Monday, June 30, 2014

Did you want FRYs to go with that?


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I will be honest, I cut the Designer Series Paper all at once to make the 2 Hamburger Boxes from yesterday's post and the 2 for today's French Fry Boxes.  I knew I was going to want 2 of each of them!  So simple and fast to cut out too, the crease pads are highly recommended because of all the score lines!

Here we go, these little gems came together literally in minutes!  All told I think I made them in 10 minutes!  Such cute little buggers, I can't wait to fill them with something!  The paper is so stinking cute, I think TAFFY DSP is going to be a favorite package this year!!

Supplies Used include the Taffy DSP, Num-Num stamp set with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive markers and some hand cutting with my trusty Paper Snips.  The yummy 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and then the fun Filtered Crepe Paper and Scallop Punches to make the paper flower. I even broke out the new FAST FUSE adhesive and it worked like a charm!  Tip with the new adhesive, it is really tacky, so a strong check mark action is needed to cleanly break the adhesive before lifting off the paper.

 There ya go!  A sweet little family of Burgers & Fries - - - what should go inside?   What's next you ask?  Hmm, come on by tomorrow to see what else I've been up too!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Playtime continues!

Today the play date continued (alone though, no Debbie) because I wasn't 100% happy with the Hamburger Box Die sample, so I thought I would just keep going and make some more!  Staying with page 17, here we go again!  Same supplies as the catalog shows, except I used the Silver Bakers Twine instead of Linen Thread and changed the colors of ink to coordinate with the boxes.  The tag comes on the HB die, and then I just used the Num-Num set in clear and ta-dah.  You could use a stamp-a-ma-jig if you want perfection because it is quite a tight fit but my 2nd try was close enough for me!

A couple of tips on the assembly of the box.  The corners have score lines to create mountain and valley folds that are then adhered to one of the inside walls of the box.  This time I just cut along one of the outer edge score lines (either edge just not the little center crease line) and folded and adhered the flap right to the edge of the box (like you would normally, to tuck an end flap in to create a box corner).  And for the little slits, just use your paper snips or paper piercer to 'open' them a bit wider and then the little tabs slide through much easier.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the coordinating French Fry Boxes!  Too cute, I really had fun with those!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Quiet little play day

Hi there!

Well I know it has been a month, oh my goodness!  Someone slap me!  Well, I will try to write a few posts to let you know what I've been up to since I last wrote.  But today I am really excited to share with you some things that I have been working on the last couple of days, when I had some quiet time to just sit down and create!

When you get busy and go a few days without stamping, don't you just find something really relaxing about sitting down and realizing hours later a feeling of inner peace and calm.  Then you look up at all the cuteness that you created!  Well that's how I have felt the past 2-3 days.  I told myself I was just going to sit down and open some new things (toys, I mean work tools) and start by CASEing a couple of things from the catalog.

Here's the CASE that started the roll...   Debbie came over and we wanted to use the new Hamburger Box Die and thought we'd start with this sample on page 17.  We used the same supplies as listed in the catalog. 

Well we liked it but we weren't in love with it.  Maybe because ours is missing the pie!

Then we decided to open my French Fry Box Die and started with the sample on page 59 but had to substitute most things because I did not have the set they used (gasp, I know, something I don't own!).  It turned out pretty cute but I think it really needs some candy and the big Bermuda Bay Striped Ribbon bow!!  Then it'll look complete!

Summary of Supplies
I used the Starburst Framelit (tangerine tango) and Four Frames (melon mambo) with the Decorative Label punch and Tape It (crushed curry) and the Scallop Oval punch (bermuda bay) and So Very Happy (greeting stamped in bermuda bay) and the Large Oval punch.  Lots of dimensionals and the new large Polka Dot embossing folder.

If you could only see my classroom and what a mess I've got going!

Cheers! Come back tomorrow to see more!~