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Treat Holder

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Saturday, 09 July 2011

Chocolate Treat Holder
To see an image of this tutorial go to blog entry on the 9th of July 2011.

STAMPS Eat Chocolate, Occassional Quotes, Baroque Motifs
CARD/PAPER Whisper White (WW), Early Espresso (EE), Real Red (RR)
INK PADS Versamark, Early Espresso PUNCHES Decorative Label, Word Window
TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, Adhesive, Pencil, Rubber, Trimmer and Scorer.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cut EE card to 12cm x 21.5cm. With card in landscape position score at 7cm, 8cm, 15cm and 16cm.  Turn card 90º to portrait position and score down 1cm at each side. Cut away side pieces as shown on the diagram. (Leave side pieces from the 3rd and 4th horizontal score lines and below. The 1cm side pieces above these score lines are all removed.) The remaining side pieces will become tabs to fold into your treat holder. At the 4th horizontal score line cut along the score 1cm just until you hit the intersecting vertical side score line.
2. Measure 2cm up from the bottom right of the treat holder. Draw a line in pencil from this mark to the 1cm side score line at the bottom left of the treat holder and cut that portion away. Stamp random patterns using a stamp from the baroque motif stamp set over the outside of the treat holder.
3. Now fold along all score lines. Use strong adhesive or sticky tape on the tabs and adhere in place. Place a Kit Kat chocolate inside.
4. On WW card measuring 8cm x 5cm, stamp ‘to do list’ from the ‘eat chocolate’ stamp set and adhere to inside top flap of treat holder. On another small piece of WW card, stamp ‘birthday wishes’ and punch out using the word window punch. Adhere to inside of treat holder. 5. Make a belly band to keep the treat holder closed.  Take a 3.5cm strip of WW card and layer EE card and real red ribbon on top. Fold it around the closed treat holder, with the ends meeting in the middle at the front.
6. Stamp ‘I would give up chocolate...’ on WW card using versamark, then early espresso ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat to set. Punch out shape with corresponding punch. Use the 2-way glue pen and glitter to add sparkle if desired. Punch out 2 more shapes in RR card and cut in half so that they create a border behind the white punched shape. Use dimensionals to attach to belly band. Place so that it hides the join at the front of the belly band.
7. Slide the band in place and your treat is complete.

Key to diagram Bold lines are cutting lines. Dashed lines are scoring lines.

 

Bird house tutorial

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Thursday, 07 April 2011

Birdhouse Box - to see a photo of this tutorial, go to post on Tuesday 12th of April 2011

STAMPS
Punch Potpourri, Occasional Greetings
CARD/PAPER
Chocolate Chip (CC), Basic Black (BB), Very Vanilla (VV), Old Olive (OO), Rose Red (RR), Silver Metallic card, Perfect Plum (PP), Peach Parfait (PCH).
INK PADS
Basic Black, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie 
PUNCHES
Scallop Edge, 2 step bird, Sm & Lge tags, 1 1/4” Circle, Boho Blossoms, Crop-o-dile, Little leaves die
TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES
Narrow Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, 2-Way Glue Pen, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Spritzer tool, Big Shot Machine, Adhesive, Pencil, Rubber, Ruler and Bone scorer.

INSTRUCTIONS
To make box
1. Cut an 8¾” x 7” piece of CC card, with card in landscape position score at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”.  Turn card 90º to portrait position and score at 2” and 5”. (Step 1 has been done for you today.)
2. In landscape position cut along vertical score lines from bottom edge of card up to the first horizontal score line. These four squares will form the base of the box. The small piece at the side of these squares can be completely cut away as it is not needed.
3. At the top of the box, the score lines will form four corresponding squares to the ones that you cut at the bottom. You will need to place score lines on 2 of these squares at the top of the box. Choose the square directly next to the small rectangle tab piece, measure and mark a point halfway in the square at the top edge (1” in). Score from the bottom L of the square up to the halfway mark and do the same from the bottom R up to the halfway mark. You will have scored a triangle within the square. Leave the next square untouched but repeat scoring instructions in the third square.
4. Spritz card with black ink if desired.
5. Fold along score lines, place tape on the side tabs and on the cut bottom squares. HINT: fold box up first to give you an idea of where the tape needs to go. You will only need to tape 3 of the bottom square tabs.

To make the birdhouse roof
1. Take a 2¼” x 5” piece of BB card and score in half at 2½”. Use the scallop edge punch to make scallops at both short ends of the card.
2. Take a ¾” strip of black card and scallop along the entire length of it. Cut it into 2¼” pieces when you have finished. You will need four of these pieces to form the roof tiles.
3. Starting at the centre fold line, adhere one scalloped strip onto the BB card, Line up the straight edge with the fold line. Adhere the next scalloped piece directly underneath it so that it is butted up against the first one. Continue until all 4 strips are adhered. Try and vary the scallops so that the bumps are alternating with each strip.
4. Decide which side of your completed box will be the front and then attach the scallop roof each to the top of the CC box (HINT: Put tape on the CC side rather than the black roof side as the black piece will overhang each side a little bit and you won’t want the tape to show underneath.) The other, un-scalloped side of the black roof remains free and unattached.

To decorate the box    (NB. These may be done in any order.)
• Bird - Stamp bird shape twice in soft suede ink on VV card and punch out one bird and one wing from the two stamped images. Dauber with choc chip ink, then attach wing to bird.
• Bird Hole - Punch 1¼” circle from BB card.
• Leaves - Punch a couple of leaves from 2 step bird punch in OO card (this has been done for you today) and die cut 2 x little leaves using the Big Shot machine.
• Flowers - Stamp Punch Potpourri flowers in real red ink on RR card and punch with Boho blossoms punch. Stamp flowers again in elegant eggplant ink on PP card and punch out. Stamp a third set of flowers in pumpkin pie ink on PCH card and punch out.
• Leaves – Punch a couple of OO leaves from the 2 step bird punch (already done today) and die cut 2 x leaves from the little leaves die, using the big shot, (also in OO card).
• Grass - Take a ¾” x 8” strip of OO card and punch using the scallop edge punch. Then turn over the punch and hold in your hand to see where you reinsert the card and punch into the bumps to create a jagged grass effect.
• Greeting Tag - Stamp Easter Wishes on VV card in black ink and punch out with small tag punch. Dauber edges in black ink. Adhere to silver card, which has already been punched out with the large tag punch. Decorate tag with a small leaf and flower if desired.

Putting it all together
1. Adhere grass to bottom of the box
2. Adhere bird hole to front of the box, below the adhered scalloped roof.
3. Adhere tag to the back of the box, below the loose flap of the unattached roof.
4. Adhere other leaves and flowers as desired.
5. Use dimensional to adhere bird over the bird hole.
6. Put Easter eggs inside the box.
7. Punch two small holes with the crop-o-dile in the unattached roof flap. Close the flap and hold in place while you make pencil marks through the holes onto the CC box below.
8. Lift the flap up and with the points of your scissors, make holes where the pencil marks are. (The crop-o-dile will not reach these holes and the holes will not be seen once the ribbon is threaded through them).
9. Thread ribbon through all the holes and tie with a bow to close.

 

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