The December A Paper Pumpkin Thing blog hop was delayed because of Christmas and New Year but I hope you’ll feel it was worth waiting for. Today is all about the Something for Everything kit. Of course I couldn’t resist including some new catalogue sneak peeks as well.
First up though is this shallow box made very simply using just one of the card bases and a gold sticker from the kit .
I cut the card in half along the pre-scored line and then cut a tiny sliver off the top edge and one side of the striped piece. Then I scored both pieces on each side at 1/2″.
Next I fixed the large gold foil sticker from the kit to the centre of the solid green piece.
Finally using my Paper Snips and Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I assembled the two card pieces to create the top and bottom of the box. So simple and so quick, the finished dimensions of the box are 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ x 1/2″.
If you’ve never made a simple tray box with a separate lid, here’s my “how to” video.
SOMETHING FOR THE GUYS
When I saw all the flowers in the kit I wondered whether the guys were being left out. So my second project was designed for them, with the aid of some new Designer Series Paper and Burlap Trim.
I began this project with the Crushed Curry card base. I decided to flip it over so the dotted pattern became the back and the plain side became the front.
Then I pulled out the new Country Club 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. First I cut the golf ball pattern piece into a 6″ x 6″ square. Then I cut a 2-1/4″ strip off the square and used liquid glue to attach it to the flap of an envelope from the kit. Using Paper Snips I cut the paper to shape following the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip from the remaining DSP square, and trimmed the strip to 5-1/4″ long. Then I used liquid glue to fix this to the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Once assembled I glued the layer inside the card base.
Now I was ready to work on the the front of my card and started by trimming the remaining 3″ wide piece of DSP down to 5-1/2″ tall. Then I glued the DSP to the card base lining it up against the right-hand edge.
To define the edge between the DSP and the card base I decided to use some of the gold foil sticker sheet from the kit. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 1/8″ strip from the edge of the foil. Unfortunately it wasn’t long enough to fit my card front but I had a sneaky solution, I cut the foil strip in two at about 1-1/2″. Then starting from the top I fixed the longer piece along the DSP edge. With the shorter piece I started from the bottom. There was a gap in the foil strip but the rest of the card design would hide that.
SOMETHING FOR A BIRTHDAY
With the background prepared I then fixed the large hexagon sticker from the Something for Everything kit onto the card. This was followed by the smaller of the leafy gold stickers.
Then across the bottom of the hexagon I used liquid glue to fix the remaining 1/2″ x 3″ scrap of DSP, but with the other side of the paper showing.
To add some texture I couldn’t resist using a 3″ piece of the new 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim. I fixed this onto the DSP strip with Tear & Tape Adhesive, leaving me just the sentiment to do.
The stamp set in the Something for Everything kit contains 12 sentiments, each one on a single line. But that didn’t suit my plan. So I inked up the “happy birthday” stamp with Night of Navy ink. Then I covered the word “happy” with a piece of sellotape and stamped onto some Whisper White Card. I removed the sellotape from the stamp and inked it up again. Then I covered the word “birthday” with sellotape and stamped “happy” onto the Whisper White piece. Now my two-word sentiment was on two lines.
To complete my card I punched out my altered sentiment using the Tailored Tag Punch. Then I cut another 1/8″ strip of the gold foil sticker sheet and added it across the bottom of the punched piece. Once I trimmed the ends of the strip to match the edge of the punches piece I attached it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally my masculine card project was done.
It always amazes me how adding something as simple as a piece of patterned paper, or trim can change the feel of a kit. That’s why I love Paper Pumpkin I suppose, they tell us colours used in the kit so adding a coordinating product is really easy. Whether it’s DSP or trim from my stash, or an ink spot from a previous kit, it’s so easy to make each kit your own.
I love the look of natural trims and with the new 5/16 Burlap Trim we now have three to choose from (plus the linen thread). I thought for my final sneak peek you might like to see all three of these trims together for comparison.
What I also like about the two braided trims is that you can pull the edges sideways and make them slightly wider with a looser weave. You can even take the trim apart to give you individual threads that are thicker than the Linen Thread. So many design possibilities from these products!
JANUARY PAPER PUMPKIN
You still have time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the January 2020 kit “I’ll Be Yours”. This kit will contain all the prepared pieces to make ten 3″ x 3″ cards with envelopes, plus twenty 3-1/4″ x 4″ treat bags. There’s also a mini ink spot and exclusive photopolymer stamp set along with full instructions. The theme for the kit is love, but it’s not just limited to Valentine’s Day. It would be great for weddings, engagements or any other time you just want to show someone a little love.
If you want to plan ahead, the colours being used in the January kit will be Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Rococo Rose and Whisper White. The kit will also coordinate with the Heart Punch Pack from page 10 of the new January to June 2020 Mini Catalogue. Plus there’s some cute bees which could work really well with the Honey Bee Stamp Set and dies on page 30 of the Mini Catalogue. See what I mean about Paper Pumpkin coordination, there’s so many possibilities.
January would be the perfect time to take Paper Pumpkin for a test drive. I’m so sure you’ll love the kit that if you subscribe through me but don’t love it when it arrives, let me know and I will arrange for you to get a full refund. I can’t say fairer than that.
MORE SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING IDEAS
OK that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with the launch of the new catalogue and a very special offer. In the meantime I do hope you’ll continue on through this blog hop. After all, there’s bound to be Something for Everything.
Unfortunately there are no “Something for Everything” kits available right now, however some full kits may be released sometime in March. As soon as I hear anything I’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime here’s a list of all the other Stampin’ Up! products used on today’s projects.