Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Thinking outside of the box with Twisty Treats kit


I know that some seasoned crafters often overlook our kits as they believe them to be just for beginners, but I disagree. I think there’s a lot of fun to be had from a kit, with a little imagination. This box is just one example. 

Take a look at the Twisty Treats kit from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. It contains 12 polka dot cellophane bags, which are really cool, as well as 12 printed twist ties, 12 die-cut tags and a sheet of self-adhesive die-cut gliittered hearts. Put them together in the traditional manner and you end up with something like this:


But I wanted to show the ladies at my most recent Stampin’ Up!® party something a little different, so decided to think outside of the box, quite literally, and came up with the project at the top of the page. 

To create it, I made a little box to go inside the bag; this makes the polka dots on the cellophane bags show up much better. I made a tag to go with it, showcasing the In Colors and some new Spring/Summer catalogue products. 

Stamps: Just Sayin, Petal Parade
Cardstock: Calypso Coral (I used Crisp Cantaloupe on the night), Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Twisty Treats kit (SAB),  Ruffled Ribbon - Coastal Cabana, Wooden Elements, Fringe Scissors, Word Bubbles Framelits

I repeated this project for Crafty Friday last week, adapting the design for Valentine’s Day. This is what we made – it’s a little more complicated in that the front panel was cut away so we could add a new panel with the heart aperture. If we hadn’t created a new panel, the punched heart would have been upside-down! 


Stamps: Language of Love
Cardstock: Primrose Petals Core’dinations, Raspberry Ripple, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Twisty Treats Kit (SAB), Fringe Scissors, Large Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch

Finally, here are the measurements for the box:
  1. You’ll need a piece of cardstock measuring 28cm x 12cm
  2. Score along the length, 5cm from the edge
  3. Turn your cardstock 90º and score at 5cm, 13cm, 18cm and 26cm
  4. Fold along all the score lines and cut away the smallest section, then assemble as normal
  5. The finished box should slide neatly into the cellophane bag.



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