The August Paper Pumpkin kit was called Hope Box and included everything you needed to create 9 cards with envelopes. Plus the specially designed box could filled to become a ‘hope box’ for yourself or as a gift for someone else. As soon as I saw the exclusive stamp set included in the kit I knew I wanted to pair it with the new Angels Of Peace Stamp Set. This inspirational bookmark is just one of the projects I created using this Paper Pumpkin kit.
WHERE THERE’S HOPE
I began with my basic bookmark base, a 2″ x 5-1/2′ piece of card (this time in Basic White). Then I shaped the top and added a ribbon slot with one punch from the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Next I turned to the stamp set included in the Hope Box. I needed three stamps. First, using the Blackberry Bliss ink spot (included in the kit) I stamped “Where there is” just below the ribbon slot. Then I stamped the large “hope” below that. Finally at the bottom of the bookmark I stamped “there is faith”.
In the space that was left I used Basic Gray ink to add the small angel from the Angels Of Peace Stamp Set.
Now with the stamping complete I was ready to colour in my angel using ink and a barely damp Water Painter. In the end I decided on Bumblebee, Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz. To get actual ink to paint with I pressed onto the lids of the closed ink pads. Then when opened there was ink transferred from the foam pad onto the inside of the lid. From there I used the damp Water Painter to pick up the ink and paint my angel,
For the flowers in the angel’s hair I wanted to use Blackberry Bliss, but the ink spot meant I had to use a different method to access the ink. So I simply pressed the ink spot onto an acrylic stamping block and picked the ink up from there.
Once the painted ink was dry I cut a 6″ piece of the gorgeous Blackberry Bliss 1″ woven ribbon included in the Paper Pumpkin kit. Then I threaded it through the slot at the top of the bookmark.
To hold the ribbon in place I chose white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. I simply wrapped 6″ of the twine around the ribbon near to the slot and tied it in a small bow.
Once I used a Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush over the angel’s wings my project was complete.
I love how this project turned out and it was so quick and easy too.
GET A HOPE BOX KIT
It seems that there was a glitch during the subscription period for the Hope Box kit which meant that some people were unable to subscribe. As a result Stampin’ Up! have taken the unusual step of making the kit available to everyone from now until August 31st. Simply go to my online store and place your order for the Hope Box kit.
To see the entire kit and how it has been designed to go together check out this video.
Of course if you don’t want to follow the instructions, or would rather not make 3 of each card design, simply do what I did and make something different with the kit contents. That’s the beauty of Paper Pumpkin, I get exclusive materials (like the 2 yards of ribbon) but they easily coordinate with other Stampin’ Up! products in my stash.
If you already have this kit but want more of the consumable pieces you can now buy the Hope Box Refill Kit. Please note that the refill kit is cheaper because it does not include the exclusive photopolymer stamp set or the ink spot.