It’s the last Thursday in the month and time for another A Paper Pumpkin Thing blog hop. This month we have the World’s Greatest kit to play with and lots of different elements to choose from. I wasn’t sure about this kit initially but now I’ve started creating I can see so many possibilities.
So here’s the thing, I’m not a fan of Pacific Point as a colour. There I’ve said it. Of course the beauty of stamping is that you can choose any colour you like and make your projects personal to you. As a result I decided to use Shaded Spruce for my alternate projects. But I also wanted to create something that was less masculine, and that’s how I ended up with this card.
WORLD’S BEST ROSETTE
My first project all started with the rosette. From the World’s Greatest kit I took one each of the large and small white die-cut circles, plus the gold circle and two gold banners.
Then turning to the stamp set from the kit I stamped the rosette image onto the large white circle. Next, on the smaller circle I stamped “You’re the best”. Using Tear & Tape Adhesive I fixed the sentiment to the gold circle, then attached them to the rosette with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the rosette tails I wanted to use Shaded Spruce Card under the gold banners. I’m not very good at cutting my banner ends evenly but I didn’t need to . Instead I cut two strips of card 3/4″ wide and used the Banners Pick-A-Punch to shape the ends. Was it a coincidence that this punch works perfectly with the kit? I suspect not. Anyway with the tails cut and punched I fixed the gold pieces on top with liquid glue before adding the assembled circular piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now I was ready to start work on the card base.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
As I was trying to work out how the rosette would work on the front of the card I had an idea. How about turning the rosette into a faux badge. All I needed was to create clothing to put it on.
PRETTY PINK JACKET
I immediately knew where to look for the ‘jacket’, the In Good Taste 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). There are a few different fabric patterns in the pack but I chose the pink one.
First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the paper and fixed it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope with liquid glue. Then I trimmed the DSP with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the DSP and glued it down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed this layer inside my card base.
Finally I cut a piece of the DSP 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ to cover the whole of my card front. The only problem was as I started to fold back one corner I realised that the design on the reverse was ceramic tiles. This really didn’t work with my idea of clothing. So I cut another piece of the same DSP 2″ x 5-1/2″ and glued it to the back of the main piece. Now using my Bone Folder I could curve and fold back the corner and the second piece of ‘fabric’ would show. To make it look a little more feminine I rounded the corner of the ‘collar’ using the Detailed Trio Punch.
With that settled I used a little Tear & Tape Adhesive to hold the tip of the ‘collar’ in place. Then I fixed the DSP to the front of my card base with liquid glue. I followed this by adding the assembled rosette using Stampin’ Dimensionals under the top and liquid glue under the tails.
So far so good, but the jacket was missing something, buttons. I knew just where to go to get them though. I pulled out the All Dressed Up Dies and the larger of the two button dies. In fact the set includes two dies for each size button to make things quicker. I cut out two of the larger buttons from Melon Mambo Card and attached them to my ‘jacket’ with liquid glue. But it still didn’t look right.
Looking closely I could see that the problem was that the buttons had no visible means of attachment. So I grabbed a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker from the Regals Collection. Using the writing tip I drew a few lines in a cross over the middle of each button and onto the DSP beneath. Now it really looked like the buttons were sewn on and I was happy with the card.
In fact I liked the effect of the ‘sewn on button’ that I die-cut another one from Melon Mambo Card and glued it onto the envelope flap. Once again I added the lines across the centre with the marker and I could finally say this project was complete.
WORLD’S BEST TAG
Having spent quite a bit of time on the card I wanted to make my next project much more quickly.
From the World’s Best kit I took the white rectangle and small circle die-cut pieces, and the gold circle piece.
Using Shaded Spruce ink I stamped the medal ribbon image on the rectangle towards the top. Then I stamped “you deserve a medal” on the small white circle. With that done I fixed the sentiment to the gold circle using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
For my tag base I cut a 2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Shaded Spruce Card and shaped the top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the medal ribbon piece to the tag base and then added the sentiment.
Finally I threaded some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim through the hole at the top and tied it in a simple knot.
You know I wasn’t sure about the World’s Greatest kit when I first got it, but it’s certainly grown on me. Sometimes all it takes is a change of colour or focus.
You still have time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get the September kit called Hello Pumpkin. This kit will contain everything you need to make 20 cracker treat boxes for autumn, Halloween or both.
The crackers are reversible so you choose the background design you want on each one, plus there’s a stack of embellishments to choose from. Also included in the kit is a mini Stampin’ ink spot plus an exclusive stamp set and adhesives.
WORLD’S GREATEST INSPIRATION
For lots more alternate projects using the World’s Greatest kit, make sure you click on the links to the other members of the A Paper Pumpkin Thing team.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Banners Pick-A-Punch in a bundle with the Banner Year Stamp Set (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this option.