Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mini Milk Carton

The carton on the right was created with the retired SU milk carton die. The one on the left was created with a 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock, scored at 1", 2", 3", and 4". Turn and score at
1", 2 1/2", 3 1/4".

Cut the bottom 1/4" tab off, and make angle cuts to form the bottom flaps.

Add sticky strip to the remaining 1/4" tab, crease the scores and form the carton.

Add sticky tape to the bottom tabs and close.

For Scallop Band: 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock or DSP
Punch both long sides with decorative punch and attach to the carton.

Center DSP Band: 3/4" x 4 1/4"  Add around the carton on top of scallop band.

I hope you enjoy this project. It will hold a small gift, such as jewelry or a couple of Hershey's Kisses. I closed mine with a small binder clip, but you could seal it with sticky strip.

It is snowing here and windy this morning, not a great combination if you are traveling, so I hope everyone is safe and warm, where ever you are. Have a great day and, as always, thanks so very much for stopping by! HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Snowman Soup

Created the mug as described in an earlier post, then added the hot cocoa mix, candy cane, chocolate kisses, and mini marshmallows to the inside. I cut thin strips of cardstock and curled them with my bone folder for the nest. Wrapped it all up in a plastic bag and added the Snowman Soup Poem:

Snowman Soup
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 snowballs, too.
And throw in the kisses
From the snowman to you.
Now add some hot water
and use the cane to stir it
Sip slowly and soon you'll
feel the warm winter spirit!
I have also created this by decorating one of the smaller Pringle canisters and adding the goodies.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pickup Kisses

I am making these for a craft fair. Brenda has a great tutorial here and I tweaked it a bit to create the pickup truck. After all I am in truck country! Someone in my family wants a pickup, think he may receive one from me! :)

 I just attached the cab a bit closer to the front of the body, then created the box/bed of the pickup with a 2" square of cardstock, scored all around at 1/2". Clip the tabs and form the box. Then attach the box to the back of the "cab". I also cut one of the windshield pieces in half for the back window.

She has a lot of great Hershey Kisses ideas, so check out her tutorials!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Diarama Christmas

I haven't made one of these cards is a long time. I like the fact that it is a three dimensional and yet folds flat to mail, without a lot of bulk.

I took this one a step farther by creating it on the cover of a card, so that I could actually put a sentiment and signature on the inside.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Layered Cake

This cake could be used for so many different occasions. Each layer is just a rectangle of different lengths, then round off the top corners. I decorated it with punches from the goo punch, but you could also place each layer in a filigree embossing folder for a beautiful wedding cake. There are so many ways of decorating the cake, just like a real one. Thinking about it now, I wish that I had added a small candle to the top of this one with the flame burning (yellow glitter glue).

I hope you will give this one a try. It goes together quickly and is a really nice presentation that can meet any special occasion. I am thinking graduation with small caps and diplomas decorating it (and the creative process begins).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!