NU Demos Monthly Blog Hop – Summer Fun!

It’s that time again!  Here we are at the end of July, and my head is spinning that we are already past the halfway point of 2020!!  You may have just hopped over from Tracie Evans Langley‘s blog and I know her project was amazing, they always are!  If so, you know that our topic for this months hop is Summertime!  So here is how my brain works…Summertime=hot=tropics=pineapples, lol!  So since I had pineapples on my mind this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to change up my normal routine of posting a card so I went with a 3D home decor type project this month.  I’ve had these Tiny Treat Boxes in my stash for a while and they needed to come out of hiding!  And since I always have a fairly substantial assortment of paper bags, I decided to just stamp one of those to make a coordinating gift bag.

This project is super easy and quick!  I’ve included instructions and a video at the bottom of this post.  But the pic below shows you the pieces you’ll need to make the tealight.  And I used Adhesive Sheets to make it easier to attach the 2 pieces for the pineapple top, that’s why the top die cut is showing a white side instead of Just Jade. Those sheets are now a required tool in my craft room!

To decorate the gift bag, I just used an old technique of coloring directly on to the stamp so that I could get both colors I wanted for the pineapple.  I tend to forget about this technique, but it’s a great use of our markers!

Here’s an important tip on die-cutting the pineapple bottom.  You are going to cut your DSP slightly shorter than the length of the die.  This is because the die is a tiny bit larger than the 2″ area you will be covering on the treat box.  So you will want to work with a 2″ strip of your DSP of choice when cutting the 4 pieces of the pineapple bottom.  You can only cut 2 bottoms from the 2″ x 6″ piece of DSP so you will need 2 of those strips.

The other tip is for the pineapple top.  I wanted to adhere 2 of them back to back, with a strip of DSP in the center to stabilize it and give me a base to attach it to the top of the treat box.  In order to do this, you need to cut one top using the pattern you want to show, and then cut another from the BACK design of that DSP.  This allows you to flip it over and match up your first die cut.  I did use the adhesive sheets on the back of the DSP that I wanted showing

Here’s a picture of the tea lights while on ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun to make ๐Ÿ™‚  Now please continue through our hop to see the other amazing projects shared!  Amy Kinler is next up and she always has such fun projects ๐Ÿ™‚

Instructions: Pineapple Tea Lights using Tiny Treat Boxes! – Toni Mari’s Creations



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Ariel Matera

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

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14 thoughts on “NU Demos Monthly Blog Hop – Summer Fun!”

  1. I love this. It is a local legend in Louisiana Plantation history that if you are given a Pineapple upon arrival it is a welcome glad your here kinda gift. Should receive another pineapple then you have overstayed your welcome and it is time to leave. These would be perfect outside by the pool with some tealights. Great job.

  2. Fantastic project, Toni! You are SO clever! I am a little obsessed with pineapples, too and LOVE this die. Thanks for mentioning the adhesive sheets. I need to up them on my next order! Love the little gift bag which would make an adorable party favor! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Toni – I can’t believe we are almost in August! This year has just flown by, and it’s definitely been an odd one ๐Ÿ™‚ Your projects are just amazing! I love them and would love to CASE them if that’s okay with you. The pineapples just made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Love the tealights! They would be great at a summer party – someday when we can gather together again. How clever to use the Tiny Treat Boxes! The bag is super cute, too.


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