anyone else’s tday leftovers dwindling? they sure don’t last long around here!
What a fun project Suzanne challenged us with for Try It Out Tuesday over on my very dear friend Susana’s SCACD store blog – we had to make some treat boxes/bags/holders. i LOVE making these AND i got to experiment a bit with me E and new cart – Sweet Treats. i plan on making 15 or so treat bags for various folks to hold my hand decorated christmas cookies. so this was a perfect opportunity to try out a few ideas:
This one is empty now but it will contain a bag of goodies once Christmas gets closer – most probably for Pezzy’s little friend next door – a total princess so she will love the girly-ness! the bag itself is super simple – take a 12×12 piece of cardstock and cut it into 4″ strips, score at 4.5″ and 6.5″. next cut a piece of coordinating cardstock 4″x3″ and cut one edge with a border punch if you want – his piece will be your fold over flap – score it 1.5″ from the decorative edge. Attach it to the shorter back piece so it folds over the front. punch two holes through the top for your ribbon tie! i also cute a 1.5″ strip to go around the bottom.
My main image is an adorable stamp called BFFs from SCACD – part of the Winter Wonderland series of samps done exclusively for SCACD by Victoria Case. i stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink & colored her with my copics and then added in some sparkling accents with Spica glitter pens. i finished her off by adding some white sparkly fluff in a few spots – her cuff and collar, the cuff of the stocking, the bottom edge of her nightie and her fluffy little slippers – this stuff is the bomb – JUST like soft velvet!
i cut her out with Spellbinders curved rectangles and edged it with Brilliance Pearlescent Pink ink. i accented the ribbon on top by tying it with some scrappers floss and threading seed beads on the ends!
as i said i was happy to do a little experimenting with boxes so i made ANOTHER ONE:
i made this on my new cricut E using the Sweet Treats cartridge! i have to say it is not like using the baby bug except it cuts bigger. this thing has way more features plus i do not have a feel for the best blade settings like with my baby – had it for more than 2 years! anyway i was thumbing through the handbook and this little favor box caught my eye and i decided to make the party hat into a Christmas Tree. i gave them some seed bead garland and liquid pearl ornaments. i also cut little windows using the scallop oval nestie, i always feel they need a frame so i just cut out a second oval using two nesties at once.
I finished off with a couple adorable Lockhart Itty Bitty stamps. aren’t they too cute! i stamped them in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored them with copics. i cut them out with the plain circle nestie and edged them with Brilliance Pearlescent Ink. i put litle squares of acrylic from the backs of some of my studio G stamps over the windows so the candies wouldn’t fall out!
thanks SO much for stopping by and be sure to take a peek at what the rest of the DTs did!
Paper: SU – Pixie Pink;
Ink: Copics; Brilliance Pearlescent Pink; Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Stamps: SCACD – Victoria Case BFFs, Lockhart Itty Bitties
The Rest: Nesties, Spica Pens, Cricut, EK success edge punch, Ribbon, scrappers floss,