Monday, September 25, 2017

The Coolest Christmas Ever...!

Good morning!

I'm the Monday morning hostess at The House that Stamps Built. It's my turn to share a 'Project of the Week' with all of you.  Today, I chose to share a tutorial for an easy treat holder for my tutorial.

For this tutorial, I'm using these Repeat Impressions stamps:

Cut a strip of cardstock to 1 15/16" x 10".

Score at 4", 6", 7", and 9"
Burnish your score lines. Now your strip looks like this.

Before I went any further, I took a decorative punch to the top of my strip. This step is optional.
Add Scor-Tape, or adhesive of choice to the small tab, but do not remove the liner yet!

 Punch a hole between the two score lines opposite the top of your strip.
I used a 1 1/4" punch for this project.

Begin decorating your strip.  I stamped on what will be the 'front' side of my treat

If you wish to decorate the 'holder', you will need to flip your strip over, and stamp on the opposite side.  Be sure that you are stamping on the side with the adhesive, with that end at the top.
If you look closely, you can see where the penguin was stamped - the Copics bled through a bit.

 Now, just remove the adhesive liner, and attach the flap to the front of your treat holder.
All that's left to do is add candy and decorate!

Here is the finished product.
You can change the dimensions of this holder, and add a votive candle, if you'd like!

Here is your finished treat box - coolest 'easy box' ever, right?

We hope that you will give this a try! 
Come back and let us know if you do - we'd love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Let Us Be Thankful


I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day!

It's time for a new Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built!
Wendy has given us this beautiful photo as inspiration:

I love creating for fall. The colors are so beautiful and rich!
For my card today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:

Here's what I made:

Now, come on over and join us in our Challenge!  
Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy   Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Patti J.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Best Witches...

Hi everyone!

There's a chill in the air!  I thought I'd share another fun Halloween card with you today, using products from Crafter's Companion.

Here's my card - wouldn't this be a fun invitation to a day of 'creepy creating' with friends, 
or a night sharing some witches brew?

Here are the products that I used:

I need to add that Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock is the very best Kraft that I've ever used. I cannot believe the beautiful, crisp fold lines, the way the cardstock accepts all coloring's amazing!

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by today!

Patti J.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Scor-Pal Mid Month Reminder, and Tutorial!

Good morning!

This month, the challenge at Scor-Pal was to create a bag or box, using more than one score.

Here is what I originally made for the challenge, using my Scor-Pal Eighths1/2" Scor-Tape, and 1/4" Scor-Tape.

I'm the hostess this month, so it's my turn to share a mid-month tutorial with you. I decided to show you how I made this months project.

My friends locally know that I totally LOVE making boxes, so this was fun for me.  I decided to make a book styled box, that will hold 6-8 A-2 sized greeting cards, envelopes, stamps, etc.

All measurements shown at bottom of post.

Okay, let's get started!

This photo shows the closed box, all tied up and ready for 'gifting'.

I have begun this tutorial using white cardstock, so that you can better see the steps.

Your 'box' will be 10 3/8" x 8 1/2". 
This will be scored at 1" and 2" on all four sides.

Next, you will cut into the inner most score line on opposite sides, as shown below.

The next step is to remove the four end pieces, as shown below. 

You will now be left with this.  As you can see, I trimmed my 'tabs' in a bit, for a cleaner result, but this step is optional..
Once this is done, burnish all of your scored lines with your scoring tool, for crisp folds.

Flip this piece over, and add Scor-Tape to the four 'tabs' as shown below.
I chose to use 1/2" tape, but use what you have on hand!

Hopefully, you can see how this will come together.  Remove the liner from your Scor-Tape, and begin folding the short sides up, adhering the 'tabs' on the short sides to the long sides.

Here you can see one side is in place, and the other is about to be adhered in place.

Your box, now looks like this.

Place Scor-Tape to the inside of all four edges. 

Remove the tape liner, and fold your flaps in. It helps make your box stronger if you burnish them in place with your bone folder.

Here is your finished box. it is in the burgandy color that I worked with for the project!

Now, lets make the box cover.
Your piece of cardstock will be cut to 11" x 7".
Score on long side at 5" and 6".
Round corners with a corner rounder punch if desired.

Here's what this looks like looking down on it.

 Now, add some Scoe-Tape as shown below.  This will hold your ribbon in place.
Note that I don't bring the tape all the way to the inside or outside edge - this is where
your designer paper will be going, and we want a border showing around the DP.

Find the center of your ribbon (I began with about 26"), and put the center down first, working from the middle out to each side.

Now you need a piece of tape covering your spine area, as shown.

Adhere your Designer Paper panels, and spine to cover.

Here is what you have now.

For my cover, I used a piece of coordinating cardstock and cut out a sentiment.
All of this cardstock came to the Scor-Pal team from DCWV - isn't it lovely?

Adhere border strips to front and side edges of your box.

Adhere box to 'book cover' using Scor-Tape.

Here is your finished project!

We hope you will give this a try!

Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge at Scor-Pal!
You still have time to submit your bag or box - who knows? You could
be our next winner!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.


Box Cover:  11" x 7" - score on long side at 5" and 6"

Box" 10 3/8" x 8 1/2" - score at 1" and 2" on all four sides

Front and back DP panels:  4 7/8" x 6 7/8"  (cut 2)
Spine DP panel:  7'8" x 6 7/8" (cut 1)
Box Border Strips: 7/8" x 4 1/2" (cut 2)
7/8" x 6 1/2" (cut 1)
Ribbon: approx. 26" length

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hi everyone - Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with a brand new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for Repeat Impressions.
Here is the inspiration that Wendy gave us to work with:

I used the top: Wildlife, Twine, Heat Embossing

Today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:

Here's what I made, using the above RI products:

Now it’s your turn!

Create a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe board above, and link it up at The House that Stamps Built. 

Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them! 

Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Donna     Heather   Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Join Us...

Hi everyone!

Fall is quickly creeping up on us, so I thought I'd share a bit of creepy fun with you today,
using products from Crafter's Companion.

Here's my card - wouldn't this be a fun invitation to a day of 'creepy creating' with friends, 
or a night sharing some witches brew?

Here are the products that I used:

Now, I just have to share my eyes. 
Lol...what a fitting day to be posting a Halloween blog - just look at these Halloween eyes!

I just came from the eye doctor - all is well. No signs of cataracts, and my vision has actually improved since my weight loss!  Who knew??? Oh, and I'm really not cross eyed, I just have problems with selfies :)

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by today!

Patti J.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Cutting Cafe - Divider Box with Handles....and Giveaway!!!

Good morning!

Welcome to the The Cutting Cafe's Blog Hop!

Today, we are doing something a bit different. Each Design Team member will be giving away the file that they have designed with!  You should have arrived here from Audrey's blog, where she had an amazing project to share.

Today, I'm using a fun file, the Divider Box with Handles.  I've used the PDF version. All pieces were cut out by hand.  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and don't forget that the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

Here's what I made using the Divider Box with Handles:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The next stop on your hop is Chauntell, and she's sharing a wonderful stationery box!

Be sure to visit each of our Designer's blogs, for loads of inspiration, and lots of chances to win files from The Cutting Cafe!

And be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe blog - I've heard a wild rumor that Reginal will be giving some things away there!

For a chance to win this divider box, all that you need to do, is leave a comment on this blog post! 
I'd love for you to tell me what YOU would fill this box with! 

I'll let the random.dear hubby draw a name, and will post the winner on Monday, September 11th.

Be sure to leave comments at all of the posts - you'll have lots of chances to win a fun file!

Happy Monday, ya'll...have a wonderful week!

Patti J.