Fabulous time for a hop, don't you think? Christmas has been tucked away for another year and we have all likely returned to work with that wonderful feeling of "ho hum" ..
First project is a simple little card featuring the stamp set Perfect Pennants, the new banners framelits, watercolor wonder designer washi tape all from the Occasions Catalogue and designer series paper: sweet sorbet from the upcoming Sale-a-bration brochure.
|other papers: gold foil sheets, basic black, whisper white|
ink: pear pizzaz, pool party, crisp cantaloupe
other stamps: papillon potpourri
Banners are fun! I think I will get a lot of mileage out of this framelit set!
Next: I created a tea bag caddy using our new envelope punch board. I was lucky enough to get inspiration from a demonstrator in the UK. She made these really interesting treat holders which she calls a "sweetie pot". Thank you Sam! I figured out how to adapt it to hold tea bags, then decided to put three together making a counter-top caddy to hold approximately 21 assorted tea bags.
This is what it looks like:
an envelope punch board
3 pieces of cardstock 6 1/4" square (I used wild wasabi)
2 pieces or designer series paper (sneak peek from the SAB brochure) of 8 1/2" x 1"
1 piece of wild wasabi for the back brace measuring 4 1/4" x 1 1/2"
... and 21 tea bags
|score and punch @ 1 3/8" and 4" |
on two opposing sides
|on the other two sides score and punch |
in two locations indicated by previous scored lines
|See the 2 punched and scored spots on |
each side (not 4 as listed on video).
Use reverse punch to round off corners
|@ large flap sides cut up two scored lines as indicated.|
|fold in cut lines - glue together|
|glue side flaps to sides of boxes|
on middle box cut off both big flaps
|glue and fold in top flap on top box|
glue and fold in bottom flap on bottom box
|glue bottom flap of top box |
into middle box
|glue top flap of bottom box into middle box|
note: cut off two big flaps on middle box
|glue the sides of boxes together|
|glue back brace (4 1/4"x 1 1/2") to |
bottom of boxes
|glue dsp strips around boxes|
add dimensionals to tiny flaps
|embellish and decorate|
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