Well, here I am. It’s Tuesday night and I’m readying my post for the morning. I’m in Savannah, GA. Arguably a very food-y city. Home of Paula Deen. And….other chef-people. And seafood! Lots and lots of fresh seafood!
I arrived around 4:30, tired – not a terribly long drive but one that was undertaken in a rental car that’s annoying. And smells like an ash tray. A feature I didn’t notice – for whatever reason – when I picked it up on Monday evening. After a morning where things just didn’t want to work right as I tried to get out the door. Fortunately, Bo remains “good”, so that didn’t come into play. Just not a great morning, okay?
So, I get here tired. And hungry. And find out I’m in what appears to be the only Hampton Inn and Suites on the planet with no mini-fridge and microwave in the room. Wondering what to do with the bottle of froo-froo Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer sitting in my cooler. And watching it start to rain – buckets.
I solved the creamer issue – they brought a teensy mini-fridge. Done.
I start to look for suitable dinner ideas. I’m not far from really anything. I look thru the “This is Savannah” pretty picture book in the room. Seafood restaurants. Steak. BBQ. The Savannah Sweet Shop. So. Many. Options!
Final answer – a medium Pepperoni/Sausage pizza and some hot wings from Dominoes. In my slippers. In the dry room. And, because it’s been a crappy kind of day and I don’t want to be here, I self-medicated to take the edge off. Just a little.
With Cinna-Sticks and frosting.
I am a party animal. There’s no doubt about it. 😉
But – here’s what I brought along to share with you guys for tomorrow. Which will be today when you read this. All Hail the ability to schedule posts to go out the next day! There’s no telling what kind of gibberish you’d get if I actually typed the posts in the morning!!
This is a great little treat box – using a SU! Tag-a-Bag gift box (like I used for this cute Halloween box) and the Reason for the Season stamp set and bundled Festive Flower Builder punch. Take a look-see:
I started by assembling the box – when you buy them, you get 8 boxes with their clear sleeves, for $7.00 – since they arrive flat. It’s a simple matter of unflattening them and sliding a few tabs into a few spots. And unflattening the clear sleeve. Then, using a piece of Home for Christmas DSP, I cut a 2″ strip, at 12″ long. I folded the strip around the box, and used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the ends together. It doesn’t take the full 12″, so I snipped off what I didn’t need. I also made sure the “seam” was under where I was going to place the decorations.
Then I built my pretty musical poinsettia! I stamped all the necessary petals – 8 large ones, 4 small ones, and 3 of the double end-to-end ones (which I then snipped apart) – per the Stampin’ Up! instructional video. Here’s a link to that so you can watch. One of these days I might venture into the world of doing videos, but not today! 🙂 I used Blushing Bride to stamp my leaves, and then punched everything out.
Then, just like the Katie in the video suggests, I lightly sponged the edges of each petal with the Blushing Bride, and folded them all in half and re-opened them. That’s really the step – I think – that takes them from paper shapes to “leaves”.
I cut Blushing Bride circles – well, 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punches – to use as my base, and then added my leaves, adhering them with the Liquid Glue. I did a layer of large leaves – 8 total. Then I built a second “flower” using a second 7/8″ Scallop Circle and layering on the medium petals – 4 of them – and the smallest petals – 6 after I snipped the double punches apart. Then I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the second “flower” onto the first one.
I cut two of the “X” shaped stamens from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added them to the center. Finally, I used another dab of Liquid Glue to add one of the smaller Iced Rhinestones to the center. Then I set the flower aside to dry and get all stuck together good
I made the tag by stamping the Reason for the Season sentiment, in Mint Macaron, onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. I cut it out with the 4th -from-the-center die in the Lots of Labels Framelits. Then I added some Stampin’ Write Marker stitches – in Mint Macaron – around the edge.
I adhered the tag to the belly-band on the box. Then, I used some glue dots and made several loops of Silver Cording Trim behind the musical flower, and finally adhered the whole thing to the box/belly-band with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue!
I found some pale pink gift box tissue deep in the depths of my wrapping paper “organized” chaos – and stamped the Reason for the Season poinsettia outline image all over it with Blushing Bride ink. I can picture someone opening this up to find pink and green Macarons – the yummy edible ones, not the ink! – all nestled down in the pretty paper – waiting to be delicately nibbled. By which I mean devoured!! 😉
Et Voila! A really cute box, all gussied up for Christmas – ready to accept whatever little gifts or treats you’d like to put in it!
I love the Festive Flower Builder punch – which you’ll realize when you see my card for tomorrow’s Blog Hop! It can be a little persnickety cutting out the petals – but once you’ve done that, you’re moments away from a gorgeous flower – the colors and creativity of which are limited only by your imagination!
Like I said – the Thursday Happy Stampers Blog Hop is tomorrow – so I’ll be in your inbox a little later than normal – we all go live at 9am Eastern Standard Time. This week is a color challenge:
Hope you liked the treat box today and that you’ll join us tomorrow for the Hop.
I think I might have one or two CinnaSticks left…..
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STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project
Home for Christmas DSP: 2″ x 12″ (belly band – trimmed to fit); Festive Flower die
Very Vanilla Card Stock: Lots of Label sentiment tag
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: die cut stamens for the flower
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139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (4,851 backordered; 1,536 expected. 6,912 more expected 6 November)
138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (373 backordered; 336 expected. 336 more expected 6 November)
139919: Every Blessing Clear Stamp Set (45 backordered; 378 expected)
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139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (8,515 backordered; 6,048 expected. 2,376 more expected 1 December; 12,096 more expected 7 December)
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