#TBT – Peppermint Patties

lovebox-filledWith Valentine’s Day, right around the corner… Well, I thought I would bring back a great project!  It’s not my original design so I don’t feel comfortable sharing the dimensions… however, I tried to find this box again and can’t find it anywhere.  Just know, it’s not mine.  Another demonstrator thought this baby up.

Here’s what you will need:

1 – 5″ x 5″ cardstock (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
1 – 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ Strip (if you do the hearts, I cut mine 1 x 8 1/2 – Sweet Sugarplum used here)
10 – Scallop Circle punches (Rich Razzleberry used here)
6 – 1 3/8″ Circle Punches (Sweet Sugarplum used here)
6 – 1 1/4″ Circle Punches (Whisper White used here)

loveboxI did something completely different with this box.  I used the Window Box Thinlets to cut-out the shapes in each of the side panels and the Love Notes Thinlets to cut hearts out for the handle!  Super cute!!

So, now what?  Well, let’s make a box.  Take your 5 x 5 card stock and score on all 4 sides at 1 1/2″.  (see the example below – dotted lines are score lines, solid lines are cut lines.) So, put one of the 5 x 5 sides along the top, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees, score at 1 1/2″, turn 90 degrees and score at 1 1/2″

Cut on the 4 score lines as shown.  The run from the edge of the paper to the 1 1/2″ score line.  You will notice that there are two cuts at the top of the paper and two cuts at the bottom of the paper.  The other 4 score lines are not cut.  They are only scored.

Now, fold up the sides.  The flaps should both fold into either side of the box. (where the cut lines are) I stapled the sides and the handle on at the same time.  Using only 1 staple right in the middle to secure the box together. You will cover the staple with a scallop set (mine is the Kiss and the lips).

What do you think?  Pretty simple, right.  Quick and easy! Makes a great gift for a co-worker, employee or anyone, really!  If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section!

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Challenge #9

doveboxvdI am almost done with the challenges. Just one more to go! This challenge was all about gifts. It could be a tag, a box or anything “giftie.” I have an idea book that I keep all my projects in. So, I went to page one. There before me was not really a box. AND it fit the exact number of chocolates I had left…. 4 LOL!! yeah someone’s been in my stash. It could have been me, honestly but…. i don’t remember eating the whole bag! ANYWAY… Here’s my Dove or Bliss chocolate box/sleeve/not-sure-what-to-call-it-as-it-doesn’t-have-4-sides.

You will also find a picture of what the inside looks like.  I kept this simple so you can see some variations that you could do on your own (like adding or subtracting DSP, embellishments, etc).  It’s a super cute and super easy project!

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Different Style

loveyouRemember yesterday’s post about the Twist Pop-up card with the hot air balloons?  Well, I did something a little different….. I turned it sideways!  LOL! Check out this great Valentine’s day Card!  The front of the card says…. Love.  The inside of the card says…. YOU!  This card made me gitty!  This is the “design” but different measurements of yesterday’s card.  When I found this card, I didn’t see anyone that turned it sideways (I am sure someone has before I did it, I just didn’t see it).  Anyway, I think this card is safe to post online.  My boyfriend, the recipient, wouldn’t see it on my blog, or my stamping facebook page…. Hey, speaking of which, have you seen it my Stampers With Altitude Facebook page??  Click here! Please like my page!!

What do you think?  I think it’s definitely a technique worth trying!  I am sure there are a ton more possibilities with it too!  Give it a try!

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Challenge #4

loveisintheairPhew.  I sure am grateful for these challenges, gives me a jumping point in which to stamp!  I have so much going on in my head when I look at a stamp set and it’s kind of nice to just say…. Theme….. Love…. go!  This challenge was about Love!  So, here’s my “love” card!

I have love clouds and regular clouds in the “sky” on Soft Sky paper in Soft Sky ink.  I used the Sending Love Designer Series Stack for the hot air balloon and “love is in the air” sentiment.  I think the card came out great!  What do you think?

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Bookmarks

soinlovebookmarkIt’s rare that we use bookmarks anymore with this age of technology.  We read on our phones, tablets, laptops, etc.  It’s sort of like a phone book.  I can’t remember the last time I used one!  BUT…. People do still read books, right?  When I first saw these framelits, I thought of a bookmark, right away.

The color scheme for the bookmark is Blushing Bride (the thick Baker’s Twine – I actually braided three strands), Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand.  The So In Love DSP also has Soft Sky in it.  For the tassel, I used the one out of the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit since it was Very Vanilla.  I think it turned out cute!  For some reason, my phone is having a hard time picking up certain colors.  I think it’s prettier in person!

Hope your New Year is off to an amazing start!

 

 

So in Love!

I am SOOOOOO in love with the So Detailed Thinlits!  But I have to say that I have not been able to successfully stamp the “So in love” inside the frame without a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I think this should have been a photopolymer set.  Anyway, working with the Stamp-a-ma-jig will get you perfectly centered.  I cut the image out and popped it up on the So Detailed border.  I have an idea for this set of Thinlets!  I hope I get to play with it soon!

The gorgeous paper on this card came from the So In Love Bundle called, Falling in Love DSP.  O – M – G!  Yes it’s breath-taking!  The color combination on this card is Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.  For embellishments, I used Pearl Basic Jewels (if you were here yesterday, you would have seen a post with a LOT of pearls on them.  I have a sheet that is so close to being done.  I am trying to finish them so I can open a new one! hehe)

I really hope you like this card!  If you, let me know by leaving me a comment.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

happyvdI know, I know.  It’s not Valentine’s day, yet.  As a matter of fact, I should be wishing you all a Happy New Year.  Happy New Year!!!!!  May 2017 be a fantastic year for you!!  So, I got to playing with this Mini Egg Carton (New in the Occasion’s Catalog) and I couldn’t stop myself. The image doesn’t show the details but the thumbnails show more.  The color scheme here is Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White.  The egg carton was spritzed with Soft Sky Ink and some shimmer white paint (we used to sell it but don’t have anymore).  You can’t tell how glittery it is but… oh baby!  It’s gorgeous!

Then, I went to town with the Layering Circles Framelits for the Big Shot.  They are layered, from the bottom up, Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Whisper White.  I used the Sending Love Suite.  happyvd-outsideNotice the new Sending Love 1/8″ grosgrain ribbons, the Sending Love Embellishments, and Sealed with Love Stamp Set.  I forgot to order the Sending Love DSP pack (I will on January 4th) or I would have used the Designer Series Paper too! hehe.  Do you see that there are tiny pearls all around the Soft Sky scalloped circle.   Click on the thumbnail on the left.  OMG!  It’s really cute.  And there are a LOT of Dimensionals on this project.  Every single later is popped-up!

sealed-closeupSo inside the box, we have four “egg slots.”  Each one filled with 3 yummy Dove Chocolates – making a dozen in all.  I added a few embellishments inside too!  You will find a thumbnail on the right.  Click on it for a larger image.  “Sealed with a Kiss” heart is stamped in Soft Sky lips.  Some are stamped full on.  Some are stamped off to give the heart some texture. You will also find the Sweet and Sassy Framelit Dies and the Duet Banner Punch.  One of the best things that I like about our Photopolymer Stamps is that you can bend them a bit. This made the “I love you” fit even better in the punch than it already did!

I sponged around the outside of the banner to make it pop against the inside of the box.

So, what do you think?  Do you like it?  I hope so!  I am going to be bring you another “love” card tomorrow.  One done with a different new stamp set out of the Occasions Catalog.  I just have to photograph it.  I hope you like it!  I want to go back downstairs and play with a few more sets…. I am super excited to play finally!  YAY me! hehehe…..