Monday, November 22, 2010

Candy Treat how tos

Sorry these are delayed.  I had an opportunity come my way, and I had to take yesterday to prepare some projects for it.  I'll share more as it develops.  It's a crafting thing too!  :D  I'm so excited!

Scarecrow Skittles Wrappers
The base is the Two Tags die, SU's BigZ Die # 115954 $21.95
Die cut 2 of the scallop tag.
Score 1/2" from bottom end on each.
Overlap bottom scored sections, attach together with Sticky Strip.
Secure Skittles package with Sticky Strip to inside of one tag.
Staple tags together at top.
Diecut leaves using Leaves #2 Die   #113459  $15.95
Attach 2 to front of tag with glue dots.

1 - scallop circle 1 3/4" Crumb Cake
1 - Jumbo Oval punch - Stamp a section of More Mustard CS with a crackle BG stamp  using Crumb Cake - punch oval from that - cut in half or a little less than half.  I trimmed them again, after I had them cut in half.
1 Modern Label punch shape - punch from same scrap of More Mustard CS
Draw smile with Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso marker.
Cut triangle scrap from Pumpkin Pie.  Attach above smile. 
Attach wiggle eyes with Mono Multi Glue.
Attach 1/2 oval to top of head.  Layer Modern label hat brim over that.
Center between leaves attach with Sticky Strip.
I also tied a bit of fiber yarn around the base before I attached the scarecrow head.

Reindeer Treat
The base is the Two Tags die, SU's BigZ Die # 115954 $21.95
Die cut 1 of the larger tag.
Fold Flap up.
Attach a 1" x 2.75" strip of designer paper to the front.
Attach a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle to tag so the top end tucks under with the flap.
Attach a Real Red 1 3/8" circle. 
Punch one owl.  Trim off the feet.
Punch one snowflake from Chocolate chip CS.  Cut into 3 sections. 
Attach one section behind head for antlers.
Draw smile with Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso marker.
My smiles are all a little lop sided.  They must have been sneaking egg nog, or it was because I did these at 2 am one night.  :)
For the shiny nose I embossed a scrap if Real Red with Clear embossing powder.
Punch out a 1/2" circle from this.
Attach wiggle eyes with Mono Multi Glue.
Attach to tag with Sticky Strip.
Inside to attach any candy treat, use a 1" section of sticky strip
on inside, back of tag.

Peppermint Patty Treats
I used Chocolate Gold Coins inside of these.

Punch 6 1 3/4" Scallop Circle from Black CS.
Punch 6 1 3/4" Scallop Circles from blue dsp or CS.
Stamp a face on white for a snowman that will fit inside the 1 1/4" circle punch. 
It can even be part of a larger image like A Cute Christmas. 
I used the retired Cold Play set. 
For the treat on the left I stamped 2 circles to create a body. 
For the treat on the right I punched 2 snowflakes.

Slide them into the treat bag (I bought these from Clear Bags).
Tie the top off.  I punched out a phrase from the retied Cold Play set,
with the Modern label punch and added a snowflake.

Butterfly Lip Gloss

Die 2 of the largest butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies SU's Bigz Die  #114507 $21.95  -It is just half a body, so fold your papers in half first.
One of pastel cardstock and one of vellum.
Open the the vellum flat and emboss with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder  #119277  $7.95
Layer these together, attach together at fold with Sticky Strip, fold in half with front facing out.  
Punch a hole through all 4 layers with the Crop A Dile, about 1/4" from fold.
Thread an 8" ribbon through the holes.
Open flat.  Attach lip gloss with Sticky Strip over fold.  Tie ribbon around this.


Snowman Hats
It's full of marshmallows for snowman poop.  You could put anything small inside here.  Even a gift of jewelry!

I cut the tubes that the Decor elements come in into 3" lengths.
Die cut a circle with the Circle Bigz Clear Die  #114533  $19.95 from Black CS.
Punch a 2.5" circle from a post it.  Center it on the die cut circle. 
Cut snips in all around the post it to create flaps.

Attach Sticky Strip around one end of tube.  Set tube on circle (without post it)
Attach flaps by pressing upward onto Sticky Strop tape.
This creates your tube bottom.

