Sunday, September 22, 2013

Snowman Candy Tube

Here's the snowman candy tube that made it's debut at the Wisconsin Rubber Stamp Convention yesterday.  The snowman faces are selling fast!  Scroll down to the post of September 17 for the instructions to make the box.

The white cardstock behind the tube and on each side of the box was embossed with a snowflake
embossing folder.  The tiny marshmallows were from a little Amish grocery in central Missouri. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pumpkins & Fall Trees

I purchased my first pumpkins of the season today.  Not the large ones for outside, but tiny ones for my kitchen island.  Several years ago I shopped a glorious craft sale in Del Mar, California while we were vendors at the stamp convention at the same fairgrounds.  I purchased parts to create a Pilgrim boy and girl using the small pumpkins.  I'll have to share a photo once they come out of storage.  Anyhow, one more sign that fall is here. 

Here's a card inspired by a customer who was kind enough to send me a sweet thank-you note.  The tree is stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Punch the holes with a 1/8" hole punch and attach a white paper behind the tree and use a fine-tip black pen to make the eyes. E66 Dot Halloween completes the card. How cute is that!  The remainder of the design...colors and embellishments were from my customer.  I love the finished card.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Is In The Air - Candy Tube Box

Today our high was only in the low 60's which meant my hubby found a bit of wood to make the first fire in our fireplace.  I felt the urge to bake a batch of cookies.  So, our home smells pretty much like fall tonight.  It was cool enough yesterday to prompt me to create this little Halloween favor. 


I really love the candy tubes and making a cute little box to hold them was really fun. 

Box Instructions:

Cut cardstock to 4 1/2" x 11".  Score lengthwise 1 1/2" in from each side.
Score crosswise at:  1/2", 2", 4", 5 1/2", 7 1/2"

Cut on the scored lines as shown below (I cut exactly on the scored line and then tapered the flaps that fold so they lay nicer).  Punch a 1 1/4" circle for the tube as shown.

I stamped and cut the orange cardstock and attached to the box prior to folding. The stamps I used were:  A86 Spider; A79 Trick or Treat; E121 Dot Circle

The pumpkin face was made using a Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die "Mini Paper Rosettes". I used the large one (the die cuts two sizes at once).  The pumpkin face was freehanded out of black cardstock.  The pumpkin was attached to the box after it was folded and glued.

Happy Stamping!