Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Blue Jay Card

This is a version of the card I had made for the Shoe Box Swap. I decided to try it in blue and I used blue card stock from Close to my Heart for the card and the light blue is Bashful Blue from Stampin Up. I used 50 cent clearance ribbon from AC Moore for the ribbon/bow. Again used the Language of Friendship stamp set for the bird -- used StazOn black ink. Then sponged on Bliss Blue ink from Stampin Up for the edges of the bird and the wing. For the white embossed piece I used a spare piece of embossed paper from the QuicKutz Circles folder ** and this helped to make this card go together quickly. I had an extra wreath from the other card I had made for the Shoe Box Swap. For more details please see my other card from today. ** As for this embossing folder --- this is a tip I use all the time. When I emboss a piece of card stock for a card I emboss an extra piece and put that away with the embossing folder. Whenever I need a quick card and I want to have an embossed piece I can go to my embossing file (see storage for Cuttllebug/embossing folders) and find a piece of card stock ready to go. TFL

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Most Economical !

Two sheets of kraft card stock from Michaels, red card stock scraps, two stamps, ribbon from the stash, and a stars embossing folder . . .  That is all this picture involves. From one piece of kraft card stock I made four of the Sour Cream containers for the 4th of July. I used the Tiny Stars embossing folder from Hobby Lobby to emboss the cut pieces for the containers. I then use red sticky tape from Michaels for adhesive for each of the containers. Used various scallop and circle punches for the "Happy 4th" tag. That stamp is from Darice's and I used Real Red ink from Stampin Up. For the 3 x 3 card on the right -- one sheet of kraft card stock will make 3 of the 3 x 3 cards. Used the "God Bless America" stamp from Stampin Up in 2001. Used a blue and a red marker to colour in the stamp and stamped it on white card stock from Walmart. Then cut it out with a square punch and sponged the edges of that with SU Sahara Sand ink. Put that on red card stock and then put it on the front of the card. I used copy paper to make the white envelope for this card. Still patriotic but not your standard Red, White, and Blue theme.   Am now finished with all items for the 4th of July so moving onto the next projects .... TFL

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

4th of July Set

This is a picture of things I made up for friends and they will be mailed off tomorrow for them for the 4th of July. I made them each Sour Cream containers using various patriotic card stock and also I used kraft paper from Michals. I used stamps from Darcie's for the Happy 4th and the Proud to be an American. All inks used are from Stamping Up. I used circle punches and scalloped circle punches for the 'tags' on the Sour Cream containers. Inside those are choc kisses and dark choc kisses and mini peanut butter cups.  Used ribbons from the stash. For the flag tag I used a "God Bless America" stamp from Stampin Up from 2001. I coloured the stamp with markers and stamped it on white card stock from Walmart. I then made a 3 x 3 card out of the kraft paper and I made a white envelope to match and used the same stamp for the front of the card. TFL

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Stamp Triple Stamping/Christmas

Wanted to make a card with the Triple Stamping Technique for Christmas but was not sure how it would work out -- I used Very Vanilla card stock and Old Olive card stock from Stampin Up for this card. I used ONE stamp from Scenic Season from Stampin Up for this card. The stamp has the trees and "Season's Greetings" under the trees but I did not want to stamp it like that so I inked only the trees and stamped them on the Very Vanilla pieces for this card. I then inked the "Season's Greetings" and again stamped it on scrap Very Vanilla and used a tag die from Spellbinders in the Cuttlebug to cut that out. Used wide cream satin ribbon to put the tag on the card. For those of us that like to make many Christmas cards this would be an easy one to 'mass' produce. TFL

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happiness Card

  ** This card was just chosen as one of the Favorites of the Week on Splitcoast--happy me!  **

Made another card similar to the one from the stamp club and the posting below --- this one is all black and white including the ribbon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Non-Traditional 4th of July Treat Holders

Stopped at a new Hobby Lobby today and picked up these star papers---red paper with stars, navy paper with stars, and the the cream background with the multi coloured stars. Made more of the Sour Cream containers for candy treats for the 4th.  These are all 8 1/2 x 11 papers and they are single sided -- not like the other containers I made with the double sided papers.  Used a circle and a scallop circle punch for the tags for the holiday with ribbons from the stash. Tags are made with scrap card stock. Containers each hold 6 chocolate kisses by Hersheys. TFL

