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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 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun to make 🙂  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 🙂

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

 

 

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NC Demos November Blog Hop

 

Hello everyone!  And welcome to our NC Demos Monthly Blog Hop.  This month’s theme was to share our favorite crafty gifts, gift wrap, decor items, tags or a REALLY fancy card!  I am finding it really hard to realize that we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in just 4 days and Christmas in a  month!  I say it every year but once we hit Labor Day, the rest of the year just seems to be on fast forward!

My projects this month are two Home Decor items.  I love the Ride With Me Bundle but I haven’t used it much.  But I had been thinking of ways to use that cute little truck and I came up with this idea.  I created this garland using several truck images and lots of our Holiday catalog ribbon selections.  The only problem was that it was hard to really get a good photograph of the full length of the garland.

Ride With Me Christmas Garland

I started out stamping 6 trucks on Whisper White cards stock, coloring them with blends and then fussy cut them.  Then I stamped the trees, colored them and used the coordinating die to cut them. I also stamped the wheels and used the matching die and attached them with dimensionals to make them stand out a little more.  Then I stamped 6 more trucks and cut them, but I didn’t color them.  I wanted them for additional backing to make the trucks a little more sturdy on the garland.

Once everything was stamped, colored and cut, I added the trees to the truck.  Then I started making the garland.  I started going from right to left.  The base of the garland is the Real Red Curly Ribbon.  I didn’t really measure out any particular length, I just worked with the ribbon still on the roll since I didn’t know how long I wanted it to be.  I tied a loop about 3- 4″ in,  leaving a little bit of a tail hanging.  Then I just started tying the pieces of the Shaded Spruce and Real Red Cotton Ribbon, spacing them out a bit.   I used 3 pieces of ribbon, alternating the colors.  You could do all one color if you wanted to, I just liked the contrast.  Then I added a truck.  To attach the truck, I simply ran a bit of double-sided tape on the back of the truck and laid it over the ribbon.  Then I flipped the truck over and attached the 2nd non-colored truck layer to the back of the colored truck, which added stability and helped keep the ribbon in place.  And by placing the Red Curly Ribbon near the top section of the truck image (over the “cab” portion), it helped keep the truck in place without flipping backward.  Then I added 3 more pieces of ribbon, spaced them out and added another truck after that. I continued this pattern until I got to the length I wanted.  I ended the garland by tying a loop at the end and left 3-4″ of ribbon hanging after the loop, then I cut it off the roll.  I actually only used 5 of the 6 trucks that I had colored.  There’s a LOT of Wink of Stella on the trucks, it’s just always a little challenge to have it show up well in photos.

Since I had an extra truck left over, I decided to make a little tea light holder.  I combined the truck image with the trees from Merry Moose.  The tea holder panel is 9″ x 2 1/8″, scored at 1″, 4 1/2″ and 8″ on the 9″ side.  Using the tree stamps from Merry Moose and Shaded Spruce Ink, randomly stamp trees just above the 1″ score line and below the 4 1/2″ score.  Stamp off on some of the trees so you have a variation of colors.  I used the  2nd from the smallest solid circle die from the Layering Circles set for the front of the holder (make sure to position the punch high enough that you can place the truck on the front without covering the entire opening). I cut a 2″ x 2 1/4″ piece of clear acetate to place behind the circle.  I actually wanted to use a piece of vellum but I couldn’t find where I’ve stored my vellum stock in my craft room…sad but true :(.  The Christmas Cheer sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas was stamped in Black Memento Ink.  Then I folded and burnished the score lines.

Using double-sided tape, attach the bottom pieces together to make the base, being sure to leave enough room to place the tea light inside the folded tent.  And lastly, attach the truck image using double-sided tape.  This would be a perfect little decoration for a side table, or on a mantle.  Or even as Holiday Dinner place setting.

Just a reminder, you can click on any of the project pictures and you will be directed to the shopping list of the products I used to make it.  You can add all the items to a shopping cart or only the items you don’t already have!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Home Decor projects this month!  The list of supplies used is below.  Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins has made for us this month.  I know you will love it, her projects are always amazing!

Thanks for visiting our blog hop and please consider joining us for next month’s hop!  We’d love to have you hop along with us 😊

 

 

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