December 7, 2018

Candy Cane Season Treat Box

Good Morning and Happy FRIYAY! Thanks for stopping by to hang out with me for a bit. Wow, talk about one of those weeks! This week has certainly run away on me and I must apologies as I had intended to get this post up for you yesterday, however, I sincerely thought yesterday was Wednesday all day! Yup, I can officially state, I have LOST it! But, imagine my excitement when I realized today was Friday and I was that much closer to the weekend! 

Anyhoo, today's project is just too stinkin' cute. I do have to admit, this isn't entirely my idea. I did see another demonstrator make a video creating this box using an entirely different stamp set. As a matter of fact, hers wasn't a Christmas theme at all; hers was PERFECT for a baby shower actually; but anyway, I absolutely loved it and decided to re-create it with a Christmas theme and I just love the Candy Cane Season bundle, which happens to be on the retirement list, so when it's gone, it's gone forever at this point, so if this set happens to be on your wishlist, don't wait, it is gaining popularity and I noticed in addition to myself, there are at least 4 other demonstrators that I know of that chose to feature this bundle this week! You know the old saying, "great minds think a like"! You will find links to everything you need, below at the bottom of this post.

To create this adorable little treat box, you will need a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut 7" x 7 1/2"; I stamped the multi-hohoho image from the Candy Cane Season stamp set all over the cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink to add texture and interest to the end result. You will need a scoring tool of some sort; I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. With the 7 1/2" edge along the top of the scoring tool, score at 1"; 1 1/2" & 2"; turn and score the opposite side also at 1"; 1 1/2" & 2". Then turn so that the 7" side is along the top of the scoring board. Score at 1"; 3 1/4"; 4 1/4" & 6 1/2"; fold on all of the score lines.
Run a piece of Tear & Tape along the narrow 1/2" edge and seal the box by folding the opposing edges together. Then, flatten the box and using the Envelope Punch Board, you are going to line up the center score line on each end on both sides and punch. Be sure to reference the FB Live video for clear instructions.
Cut 2 pieces of the Festive Farmhouse DSP 2" x 3 1/4" for the top and bottom of the box. Then cut 2 pieces of the same DSP 3/4" x 3 1/4" for the sides of the box . Then, using the 2 1/4" Circle punch, I punched out a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut a scalloped circle from Very Vanilla using the Layering Circles Framelits along with another smaller from Cherry Cobbler and layered together with Snail and added to the box with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then stamped the Candy Cane image with Cherry Cobbler ink and punched it out adding that to the layered circles with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then with Call Me Clover ink, I stamped the bow outline full strength and for the inside bow image, I stamped off to get a lighter shade - I love how you can get multiple shades of ink from 1 ink pad just by stamping off, once, twice and three times, don't you?
I punched that out also using the Candy Cane Builder punch and added it to the candy cane with a bit of Snail. I then stamped the Be Jolly sentiment from the stamp set also in Call Me Clover and trimmed it out using my Paper Snips and added it with some Mini Dimensionals. I closed up the ends and added some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (I LOVE this stuff) I used the Very Vanilla as this comes in Whisper White as well. If you don't have this ribbon yet, this is a MUST have, just sayin'!

Well, that completes our fun little treat box. It really is the perfect size to present a gift card, a small gift such as chap stick, lipstick or candy. I hope you will give it a try, if you stop by my FB page and watch the video, it truly is a super easy box to make. If you try it out, be sure to share your creations with me over on my FB page. I LOVE to see what you're doing. 

Happy Stamping,

Product List

December 4, 2018

Candy Cane Season Wine Tag

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by, I hope today has found you well. It was quite cold, even down right frigid here in CNY, but on the plus side, it didn't snow and it didn't rain, 2 things we have had WAY too much of around here. Don't get me wrong, seeing all the sadness out of places like Cali, with the fires and devastation that they have experienced. I don't like to complain about it, but I will just say, I was grateful for today.

Anyhoo, I have a fun project to share with you all today that I made during my Facebook Live over on my business page (check it out if you'd like). It's a fun Wine Bottle tag I made using the Candy Cane Season bundle from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. And not only is it a fun tag, but it's very quick and simple to put together.
To start, you will need 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper cut 3" x 12" (I used the All is Bright from the Holiday Catalog) and you will score it the entire length at 1/2" intervals. Once you have all your scoring complete, you will accordion fold both pieces. Add Tear & Tape to the ends of one and adhere the 2 pieces together to create the "rosette". Punch out 3 circles using the 1 3/4" Circle punch from Shaded Spruce cardstock, add hot glue to 2 of them and place on the front and back to hold the "rosette" in place (be sure to add your ribbon loop to the back circle before you place it onto the "rosette". Next, layer a Pearlized doily and the 3rd circle punch to the front of the "rosette" and stamp the candy cane in Real Red ink onto Whisper White and punch out with the coordinating candy cane builder punch. Add to the front of the tag with mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Then stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink onto scrap Whisper White and cut down and add an angle to the right end and add to the tag with Dimensionals. You are now ready to suspend your tag from a bottle of wine or a gift package or even use as an ornament on a tree.
I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to give this a try (just be careful with the hot glue - don't ask! If you choose to visit my FB page and watch the video you'll see what I mean) In the meantime, if you enjoy receiving tutorials such as this directly to you inbox, join my mailing list here. I am currently working on the 12 weeks of Christmas, and week 10 will be going out on Friday, so don't miss out! Oh, and be sure to stop back Thursday because I will have another cute project featuring this fun bundle! In the meantime,
Happy Stamping,

Product List
01 09 10 Code line 7 9 is for loading jQuery library. Remove this line if you’ve already loaded it somewhere else in your blog. Hint: If your blog has an image slider, carousel or something with fading effect running, chances are it is powered by jQuery. If this widget doesn’t work, the first thing you want to do is comment out or remove this line. To use your own button, replace the URL in line 3 with the direct link URL to the image. Make sure to keep the quotes. To reposition the button, replace