I can’t believe it’s already the last Thursday of the month. That means that it’s time for another A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. This month it’s all about the Safari Celebration kit so let’s get started. I only received my kit late on Tuesday so my two alternate projects needed to be quick and easy.
First up I created a gift tag using the rollerskating elephant from the kit.
While I already thought the elephant was cute, I decided I wanted more definition on the image. So I using the writing tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker I went over most of the lines on the image. It’s a technique I’ve used before and I love the difference it can make.
Next from the kit I took one of the yellow (Bumblebee) card bases and cut it down the scored line. Then I took one of the halves and cut it to 2-5/8″ x 4-1/4″. With that done I punched an oval hole at the top using the Detailed Trio Punch. Then I threaded some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
For my sentiment I chose “happy birthday” from the exclusive Safari Celebration Stamp Set included in the kit. Using the Rich Razzleberry ink spot from the kit I stamped the sentiment on some of the waste from the elephant die-cut sheet. Then using Paper Snips I cut around the two words.
To complete the tag I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the elephant. Then I added the sentiment pieces in the remaining space under the outstretched arm. In next to no time my first project was complete.
For my second project I decided to make an alternate masculine / gender neutral card. So I went back to the smaller piece left over from the Bumblebee card base used for my first project. I wanted to give it a more organic look and so tore around the edges, pulling the waste towards me.
Next I cut one of the green (Soft Succulent) card bases from the kit along the pre-scored line. Taking one of these pieces I tore the edges off that too. Now both pieces had revealed their white core, but not for long. Using a Blending Brush I added coordinating ink over the torn edges and over the surface of each piece. This also toned-down the brighter spots of the pattern on them.
For my card base I decided to cut and score some Thick Basic White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Picking up the torn and inked layers I added them to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now I went back to the Safari Celebration kit for some more pieces; a large Rich Razzleberry die-cut leaf and the small green (Pear Pizzazz) sentiment strip. First, using liquid glue I fixed the leaf onto the centre of the card front. Then I flipped the sentiment strip over to the white side and stamped “let’s celebrate!” using the Rich Razzleberry ink spot. Finally using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the sentiment to the card.
I was almost done, but still had the inside of the card and envelope to coordinate with the card front. So from the Safari Celebration Stamp Set I took the leaf image. Then using Rich Razzleberry ink I stamped it in the centre of the flap on one of the envelopes from the kit. Next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and stamped the leaf near the top in the centre of that. Using liquid glue I fixed the stamped layer inside the card base.
Finally I couldn’t resist taking the white faux glass embellishments from the kit and adding a few of them around the leaf on the front of the card. With that my second alternate project was finished.
I have to admit that I was on the fence about this kit but having got it, I love it. There’s so many possibilities for children and masculine / gender neutral projects which are always needed. What do you think?
BEYOND THE HORIZON
If you haven’t already done it, you still have time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the gorgeous Beyond The Horizon card kit in March. If you already love the New Horizons suite in the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue, or fancy a taster, then you need to get this kit!
The Beyond The Horizon kit will contain everything you need to create nine cards (3 each of 3 different A2 designs). As well as the pre-scored card bases and coordinating envelopes, there’s die-cut paper pieces, embellishments and more. Plus of course an exclusive Beyond The Horizon Stamp Set and Stampin’ Ink Spot. The colours used in this kit will be Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive and Pale Papaya.
In addition, March is Paper Pumpkin’s 9th birthday and to celebrate they are including a special gift in every kit… a large (4″ x 6″) bonus all-occasion stamp set worth about $23CAD. This makes it the perfect time to give Paper Pumpkin a test drive. Then, if you decide you don’t want any more kits after this one, that’s fine, you can simply unsubscribe without penalty.
To get the Beyond The Horizon kit make sure you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by March 10th, but be aware that stocks may be limited towards the end of the subscription period.
MORE SAFARI CELEBRATION
Now back to this month. For even more Safari Celebration ideas make sure you hop on over and visit the other blogs from the A Paper Pumpkin Thing team. You’re currently at #2 – Tracy Elsom.
And finally… don’t forget to also check out the official Paper Pumpkin blog featuring lots more projects and information for the Safari Celebration kit.
OK so while today’s alternate projects used mostly pieces from the Safari Celebration kit, here’s the other products I added / used. NB: the kit did include a Rich Razzleberry ink spot and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Also available from today, while stocks last, is the Safari Celebration Refill kit. Please note that the refill kit is cheaper than the full kit as it does NOT include the ink spot and Safari Celebration Stamp Set.