Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is “Fall/Halloween.” To honor the occasion, I have chosen to feature the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!
The completed little treat box measures 2-3/8″ wide, 1-1/2″ deep, and 3-3/8″ tall.
From a sheet of designer series paper cut a square 6″ by 6″ (one sheet of DSP that measures 12″ x 12″ will yield four treat boxes).
Envelope Punch Board directions
Place the 6″ x 6″ square on the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board so that the left edge lines up with the 1-3/8″ mark. Now punch and score following the diagonal groove in the board.
Slide the sheet to the left so that the left edge is lined up on the 4″ mark of the board. Punch and score.
Rotate the paper counter clockwise 90°. Line up the first score line with the score guide (sometimes called the pointer) on the envelope punch board. Punch and score. See Fig. 3.
Slide the paper to the left and line up the end of the second score line with the score guide. Punch and score.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 two more times.
Round each of the four corners of the square using the reverse punch (corner rounder) on the back side of the score guide. See Fig. 4.
Fold and burnish all of the score lines.
Your 6″ square should look like the image in Fig. 5.
Snip along each of the score line next to the wide triangles (four score lines), stopping at the intersection of score lines that are perpendicular to the score line you are cutting. See Fig. 6.
Use a paper punch to cut a hole at the top and bottom large triangles (these two holes to secure the box with baker’s twine). See Fig. 7.
Stamp a sentiment, if you so desire, in Whisper White on the base of the tree cutout.
Apply a strong adhesive (such as Snail permanent adhesive) to the four flaps that will form the box structure. Two of the flaps are marked in Fig. 7 (turn the the project 180° and flaps 3 and 4 will be in the same position).
Press the four flaps inward and secure. See Fig. 8.
Press the remaining two small triangular flaps inward and secure using adhesive (press outward if you prefer to have a bit of contrast on your box).
On one face of the box adhere the base of the tree (some branches of the tree will protrude from the edges), and adhere the bat.
Place a treat or two in the box and secure the handle of the box using Halloween Night Baker’s Twine. Your final project will be similar to Fig. 11.
There a great many options for using this darling little treat box and, of course, the use is not limited to halloween. Simply change up the designer series paper and decorations for any occasion or season.
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How I love to ride the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s autumn Summerville Steam Special—a full day of touring including luncheon on the dining car. The sound made by the wheels on the rails is mesmerizing.
The steam engine stamp in the Traveler stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is a great way to bring back happy memories while also creating a greeting card for a “guy.” I keep a couple on hand, with no stamped sentiment, for times when I need a birthday, thank you, or just a note card.
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Watercolor Wings is a delightful three stage stamp set allowing for a tremendous amount of diversity with color choices. It is also a suitable stamp set for a number of sentiments, including thank you, birthday, sympathy, congratulations, or just plain note cards.
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Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is birthday. I have chosen to feature Falling Flowers stamp set from Stampin’ up.
Nice cool watermelon. I’m not a fan of the heat and the very thought of watermelon helps me think cool, and is the inspiration for this birthday card.
The flourish was stamped on both panels of whisper white at the same time. I knew that I wanted the final placement of the smaller white panel to be one half inch from the top and and one half inch from the left side of the larger white panel, I used my rule and Stampin’ Up Grid paper to line up the panels. I then used a post-it note (placed on the lower left side of the smaller panel) to keep the two pieces in place while I stamped the flourish in Watermelon Wonder.
The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of whisper white using the Rose Wonder stamp set. Dimensionals were used to adhere the sentiment badge and rhinestones were added for a touch of bling.
Two of the individual flower shapes in the Falling Flowers stamp set were used to add a bit of interest to the interior panel of the card.
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The Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin’ Up! was the inspiration for this birthday card. The card base is Watermelon Wonder card stock, the pretty paper (Watermelon Wonder and Crumb Cake) framing panel is from the Affectionately Yours specialty designer series paper, and the base of the white panel is adorned with a piece of washi tape from the Affectionately Yours designer washi tape.
An aqua pen was used to apply color to the flowers and a couple of rhinestones added a bit of pizazz.
The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.
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