Ahh-Fall. It is My favorite Season, truly. I was married in the Fall, had my 2nd child in the Fall, Enjoy the Colors of Fall. It’s just my Favorite time of the year. Plus-those of you that really Know me-It’s when the Geese are Flying that I am Truly in my Element (outside of stamping of course!!!). Plus-with Stampin’ Up!® I can show Awesome creative projects for the Autumn Season as well as Holiday delights. Here is what I gave out this week at two of my Bank Branches and at a Hairdresser/spa shop.
I originally saw the idea at www.megastampinstudio.com . These gals had doubled up on our exclusive Sizzix Fancy Favor Box Die (#115965 for $39.95). Although I did not set it up exactly like they did, they made their box thicker/fatter-I made mine longer. This is a very useful box. This is not just a treat box. Think Weddings, Kids parties, Table decor, whatever! Here is my creative idea.
I used the Dusty Durango C.S.12 x 12 cut in 1/2(you can use the Textured too) and ran each piece through my Big Shot. (Dusty Durango from In-Color 12 x12 4 ea. of 6 colors-$8.95)
Fold boxes inside out-Score lines should be on the inside. Score only the little flaps on both pieces and add sticky strip-#104294 $6.95. Put them-score lines facing each other -inside out boxes-and tape the ends (little Flaps). You want the box to be sturdy too.
Once I pieced it together I added a piece of our white backing "chipboard" that is in every piece of DSP -background paper packs. Or you can just decorate a piece or two of c.s. for the bottom. That makes the lower part of the box sturdy for what you put inside. Now-Not too much weight!
I decorated the sides with Always Artichoke C.S. (#105119 $5.50) and scalloped the edges with our Scallop edge punch (#112091 $15.95). Then I used our Autumn Traditions Designer Series Papers-(#115668 for $9.95). Love this paper. The stamp Set I used for Happy was Happy Everything-(#115235 for $18.95). The Autumn I’m Sorry to say is from a long retired set of the Seasons. If I Love a set that has retired-I keep it. Many sets I do get rid of since I can’t Demo but I do find it it fun to show once in awhile in my Blog for Creative Purpose.
I decorated address labels with a really pretty stamp Set-Leaf Lines-(#114393 for $20.95). I added Itty Bitty Background-The Most used stamp in the set-of All my sets!(#114996 $14.95)
I stamped with Dusty Durango then I used a blender Pen (102845- $9.95)to color in the stamped image-using the ink pad. Just squeeze pad to lid-then open and paint off the lid. I then decorated some Homemade By Hershey Nuggets!!! This is A GREAT IDEA for parties, Weddings, etc. It’s Quick, Cheap but most of all-A Really Nifty Idea people enjoy.
Ta-Dah!! Add some foo foo or shredded paper or basket accent stuff, food goodies using our bags-(#103104- 50 for $3.95) and you have a unique gift that people will love. Enjoy and Happy Autumn to you!