Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop! Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things. Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from the incredible Allison Okamitsu, welcome to the next stop. For September, we have created 3D Holiday Projects. And oh, what inspiration awaits you!
I have to admit that I don’t make a lot of “alternate” projects with my monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription because I usually love them exactly as they are! And I did love the one we got for September for sure. But I saw an opportunity to show you something else with more of a Christmas flair if you decided to use all those leaves on other projects. This pillow box has the most lovely swirl detail that really lends itself to any occasion. Using my Flourish Thinlits, I cut flowers, leaves and berries from watercolor paper. Then, with an aqua painter, I quickly added Real Red to the flowers, Garden Green to the leaves and left the berries white. Super fast but the watercolor look is a little softer than having used the dies on card stock (but you could totally do that to save a step!). I cut the bottom set of leaves off of each stem to make them more proportional to the flow and then took the berry stem and cut it apart to give me two berry sets from one die cut. I put a Mini Dimensional under the center of the flower (the perfect size!) and attached the second flower to the top one. Then I used Glue Dots to attack the rest behind the center of the flowers. Using a Basic Pearl that was colored with a Copic Marker, I added a center that covered all that was underneath.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Merry Café onto some more watercolor paper (to ensure a color match) and then cut it out with the oval die from the Coffee Cups Framelits. I set it up for the sentiment to sit a little low in the oval to allow room to cut a little hole with my 1/8″ Circle Punch to create a tag. Cute, right? I wrapped the box with Linen Thread and tied on the tag. I used some glue to attach the floral spray to the box (to make sure it stayed put!).
Those of you who know me, know that 3D projects are not my go-to thing. But Paper Pumpkin elements make it easy to look like a real pro! Don’t be afraid to think outside the, well, box on those! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Next up is my friend, the always amazing Jeanna Bohanon.
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Stamp: Merry Café (SU); Ink: Real Red, Garden Green; Paper: Canson Watercolor; Accessories: Paper Pumpkin September, Multi Matte Medium (as glue for the floral spray), Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits (SU), Linen Thread, 1/8″ Circle Punch