This is a project I learned at the Stampin’ Up Regional Conference I attended last week in Tacoma, WA. Katrina and I modified it to be a great little candy box for teacher’s or coworker’s desk. I’ll be sharing it at our next Creative Workshop – if you are in the Seattle area, you are invited to attend! Katrina created these pumpkins using the same technique as is shown on the cover of the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog. By using folded shapes, and gluing them together, you can achieve a 3-D look for your stamped or punched objects. Cut two of the larger tags from the Two Tags die, these will be the front, back, and bottom of the box. The sides and bottom of the box will be a piece of paper sized 2-7/8″ X 6-3/4″. The folds and cut lines are diagrammed in the last photo of the series below. When put together, there will be three layers of paper on the bottom of the box.
To make the pumpkins, punch six 1-3/8″ circles using your punch. Fold five of them in half. Using the unfolded circle as a base, tape or glue the five folded half circle shapes to the base so that they fan out evenly. Curl the 1/8″ short strip of green paper around a toothpick or the point of the Paper Piercing Tool. Cut a little length of Early Espresso ribbon and tape it to the back of the pumpkin. Attach to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (#105117), Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (#126906), Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (#125409) (Note: I used the Summer Smooches paper for the green vine spiral. If you don’t have that, a small 1/8″ strip of any green would work just as well), Very Vanilla (#101650)
Stamps & Tools: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370), 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (#119860), Framelits – Bitty Banners (#129267), Two Tags Bigz Die (#115954), 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon Early Espresso (#119959)