Wrap 2 sided or Sticky Strip tape around top and bottom edge of tube.
Take black tissue paper 12" x 9"  Fold in half so it measure 6 " x 9".
Wrap around tube so it overlaps bottom edge by 1/4" to 1/2". 
Attach end with tape after wrapping all the way around the tube.
Carefully tuck tissue down into tube.

Die cut 2 more circles with Circle Bigz Clear Die  #114533  $19.95
Glue together.  Attach to bottom of tube with Mono Multi glue. 
Center tube over the circles and pressed down firmly. 
This will be the brim of the hat.

Tie a 16" piece of 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon around tube.
Attach snowflakes with glue dots.
Fill a Cello Bags 50 ct. #103104 $3.95 with 1/2 cup of small marshmallows.

Twist tie shut.  I folded the bag over 1/3 the tall way so it slid into the tube easier.

The tag is a Real Red Decorative Label punch, a Garden Green Jumbo Oval punch, and the words are cut into a 1" strip, then punched out with the Decorative Label punch.
Glue together hang from twist tie that holds the bag of marshmallows closed.

That's it for now.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowman Soup from an Envelope

This Snowman Soup guy is cased from Tami White who did a 3x3 pocket with a gift card last year.  I never got around to making them for Christmas last year,  so I'm trying for this year.  This is made with one of our regular card envelopes.  I also made one with a 5.5" Square envelope.  It is large enough to hold cocoa and treats for 2 people.

Back view and contents.

Seal regular card envelope shut.
Trim to 5” long Attach loose flaps at top edge with snail.
Turn tall way. Fold up bottom corners at 1.5” from each side of bottom edge. Attach with snail or Mono Multi glue.

Apply Sticky Strip to both front and back of open end of envelope.
Cut hat band 1.25” x 11” or 12” Either length of paper works, the 12” has some to overlap.
Score hat band at 4 and 9.5”
Remove tape cover from back side.
Attach hat band to back of bag with ends overlapping on the front. Line up 1/16” above edge of envelope.
Cut a piece 3.5” x 4” for hat body.
Attach 3.5” x 4’ on front of envelope. Overlap envelope edge ¼”.
Fold flaps over front and press down firmly.
Punch holes at top, outside corners (just below the hat body). for ribbon to hang it with. Tie knot in each end of 18” of Black Grosgrain ribbon on front side of hat.
Tie 15” fabric or ribbon around hat body. Trim ends.
Attach 2 ¾” circles for eyes. Attach with snail or Mono Multi glue.
Draw squiggles with white gel pen.
Cut a carrot nose. Attach with a dimensional.
Free hand draw a mouth. Using a dauber sponge to the circle cheeks with Blushing Bride or Pretty in Pink.
Draw in eyebrows.

Punch 2 large oval punches. Freehand cut to holly shape. Punch 3 ½” Circles from red cardstock. I embossed my red cardstock with one layer of Clear Embossing Powder.
Attach over ends on hat brim to hide where they meet. Use a dimensional to attach one berry to give them depth.

Cut out poems and attach to back of hat body with snail or Mono Multi glue.

Fill with:
hot chocolate packet
candy cane
Small Ziploc bag of 8-12 marshmallows and 3 chocolate kisses

Snowman poems I found.

When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When you feel a chill or are saying "brrrr,"
Use the candy cane stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When it's so cold that you holler and whoop,
It's time to bring out the Snowman Soup!

Pour the packet in a mug. Add the marshmallows too.
And throw in these kisses that are special just for you.


Was told that you've been good this year - Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near, You'll need to warm the spirit.

So here's a little Snowman Soup, Complete with stirring stick.
Just add hot water, sip it slow. It's sure to do the trick!
Happy Stamping!

Big Shot Snowflake Tealight

You'll need 2 die cut snow flakes.  Make sure you have good plates or those little ovals don't cut through.  :) 
A tea light candle.  You could use one of the battery lights also.  I covered the outside of the metal cup the candle sits in with Sticky Strip then rolled it in the Chunky Glitter.  Very festive!  
A long arm brad (like in the hodge podge kits).  I used this to fasten the 2 snowflakes together. 
Apply a Dimensional to the center of the top snowflake and stick the candle to this.  You can bend also the snowflake "arms" up and down for the tealight to stand up on the table.

