Hi! Welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Love, and I’m sure you’ll find tons of love-themed projects to inspire you in your crafting.
I bled to bring you this darling little treat box. That’s how much I love y’all.
Other than my thumb, which sustained a stupidity-related injury and which for the moment has limited mobility, I had fun making this little box. It fits one little Valentine-themed York peppermint patty. Here are the dimensions:
On the right you can see how I cut and scored the cardstock to make the box.
Here’s the box after cutting and scoring. The notch for opening the box isn’t on here but it would be punched with the 1/2″ circle punch on the edge that’s at the bottom of the picture (opposite the edge with rounded corners).
Here’s what the box looks like after you assemble it (I used Tear & Tape) and before you close it.
I used the Heart Happiness stamp set to decorate the box. Make sure to do the stamping on the box before you assemble it. For the solid heart with the imprint of the flower, I used two stamps from the set. There is a solid heart stamp and a little flower stamp. I mounted both stamps, then inked the solid heart up with Flirty Flamingo ink, then kissed the flower stamp to the heart to take the ink off of the heart and leave the imprint, then stamped.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my little treat box and that you’ve been inspired to go make something today. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!
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Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.
This month our theme for the hop is Fun/Fancy Folds. These are not my strong suit, so I searched through some YouTube videos and found this one by Patsy Waggoner for a “Snip & Tuck” (haha) card. I changed up the size for my card to make it mailable. My card base measures 4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5.5″. I’m not sure why I chose 4″ instead of 4.25″. (Yes I am — I was tired.)
I cut the lines to make the fun fold the same as in the tutorial (2″ in from the right side is the starting point).
Here you can see the cuts. After I made the cuts on the cardfront and the inside of the card, I stamped the dotted heart on the inside of the Melon Mambo card base in Melon Mambo ink, then the little accent hearts. The dotted heart shows on the front of the card when the two sides overlap.
This is the cardfront without the overlap.
And here it is all closed up and decorated. I used the Painted Love paper (coming next week!) and the Heart Happiness stamp set (same). The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage. See the full supply list at the end of the post.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!
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I don’t often make anything other than a card or a scrapbook page. I love handmade banners, boxes, bags, etc. I just never think to make them and I don’t think I’m that good at them. So it’s nice to be pushed to do something I resist doing now and then. The Global Design Project challenge this week is to make anything other than a card.
I made a simple banner — I say simple, but it took me quite a long time to make! It shouldn’t have, but it did.
So my banner actually started as a treat bag. I wanted to make a mini treat bag (using the Mini Treat Bag dies) and use this adorable little monster (really, though, he’s quite big, as far as stamps go). Isn’t he cute?! Anyway, once I had the treat bag made and decorated, I decided that it’d be fun to attach this to a banner as a way to give the kids their treats on Valentine’s Day. So then it turned into a “LOVE” banner with the monster bags on either end. [Click to embiggen.]
I wanted to have XO in there, too, so I put that on the ends. I have NOT told the kids that treats will appear in the bags on Valentine’s Day, because I don’t want them asking about it for the next sixteen days.
Tips for CASEing this banner:
*The letter flags are simple. The banners are cut with the Banner Framelits from the Pop of Pink designer series paper. The letters layer as follows: Scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits in Real Red cardstock. On top of that I used a Stitched Shapes Framelit to cut out the Whisper White circle. I cut the letters out of Red Glimmer Paper using the Large Letters Framelits. I only got these framelits a couple months ago, and I’m using them a ton now. I consider them a must-have. I popped the letters up on Dimensionals (you have to cut your Dimensionals smaller so they’ll fit). The whole circle is on Dimensionals on top of the flag.
*The monster bags are my favorite part! Each bag is cut out of the Sending Love DSP stack (all Real Red & Whisper White — LOVE!!) using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (you could just put the monster on a flag instead of doing this as a treat bag). I love how the thinlit cuts the bag so both sides of the paper show. It makes it easier when you can’t decide which side you want showing! Before I taped up each treat bag (using Tear & Tape), I stamped the monster on the bag itself so I’d know where to place the “HUGS” circle. This stamp is from the same stamp set as the monster, Yummy in My Tummy; I stamped it then cut it out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits circles, then glued it down right in the center of the monster’s belly. Then I stamped the monster again on Real Red and fussy-cut him out. I cut the circle out of his belly using a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits. I popped the red monster up on Dimensionals.
There are three different ribbons on my bag. The one that’s layered on the bottom is the FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon. I absolutely ADORE this ribbon, because it’s beautiful to begin with, but it also takes color so well. I just squeeze my ink pad (while closed) to get a little ink on the inside of the cover, grab some of that ink with my Aqua Painter, and then paint the color on. Then let it dry, or dry it with your Heat Tool. Wrap this around the bag and tack it down in the back with Tear & Tape. It doesn’t matter what it looks like on the back — no one will see it. The other two ribbons come together in the Sending Love ribbon pack.
The wooden Sending Love Embellishment is tied on with a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.
*The hearts between the letters are cut out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits dies, using Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, and Sending Love DSP. I tied the two ribbons together in a bow again and then attached them with a Glue Dot.
*The XO flags are done a little differently. You could do them exactly the same as the other flags, but I wanted something a little different for my bookends. Okay, really, I had two of these tag toppers sitting on my desk and had already finished all the other flags but really wanted to use these. I cut these flags 2″ wide, then cut the tops with the same tag topper dies, glued the white tag toppers on top, and flagged the bottom edge with the Triple Banner Punch. I made them the same length as the other flags, just skinnier.
*I didn’t have anything current to clip the flags to the ribbon, so I used some retired clips. Use whatever you have in your stash.
I hope you like my banner. I like it, and my daughter likes it. My son, though, being HASHTAG ALL BOY, ran by it and punched it and knocked half of it off. I was not amused.
All the supplies I used in my banner are shown below. If you click on one, it will take you to my store where you can buy it (except the retired clips).
Don’t forget that from now until the end of March, you can earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie by placing an order of $50 or more in my online store. And don’t forget that anytime you order $50 or more from me using my Host Code, you also get my free gift. But if your wishlist is over $99, the best deal is to buy the Starter Kit and join my team. No pressure to sell from me, ever, and for $99, you get $125 in products (you choose the products), and during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO extra stamp sets for your Starter Kit. Any two current stamp sets!