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sour Cream Containers

Here are some Sour Cream Containers I made for candy treats. For mine I used two sided card stock and scrap papers for the tags and ribbon from my stash.  For all the tags I used the small and the large tag punches from Stampin Up. For all the stamped images I used markers to colour the stamps. Inside my containers are 5 or 6 chocolate Hershey kisses. These are very easy to make and go together quickly. As you can see in the photo below I made about a dozen of these and only used one 12 ounce bag of kisses to make them:

Some of the containers I used duplicate papers. These are the size that take a piece of card stock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and you need a paper crimper for both ends. You can find detailed directions for these on YouTube or you can google "Sour Cream containers from card stock" and many blogs will come up for you to see how this is done. Some people use the miniature candy bars or other small candies to put in their containers. The pattern for this container can also be made larger if you want it to hold more treats or perhaps a small gift. Once the candies were in the containers I then used a small circle punch for the container and the tag and the used ribbon to attach the tags to the containers. TFL

Monday, June 18, 2012

Freedom Stars Card

This is a card for the 4th of July. I did not have any patriotic red/white/blue paper so I made my own for my stars. I began with white card stock from Walmart and the SU solid stripes stamp. I stamped it with SU Real Red ink and then cleaned the stamp and stamped SU Brocade Blue ink over that. That gave me the plaid star in the middle. For the other stars I used the red and white and blue and white stripe design I had stamped. I then used the star punch by Marvy and punched out all my stars. I used SU Sahara Sand ink to sponge the edges of these. Set them aside. I used a small square punch for the white card stock behind the stars and I punched those out and sponged the edges. I used red card stock from Michaels and used a small scallop square punch for those. This red paper is pinkish so I used the SU Real Red ink and sponged the edges of the red scallops. I then put the stars on the white squares and then that on the red scallops. I used the Slice machine and the Words & Expressions/Holiday program for the "freedom" cut out. Again used a dauber and the SU Real Red ink on the "freedom" to make it darker. I then put the stars on a piece of white card stock in a grid pattern. I trimmed that to the size I wanted and added red ribbons from my stash. I put the "freedom" on the bottom of the front of the card with a glue pen. TFL

Patriotic Stars Card

This is a card for the 4th of July. I used Kraft paper from PaperTreyInk for the card and the white card stock is from Walmart. I used Night of Navy card stock from Stampin Up and the red card stock is from Michaels. I did not have a large star die so I found a star template on the internet and I traced that onto kraft paper from Joanns and cut that out with scissors. I then used Sahara Sand ink from Stampin Up and sponged the edges of that and set it aside. I did not have red, white, and blue paper so I used the SU Solid Stripes stamp and I stamped it on white card stock with SU Real Red ink. I then cleaned the stamp and then used SU Brocade Blue ink and stamped the stripe stamp going across the red stripes---this gave me a plaid. I then used a star punch by Marvy to cut out the red, white, and blue star.  Again I sponged the edges of that star.  I used a red star button for that piece. I cut off the back of the button and put it on the plaid star using a glue dot. For the background piece I took a piece of red, then white, then blue card stocks -- first sponging the edges of the white card stock with the SU Sahara Sand ink -- then I tape these together on the back to make them one piece. I then put them in the Hobby Lobby Tiny Stars embossing folder by Paper Studio in the Cuttlebug. I did not want the embossed piece to be raised so I put it in the folder backwards. I then trimmed it to the size I wanted and again used the SU Sahara Sand ink to sponge the sides of the white stripe. I put this on white card stock and then put it on the Kraft paper. Using the Slice machine and the Words & Expressions/Holiday program I cut out "4th of July" with the red card stock from Michaels. This paper is a pinkish-red and I wanted it to be darker so I used a dauber and put SU Real Red ink on the word piece once I cut it out with the Slice. I then used a glue pen to put this on the star. Pop dots are behind the star piece and the plaid star for dimension. TFL

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bleached Memories Card

This card is on Cool Caribbean card stock from Stampin Up and the black is also SU. I used regular card stock from Michaels for the tree piece. I used the trees stamp from the SU Lovely As A Tree stamp set. To begin with this is the technique you do using (Clorox) bleach.**  I used a plastic container from the dollar store and I used two paper towels that I folded and put on the bottom of the container -- be sure you have sides on this container that are a couple of inches high because you are going to pour bleach over the paper towel. You do not want to use a lot of bleach -- just enough to dampen your paper towel. I then stamped the stamp on the paper towel and then stamped it onto the card stock. Depending on what card stock you use you can have a defined stamped image with the bleach or a softer, more blurred image. Once this was dry I used the black ink from StazOn for the tree stamp. I lined that stamp up on the bleached image and made sure I was a bit off from the tops of the bleached trees. I then stamped that and let that dry. Then I trimmed it to size and used a word stamp "Memories" again with the StazOn ink and stamped that below the trees image. I used black satin ribbon from my stash. TFL  ** When working with bleach pour it slowly so you do not splash it on yourself or your work area. Also be sure to have a window open -- best choice is to do this outside if you can. It is very easy and did not take long to make this card after the bleach and the inks had dried.

