Saturday, August 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Bite Size Tags & The Truffle Tote Box Die

Good morning, friends! Welcome back for more August Papertrey Ink release inspiration. Today I'm sharing a couple of sweet gift totes filled with tasty treats.

Truffle Tote Candy Boxes

Nichole designed a stamp and tag collection called Bite Size Tags that is perfect for dressing up the Truffle Tote Box or any other treat boxes you might have in your collection. Let's get down to business!

I started with the birthday treat box, so let's check out those details first.

Birthday Calories Truffle Tote

I began by die cutting two Spring Rain box pieces (you need two pieces to complete a box) and stamped each with the dotted circle from Bite Size Tags. Then, I die cut an oval window into one of the box pieces.

Birthday Calories Truffle Tote 3

I adhered clear cardstock behind the window opening and assembled the box, filling with candy before I closed the flaps. It fits three Lindt truffles with plenty of space. I imagine homemade truffles would fit just as well.

Birthday Calories Truffle Tote 2

Next, I die cut a tag shape. I used the larger of the two rectangle dies. I stamped it with a Bite Size Tags frame and sentiment and lightly sponged top half with Spring Rain ink. Then, I die cut a scalloped medallion and stamped it with a flower from the same set. I adhered the medallion to the tag with foam tape and tied the tag to the box with baker’s twine.

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Next up, I have a Truffle Tote that's more autumnal in style. You could easily make it a year-round design with a simple color and image swap.

Because You're Sweet Truffle Tote

I began by die cutting two Classic Kraft box pieces and stamped each with the "Nom Nom" sentiment from Bite Size Tags. Then, I die cut the rectangular window into one of the box pieces. I adhered clear cardstock behind the window opening and assembled the box, filling with candy before I closed the flaps. It fits ten Dove chocolates with plenty of space.

Because You're Sweet Truffle Tote 3

Next, I die cut the tag shape from Rustic White cardstock. I used the smaller hexagon tag for this box. I stamped it with the striped chevron image from Bite Size Tags as well as the pumpkin and sentiment.

Because You're Sweet Truffle Tote 2

Then I used Rustic Cream Twine and Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitch Ribbon To tie the tag to the box. Cute!

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Ok, that's it for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda to see what other inspiration they have using these versatile new goodies. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Friday, August 18, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Halloween Hugs & Wicked Elixir

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for another day of inspiration featuring the new Papertrey Ink August release (available now on the website). Today I'm sharing a couple of projects featuring Betsy's Halloween Hugs Kit and my Wicked Elixir set. Let's start with Betsy's kit!

We don't get any trick or treaters anymore (too far outside of town), but there are a few kids in the neighborhood that I'd still like to give small treats to mark the holiday. I knew I wanted to create a little treat box, so that's where I started.

Frankie Treat Box

I die cut box the box pieces from Smokey Shadow cardstock and added True Black stripes using Make It Market stencil. I assembled the box (you can view instructions HERE) using a nice, strong adhesive. I prefer Scor-tape.

Frankie Treat Box 2

Then, I die cut the Frankie face from patterned paper and sponged his chin with New Leaf ink to give some dimension. I die cut his hair from True Black cardstock and his bolts from Luxe Silver cardstock before assembling Frankie’s parts and attaching him to the box with foam tape.

Frankie Treat Box 3

Next, I die cut the tag from the patterned paper in the kit. I punched a hole in the tag and tied it to the box handle with baker’s twine. Cute and easy!

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Next up is a non-Halloween card made with Wicked Elixir. I still have a few ideas about year-round use for this set that I hope to share in the near future, so stay tuned. For today, I have a get well card.

Feel Better Soon Card

I began by die cutting the largest bottle from Wicked Elixir and sponging it with Aqua Mist ink. Then, I die cut the smaller bottle and stamped it with coordinating image in Canyon Clay ink to represent a little prescription bottle. Next, I die cut the cork shape, leaving it blank, and adhered it to bottle to look like a cap. I used the chisel tip of a Copic (to create the red cross) and stamped “RX” to create medical label. Then, I die cut and applied the label to the bottle.

Feel Better Soon Card 2

I die cut an angled base and lay it on my card front to help with sentiment placement. I stamped the sentiment and Sunflower Harvest sunflowers before texturing the card front with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Feel Better Soon Card 3

Then, I die cut and stamped an additional sunflower and leaf. I stamped a couple of stems onto the large bottle. Next, I adhered the patterned paper panel to my card front with foam tape and layered on the bottles and flower. I slightly curled the leaf with my fingers and tucked it beneath sunflower to finish the card.

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