Ok, after spending almost an hour fighting with my computer on formatting of this blog post, I’m just giving up and I hope you don’t mind if it scrolls a little long! 🙂 I’m starting the Sale-a-Bration countdown today and so I’ll be spending the next 4 days sharing Sale-a-Bration projects, and I just know I will have a bunch to share, so I figured I’ll post a few each day to fill you up with ideas! Last weekend was my first ever Stamp & Share for my group of Fun n’ Crafty demonstrators. I am so grateful for these ladies and I wanted to make sure I was helping created events and opportunities for everyone to get to know each other, stamp together, and share ideas. So, I put together an afternoon of stamping fun and business tips. It was a huge success and I can’t wait to start planning the next one as I’d love to hold these each quarter! This time, I had some great presenters who shared some tips and tricks for some of our tools – specifically the Scallop Tag punch and the Thinlit flip dies. Kathy Thisted (below) shared on the Scallop Tag punch. She had a TON of good ideas and tips but I’ll share the one that was new and exciting to me! The idea that you can punch paper that is larger than 2”! I know, that shouldn’t be as mind blowing to me as it is, but I thought you could only punch paper that was 2” or less; but she showed how you can make borders, cut box flaps, and more with larger paper. The big trick though to making sure you have the scallop edge where you want is to mark the front of your punch with a piece of paper or post-it showing where the edges of the tag opening are. That way, you can align your score lines or markings on your paper so that the scallop tag end is exactly where you want it! Then she shared a bunch of great boxes including this one – all using some great Sale-a-Bration items including the Sweet Sorbet paper, See Ya Later stamp set, Banner punch, Sweet Sorbet accessories, and the Heartfelt Banner kit :
It is a simple 2” strip of cardstock that has been folded in half to make your basic bag shape. Then add small strips of cardstock to the sides (adhering to the inside of your tag) to make the walls to keep your goodies from falling out the sides! (side note – aren’t those little banners stinkin’ cute sticking out from behind the label framelit cut out?) Next was another box she made, only this time she took two of the flaps and cut the ends using the scallop tag punch. The opposite flaps were trimmed and decorated. But the scallop top makes for a cute decorative touch and a great place for a ribbon to tie your box closed.
Oh! I totally forgot to point out the coolest part! See that canvas banner on the side of the box? Guess where it is from? And no, she did not hand cut it! Give up? It is from the Heartfelt Banner kit!! How clever to cut up the banner kit into cute pieces to use in other projects. Love that multi-purpose functionality. I just LOVED this third box though.
Another tall box with the scallop tag punch… but my favorite touches?
- The belly band with the huge flower using the Blossom Punch
- Tying the Sweet Sorbet twine through the top and anchoring it with a Vintage Faceted button! Those buttons are really pretty but I never know what to do with them. Looks like this is a really good answer!
So, hopefully you saw some fun ideas and inspiration here. Have a question about one of the boxes? Leave me a comment or shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’ll see if I can get the details for you!
Don’t forget, everything you see here that is from Sale-a-Bration is going away after Monday March 31st! So take advantage of the last 4 days of Sale-a-Bration
(Yes! There is still time for a last minute facebook or online party!)
So, have fun and I’ll be back with more ideas for you soon!
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