Starbursts Card

This is a second card using the Distressed Glue technique. I used white card stock from Walmart and just a few drops of white Elmer's glue that I smeared around on the card stock with my finger. Set that aside to dry totally and then using Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distressed ink I used his dauber and applied the green ink to the white card stock. As you can see each time you use this technique it turns out differently. (See the below post for another card). Once the green ink was dried I then used the Hero Arts "Starbursts" stamp and used StazOn Black ink for that. Once stamped I put clear embossing powder on that and used the heat gun to set the embossing powder. The saying "One Laugh Banishes a Thousand  Worries" is also a stamp from Hero Arts from 2001 from their Wish Prints series. I used the black StazOn for that and then punched it out with a circle punch and a larger circle behind it. Put a brad in that and then pop dots under that. Used ribbon from my stash and tied a knot. The green card stock for the card is Old Olive from Stampin Up. TFL

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Distressed Glue Background Card

You know you are remodeling for too long in the house when the only Elmer's glue you own is wood glue ... I had seen this done before and never made a card with it until I saw it again today. This card is on More Mustard card stock from Stampin Up. I used a print paper from my stash. The trees stamp is from the SU stamp set Lovely As A Tree. I used StazOn Timber Brown ink for the trees. The twine is from the stash and I used a maple leaf punch for the maple leaf. For the background I used white card stock from Walmart on my card but to show you how this is done I used scrap dark blue paper below:

What you do is take white Elmer's glue and make small dots on your card stock or tag or whatever you are doing this technique on. Since you are using small dots of glue you have to work quickly. Once you have the dots all over the card stock then:

Using your finger you smear the glue dots on the card stock -- you can go in circles or just side to side. I did both on the sample and my card as they look different on the final card. Once you have the glue dots all smeared on your card stock then you have to set it aside to totally dry. It does not take long to dry because as you can see your glue dots are very small to begin with. Once it is dry then you use the distress inks -- I used Antique Linen and Scattered Straw by Tim Holtz for my card with his sponge applicator. I put my dried glue card stock on my brown craft mat and I worked in circles from the edge of my card stock into the center of it. I used the lighter colour first and then the darker ink. I set that aside and wiped off the craft mat with a baby wipe. (Once dried the craft mat is rolled up and I store it standing up in a glass from the dollar store. This keeps the mat clean and protects it from damage or folds and such.) I then used the trees stamp from the SU Lovely As A Tree stamp set and stamped that in the middle of my background piece. I then mounted that on SU Choc Chip card stock and trimmed it to size. Tied twine around that and with a glue dot I put my maple leaf on it. Using another SU stamp "Autumn" I stamped that under the trees piece on the card front. Very quick and easy card as the glue does not take long to dry. Another good background technique and thinking I will use it for Boo Day cards as well .. .. (Halloween)   TFL

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Card

This card is on Not Quite Navy card stock from Stampin Up. The lighter blue card stock is Baja Breeze also from SU. The white card stock is from Walmart. To begin with I used the Sizzix/SU Lattice die for the die cut piece. I then used five pieces of card stock to make this card. Once the die cut 'quilt' was pieced together on the white card stock I then trimmed it and put it in the Circles embossing folder from QuicKutz in the Cuttlebug machine. Then mounted this onto a solid piece of the Baja Breeze. Used the Chain Circle border punch from EK Success for the circle piece below the quilt piece. TFL

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Treat Holders

These are pictures of new treat holders I came across. You can find detailed instructions on the blog of: Kimberley Morris at  On her blog it looks as if she made this holder up and then put in a packet of hot chocolate and a 3x3 card. I used double sided paper from Stampin Up and made mine treat holder. Have not filled it yet but wanted to get the pictures on the blog. Easy to make and her directions are very detailed. The next post is also from her blog and this one is going to be one of my favorites for sure! See below:

This is a picture of the front and the back of this other treat holder and again I used instructions from Kimberley's blog and also used double sided card stock from Stampin Up. Below is what my completed project looks like:

