Sunday, June 30, 2019

Free as a Bird Celebration

 It's always fun to celebrate someone, and I recently had an opportunity to celebrate the success of two of my fellow stampers.  So I sent them this card:

I had such a good time creating it, using lots of products that I knew they both loved.

Free as a Bird is a new stamp set within a new suite of products.  This set was introduced to me at OnStage in Salt Lake City in April, and I was able to take it home - woohoo!  So I started by stamping the birds with Tuxedo Black ink, and coloring them with Stampin' Blends (my favorite way to color!).  It was then cut with the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

This was adhered to a piece of Night of Navy, embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

And all mounted to some Whisper White cardstock stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp (be sure to use your Stamparatus with this - I stamped it multiple times with Night of Navy ink to get a perfect plaid!)

What a great sentiment!  I love the mixed fonts and the words--from Butterfly Wishes.

And it's all tied up with a cut knot of "vintage" Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon.

Congrats Bonnie and Tani!  You ladies rock!

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

FREE Tutorial

I made these cute little Mini Hand Sanitizer Holders for my attendees at my Open House last week.

They were well received, and I thought you might be interested in how I made them.  So I've got a FREE tutorial for you today.

Priscilla’s Papercrafts FREE Tutorial
Mini Hand Sanitizer Holders

This little treat packaging is very easy to make.  Follow along and create your own pretty boxes for mini hand sanitizers, found at Bath & Body.

  1. Start with a piece of cardstock (here, I used the Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel and Old Olive, measuring 2” x 2-3/4”.  Score 1/2” on all four sides.  Cut corners as shown:

I also like to trim the outside corners:

2.  Crease on all score lines, using a bone folder and adhere corners to create a box:   

3.  Take a 2” x 10” piece of cardstock (here I used the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper) and score at 4-1/2” and again at 5-1/2”:   

4.  Using a decorative tag punch, punch both ends: 

5.  Add adhesive (I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue) to bottom of box: 

6.  Place box between score lines on strip: 

7.  Place hand sanitizer in box and fold up ends:  

8.  Tie ribbon through punched ends to close: 

9.  Decorate as desired (I used Time for Tags with the Timeless Label Punch, and added leaves with the Leaf Punch; the tags were cut with Stitched Nested Labels dies and Noble Peacock Foil):    


I hope you liked this little tutorial and can now create your own hand sanitizer holders.  I'm always available for questions or clarification; just drop me an email or leave me a comment and I'll be sure to reply.

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