Love and Hugs Holder with Ribbon of Courage

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Today I have a sweet, but quick, little project that was inspired when a gentleman at church was telling me about his mom.  She was undergoing chemotherapy, and was having trouble with an altered taste in her mouth and very chapped lips.  So I thought I would make a little something that may help with these problems, but would also let her know we are praying for her.  The Ribbon of Courage stamp set is perfect for this treat holder project.  The holder contains a mini-container of TicTacs and a soothing lip balm.  And here they are…

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Pumpkin Favor Box

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Today I have a very cute favor box, that reminds me of a cubic pumpkin.  It was made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch from Stampin’ Up!.

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Aren’t they cute?  It would make a fun table favor or place card for Thanksgiving or another festive fall celebration.  I originally made them for the large Hershey’s Kisses, the ones that are just under 2″ diameter at the bottom.  They would fit the pumpkin just as it is.  Sadly, all of my large kisses went missing.  Instead, I made a small box for the inside bottom, just big enough for one Ferrero Rocher, or similar sized candy.

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Matchbook Ribbon Spool

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I have a really cute, but very sweet, gift project today.  When you just want to say “Hi” or “Thank you” to a fellow crafter, it may just fill the bill.

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It is a matchbook style holder, that houses a “spool” of ribbon.  It goes together very quickly and easily, and is a nice way to send a “thanks” or “just thinking about you” to a fellow crafter or ribbon-phile.

These were made using the 2017-2019 In-colors of Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst.  I used the corresponding Fresh Florals Designer Series Papers, and added the sentiment on Whisper White with the Label Me Pretty Stamp set and matching ink.  After punching it out with the Pretty Label Punch, adorned with an enamel shape, and adhered to the front of the matchbook with dimensionals.  Cute and quick.  The “Thank You” is from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set, as the one from the Label Me Pretty set also included “for caring”.  Scroll down for video link and paper dimensions. Continue reading “Matchbook Ribbon Spool”

Christmas Cracker Gift Box

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It’s Christmas in July, oops, I mean August.  I am a bit late with this, but it just looks so festive, I can’t resist posting one last Christmas idea for now.  Here they are, Christmas Cracker Gift Boxes, made with the oh-so-shiny Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

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The “box” portion, where the sentiment layer sits, measures 3 1/2″ by 3″, and it is 2″ deep, a nice size for a gift or some goodies. The entire cracker measures 7 1/2″ by 3″ by 2″ deep.  I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, which is available now to order. Continue reading “Christmas Cracker Gift Box”

Arch Top Treat Bag

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This is one of those bag-and-a-box bags.  Or is it a box-in-a-bag bag?  Whatever it is called, there’s a box, and the DSP is adhered around it to make a bag.  And these are very sweet!

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I am calling them my Arch Top Treat Bag, because it has an arched top, and you can fit the 2×8 cellophane treat bags into them.  Just stuff the cello bag with your favorite treat that fits, then tuck it into this lovely treat bag for a wonderful, elegant, or whimsical gift.

To make the box at the base, start with a 3″ by 2 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  The color is not really important, because it won’t show when they are standing up.  Just pick some card stock scraps you have kicking around your craft space that is the right size, and coordinates or complements the DSP you have selected.  Then, score it a 3/4″ on all four sides.  With the long side towards you, cut up both the score lines, and take a little wedge out of both sides of the square tabs.  Do the same with the other side, add strong adhesive, and stick the box together.  The arched top is creating using the layering ovals, or the stitched shapes ovals, whichever design will give you the look you are going for.  Just find the one that fits the best, and run it partially through the Bigshot.  Then, use a 3/4″ circle punch to create the fingers holes at the top.

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Flip Top Treat Box

Flip Top Treat Box: 5″ by 2″ by 1/2″ deep.

I love making packaging, boxes and bags, oh my!

Here is the latest box, and I made it to hold two Mini Cow Tales, a rather tasty treat of chewy caramel with a creamy center.  I had to quickly make enough boxes to use up all of the Cow Tales, or else they would have ended up in my tummy!  (And on my hips, but that is another story.)

I can also see many other treats fitting this box, as well as tissue-paper-wrapped jewelry or key chains.

Here is the video of the project:  Flip Top Treat Box

The box top flips up, and features a stitched oval image from Beautiful You.  The top is secured with a ribbon bow, and each box measures 5″x 2″ and 1/2″ deep.

I use what I have around, so the first one is made from retired card stock.  It is a fun way to use it up, and the Stampin’ Up! colors are always beautifully coordinated, even if they are retired.

Box using retired products:  Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar card stock and ink, Very Vanilla card stock, Beautiful You stamp set, Stitched Shapes Framelits and 3/8″ Very Vanilla Ribbon.

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Here comes project #2

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Sorry for the delay, but I was learning how to post on YouTube, with all of the additional video editing stuff.  I think I have gotten the hang of it, at least some of it, please let me know what you think!

Here is the project from my second video, the Gift Card Purse using Stampin’ Up Supplies.

Just start with a 6×6 square sheet of paper, and follow the directions in the video link above.  I used the 6×6 size to create a purse that was the right size for a standard gift card.  Although, as long as you start with a square, you can make these any size.  You probably just need to lengthen the cut for the handle.

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