For the candle I cased my friend Tanya Boser.  She did this last Christmas for tealight gifts.  Start at step 13 to see how to do the candles.

Matchbook Lip Gloss Holder

Fisrt you need to find the small pots of lip gloss.  Mine fits in a 1 1/4" Circle punch.  If yours is smaller or larger you'll need to use the appropiate punch for the opening.

Cut cardstock or DSP 3" x 8 1/2"
Score at 1", 5", and 5 1/2"  Fold on the score lines.
Die cut 2 of the Flower Fold die*
*I used the 2nd smallest blossom. 
If your lip gloss pot is larger, you may want to use a larger flower.

Emboss flowers in Polka Dot Embossing Folder. 
Punch out center with punch that fits the lip gloss.

Fold up at 1" score line and staple this flap to the back at the center point.
Punch opening in center of front flap of matchbook, or as close as you can get it.
Glue one flower on each side of opening. 

If you use DSP you may want to line the inside with cardstock to strengthen the back.
Close matchbook and set lip gloss pot in opening. 
Use Dimensionals or glue dots to hold lip gloss in place.

Using an 18" piece of ribbon tie a bow around bottom fold.  Trim ends. 

Your party project or favor is now complete.
Happy Stamping!

Glass Slipper How tos

I taped the pattern to the window sheet and cut and score all the lines before removing the pattern.  The bummer about acetate products is you can see the tape.  I used sticky Strip tape.  Nothing else held as well.

 The bling is added with Sticky Strip and Chunky Glitter around the shoe edges.  The buckle is 2 layers of Silver EP embossed, then punched with the Modern Label punch.  I used the Crop A Dile to punch a hole  for a Filigree brad held on by an Ice Rhinestone.


the Evil Step-Sister's shoe.  Not quite as pretty!
Made using Pink Pirouette cardstock.  So much easier to work with!  When you crease cardstock, it stays creased!
I used Mono Multi Glue and SU's Pink Glitter to add the bling on this shoe. 
The flower was created using the largest shape of the Boho Blossoms Punch.  I used 5 layers.  Wet the cardstock after it is punched out.  Scrunch and let sit to dry.  Glue together with Mono Multi .  After I had glue between all the layers I held the whole flower together for about 1 minute.  Then set it aside to dry completely.  In the center of the flower is a half pearl sitting on part of a dimensional.   I attached the flower to the shoe with a couple of glue dots.  Apply tiny amounts of Mono Multi Glue to the tips of the flower petals then dust with glitter.

I found the shoe pattern at this blog.  Her picture link no longer works, but if you right click and save this picture, then paste it into a document.  You can make it any size you want.  I enlarged it to fit a 8.5" x 11 sheet.  Score on all dotted lines.  Cut on all straight lines. 

Happy Stamping!

Patch Of Pumpkins

 This mini pumpkin is filled with a bag of Decorative Label Punches.

 To make the pumpkin you'll need:
2 scallop circles - I used the 2 3/8" Scallop punch.
One leaf - This is from the Big Shot Leaves #2 Die
A 1.5" scrap of Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon and Sticky Strip tape

Emboss the 2 scallops in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  Emboss the leaf in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The 2 folders fit in the Big Shot at one time.
Score 1/2" from one edge to create a flap to fold in for the bottom.  Apply Sticky Strip as shown in the photo.  Lay one circle over the other to create the pumpkin body.  Make sure to align the scallop edges so they line up at the top too.

Attach punch shapes in bag to inside of pumpkin using strip of sticky strip.  A mini candy bar can also fit inside, just score at 3/4"-1" on each pumpkin.   

Lay Old Olive ribbon stem over Sticky Strip before pinching top together,  it will stick up between the pumpkin layers.  See photo.  

Attach leaf to front with a glue dot.  I also added a retired SU button that I tied with Linen Thread and attached with another glue dot.  So quick and easy.  You can make these with any size Scallop circle.  The larger the circle the wider your base needs to be so they don't fall over. 

Happy Stamping!

