One of the little perks my Stamp-In Club members enjoy is a handmade treat in the bag that contains their order following any workshop.
The treat for the August order was this:
After purchasing some packs of Hershey Kisses Deluxe for my girls, I wanted to dress up the packaging a bit. I know there are those of you out there who could whip out their Envelope Punch Board and come with a darling little container in no time at all. Me? I have no problem following someone else's instructions on how to re-create the projects they come up with. But, personally, I struggle with making those come out right when using the Envelope Punch Board.
The thing that was standing in my way was how this packaging looks from the side. Sure, I could have just made a little gift bag, but I wanted to customize it a bit more than that.
So I got out my always reliable Simply Scored and went to work with a scrap of non-Stampin' Up! cardstock. After a little trial and error, I finally came up with a prototype that would work.
Using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, this is what I came up with. I know this photo doesn't show it very well, but the top portion of the sides really does indent inwards.
Now, that I am looking at the photos, I realize that I made a mistake. Well, maybe not a mistake per se. But I think it could have looked a little neater and more finished if I had punched the holes through which the pretty satin ribbon passes, closer to the two ends instead of so much in the middle. I'm not sure. What do you think about that?
The sentiment came from a new kit in the Holiday Catalog that can be found on page 33. It is the stamp set that coordinates with the Tin of Tags Project Kit shown at the top of that same page.
I purchased the kit as well as the stamp set to host a workshop for my girls to come and make their very own Tin of Tags. This will probably happen sometime during October.
If you haven't yet seen the ten types of adorable tags that this kit makes, check out this short video. As they say in the beginning, "YOU are going to squeal with delight."
The sentiment paired up with a matted tag made with the Tags & Labels Framelits (page 193 of the big catalog) give it a darling finishing touch.
If you would like to order the Tin of Tags and its stamp set, click on the Holiday Catalog in the right bar of my blog. It's on page 33 (and you can see all the tags on page 32!). Don't forget to name me as your demonstrator!
If I can ever be of any creative help to you, please don't hesitate to contact me. Many of the comments I receive on my blog posts indicate things like: "I wish I could create cards like these"; "I wish I was so creative"; "you inspire me to get making things again", etc. Please, I'm serious! That's what my blog is for! I want to help you along in your creative journeys, whether you are just starting out, need a little nudge, or are looking for inspiration -- I WANT TO BE THERE FOR YOU!
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