Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ARTFUL INKABLES BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Artful INKables blog hop! Today's theme is FLOWERS and after our loooong snowy winter I sure can use some flowery inspiration! If you have come from JACKIE'S BLOG you are on the right track.




The flower pot from the IN MY GARDEN set was used to make a little name place card/treat holder.  I think it would be perfect for a  Mother's day brunch.  I have a short tutorial on how it was made below. 

The next stop on the hop is DAWN'S BLOG.  
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TUTORIAL


Although you could use any circle shape for this part I used the Spellbinder's Renaissance heart die to cut two sides. The edges were cut as shown.

Since the paper used was one-sided, the back was sponged with coordinating ink.  The bottom was scored about one inch up and parallel to the flat edge and folded in toward the sponged side.

The two sides were attached to form a sort of envelope.
The rectangle is 5-3/8X2-1/4 inches.  It was scored at 1-3/4, 2-1/2, 4-1/4, and 5 inches parallel to the short side and at 1/2 inch along the long edge.




Form the box as shown.

The sides of the box were scored so that the edges fold inward.
The box was then attached inside the die cut pieces and the front was decorated as shown above.  A piece of ribbon was threaded through the holes in the die and tied at the front. It is pretty small but would hold a box of tic tacs or other tiny treat.

28 comments:

Sammi said...

ooh..this is gorgeous! Looks so sweet! thanks for the lovely tutorial too!!
Sammi
xx

KymKreates said...

beautiful!!!! Thanks so very much for the tute. Love to see how things are made!!!!

StampinCathy said...

This project is just awesome and inspiring! Love the colors and your creative MOJO! Thanks for a easy to follow tutorial too.

Gloria said...

Lovely and thanks for tutorial!

Patti said...

This is awesome Kim! Your so creative!

Joy said...

this is gorgeou, great tutorial!

Sylvia said...

Awesome...What a beautiful inspiration. Thanks for the tutorial. I love it.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful project.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So VERY pretty...thanks for posting all of the details too!

Jackie said...

Wow! This is simply stunning! I love the colors and the way you created such a cute little package! Fabulous!

Barb said...

This is SO pretty! Love the paper choice, and all of the cute little details on the front :)

mary said...

What a cute little treat box! What a nice thought! That extra touch that says you care to make it the best that you can. TFS!
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Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial. TFS!

Jessica said...

What a neat project. Thanks for the tutorial!

Jessica Hammond

PamS said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for showing us how you made it.

Betty Benton said...

Great tutorial for a very pretty project!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fab, Fab, Fab!!! Thanks also for the tutorial! I was thinking about doing one for my card but I wasn't sure how to fit it in without it distracting from the hopping. You handled it perfectly. I'll have to follow your lead next time! Thanks!

KarenB said...

Beautiful project and thank you for the amazing tutorial.

michele hileman said...

That is beautiful. my favorite colors too.
Thank you for the tutorial

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Kim!
What a creative and beautiful project this is! I always love to find new ways to make treat containers. Thanks for all the info on them. Yours is just gorgeous!

Tasha said...

Wow Kim this is beautiful
love tasha xx

Stampin_melissa said...

Holy Smokes that tote is gorgeous!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Hey Kim....This is GORGEOUS!!! I came by to Thank you for the AWESOME comment on my blog and I'm the one that gets to see your GORGEOUS creation!!!!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

What a cute idea for a luncheon. Thanks for the tutorial and you made me want the stamp and the die.

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Hi Kim! Just when I thought that I didn't need this particular die! Beautiful, and the tutorial is easy to follow. TFS! ;) Tracy

Amy said...

This is GORGEOUS Kim! I love the muted colors and that flower stamp! I agree your tutorials are awesome, they're so easy to follow!

itsabrt said...

This is stupendous! Wow, thanks for the great tutorial! Beth

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

What a fancy little treat bag! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.