This is the front -- I made a 3x3 card and tucked that in the pocket with the front of my card 'hanging out' of the pocket. Below are two views -- one from side front and also side back:

As you can see in the top side picture of the front this holder can hold a candies treat bag in the inside center of it. I used clear bags from the candy making aisle at AC Moore for my pre-packaged candies. I tied it shut with a small piece of ribbon and put that in the center of the holder. When you tie the ribbon bow onto your treat holder you tie that around the clear candy bag and that will hold the candies bag in the treat holder. Since I made a flat 3x3 card with no pop dots or crystals I could use a smaller envelope. I made a duplicate card to put in the envelope that I made for this card for the recipient to give to someone. For this envelope I again used copy paper and cut a 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 square. Then scored it at 1 3/4 on all four sides of the square and I clipped the triangles off and folded this and now had my envelope. This project went together quickly and the directions are very detailed and it is a lot easier than it looks. Kimberley has a packet of tea in her holder and cookies in the bag in the center. She has this labeled as Teabag and Cookies Pouch on her blog if you need her directions. This will make up a cute Valentine gift as well as a Christmas treat holder. TFL

Saturday, June 9, 2012

3x3 Cards and Two Envelopes

These are two of the 3x3 cards I made. These two cards use the envelope that has rounded corners and it is on a piece of card stock or white copy paper that is 7 1/8" long by 5 1/4" wide and is scored at 1" and 4 1/4" and then you turn it and score again at 1" and 4 1/4". The envelope on the left is made with the lighter weight kraft card stock from Joanns and I used decorative card stock for the lining in the envelope and I used that same card stock for the bird on the card. The wreath card is stamped with the Stampin Up stamp set Northern Hearts and I used SU Close to Cocoa ink for that. Added a piece of brown twine that I tied into a bow for the top of the wreath. The white envelope is white copy paper. Below are more cards and I made a different envelope for those:

These envelopes are all the same envelope but they look different because the one on the left is the kraft paper from Joanns, the one in the middle is coloured paper from Staples, and the white one on the right is white copy paper. Below are the cards and envelopes:

The lavender card with the white envelope I used Stampin Up Almost Amethyst ink for that and the flower is  from the SU stamp set Sprinkled Expressions. For the "thank you" I used the SU stamp set Silhouette Sentiments and a crystal from my stash. I also "stamped off" on the lower left hand front of the envelope with the same flower stamp. For the green card I used a stamp from the Stampin Up stamp set Itty Bitty Borders and I used markers to colour the stamp. Used ribbon from the stash and "Hello" is from the SU stamp set Tiny Tags. Again crystal is from the stash. For the rooster card I used printed card stock from Michaels and I put this in an embossing folder with small circles and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I then took it out and turned it over and put it through the folder and Cuttlebug again. This makes a softer looking embossed piece. I added brown ribbon on the corners for this card. This envelope is made very easily and quickly -- as explained below:

This is my Marth-Pal  (score board from Martha Stewart). I used the envelope template and put that in the left upper corner. I then cut a piece of card stock (in this photo I used copy paper). You cut the paper 5" by 5" so it is a square. You then score it at 1 7/8" and keep turning and scoring this piece until it is scored on all sides. In the picture below I used a pencil and made lines for you to see this better:

As you can see the scored lines will cross each other and that will leave you four small triangles -- using your scissors you need to clip these off as below:

Once the triangles are clipped off you will have a piece as shown above. Now fold on all four scored lines and you will have your envelope -- add adhesive and it will be done. To close these envelopes you can use stickers or tuck them inside the envelope. This is by far the easiest envelope I have ever made and am loving the 3x3 cards..... they go together quickly and use up scrap papers and that is good. Again the cards:

No need to buy expensive envelopes anymore---now you can make your own to match, or stamp the envelope to go with a card, or line your envelopes to match your paper on your card. If you can imagine it you can make it . . .   TFL

Friday, June 8, 2012

Empty Nesters . . . Again

Sad to say this morning was Day 1 of flying lessons and all four birdies did well .. right now the baby of the lot is in the front tree with Mom. . . always a sad day when a landlord looses good tenants... ;0)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

More Petal Punch Treat Holders

Here is the Petal Punch Treat Holder in solid card stock that I stamped. I used Stampin Up Bashful Blue card stock and using the SU background stamp "Fine Lace" I stamped the card stock. I used the SU Bashful Blue ink for the stamping. Then punched out the four petals and made up another treat box. Like both the stamped card stock as well as the double sided card stock for this treat holder. Does not take long to make it up. (See the posting below for more details)  TFL

