Hello and welcome to another Happy Stamper’s Weekly Blog Hop. We have a color challenge to play with today:
I used the Acorny Thank You stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for my project today. Instead of making a card, I made a little treat box to use at Thanksgiving. It’s always fun to give a little treat to those you are thankful for-especially when chocolate is involved! But once I made one, I decided to try another one because it was so much fun, and I got to sample some candy. Well, some might not be the right word…. Here they are:
The box idea is actually borrowed from Sam Donald, and you can see hers here. I started with Kraft cardstock for the box and used the new Corrugated Kraft cardstock for the acorns on the right box, as well as a leaf from the Vintage Leaves stamp set which was cut with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits. I used Pumpkin Pie ink on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the oak leaf and Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White cardstock for the acorn tops.
“But,” you ask, “what about the CHOCOLATE?” Well, here it is:
I wrapped a strip of DSP that corresponded with each of our challenge colors around the Hershey Nugget and attached it with glue dots. Here is another look at the box on the left with the candy ready to be put inside :
Instructions with project cuts will be at the bottom of my post.
Now, hop around to all of the other talented stampers in the Happy Stampers Blog Hoppers group to see what they have created for you today!
In case you get lost along the way, or want to re-visit some of the blogs, here is a list of the Happy Stampers sharing today:
Jari Francis (you are here)
We are near the end of a BIG SALE week at Stampin’ Up! I know you have had to have heard about the 15% off sale, but just in case you haven’t, here goes:
You only have one more day left to get all of the stamp sets on your wish list. It only excludes host sets and rotary stamps.
And, not to forget the other special going on at Stampin’ Up! You can receive an extra 3% of Stampin’ Rewards. BONUS- in addition to the stamp set sale, Stampin’ Up! is also offering extra Stampin’ Rewards! If you place an order of $300 or greater or host a stamping event October 9 – November 9 with at least $300 in sales, you’ll receive an extra 3% in Stampin’ Rewards
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Stampin’ Up! supplies used in making my projects today:
Card stock cuts in inches for treat box
Kraft for the boxes: 7 3/4 x 4 1/2
Corrugated Kraft for the acorn bottoms: scrap 1 x 3
DSP panel for top of box: 2 7/8 x 2 5/8
Pumpkin Pie for leaf: 3 x 3
Whisper White for acorns and tops: scrap pieces 1 x 6
Strips of DSP for candy wraps: 1 x 3
Gold Cord: approximately 24″ more or less depending on how many wraps around the box and the bow type
Directions for treat box:
- cut your cardstock and score on the long side at 3/4″, 3 1/2′, 4 1/4″, and 7″
- score the short side of the cardstock at 3/4″ and 3 3/4″
- cut up on the tabs that were created from the score lines just to the score line on each long side (make a slight v notch when cutting)
- determine the top of the box and punch a thumb hole with an oval punch(sorry I forgot to add this to the list!)
- use the bone folder and crease all of your score lines
- add fast fuse to the small tabs being careful to add it to the part of the flap that you want to go inside on the bottom of the box; then adhere. Do the same with the flaps for the top of the box
- wrap the strips around the candy to see where you want to attach them to the back, fold around the candy and adhere with glue dots
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you next time!