Tool Tip: Extender for punching small pieces

Handy tool tip: Using a post it as an extender.
I used the Designer Label punch to punch out a head at the neckline. I used
a post it to hold the punch shape.  Slid it into the punch and got this cool head shape.

The BOO is created with Lovely Letters Alphabet.  I used the 1" Circle Punch for these.  I thought it would look girly, but the vines just help the spooky look. 
 I sponged the edges of the bat with White Craft Ink. 
 A Tangerine Tango Top Note sponged aroud the edges with Black, and a 2.5" Circle Punch moon from Daffodil Delight make a great base for this bookmark.  I cut 2 slits in the Top Note,  3" down from the top edge, 1/2" apart by 11/2" long using my 12" Fiskars cutter.  I hand cut the mouth with fangs.  Not the easiest thing to cut out, but then I wasn't making 100!  I've got a cute Halloween hand out!

Happy Stamping!

Card Corner Bookmark

This is a great card for a teacher or anyone who loves to read. 
It is one of those many layer cards,  but easy to make. 
I used the level 2 Apple Blossom set to make this card.  I saw this collage card online, but I cannot find it again, to post who inspired me.  Thank you for sharing.  I didn't know what to do with this set once I got it!  :)

The bookmark is made with the retired Big Shot Petal Card Die.
Easy to cut, fold, and stamp!

1 petal Card Die cut
1 4.5" square of Whisper White - Cut CS square on diagonal.
Emboss 1 of the triangles.
1 Tab punch
Attach brad to tab punch before attaching to folded petal card base.
1.75" Marina Mist Scallop Circle
1 3/8" Early Espresso Circle
1.25" Circle Whisper White - stamp image on this before attaching


If you don't have this die you can still make a corner book mark.
Cut a 5" square of CS - Score from corner to corner on the diagonal and cut out one triangle section.  Remove section marked with an X.  See photo below.  Fold over 2 opposite flaps and glue down to create a triangle corner box to slide over page.

Cut 1 6.5" square of Whisper White
Cut CS square on diagonal, then emboss 1 of the triangles.
Lay Whisper White on Certainly Celery Triangle.  lining up tips. 
DO NOT GLUE DOWN YET!  Cut tip off of both. 
For some reason it fits on the page better. 
Center and attach Whisper White CS on Certainly Celery Triangle.

To decorate I used:
1.75" Certainly Celery Scallop Circle
1 3/8" Early Espresso Circle
1.25" Circle Whisper White - stamp image on this before attaching

Card Sketch
Early Espresso base layer  8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25"
Certainly Celery 4" 5.25"
Whisper White with stamped images 3.75" x 5"

Center Image
Marina Mist 2.5" x 3.5"
Certainly Celery 2.25" 3.25"
Whisper White with stamped phrase 2" x 3"

Circle with flower image 1 3/8" punch
small flower first punched with 3/4" punch then trimmed

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blog Hop - Cupcake Kit

As I posted, I have previously made these for a
3D swap at Regionals in 2009.  I also did a class for them last summer.  They are not hard to make, just a lot of parts!  Here is that post.

The original idea came from Nicole Heady.
I altered it a bit using the Jiffy mixes as I didn't want the frosting a separate item.  It's just a matter of adjusting the height of the wrapper around the 2 mixes.
I dyed White Satin Ribbon with Razzleberry Reinker.  (Use 5 drops of water to 1 drop of ink.)  It took quite a bit of mix to get the depth of color I wanted. 

The cupcake picks are packaged in a vellum envelope I made and decorated.  I used layered circles and brads on the back so I could tie it shut. Short Popsicle sticks are the actual pick part.  Sticky Strip is used to attach the same designs front and back to these.  Melon Mambo is sponged around the edged.  I tied my last scrap of Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon on the top pick!  Each one should have a ribbon.

Side view

Happy Stamping!

New Catalog Blog Hop How tos

I confess I didn't bake goodies for every package.  If I had, and then eaten them, I would have put the 10 lbs. back on that I lost so far this month!  :)  By buying a few treats I was able to showcase how to package items and not have too many treats in the house!

