All my bags are packed (sort of)…..
I’m ready to go (mostly)….
I’m standing’ here – outside your door (no – don’t go to the door, I’m not really there)….
Already I’m so tired-of-traveling I could cry-ai-ai…..ai ai…. 🙂
No – I don’t intend to quit my day job and take up singing or song-writing!
But, I am getting close to being ready to head out. I mailed home three boxes today – so heavy I could hardly carry them (thank goodness for if-it-fits-it-ships pricing!) and even threw my back out (why not?!?) and I’m still worried about how heavy my luggage will be. I think if I’m going to keep doing this travel-around-for-work thing, I’m going to need a motor home, specially equipped with a stamping room! Whatcha think? 😉
So, today’s post is quick. I’ll be adding a tutorial over on the Tutorials page (seems like a good place to put it, yes?) with the details on making these cute little treat boxes. I got the idea from Kristi Gray, a fellow Happy Stamper, who shared her little treat boxes that she’d made after seeing a tutorial from Sam Donaldson, in the UK. I was tickled to see them – cuz they use 6″ x 6″ paper! Which is about all I had here in Arizona. And – you make them with the Envelope Punch Board, which I’d carefully carried all the way here and never used. Cuz I didn’t have any paper big enough to make an envelope with – yes, pretty awesome planning!
As soon as I saw them, I got the idea to make a little bag in a box for the folks in my team here. I used Going Places DSP – cuz it’s mostly guys! Take a look-see:
Now, Sam (from the UK) made hers to hold a Cadbury egg. Since it’s not quite Easter, those are not easy to find. But! These little gems also perfectly hold three Lindor Truffles! 🙂
They are ridiculously easy to make. You basically do the same types of steps with your Envelope Punch board that you would do to make an envelope.
Line up at 1 3/8″ – punch and score. Slide the paper to the left to line up with the 4″ mark – punch and score. Then you just turn the paper, line up the score mark – punch and score. And keep doing that all the way around. It’ll look like this:
Then it’s just a matter of a few snips, some Glue Dots and folding – and you end up with a Bag-in-a-Box!
See how the little inside pulls together and looks a little like a purse? Which, of course, would be a Murse for these! 😉
Watch for the Tutorial – I promise to get it uploaded soon! Maybe even tonight after I’ve done the rental car return shuffle and settled in the hotel.
I used the sentiment from Helping Me Grow (Occasions catalog) – and stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock. I used Mossy Meadow for the Going Places DSP that didn’t have Lost Lagoon coloring in it, and Marina Mist for those that did. I very scientifically measured – I stamped the sentiment, lined it up in my trimmer and cut it! Then I used my Washi Label Punch to cut each end. And I popped them on with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
I punched the holes in the top with my 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – and then stuck the truffles in and closed each little bag with a length of Crumb Cake 3/8″ Striped Satin Ribbon. I didn’t do a fussy bow – these are manly men, after all! – just tied a rough knot and called it a day!
I knocked out 11 of them in a little under an hour. I did make one girly one – using Birthday Bouquet DSP and adding little Itty Bitty Accent punch flowers. But….didn’t take a picture. 🙁 It was really stinkin’ cute (trust me on this!) – I’ll be making them again – maybe for Easter – with an actual Cadbury Egg!
So. Enjoy these. Think about making a couple….dozen?….for Easter. Or a birthday party favor. Or as dinner party place cards (and favor!). I see lots of possibilities for these! They’re a super fun way to use up some of that extra DSP I know you have sitting around! And you can get 4 out of each 12″ x 12″ sheet – how cool is that?
I just realized that I totally lied to you yesterday! I told you I’d have a sneak peek at one of the new Sale-A-Bration goodies and then I didn’t. Sorry about that – I’ll bring that to you on Monday. Promise!
Have a great Saturday….
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Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
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