The October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit called Winter Woods was absolutely gorgeous. But if you don’t want to make 10 identical cards you’ll find lots of other ideas in today’s A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.
WINTER WOODS BOOK BOX
My first idea is a book-style box. This has been sized to use a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ greetings card so even if you don’t have the Winter Woods kit you can still make a version of this box.
I began by taking one of the cards from the Winter Woods kit and cut the front off. Then I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen to add glue to the ‘snow’ on the trees. Once that was done I sprinkled the card with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. Then I tapped off the excess and set the piece aside to dry.
While the card panel was drying I then got to work on the box itself, which is made in two very simple parts. To make it easier for you to understand I filmed the process.
Unfortunately at a couple of points during the video the autofocus decided to do its own thing, however thankfully not at any crucial point in the process. I hope it doesn’t spoil your enjoyment too much.
As promised in the video, here’s the measurements for the pieces I used to make the box:
- Pool Party Card – 7-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored on all sides at 1-1/2″
- Night of Navy Card – 6″ x 11″ scored on the long side at 4-3/4″ and 6-1/4″
- I also used 24″ of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Instead of the layer created using the silver-edged envelope, you could also use a 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ piece of card.
The box itself measures 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
If you missed my original post and video showing how to make a simple tray box with separate lid. Check out my blog post Learn to make a simple box (opens in new tab).
WINTER WITHOUT THE WOODS
For my second project I wanted to give you a closer look at one of the projects featured in the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Live event earlier this week.
I began with a layer of Night of Navy Card and used Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink to stamp the snowflake from the Winter Woods kit. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to mount it onto a layer of Pool Party Card. More liquid glue was used to fix the layers to the front of a Night of Navy Card base.
To create the sentiment I inked up the long “Season’s Greetings” sentiment from the Winter Woods kit using Night of Navy ink. Then I covered the word “greetings” with a piece of sellotape. Then I stamped “Seasons” onto the Whisper White Card.
I removed the sellotape and inked up the stamp again. This time I covered “Season’s” with sellotape and stamped “Greetings” onto the card creating a two-line sentiment.
With that done I was ready to cut out my sentiment using the Stitched Shapes Dies. I used the #2 oval die (counting from the smallest up) to cut out the sentiment. Then I cut some Night of Navy Card using the #3 oval die from the set. Finally, using liquid glue I mounted the sentiment onto the larger oval.
Going back to the snowflake stamp I began the liner for the inside of the card. First I used some scrap paper to cover all but a 1″ strip down the right side of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I used Night of Navy ink to stamp snowflakes in the strip.
While I had the ink pad and snowflake stamp in front of me I also added a single snowflake to the flap of the silver-edged envelope from the kit.
Going back to the card liner I used liquid glue to add a 1/8″ strip of Pool Party Card along the edge of the stamped strip. This finished it off nicely and then I glued the layer inside the card base.
All I had left to do was attach the layered sentiment to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using Mini Glue Dots I fixed a snowflake sequin from the kit to the centre of each of the snowflakes on the front of the card.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is something very elegant about blue and white. Adding a touch of Pool Party Card really adds to both projects don’t you think?
NOVEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN
Although the October Winter Woods kit is no longer available, you still have time to sign up for the coordinating November kit. This will include everything you need to make 24 large gift tags (6 each of 4 different designs). As well as all the prepared pieces and instructions, you’ll find an exclusive photopolymer stamp set and mini ink spot. New Paper Pumpkin subscribers even get an acrylic block in their first box so they can get crafting straight away.
If you’re in Canada you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin using this link. Then you’ll also receive an invitation to join my exclusive Paper Pumpkin People Facebook Group where I share additional projects and information.
Still not sure? Just think of it as taking a test drive. I think you’ll love the kit, but if you’re not completely happy when it arrives, just let me know and I’ll arrange for you to receive a refund. It’s as simple as that. Unlike many subscription services there’s no minimum subscription period with Paper Pumpkin either. So if you just want to get the November kit to see what it’s about then that’s fine. Just make sure you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by the November 10th deadline to get the November kit.
MORE WINTER WOODS INSPIRATION
So now you’ve seen my alternate project ideas, follow the links below to the rest of the blog hop for lots more Winter Woods inspiration.
Here’s a list of all the currently available Stampin’ Up! products used to create my projects. The tree card, silver-edged envelope, snowflake sequins and stamp images were all from the Winter Woods kit. Hopefully even if you didn’t get the kit you’ll be able to substitute other pieces and images to create your own version of my projects. Stampin’ Up! does sell silver (and gold) foil-edged cards and envelopes and I’ve included a link to the silver ones below in case you are interested in these.