Welcome to the first A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!! We are so excited to be here sharing lots of alternate ideas for using your Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing Kit. While the “A Sara Thing” kit was plenty exciting all on it’s own, you’ll want to take a peek at what we’ve come up with for alternative Paper Pumpkin ideas!!
A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – A Sara Thing Kit
I had such fun playing with the various elements that came in the kit.
First, I added half a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock
– as it’s a coordinating color –
for the base.
Then, I used part of one of the Basic Black card bases
in the kit as a layer to which I added a piece of the diagonally striped washi.
Next, I took one of the blank pieces of watercolor paper in the kit
and drew on a random design using
one of the watercolor pencils (they were a free gift this month).
Using the included paintbrush, I dragged a light bit of water
over the hand drawn design to make it bleed slightly.
After I stamped the sentiment words on a piece of
Whisper White (also included in the kit), I used
the Stampin’ Trimmer to carefully
trim out the words
before adding them with dimensionals.
The glittery flower seems like an asterisk for “best” – kind of highlighting that word.
Finally, I took one of the envelopes
and carefully opened it.
The flap design is printed on the whole of the reverse side!
So, I turned the envelope inside out and glued it back together.
Next, I made a mini book.
Again, I used one of the Basic Black card bases
from the kit and cut it down.
Then, I had some fun adding color to one of the
embossed, watercolor paper hearts
found in the kit.
I LOVE the bright green (Lemon Lime Twist) on this months kit!
It also appears on the die cut leaves and envelopes provided.
But, there was no Lemon Lime Twist watercolor pencil.
Technique Tip: Taking the clear block, I brushed on some water. Then, I scribbled in the water with my Daffodil Delight pencil followed by the Pacific Point pencil.
It takes a moment before color begins to appear.
Using the brush, I swirled the color together
and voila I had Lemon Lime Twist-ish color to paint onto
the watercolor heart.
After I had added it in a few sections, I scribbled in some
Rich Razzleberry and used a clean, wet brush
to move some of the color around
so that you get two tones.
Once I added a piece of washi to the base,
the heart was ready to be attached.
For the inside,
I traced the heart three times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Then, I used my Paper Snips to cut them out
but also leave them attached to each other.
After stamping the sentiment words in Basic Black,
I wanted to use the splatter stamp — but in a different color.
Technique Tip: I dampened the clear block and scribbled on Rich Razzleberry pencil. Then I used the Rich Razzleberry puddle as an ink pad and inked up the splatter.
The Rich Razzleberry pencil was also used to outline the edge of each heart.
Tip: Use a ruler as a guide to make this easier.
After adhering the top heart to the base, I added a piece of the washi.
And finally, I cut out the border of one of the die cut leaves and added it around “love”
before filling it in with Fine Tip Glue.
It looks like a little epoxy or enamel accent!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my alternate Paper Pumpkin creations!
You can find the additional products used below.
Now, it’s time to hop along to Cindy and see the wonderful thing she has come up with.
Create something today!
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