Jar of apple butter, jam, or jelly packaging
Cut a scallop circle with the Big Shot and the largest Scallop Die.
Shape it gently over the jar to see what area would be on top. 
Stamp on this circle area.
Folded it down over the jar lid (You can hold this in place by using
a thin rubberband to hold the circle down over the jar lid.)
Fold raffia into a 24” length (Actual length depends on your jar size.)
Wrap raffia around the jar and tied it off.
Take off rubberband at this point.
Cut a band 1.25” that will fit around your jar.
Stamp desired images on band.
Center ends on front of jar, attach with Sticky Strip Tape.
Stamp and decorate your Homemade stamp,
using Strip Tape attach over ends on front of jar.


Banded Mini Lunch Bag
Lunch bag measures 6.5” x 3.5”
You can use any size bag
you’ll just need to adapt your band
to fit the bag you use.

Cut:1 strip 3” x 11”
1 strip 3” x 4”
Punch edges with Scallop Edge Punch .
Score longest strip at 3” , 8.5”, and 10.5”.
Attach 4” strip to end that is scored at 10.5”.
You can stamp in band at this time.
Attach a piece of Sticky Strip Tape to between 8.5 and 10.5 score lines
(This is to attach the bag so it doesn’t slip out.)
Wrap band around bag to insure it fits.
Fill bag with goodies if you haven’t yet.
Attach bottom of bag to band with Sticky Strip Tape.
Attach the ends of the band together on front side of bag with Sticky Strip Tape.
Create your medallion:
Stamp Homemade stamp on white.
Punch out center with 1 ¾” punch.
Layer center circle on Baja Blue Scallop punched with 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Punch out remainder of image on white with same 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Flip this ring over and attach behind Baja Blue Scallop.
To create ruffle:
Cut a 1” x 11” strip of cardstock. Run it through the crimper.
Pinch together so it “gathers”.
Place pieces of sticky strip around back side of scallop shape.
Working around attach ruffle strip to scallop.
Attach to front of band where edges overlap with Dimensionals.


Take Out Birthday Treat Boxes
Lined up this way, they almost spell out
Happy Birthday to You.
We have the cutest Take out boxes in the Summer Mini.  Sadly there wasn't time to order some before the hop.  These were something I had in my stash.
Use wheels or stamps to decorate the box before assembling.
Tie a ribbon around the box.
Stamp 2 images of Homemade in 2 complimentary colors on white.
Punch the center of one image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over the other image punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
I colored the cupcake wrapper and put Crystal Effects over the frosting on the cupcake.
After the CE dries, punch a hole and attach to ribbon with white embroidery thread.

MDS Bitty Boxes
I used My Digital Studio and the Mini Project Boxes - Digital Download 120171.
I exported the box pattern and printed 4 out in 3 sizes. (One to show you with treats.)
I used Whisper White CS preprinted with the My Digital Studio Spring Shades Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 120172.
After assembling I filled them with goodies, stacked and tied Organza ribbon around them in a large bow. To make the tower more secure I attached them to each other with Sticky Strip Tape.

The tag is:
1- 2 3/8” Scallop Punch in Pumpkin Pie and crimped
1- 1 ¾” Circle punch in Whisper White
1- Stamped image in Rose Red punched with the 1 ¾” Circle punch. Trimmed at top and bottom. I applied Crystal Effects mixed with Pumpkin Pie reinker to the frosting part. It is too dark. I should have used Daffodil Delight.
2 Very thin strips of Daffodil Delight (Actually scrap laying on my desk!)
Layer these in the order listed.
Punch a hole and hang from bow with Daffodil Delight 1/8” ribbon.
The tissue in the box is a scrap left over from the project on Wednesday July 28th.

Using the Eyelet punch on tissue paper.
Use 4 layers of tissue paper, fold in half over a piece of copy paper, then punch the folded edge.
Cake Boxes These are very easy.


Box #2 BS die
Wheel or stamp your image on them. I used the Very Vintage Wheel.
Assemble box. I found I had to trim the front flap you insert at each end to fit inside.
You can just overlap the top flap over the front of the box.
Here is where you would insert the cake!

