It’s tough to create with a headache but I managed it. I just wanted to create something quickly, and a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box was the first thing at hand. With a little ink, stamping and die-cutting I was able to create a pretty favour box for my Thanksgiving table.
MINI PAPER PUMPKIN BOX
The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes come flat but are all cut and scored. They have a food safe coating on the inside while the outside is plain white and ready for decorating.
Today I used a quick ink swipe technique to colour the box. I started by dragging a Daffodil Delight ink pad over the surface, followed by a Mango Melody ink pad. Then I finished off with a few swipes with the Bumblebee ink pad, before sprinkling on a few drops of water and setting it aside to dry.
If you’re not familiar with the ink swipe technique, here’s my short video explanation:
Next, to contrast with the bright yellow box, I chose a piece from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I took my colour inspiration from the mini chevrons in the design and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix it to a strip of Early Espresso Card.
Now I was ready to start work on the focal point, the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set.
First I stamped the large sunflower onto Crushed Curry Card using Early Espresso ink. Next came the single leaf image stamped three times onto Old Olive Card using Old Olive ink. Then using the coordinating Sunflowers Dies I cut out all the images.
To assemble the flower I used liquid glue to fix the leaves onto the layered DSP piece. Then I fixed the sunflower over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the sentiment I went back to the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set. It actually says “Let’s celebrate you” but I only wanted the first two words. So I carefully tapped the sentiment onto the Early Espresso ink pad, making sure not to get ink on the word ‘you’. After checking I had no stray ink I stamped my altered sentiment onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then I tucked it under the edge of the sunflower, using liquid glue to hold it in place.
All I had left was fold up the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box and glue the completed decoration to the lid.
I’m really happy with how this project turned out. It would be really easy to make in bulk and you could swap the sunflower for a different image depending on the occasion. But maybe not while dealing with a headache.