It’s the last Thursday of the month, so it’s time to see lots of ideas with the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit!
Today is the day where several of us Stampin’ Up! demonstrators bring to you our special “A Paper Pumpkin Thing” blog hop. See what I have to share, then check out all the other blogs in the hop to see even more creative alternate ideas that we came up with using the contents of this month’s “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit. To follow the hop, simply scroll down to click the “next” button or click on the names of other participants in the hop.
This month’s kit is so pretty. Click here to see the October kit video put out by Stampin’ Up! where you can view how to make the intended shaker cards.
When I first opened this kit, I played around with the window sheets and embossed one with our Winter Wonder snowflake embossing folder. I loved how it turned out, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I knew what I wanted to make with it.
I actually embossed 4 of the large window sheets from the kit and made a luminary!
I took 2 of the plaid cards and scored one card in from each side 1/2″ and cut the other card in from each side 1/2″. Then I scored up 1″ from the bottom edge of each card.
I marked all the folds in this photo below. The middle dotted lines represent the creases that are already in the cards when you get them in the kit.
Then I folded each card in half. I centered the almost 3″ circle die over the more narrow card and ran it through the Big Shot to cut through both layers. (The white strip of cardstock in this photo is the extra 1/2″ that I cut off in the first step. I put it in the photo to show that this card I just die-cut was the trimmed one.)
Rather than guessing where to cut that circle on the other card, I recommend opening up both cards and layering the smaller card over the bigger so that they are center aligned.
I put the circle die back in place (over one hole at a time) and die-cut through that second card.
Then I trimmed off 1/8″ from each 1/2″ scored section of the wider card. The scored sections ended up being 3/8″ wide.
Next I cut the bottom corners out of the wider card but angled out a bit (as shown) when cutting. (Angling out helps the flaps a bit then assembling the luminary.) Then I cut up through the middle as shown.
And I cut up through the middle on the more narrow card, too. (Again that extra angle-cutting will help with assembly.)
I attached the four embossed window sheets on the white side with Glue Dots so they were centered in the circle windows.
Then I added Tear & Tape adhesive to the printed side of the 3/8″ wide outer areas of the wider card. And I connected the two cards together to form the walls of the luminary.
I turned the luminary upside-down and attached Tear & Tape adhesive to the white side of the bottom flaps. Next I cut the cardboard (that comes in the kit) to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″. I folded the sticky flaps of the luminary in to form a square base, then I turned the luminary over and placed the cardboard inside to complete the “floor.”
The battery-operated tea light that I had was just under 1-1/2″ in diameter. So I punched this circle from the center of one of the die-cut scrap circles. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, flipped it over and marked the center using the diagonal ruler trick.
I took a slightly larger circle die and cut this from the center of the Gold Foil square.
And I attached the circle piece to the underside of the Gold Foil square. I wanted my Gold Foil to be raised up a bit so the tea light would stay in place, so I added a ring of foam adhesive to the bottom.
Here is a photo of this Gold Foil piece after I placed it inside the luminary.
The tea light fit perfectly!
The final step was adding a bit of decoration to the outside. So I tied some Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around the base and added some Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers around the top edges.
All of that was inspired from one snowflake embossed window sheet. Hehehe
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Thanks for visiting! Have fun on the hop.
- Sara Levin
- Lori Mueller
- Kimberley Morris
- Jennifer Hill
- Kelly Acheson
- Cathy Caines
- Rachel Tessman
- Rick Adkins
- Audra Monk
- Dena Rekow
- Megan Thompson
- Maria Willis
- Monika Davis
- Andrea Tracy-Tucker
- ruler & pencil
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