Wednesday, 29 April 2015

2015 Convention Swaps - Treat boxes made with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Can you guess the Colours used?

Hi Everyone
I thought I would show you one of my swaps for Stampin' Up Convention this year. It is being held on the Gold Coast and I will show pictures from there soon.
Last year I missed a combined day that Teneale & Marelle held. I loved the little treat boxes that Marelle had for the day. You can see the picture of them on Marelle's blog.

I thought they would make a great swap for Convention ( thanks Marelle for the idea). A lot of demonstrators bring a cardfront or whatever they have made to swap. It is a great time to meet new people and to catch up with old friends.

I cut a variety of cardstock  and used the Colour family DSP that matched.
Here is what I did:

1. Cut a strip of cardstock  measuring 5cm wide by 17.8cm long

2. Cut a strip of matching DSP measuring 3.2cm by 15.6cm long

3. Put the end of the cardstock into the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punch both ends, making sure I feed the cardstock in evenly.(I turn the punch over to ensure that it is flush and even on both sides see below)

Turn over feed in,even then punch

Harder to see that you have it even when punching this way up

Note: To get the measurements to score at I placed the three tic tacs inside the c'stock  and pressed it around them, which made a mark on each side at the bottom of tic tacs, then pressed at the top on each side and pushed down on top which gave another mark. (see my very rough template made from copy paper)You could do this with any treat that is in a box - need to measure the treats and adapt measurements.

4. I then placed it on the SU cutter and scored the measurements that I had worked out.

Used a thin piece of cardstock to butt the punched end against to ensure I had the same measurements each time.

5. I placed the DSP around the sides of the cardstock(with treats inside) and slightly pressed at the corners.

Not finished yet - no tag or flowers! Still in production phase
6. I then used the 2-Way Glue Pen on both sides of cardstock and some down the edge of the DSP where it wraps over itself.

7. Place three of the Tic Tacs or other little treats inside cardstock and then wrap the DSP around.

8. Punch out some little flowers and some words to place on the front.

9. Some ribbon to tie the two sides together. Or you could use a small peg like Marelle has with a bow on top.

Now here is the finished swaps with my sister's dachshund  "Ginger" assisting, she is so cute but bosses all the cattle dogs around!

Will put a list up of product required when I return from Convention!

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