Good morning stampers! Today’s the monthly Fun N Crafty Blog hop! Thanks for visiting! My project today focuses on the July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit and how to add an insert into the box so it can hold a tea light candle holder without flying around the inside of the box.
It’s such a simple addition but it helps to avoid that candle sliding around inside the box. Since it’s easier than working in fractions of an inch, we’re going to be using metric for our measurements. Here’s what you’re going to need:
How to make the candle holder to fit the July 2014 Paper Pumpkin boxes
Score all four sides of the white card stock at 2.5cm. Cut the square from each corner so you have a + shaped piece of card stock. Using your punch or framelit, cut a circle in the middle of the large square. Fold all four rectangles in the same direction. Insert the Blackberry Bliss piece into the bottom of the box then insert the whisper white candle holder into the box, using the folded down pieces as legs for the candle holder.
That’s it! I used some pieces from the rest of the kit to make the tag on the top. I also used the Petite Petals Punch and the small flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack to hide the hole in the tag. The rhinestones were colored with the medium tone Daffodil Delight Blendabillities marker. The white ribbon is from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I wrapped it around the box and held it on with some Sticky Strip. The Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon was added for some extra color. I also wrapped a piece around the candle holder itself.
The card was made with everything in the July Paper Pumpkin kit with the exception of the punched stars along the bottom. That was made with the new Confetti Stars Punch. I also found that the Tombow multipurpose liquid glue was a life saver here! The silver stars weren’t sticky on the back and they are a little too thin for SNAIL adhesive.
Well that’s all there is too it! This project took me about 15 minutes to crank out. That’s what I love about Paper Pumpkin! Each project comes right to my door and I can usually put them together in less than 30 minutes. What a great way to be creative monthly. If you feel like you just don’t have enough time to be creative, you should try Paper Pumpkin!
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Super Bee and My Craft Room
My daughter is continuing to improve and I’d say she’s about 99% back to health. We’re having her tested for asthma this week since it seems likely that she could have it. She’s happy to be back in school though and even earned a super bee last week for “bee-having” in school.
In other news, I feel like we’re finally moved in! There are still a couple of boxes that haven’t been unpacked but my craft room is up and completely functional!
- My Value Village find. I’m a standing crafter but this will make the room more comfortable when I have guests.
- The cabinet with the lights still needs to be reorganized. This is where I do the bulk of my stamping.
- Cabinets to store paper, stamps and business documents. Doubles as extended work surface.
- My card display and business center. The little table is for my Cricut.
I found this cute white table at Value Village last week — which is just perfect for this space! Aside from my kids getting a little crayon on the top (c’est la vie) this thing is in pretty awesome shape! I’m going to sand it and paint a chevron pattern on it in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate. The legs will be black. I’m not sure what the chairs will look like yet. I’ll have to evaluate that once I see how much paint is left over from the table top.