Thursday, September 25, 2008

Box 'O Candy

I am in the middle of a 4 week session of stamping at church. Each week we make 2 cards and one non-card item. I only charge enough to cover my supplies so sometimes it is a challenge to come up with non-card ideas that are low in cost and not too difficult for this mostly newbie group. Though by now we have been doing this enough they are getting pretty good ;). I have had these small clear boxes for some time now, not sure why I even originally bought them. They measure about 3 1/4" square when assembled, I got them at my LSS. We covered the fronts of the boxes and filled them with candy corn. The pumpkin is from SU's retired set, Carved and Candlelit, and is one of my fall favorites. We inked him in pumpkin pie and rolled the outer edges in really rust. The stem is just a scrap of chocolate chip. To "ground" him we tore a piece of old olive card stock and rubbed OO ink on all the edges. When I stamped the first row of the sentiment I discovered I had mounted it upside down...oops!! I stamped it again right side up and called it good. We added some pumpkin ribbon as a handle by using the Crop o Dile to punch the holes in the sides.
As an after thought I decided to add a tag to the handle after it was already attached. I thought I would show you my solution cause I think it was kinda clever.
I used the key tag punch on some old olive card stock, stamped the sentiment and sponged the edges. (it really is old olive, though it looks more like artichoke) Then I used the 1/4" square punch towards the top and cut a slit from the hole to the outer edge, on an upward diagonal. Think door hanger style. Then I just slipped the tag onto the ribbon...problem solved.
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Juanita said...

This is a cute little box.
I got started stamping when an SU demo came to our moms group. I love that our group had that session, I never thought I could love a crafty pursuit so much!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very cute box Tracy- I'm sure they'll have fun with this!