To attach a ribbon around the box:
Use a 1” circle and Sticky Strip tape. Place Sticky Strip down center of 1” circle.
Wrap the ribbon around box so ends meet on top of box over circle with Sticky Strip on it.
Stamp Homemade in Bashful Blue on white.

Punch the center of image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over Night of Navy Scallop punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Attach over ribbon and 1” circle with Sticky Strip. You want these free to slide off.
I filled 10 with punches. I put something in the bags each month with my club orders.

This year I’m going to try to make each one some type of product.
Circle Box Cookie Holder
This was created using a tutorial from Andrea Walford
The Homemade tag is 2 layers stamped and punched like the other tags.

The band is 2” wide and scored every ½” before wrapping it around the box.


Cookie Treat Bags
The bags are 7.5” tall x 5” wide
I folded the top edge over 1.5” and wrapped a ribbon around the bag.
Make sure your ends meet on the center front so they are hidden by the tag.
Stamp 2 images on white. Once in Chocolate Chip, One in Rose Red.
From the Chocolate Chip image punch out the words with the Word Window Punch.
Now the tricky part, insert the words back into the same punch from the bottom side of the punch,
(so you can see what you are doing), and punch the ends so it is just the words.
Layer over the words of the Rose Red image punched with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Punch out Chocolate Chip image with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Layer Rose Red 1 3/8” circle over the Chocolate Chip Scallop that you punched the words out of.
Center on ribbon and attach to ribbon with Sticky Strip.
Matchbox Pattie Treats
These could hold any type of homemade treat that fits inside. Fudge was my first thought!
Using the Big Shot match Box die cut a base and a top.
Assemble. Put slider section over base upside down (For strength while working.).
Wrap Satin ribbon around box. Attach to front, center of slider section with Sticky Strip.
Stamp Homemade in Bashful Blue on white.
Punch the center of image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over a Whisper White Scallop punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Attach over ribbon with Sticky Strip. Turn box base right side up in slider cover.
I lined the inside of the matchbox with a piece of parchment paper cut to size,
so the candy coating wouldn’t soak into the cardstock.

Embossed Pillow Box Wedding Favors
Cut boxes from Bashful Blue with Pillow Box BS die
Emboss only front side in Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 114517.
Assemble box.
Tie White ¼” Grosgrain ribbon around box. A little off center. Don’t hide your embossed image!
Punch 1 Scallop Oval punch in Bashful Blue.
Stamp - Just for You, from Just Believe, punch with large Oval Punch in white.
Layer on Scallop Oval.
Punch out the word Homemade, with Word Window punch, from Bashful Blue image stamped on white scrap.
Hold together 2 images, punch a hole for white thread or cording to go through.
Tie to ribbon tied around box. I attached the homemade word at an angle with a glue dot to the oval. It kept turning upside down.
Easy Quick Treat Bag
Bag 4.5’ x 5”
Cut Early Espresso strip 1” wide x 9” long.
Score 2” from each end.
Attach to bag with Sticky Strip, tucking one end inside bag.
Stamp 3 images on Very Vanilla.
1 full image and 1 of the cupcake row in Early Espresso, one full image in Regal Rose.
From cupcake row punch out center cupcake with ½” circle punch.
Punch the Regal Rose with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Attach cupcake over center cupcake on Regal Rose image.
Layer it over Early Espresso Scallop punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Attach over band on center front of bag.
Insert treats!

Stepped Up Treat Bag
Bag 3.75’ x 5’
Cut 2 Real Red strip 2.5” x 11”
Punched edge with Eyelet Punch and crimp. Pinch together a little to create ruffle effect.
Attach to inside edge of bag with Sticky Strip, keep 1” above top edge of bag
You will use the excess ruffle scrap on the tag.
Tissue paper is loose liner inside bag.
Using the Eyelet punch on tissue paper.
Using 4 layers of tissue paper, fold in half over a piece of copy paper, then punch the folded edge.
Cut 1 Real Red tag from the 2 Tags BS die

Cut a strip of Crumb Cake 2.5” x 3”
Crimp and attach Sticky Strip to top and bottom edge.
Attach scrap of ruffle edge to bottom of tag using Sticky Strip.
Attach to tag front, trim off excess.
Stamp 2 images one in Crumb Cake one in Real Red.

