Hi everyone! Happy Weekend! What are you up to? Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Did you remember to wear green yesterday?! I love green, so that's not a problem for me! I hope that you have some fun stuff planned for this Spring weekend! I have been organizing and simplifying at my house all week. So far I've taken seven bags of things to Goodwill - in one week! Mostly clothes, shoes and purses. Some books too. Last time I really purged, it was the kitchen. It feels really good to be able to have some visual space and room to breathe. It's already better going into the closet to choose what to wear each day. And, it turns out that our master bathroom could totally be a pop up store for Bath and Body Works! LOL. I can't resist lotions and soaps and stuff. But now that it's all in one place in the closet, I can shop at home! HA! My studio is slowly getting more open too. I love it. It has given me renewed creativity and I have a list a mile long of things I want to make and blog!!
I'm sharing two more projects today from the brand new Papertrey Ink March Release! I can't wait to share with you today!
First up today is a treat box made with the ADORABLE new Carrot Treat Box and matching stamp set called So Sweet! EEK! This is so perfect for Spring and Easter! But it would also work as a treat cone for any other time of year too!! I envision it also with some paper flowers popping out the top. I had so much fun making this! CLICK HERE to see what the die looks like - it will help you visualize the project... To make the treat box you will die cut two of the die and then glue them together. You can get one treat box (two die cuts) from a sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper so that works out great. I used my favorite gingham paper and added orange, white and green accents.
The treat box die set comes with tags and triangles to use however you like on your box. I chose to use two of the accent triangles for the front of the box, and an oval tag for the sentiment. The stamp set has adorable sayings and this sweet bunny image. I colored the bunny with just a couple of Copic markers and then die cut it with the matching die.
It's hard to see in the photo, but the oval tag has a sweet little embossed border! It's so pretty! I stamped the sentiment in black and when I tied the top of the box together I used green ribbon, twine and a button.
The triangles were attached to the box with foam tape (yes, I love foam tape) and the bunny was added last. The box is filled with my favorite - Cadbury Mini Eggs!!
I used quick dry liquid glue to glue the die pieces together. I think this works better than adhesive in this instance - especially since I added candy inside. There are tabs on the dies to make it super simple to line up and glue! At the top, two of the flaps fold down and the other two have holes that line up for ribbon or twine to hold it together.
Next up is a birthday card I made using the new Cutaway Tags Die and Matching Stamps. This die is the perfect size for the front of a card. The tiny floral stamps line up exactly over the die! I chose to watercolor my die cut and use the pretty words from the stamp set. I used Distress Inks and a water brush in a vivid color palette for this one. I started with a white A2 card base and layered Smoky Shadow over that. I speckled white mist onto the grey. (colors and supplies listed at the bottom of my post)
I die cut the Cutaway Tag Die out of watercolor paper! That made it really nice and thick, and easy to watercolor. Before I attached it to the card I added a circle of vellum to the back of the die. Then I mounted it onto the card with foam tape. Stamping on watercolor paper can sometimes be tricky. So I used my MISTI to stamp the birthday. I ended up stamping it three times and it looks nice and rich.
A few enamel dots finished off the card!
Okay! Whew! That's it for me today! I hope you've had fun learning about the new PTI release. I have one more post tomorrow that you won't want to miss! It's all about pretty feminine florals! Welcome new readers! Thank you to everyone for your support and kindness. Have a great week! XOXO
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