Monday, March 2, 2015

Envelope Punch Board Easter Box

I love creating super cute treat projects for my children's classmates and Easter is just around the corner!  I often create projects around a need and in this case I picked up some Easter Fun Dip Candy pouches at my local grocery store and needed a way to 'cute' them up for my kids to give their friends.  The Envelope punch board is of course my go to envelope maker, but also great for making shallow boxes like this one for treat containers!  As you can see it nicely fits the Fun Dip pouch and does it with style!  So lets get started with the instructions! 

Paper Directions:
Bermuda Bay Card Stock 7 1/2" X 7 1/2"
Best Year Ever DSP (Sale-a-Bration) 1" X 12"
Scrap of Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Place your Bermuda Bay card stock on the Envelope Punch Board with the left hand corner lined up with the 3 1/2" mark.  Punch and score.  Move your paper 1/2" to the left to the 4" line and punch and score again.  Now rotate your paper counter-clockwise and line up the punch tail with one of the two score lines.  Punch and score again.  Move the paper 1/2" in either direction to line up the other score line and punch and score again.  Continue to turn the paper in a counter-clockwise direction, punching and scoring as you go until all four sides are complete.  Now using the reverse punch, punch all 4 corners, rounding them.  Set the Punch Board aside.  Now using your Paper Snips, trim off the squares that are created in each of the four corners of your card stock.  Burnish all of the score lines (boxes love strong creases!)  Now we are going to put the box together.  The flap on the left hand side needs to be folded over completely.  You should be able to see the 1/2" scored space you created.  The right flap should be folded over so that you cannot see the 1/2" scored space, it will be against the table.  Using a few Glue Dots on the underside tip of the right flap, push down to adhere it to the left flap.  Now when you pop the box up it will be completely even.  Using Fast Fuse adhesive or Sticky Strip, apply to strips along the sides of the bottom flap and bring it up to complete your box.
Now for the belly band you will either need a Simply Scored Scoring Tool or Stampin' Trimmer.  Score the piece of DSP at 2 1/2", 3", 7 3/8" and 7 7/8".  Burnish these score lines carefully.  Place your candy inside the box, close the flap and proceed to wrap the DSP around the box with the two end pieces toward the front.  Use adhesive to secure to two pieces being sure to do it tight enough that it won't fall off the box, but not so tight you can't slide the belly band off.  

Now for the stamping!  Using the Happy, Hoppy Easter sentiment and egg image, stamp a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  Punch the image out with a 2" circle punch.  Use the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch for the Bermuda Bay piece and a 2 1/2" Circle Punch for the Calypso Coral piece.  Use SNAIL adhesive to adhere the Whisper White layer to the Bermuda Bay and then a Dimensional to adhere that to the Calypso Coral piece.  Use SNAIL adhesive on the back of the Calypso Coral circle to adhere it to your belly band and your box is complete!

Visual learner?  Me too!  Watch the video:

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For Peep's Sake

As you may or may not know, my team name is Paper Peeps.  I also refer to my customers as my Peeps!  So when I saw this set I squealed!  This card is super simple to create, but super cute!
The designer series paper I used is actually a FREE choice with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  It's called the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper.  You can see all of the fabulous SAB choices HERE.  Remember that you get a FREE item with each $50 you order, so a $150 order would actually get you 3 SAB items PLUS $25 in FREE Hostess Dollars to spend!  

Even though this set is geared towards Easter time, I plan to use it for way more than that!  Loving the two sentiments that say "For Peep's Sake" and "You Crack Me Up".  Both are things I say in my daily life, so having a stamp for that....perfect!!  

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Masculine Monday

It's time for another Masculine Monday!  This one is simple and fun!  Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler steal the color show for this manly card.  Whether it's a colleagues birthday or retirement, this easy to put together card is sure to steal the stage!
Start with a Basic Grey card base measuring 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Run your Hexagon Hive thinlit through your Big Shot with a piece of Basic Black Card stock.  Put that piece on the same size Whisper White piece to back it.  There is also a piece of 4" X 5 1/4" Whisper White on the inside of the card to write your message.

The Cherry Cobbler card stock is cut at 3/4" X 4 1/2" and flag it with a pair of Paper Snips or your Banner Punch.  Punch a 2" Circle in Basic Grey.  Stamp "Celebrate" from the Celebrate Today stamp set with Momento Black Ink on a strip of Whisper White measuring 1" X 2 3/4" flagged.
Tie a piece of Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon around the Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Put 3 dimensionals on the back of the strip and place it on the card.  Using SNAIL adhesive put the Celebrate banner in the center of the 2" circle.  With a Dimensional on the top and bottom of the circle, adhere it over the banner and onto the card front.  

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Fun February Classes next Friday!

Birthday Bash Class
Friday, February 27th 7PM

Create these super fun projects that include a variety of techniques including heat embossing, fun folds and box making! Class fee is $15 or FREE with a min. $25 order that evening!  Please bring your own SNAIL adhesive and Paper Snips.  This class will also be available by mail by placing a minimum $30 order by February 11th using Hostess Code YW6AHFNC  and I will mail you this class for FREE! 

Just Cards Class
Friday, February 27th 7-9PM

Join me for a relaxing evening of stamping!  Create these 6 all-occasion cards, envelopes included.  This class is perfect for a beginning stamper or someone looking for a relaxing way to spend an evening crafting.  Cost is $12 or FREE with a min. $20 order with me that evening.
Please bring your own SNAIL adhesive and RSVP by Feb. 25th HERE.
This class is also available by mail, Place a minimum $25 order using Hostess Code YW6AHFNC by February 25th and I will send you these projects for FREE!  Click HERE to order!