Hello to all Paper Pumpkin Peeps! By now your Paper Pumpkin box for June should have arrived. Mine did and I left to go on vacation shortly afterwards so all I have to show today is the project using the box instructions. I will be working on my projects this week now that I am home. So this is what arrived:
Isn’t the huge baggie of sequins just GORGEOUS? Look how much is in there to play with! We also received:
- Washi Tape
- Two ink pads
- Triangular-shaped clear bags…..and
- Gold foil alphabets & numbers
- Card bases
- White cardstock circles….and
So here is how I assembled my pieces. Keep reading as I have a little tip for you below when you scroll down.
So first you need to add a pinch of sequins in five of the triangular clear bags. Make sure they fill the bottom as shown in the photo below. Using 5 of the white circles, stamp either of the circle border images from the stamp set using either of the ink pads. I used the Mint Macaron on mine with the dotted border. Add the gold lettering to spell out HAPPY. Insert the circles inside the bags. Now you will seal the bags by folding a piece of the washi tape at the top of each bag. Make sure you don’t seal over the holes on each side:
This is what each bag should look like. You can see the two holes on each side of the washi tape:
Run a piece of the twine through all the holes on each bag with the twine hidden in the back of each bag. Now you will fold all of the bags on top of each other accordion style. The last bag on the top is the “Y” bag with the “Y” facing down. Add a gold foil heart on top of the white circle on the “Y” bag (the “Y” is facing down). Pull the twine so it is taut.
Now here is my tip: Use a clip to hold all the bags together. In my case, I am using a Gold Binder Clip. This clip will be removed once the twine is tied in place.
As you wind the twine around the back of the card and back to the front, place the bags above the twine when you make your bow. Do you see in the photo below, my bags are a little higher than the two notches for the twine. The bags seem to hold in place this way:
Now remove the binder clip and your card is all set. Stamp the sentiment that you wish to use at the bottom on the white stripe!