It’s the last Thursday in the month and that means another A Paper Pumpkin Thing blog hop. This month we’re bringing you a swarm of alternate projects using the January 2020 kit “I’ll Bee Yours”.
At first glance the I’ll Bee Yours kit might seem to be for Valentine’s Day. Well it can be, but the Paper Pumpkin Team wanted you to be able to use the kit all year long. Think of it more as a ‘showing and sharing love’ kit. So with that in mind I deliberately avoided the Valentine’s sentiments for my projects.
PIZZA GIFT BOX
At last few weddings I’ve attended the bride and groom have requested cash rather than gifts. Often because they’ve already set up their home, or they aren’t into ‘stuff’. While it’s easy to add paper money to cards it’s not very imaginative. So how about putting the cash inside this cute pizza box instead?
I began by making up the Mini Pizza Box and added a layer of Mint Macaron Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I cut the front off one of the mini cards in the I’ll Bee Yours kit. Then using the Mint Macaron ink spot I stamped the floral background image in the centre. With that done I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine from the kit around the card, lining up the twine with the edges of the stamping. I secured the twine on the back using Stampin’ Dimensionals, which also fixed the layer to the pizza box.
That just left the “Wishing you a lifetime of love” sentiment from the I’ll Bee Yours kit. Using Mint Macaron ink I stamped the sentiment onto one of the die-cut circles, then attached it to the box with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals. Project 1 was done in next to no time.
THANK YOU CARD
For my second project I decided to make a simple Z-fold thank you card.
I cut my Thick Whisper White Card to 5-1/2″ x 8-12″ then scored it on the long side at 4-1/4″. This is my usual card base. I flipped the card over and scored it again on the long side at 2-1/8″. Then all I had to do to create the z-fold was fold along the scored lines and sharpen the creases with a Bone Folder.
For the panels on the front of the card I cut two pieces of Rococo Rose card 2″ x 5-3/8″. The black and white floral paper is from the FREE Sale-A-Bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I chose this design because it reminded me of one of the smaller stamp images in the kit. So taking care with the direction of the pattern I cut two pieces of the DSP, each 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4. Then I used liquid glue to mount them onto the Rococo Rose card and then onto the card base.
While I still had it on my mind, I decided to pull out that tiny flower stamp from the kit. Then I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp it in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
HEART SHAPED SENTIMENT
For the “thank you” I went back to the I’ll Bee Yours kit and selected one of the die-cut Rococo Rose plain hearts. Then I stamped the “thank you” from the stamp set in the centre using Tuxedo Black ink.
To make the heart stand out I then pulled out the Heart Punch Pack (from the Stampin’ Up! 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue) as the kit was designed to coordinate with them. Using the scalloped heart punch I punched out some Thick Whisper White Card before attaching the stamped heart to it with liquid glue.
I attached the sentiment to the folded back section of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals just behind the left side of the heart.
To finish my project I tied a small bow from Whisper White Bakers Twine and added it to the heart with a glue dot.
So there you have it, two simple to recreate projects using the I’ll Bee Yours kit and a few extra basics from my stash.
PAPER PUMPKIN NEXT MONTH
The February Paper Pumpkin kit is being prepared for shipping and to get it you’ll need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber by February 10th. This new kit coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set on page 8 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. To get this stamp set simply place an order for $60 (before shipping and taxes) and select it as your free gift. What’s even better is that from February 4th for a limited time you’ll be able to buy dies that coordinate with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set.
Make sure you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin now to get the February kit.
MORE I’ll BEE YOURS IDEAS
Now for more I’ll Be Yours ideas hop make sure you visit the blogs from the rest of the team using the links below.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Heart Punch Pack can be purchased as part of a bundle with the coordinating Heartfelt Stamp Set (not used today). Using this single ‘bundle’ item number will save you 10% off the cost of buying the punches and stamp set separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you wanted to look at this option.
SALE-A-BRATION – The Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available as a free item until March 31st while stocks last. To earn the DSP simply place an order for $60 before shipping and taxes then select it when prompted for your Sale-A-Bration choice. Coincidentally if you order the bundle listed below you’d immediately qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. For more details of this promotion see the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.