Friday, August 14, 2020

Little Treat Box with a matching Card Idea

Here's a great idea for the essential workers, your co-workers or neighbors during the holidays that you can get a head start on now. Who wouldn't love to be remembered with a holiday card and a couple pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares in a cute treat holder? This is also a great idea as a way to use up any holiday 12 x 12 sheets or holiday ribbons that you may have in your stash.

I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) the card idea from another creative person, whose name I didn't write down and now can't find online anywhere. So if this idea was yours please let me know! I want to give you credit, where credit is due.


Stampin' Up! now has available the Little Treat Box Dies as part of their August-December 2020 Mini Catalog collection.  They are so easy to use and run through your die cutting machine quickly. I used my Big Shot and was able to get two boxes per 6" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper. (See photo below.) They assembly very easily, but I did add a small piece of scotch tape on the inside where the tab goes into the slot on each side of the little box.


Let's Create This Card and Little Treat Boxes!

Supplies Needed for Card:
Stamps: Banner Year
Ink: Pretty Peacock
Paper: Pretty Peacock cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Embellishments: Noble Peacock Rhinestones (retired)
Accessories: 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", and  1-1/2" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Take Your Pick tool, Paper Trimmer

Assembly Steps:
1. Cut Pretty Peacock cardbase 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
2. Cut Whisper White 2 pieces - 4" x 5-1/4"
3. Punch an assortment of circles from the 4 size punches from the Brightly Gleaming DSP and Copper  Foil.
4,  Started at the bottom of the triangle, start building your tree similar to the photo shown, gluing some circles flat to Whisper White layer, overlap some, raise some up on Dimensionals.  
5. When happy with tree layout,  cut 1/2" strip of Whisper White, and 3/4" strip of copper foil, stamp sentiment, and make banner. Attach diagonally across tree. Finish by adding rhinestones as desired.

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3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle Punch
3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle Punch
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1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch
1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch
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1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch
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Noble Peacock Rhinestones
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Paper Snips
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Supplies Needed for Treat Boxes:
Stamps: Little Treats
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Paper: Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, Noble Peacock Foil, Copper Foil, Whisper White cardstock
Embellishments: Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Assorted ribbons use whatever you have, mine were retired from Stampin' Up! - 1/8" Very Vanilla with a copper edge and 1/2" Very Vanilla with copper lettering "Merry Christmas" ribbon.
Accessories:  Little Treat Box Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Die cutting machine (I used my Big Shot), Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,  Take Your Pick tool, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, and Scotch Tape.

Assembly Steps:
1. Make tags first by die cutting both the Whisper White and Foil with Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the greeting on the Whisper White circle. Assemble tag. Add dimensionals on back.
2. Die Cut the Little Treat Boxes as shown in photo above using 6" x 12" paper. Fold on score lines. Attach finished tag to front of box. Scotch tape the tab and slot on the box inside. Add the 2 Ghirardelli chocolate squares (your choice of flavors, of course!) Thread ribbon through top opening slots and tie bow.

Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
[149495]
$10.00
Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00



I hope you find these gifts easy to make! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Darling Angel from Flight of Fancy set

One of the new stamp sets in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is Flight of Fancy on page 59. It is a three holiday stamp set with a Halloween Witch, the cute Angel, and a darling Cupid for Valentine's Day. The moment I saw it I knew it was going on my wish list!



First of all, I'd like to credit Dawn Olchefske for the belly band idea using two 2" x 5-1/2" strips with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. But I gave it a holiday twist by off-centering the belly band to make room for the angel stamp. Read on for another realization that occurred to me after the card in the first photo was finished.


Before I share how to make this card - here's my realization!  The top photo has a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base scored at 4-1/4". The belly band goes completely around the closed card. The card base just has one layer of Designer Series Paper on it, all the cuteness is on the belly band. So HOW will this card stand up open on display when the receiver wants to display it? IT WON'T!  It will have to be leaned closed against something for display purposes, just like what I did when I took the photo above.

Since I like to stand up my cards to admire them, my realization is this! I would need a card base that is 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" instead. Then belly band will just go around the front of the card so it will open up and display easily. So I made a new card base, thus version two in the photo below.

Now this is a much better design in my opinion and I hope you'll agree! 


Let's Create this Card!

Supplies Needed
Stamps: Flight of Fancy, and the word "believe" from Itty Bitty Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Mossy Meadow cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Real Red cardstock, and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper
Embellishments: 8" piece of Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon,  8" piece of Linen Thread
Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 1/16" hole punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch,  both assortments of Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Bone Folder, Mini Dimensional, Seal adhesive, Seal + adhesive, and Glue Dots

Assembly Steps
1. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" for card base.
2. Cut Designer Series Paper and Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4". Adhere to card base as shown. Set aside for now.
3. Cut Whisper White - two 2" x 5-1/2" strips for belly band. Punch one end of each strip with Scalloped Tag Popper Punch.
4. With the Memento Ink stamp the Angel on one of the belly band strips like shown in photo above.
5. Using Watercolor Pencils, color the Angel and buildings. Then use Blender pen to blend pencils to finish the coloring.
6. With Real Red punch out circle with 1-1/4" Circle Punch. With Whisper White  punch out circle with 1" Circle Punch.
7. With the Memento Ink stamp "believe" on 1" Whisper White circle. Then adhere to Real Red circle with Seal adhesive. Using 1/16" hole punch, punch small hole through both layers as shown in photo. Fold the Linen Thread in half and loop through tag and secure.
8. For the Belly Band assembly - Line up the two tags so the punched ends overlap slightly and stick together with a glue dot. Thread Real Red ribbon through slots and tie bow.  Then thread one of the tag's linen thread ends through the slots below red ribbon and tie ends in a bow.
9. Now retrieve your finished card base and decide where you'd like the belly band to lay on the front of the card. Making sure your belly band is level affix a few glue dots between the band and card front to secure. Now flip card and band over, carefully folding the ends of the belly band along the end of the card front, making sure ends overlap. Use bone folder to have a crisp fold on each card edge. When all looks good, use Seal+ adhesive to secure belly band to card front inside and with each other.

Suggestions: You can always stamp another holiday stamp or greeting on the Whisper White layer of the inner card. Or stamp on the envelope front or back flap, or cover the envelope flap with the matching Designer Series Paper to dress things up a bit.


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Blender Pens
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1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch
1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch
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$13.00
1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch
1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch
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I hope you enjoyed learning the belly band "aha" of mine on how to make this cute card easier to display. Happy Stamping!