Thursday, September 7, 2017

3-D Thursday: Treat Tube Holder with Tutorial

Stampin' Up!s NEW Treat Tubes are just too stinking cute and perfect for Halloween treats.
I made this test tube holder to hold 2 tubes for double the candy and double the fun!
You will see in the tutorial below that I have added an extra piece in the center of the box
to make the tubes more stable so they don't tip over. 
Thanks to hubby for pointing that out on the first one I made! 

Ok. Ready for the tutorial?

Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie: 1 piece cut at 8 3/4" x 4 3/4" and 1 piece cut at 2" x 3 1/2".
Basic Black: 1 piece cut at 2" x 1 1/2"
Very Vanilla: 1 piece cut at 1 7/8" x 1 3/8'
Designer Series Paper: 1 piece cut at 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"

Take the piece of  8 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece Pumpkin Pie card stock and score at 
1/2", 1 5/8", 3 5/8" and 4 3/4" along the longest side.
Turn card stock 90 degrees and score at 1 1/8" and 3 5/8" along the short side.
Move your card stock back in the original position and score at 6 3/4" along the long side but do not score through the center section as shown in picture below.

Your scored areas should look like the piece in the photo above.

Cut away the areas as shown in the above photo.

Next. Take the smaller piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock measured at 2" x 3 1/2" and score 1/2" on all sides. Cut along the solid lines.

Using a 3/4" circle punch, punch the areas as shown in both pieces of the Pumpkin Pie card stock. 
I punched circles out of a piece of Post it note so that I could space out and line up my punches.

Your 2 pieces of Pumpkin Pie should now look like the photo above.

Take the smaller piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and adhere tear away tape as shown.

Adhere tabs as shown in above photo.

Fold along score lines as shown in above photo.

Apply Tear Away tape to middle tabs.

Adhere as shown. This will make the bottom of your box.

Add Tear Away tape to 2 outside edges.

Adhere into the bottom of the box. This extra piece will help your
treat tubes remain more stable.

Apply Tear Away tape to 2 last side tabs.

Adhere to side walls.

Fold up side flaps and adhere.

For the outside, you will need the Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock and Designer Series Paper mentioned above as well as any decorative ribbon. I used Vintage Crochet Trim.

Add stamped design. Fill treat tubes with candy. Tie lace or ribbon around cork stoppers.
Add your tubes to the box and you are all done!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Christmas Quilt Bundle

Oh-Em-Gee! I am in LOVE with this new bundle. The Christmas Quilt bundle is straight out of the NEW Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog which will be available September 1st, 2017.
One of my most favorite things as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is being able to get my hands on the new stuff early.
This bundle is seriously amazing. I have only just begun to play around with it so you can be sure I will be posting more. I wanted to start out with some non - Christmas papers and colors to begin with which is another reason why I love it so much. You could use it all year round. The stamp set is just as fun as the framelit dies. Did you see the little needle there on the side? Yep. A framelit! So super cute.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mermaid Shaker Card

Isn't this little mermaid the sweetest?! She is from the set 'Message in a Bottle'. I thought she would be fun to pop in a shaker card as I had a friend request a birthday card for her niece.
The iridescent sequins worked perfectly! I added a little wink of stella glitter to her tail but it's a little tricky to see in the photo.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet

I am ashamed to say I have had this set for what seems like, quite a while. 
I knew I love it, but all the stamps and pieces were a little overwhelming to begin with. 
Not to mention the choice of colour combos. I love how it turned out though. 
It's such a sweet bundle that I know I will get a lot of use out of.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Moon Baby - Baby Shower Card

I'm off to a friends Baby Shower next weekend. 
She's having a girl hence the pink onesie.
I had to change the dimensions of my card in a box template
to accommodate for the size of the stamp.
I think my friend will love it.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hogs and Kisses

Oh, how I love these little piggies. They make me so happy!
A good friend and work mate had surgery recently and is 
at home recuperating. So of course, I felt she was in need of a card. 
The card in a box technique is one of my favorite go-to's
for making 'special' cards.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