Petal Punch Treat Holder

You need the Petal Punch from Stampin Up and you will punch four of them from double sided card stock. I used card stock from My Mind's Eye for my treat holder. This idea is from the blog:     I also used the Trio Flower punch for the little flowers on the outside flaps to my treat holder. Clear crystals are from my stash. Once you punch out the four petals pieces you do your trimming and piecing this all together. I used the cut off petals for my flower pieces so there is no waste to this project! Did not take long to make it and will even be nice from plain card stock that you stamp on the card stock first and then punch your petal pieces. Below is my treat box using the double sided card stock:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Card, Mini Pizza Box, and Treat Bag for Father's Day

This is the card I made a friend for Father's Day on the left. I then made a Mini Pizza Box on the right with Kraft paper by PaperTreyInk. I used left over printed card stock from TCP Studios and put that in the Cuttlebug to emboss it. I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Once that was done I turned that card stock over and put it through the Cuttlebug again. This gives you a softer more pliable card stock. I then used a stamp from Inkadinkado Stamps for the fishing pole piece. Cut that out using a tag die from Spellbinders and then put ribbon through the die and tied it on the Mini Pizza box. I then cut out more fish and sponged the edges to match the card and tied them on the tag piece. Below is a picture of the inside of the Mini Pizza box:

The recipient loves Reese's Peanut Butter cups so I went to the dollar store and picked up a bag of tan coloured shredded paper. Then lined the box with that and put the peanut butter cups in there. Below is a picture of more peanut butter cups from the same bag for him to have for later:

This is a candy bag that AC Moore sells in the candy making supply aisle. This bag is labeled as pretzel bags and I used one bag and tied it with a piece of green raffia. TFL

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When a gift tag won't do . . . .

There are times when you do not want to just make up a quick gift tag for a present or maybe you want to make a smaller hand delivered card . . .

3" x 3" cards with envelopes will do the trick but how to make them?

I have always wanted to try to make the 3" x 3" cards and although those are quite easy to do making the envelope for them has not been. I have watched videos, read tutorials, and things don't work out. So I decided to make one myself that fits the card and allows for extra space if you should use the pop dots on your cards as I have on mine. Had seen a similar card made with a 'funky' bird and decided to try to make one myself.

To begin with for the card you need to cut a piece of card stock 3" x 6". I used a piece of light pink card stock from Stampin Up and I cut it 3" x 6" and then scored it at 3". I then used a piece of coral Core'dations card stock in the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder by Sizzix for Stampin Up. I cut this to the size I wanted for my smaller card --- this piece is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4". I then sanded the paper to allow it to have more dimension. Using a stamp from Rubber Soul Stamps I used SU Close to Cocoa ink and then used a circle punch to punch the "Thank You" out. Using the next size circle punch I punched out a solid piece of brown card stock to go behind the "Thank You" circle. Put that on with a pop dot. I used the Stampin Up 2 Step Bird punch for the wing but wanted a 'funky' bird for this card and not the bird from the bird punch so I cut out this bird from floral paper. Used pink ink to sponge on the wing edges. Then added a crystal for his eye and for his beak I used a small heart punch. For the legs I just cut out stripes from brown card stock and I used a small heart punch for his feet. He is on the card front also with pop dots. For the envelope I used the kraft paper from Joanns as it is lighter than my favorite Kraft paper from PaperTreyInk. Used the floral paper for the liner to the envelope that I made the bird from. These cards are nice for a written note or just a miniature of any card you make.

To make the envelope:

I used blue in the pictures to make it easier to see the pencil marks but this is how I did mine:

This is a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4" wide by 7 1/4" long. I put a pencil line over the score lines so you can see them better in the picture. It is scored this way on the ScorPal at 1" inch and then again at 4 1/2" and then you flip the card stock and score both long sides at 1/2". Once it is scored you then cut away the sides you do not need as shown below:

Now fold and using a bone folder go over all fold lines. This will allow you to use your corner rounder for the edges as shown below:

Once all my corners were rounded I then added the red sticky tape on the flap that will be the back of your envelope. Before you peel off the red plastic stripe to expose the adhesive this is the time to put in a 3" x 3" piece of matching card stock if you want your envelope 'lined'. You can use a tape runner to put this on the card envelope. I like that the envelopes are lined with some of the decorated papers I have used on my mini cards but you could use solid card stock or nothing at all. Once that piece is in place peel off the red strips from the tape and close your envelope and it will look like this:

