the front of the bag in exactly the right place.
To help protect the magnet I then used some Stampin’ Sponge to cover one of the vellum circles with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) and then glued the vellum to the front of the bag, covering the second magnet. My handbag was complete and closes with the snap of a bony hand.
My first project took one of the 2″ x 2″ cube boxes in the kit and made it smaller, but what if you wanted to add a bigger treat? This second project would be perfect for a homemade Halloween cookie.
I began with a Mini Pizza Box and used some Stampin’ Sponge to cover the outside with a thin layer of liquid glue. Then I covered it with pieces of the black tissue paper used to pack the Paper Pumpkin kit this month. Rather than cut the paper with Paper Snips I decided to tear it to give a more ragged look to the pieces. With that done I set the box aside while I worked on the decoration for the top.
This time I cut up one of the striped boxes from the kit and from each of the four sides I cut a 1-1/2″ square. Next I laid the pieces out to create this striking pattern and held them together on the back with sellotape.
Next came the laser-cut bone web piece from the kit. One side was quite a stark white while the other seemed more creamy and that was the side I wanted to show. So I placed the web cream side down on my Silicone Craft Sheet and used some Stampin’ Sponge to tap liquid glue over the back. With that done I used tweezers to help me attach the web to the centre of the assembled panel.
That just left the “Eat if you dare” sentiment from the kit. Using the Gorgeous Grape mini ink spot I stamped the sentiment onto the arched label piece. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the sentiment to the panel, before mounting the panel onto the top of the covered Mini Pizza Box.
And that was it. Two alternate treat box ideas from the Bone Appetit kit.
I’ve created some other alternate projects using this kit, but these Harry Potter themed projects will remain under a cloak of invisibility for now. You’ll be able to see them at 4.30pm MT on Tuesday October 1st during the Facebook Live event over on the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Page.
That’s all from me for today, follow the links below to see more alternate projects from other members of the team.
If you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can still get additional Bone Appetit kits and refill kits (everything but the stamp set and ink spot). Simply visit the Paper Pumpkin Past Kits section of my online store to purchase them. Past kits and refill kits are only available while stocks last.
If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. Make sure you subscribe today to get the October Winter Wonders kit with everything you need to make 10 full-sized cards. Then in November the kit will contain everything to create 24 gift tags to coordinate with the October cards.
Now I’m off to play in my studio but I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card project for you. I hope you’ll be able to join me.