This fun little card is made with the hostess set 'In the City'.
There are so many stamps! It's a 2 step kind of stamp set.
One stamp for the outline and a second solid stamp to fill it in.
Hostess sets are available to purchase if your combined order exceeds
a total of $150. Whether that is for an individual order or a total 
workshop order. Once your total hits the $150 mark, you start accumulating
hostess dollars. Your reward once you hit $150 is 10% of your total. 
You will need $16 worth of Hostess dollars for this set. 
This would mean an order or workshop total of $160.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Piggies

I am so in love with these piggies. The set is called 'This Little Piggy' and
it personally came out just at the right time.
My Sister in Law loves pigs. So, yes. This is her card.
But Shhh!
I made a little fence with the Hardwood background stamp set and made it into 
a Double Z-Fold card which made for a perfect little pig farm.
The front pig is traditionally holding a flower but I switched it out
for a balloon to make it more birthday-ish.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bonus Days Are Back!

If you add enough to your order to reach $50 USD, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 USD/$6 CAD coupon to use in August! That means today would be a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon for every $50 USD you spend!

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or 
  • throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • Remember: An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes
  •  can only be delivered via email.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Message in a Bottle Explosion Box

These little Explosion Boxes are so fun. I scaled this one
down so that I could make it from one sheet of
8 1/2 x 11 except for the lid.
The box measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Instead of making all the flaps fold down, I kept
one corner together to provide a background for the
stamped image.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Pretty Kitty Card in a Box

I was asked to make a card for a 'crazy cat lady'.
This is my card. I may be developing an 
unhealthy addiction for the 'Card in a Box' theme,
but it's just so great for sending a little 'wow'
in the mail. In the meantime, I will continue
to enjoy my addiction. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017

A Sewing Themed Explosion Box

Sadly this stamp set is retired but it made for a perfect Explosion Box.
The 'wallpaper' is available in the new catalog and worked perfectly.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Travel Themed Explosion Box

Making Explosion Boxes is quite addicting. This one was made
with a travel theme obviously. I love how well the
suitcase came out if I do say so myself.
Both Paper and Stamp Set are retired.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Oh my goodness. I love this new bundle out of the NEW Catalog. 
The New In Colors are SO pretty!
I used one here on this card. Berry Burst. 
The Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are a HUGE help with the delicate lettering.

Here is another take using another one of the NEW In-colors 
'Lemon Lime Twist' paired with Tempting Turquoise. 
I'm loving the Color Combo!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The NEW Catalog is Here!!

Yay! There is nothing more exciting than a new catalog and
this one does not disappoint. Crafters who attended
my Open House received a special Survival Kit.
Contact me if you need a copy.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sneak Peek: Hostess Set

This adorable Hostess Set will be available in the NEW 2017-2018
 Annual Stampin' Up Catalog.It's called 'Dare to Dream'.
I used the set to make this Shadowbox Card. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cool Treats Explosion Box

I had so much fun making these Birthday Explosion Boxes.

The 'Cool Treats' bundle is amazing and there are so
many possibilities!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This Just Stinks!

I have a friend going through some terrible health stuff right now.
It's easy to feel so helpless in these situations. This is when I 
pray and then try to come up with SOMETHING I can do to
hopefully ease their troubles. Even for just a few moments.

Happy Easter Every Bunny!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter Sampler Frame

I love these frames. They are 5" X 5" and perfect for a little
Sampler frame. I am in love with these sweet Easter stamp set 
with Coordinating Thinlits.
This frame was made as a gift to thank the hostess 
for holding an in home Workshop.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reese's Sliding Treat Box

I was so excited to find a tutorial for these little boxes on YouTube.
Alas, the presenter did not speak English which provided a bit of a challenge.
Never the less, the box loving nerd that I am, figured it out and used my
own measurements. I am actually pretty proud with how it turned out.
Now. Should I let hubby eat the candy?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cool Treats Z-Fold Card

I was trying to hold off in buying this set. Thinking I felt too cold to even
consider making a card with Ice creams and Icey poles on it!
This was one of the cards we made at one of my Classes.
Everyone had so much fun making it.