You can use heavier card stocks for the envelopes or lighter but it does not take long to make the envelopes or the cards. And from an 8 1/2" x 11" paper you can get 3 cards from that and a 12" x 12" paper will give you 8. I plan on making up birthdays, thank yous, thinking of you cards, and such with envelopes and putting them in a Mini Pizza box sized for these cards and giving them as stocking stuffers for the holidays or maybe a little remembrance gift. To keep the envelopes closed you can use the red sticky tape and leave the red strips on there and let the sender take it off or you can enclose stickers.  ***** These mini cards are non-mailable due to size at the post office. So these are good as a hand delivered card or tag on a gift. Plus they use up a lot of scraps and they certainly do not take a long time to make up. Again here is mine:   TFL

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Fishy Father's Day Card

This card is for a friend for Father's Day and he loves to fish. . .  I do not fish and my idea of fishing is ordering from the menu from Red Lobster . . . I know nothing about fishing so had to ask DH questions.... came away with all new knowledge from stringers to water waves to . . .

To start with I used Baja Breeze card stock from Stampin Up for the card and then used a light blue card stock from Close To My Heart. I then had to made a boat as I have no boat stamps... so I opted for a row boat and decided to make it look 'wood like'... so I cut out my pattern from kraft paper from Joanns as it is thinner in weight. Then I cut strips from leftovers to that and sponged all the edges with SU Close to Cocoa ink. I then put those on top of the pattern piece like wood slats. Trimmed everything up and now have part of a row boat but had no fish.... until I came across the tiny fish in the SU Something Sweet stamp set. Stamped those fish in colours from the printed background and with scissors I cut those out. Used a hole punch and made a hole in each one for the 'stringer'. Then used another fish shape and cut out a blue and a green fish and sponged the edges of those with matching inks.Punched holes in those for the 'stringer' for them. Behind the two sets of fish are clear glue dots so they will not move.  For the water and waves I used vellum paper from Joanns and an oval punch in a row to make the 'waves' on the water. Trimmed that to three pieces and put that in front of the row boat for water. Positioned the fish with a glue dot. Used pop dots behind the boat for dimenstion. For the printed background paper from TPC Studio I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder in the Cuttlebug---I ran it through once then turned the card stock over and ran it through again. This makes a softer piece and the bubbles more pronounced. For the 'flag' I used a toothpick and the stamp for that was 25 cents at a stamp sale and it is by Viva Las Vegas Stamps and I used the Bordering Blue ink from SU for that. Inside is the "Happy Father's Day" greeting. Am making a matching Mini Pizza box for him and filling that with the mini Reese's peanut butter cups that he loves. After this card I will still say my idea of fishing is the menu at Red Lobster but this was fun -- hope he likes it.  TFL

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mini Pizza Box . . .

What could be better than a pizza box full of pizza?  A pizza box full of chocolates . . .

This is a Mini Pizza box and it goes together very quickly. You need these supplies:

Double sided card stock (heavier, not thin)
Scor Pal or Marth Pal
Branch punch for sprigs behind flowers
Solid card stock in two colours
Glue dots

-Cut the double sided card stock 6" x 11" .  Put the card stock on your Scor Pal with the short side of the                   6" x 11" card stock at the top of the Scor Pal. Score at 1" and again at 5".

-Turn the card stock the long ways and scor at 1", 5", 6", and again at 10".

-Remove from Scor Pal and using a bone folder fold this on all the scored lines and run the bone folder over     the lines. Open up to be flat again.

-Cut the scored lines on the long sides only---not the ends. Cut them from the outer edge to the first folded line.

-Using sticky (red) tape or double sided tape tape the small flaps to the inside of your box.

***For the belly band around the box***

Use a solid piece of card stock 1 1/2" wide x 11 1/4" long. Score this at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 6 1/2", and again at 7 1/2". Use tape to close ends. Add decorations to front of it and it will slide on and off your box.

This box this size holds 12 chocolate nugget candies as well as other treats you would want to put in there. If you size this Mini Pizza box down it will also hold 3" x 3" cards and envelopes.

This is not my idea but I like the Mini Pizza box as it goes together quickly, uses up scraps, and you do not need to buy an expensive die to make it ... and who doesn't like pizzas or chocolates??  wink, wink.. TFL