Punch the Crumb Cake image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over Real Red image punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Draw in line for cupcake wrappers in Real Red.
Using 2Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds, cover frosting on cupcakes.
Attach to tag with either Dimensionals or Sticky Strip.
Tie a bow with Linen thread through slots and hole of tag.

That's the packaging for the treats!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mini Album Tutorial

This project was inspired by a swap I received from Trina Calloway.   I added the page insert and changed out the pocket inserts.  Hers was created as a gift card holder.
Black, White, Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Heavy Duty Foil
Sticky Strip Adhesive

Build a Brad or other large brad for decor on tab
Round Velcro spots
Corner Rounder Punch
Tab Punch
small hand punch to make hole for brad to fit in tab
1/2" Circle Punch
Wide Oval Punch
Big Shot, texture plate for foil technique

Cut from Black Cardstock:
(or whatever color cardstock you choose to use):
*base piece 4.25" x 8.25" - round 4 corners - score at 4" and 4.25"
*page insert 4" x 8.25" - round 4 corners - score at 4" and 4.25"
*left hand Side Horizontal pocket 2.75" high x 3 7/8" wide - round bottom left corner
*right hand Side Vertical pocket  2.75" high x 4.25" wide
*tab 1.25" x 3" - score at 1" and .75" from one end - round both corners on other end 

To Emboss Foil:
Using SU glue stick coat white cardstock evenly with a thin layer of glue.  Immediately lay Heavy Duty Foil over glue.  Smooth from the center out.  You can cut pieces to size, then run through Big Shot using any texture plate.  I ran whole sheets 5.5" x 8.5" through first, then cut my pieces.  Either way works.  The layer of cardstock helps keep the foil embossing from being flattened when handling it. 

Cut from Embossed Foil:
(You can substitute Designer paper for all these pieces.)
2 pieces for front and back of cover 3.75" x 4.25"
Right hand side Vertical pocket piece 2 5/8" x 4"
Tab piece 1 1/8" x 3"

Layer all but back piece on matching black cardstock pieces.

Designer Paper:
back DSP Left hand Side Horizontal pocket 2.5" high x 3.75" wide
Left hand Side Horizontal pocket front layer 2.5" h x 3 6/8" w
back DSP Right hand side Vertical pocket  2.5" x 4"

You can create your own designer paper by stamping on cardstock.  I used Circle Circus and the Extreme Dirtbiker stamp.  Inks used were Black, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, and Cherry Cobbler on White cardstock.
On the left hand side layer the back DSP piece, the black pocket, - (See white lines on Vertical pocket to place tape for pockets. You must keep the top edge open!) then the pocket DSP layer.
On the right hand side layer the back DSP piece then the pocket with the foil over that.

Cut 4 DSP or cardstock for layering on page insert 3.75" x 3.75"

Adding page insert:
Apply Sticky Strip between score lines on page insert. (see picture of pieces)  Center on base layer over matching score lines.  It is just a bit shorter than base piece.  Center, and press down firmly to attach. 
Layer 4 DSP page layers and embellish as you wish.

Pocket pullouts:
Cut from white cardstock:
Left hand Side Horizontal pocket pullout 3.75" x 3.75" - round top 2 corners  - Attach tab to right hand edge
Right hand Side Vertical pocket 3"high x 3.25"wide Round right hand top and bottom corners - Attach tab to center point
2 Tab punches  - Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Attach tabs and place in pockets.

To finish outside of cover.  Attach tab with sticky strip.  Then attach back foil layer.

Add brad to tab:
I rolled my Build a Brads on the Black Stazon pad and set them in some packing Styrofoam to dry.
For the paper layer, I stamped one of the Circle Circus stamps in Cherry Cobbler on White cardstock.  Then punched out a center design with the 1/2" Circle Punch. 
Punch a hole centered in the tab for the brad.  Insert brad,  cover prongs with picky side of Velcro closure.  Attach soft side of closure to picky side.  Fold album shut.  Press tab closed so Velcro spots line up.

 Decorate front cover as you wish.  I used 2 Wide Oval punches behind the biker.

Happy Stamping!