Mar 27 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge – Tempting Templates

This week our challenge was to use a template or diecut to create our project.  It just happened that this was the project my Stamp Clubs made this week!  I think it is so sweet!  I am absolutely in LOVE with the Daisies #2 die which is funny because I’ve had it several months and never opened it until earlier this month!  And, of course, the topper is the famous Top Note die.  If you don’t have this die, you really NEED it AND the Big Shot!  I cannot believe how much I’ve used my Big Shot since I got it…and it accepts ALL dies!

This is a cute little candy treat holder, too.  Pretty quick to put together.  I love to make 3D items…I almost wish I was working outside my home, so I could make them for my coworkers!  I do think I’ll make them up for Easter table favors…wouldn’t they look cute sitting on the plate at the table?

To start, I used a 3 1/2 x 11 inch piece of So Saffron cardstock and scored it at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2.  I cut a piece of stripe Sale-A-Bration Delicate Dots designer paper to 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 to cover the front.  I added some candy to a small cello bag, folded over the top slightly and stapled it to the top of the back side of the sleeve.

For the topper, I cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 of the blue Delicate Dots Designer Paper and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Top Note die.  I folded the Top Note in half.  I stamped "A Yummy for your Tummy" (one of the Sale-A-Bration sets) in black ink on the back side of the Top Note (can’t see it here), then adhered the back side of the Top Note to the back side of the sleeve.

For the daisies, I ran 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot  (I did them separately since the cutting has so many edges on this die) using the Daisies #2 die.  Since the die has three sizes of Daisies, I staggered the two pieces of each size together to get a fuller flower…just used a little bit of adhesive in the center to keep them together.  I placed a Summer Sun Corduroy button brad in the center…it gives it so much texture it almost looks real!  I used my fingernails to make the petals curl slightly.  I attached this corduroy button brad to the front side of the Top Note.  The front of the Top Note folds over the front of the sleeve to keep it closed…no adhesive necessary!

So…do you like?  I know my Club members loved it last night!  I can’t wait to see what the other Bloggers have done this week!

Set:  Yummy (Sale-A-Bration set)
C/S:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP (Sale-A-Bration)
Inks:  Basic Black
Other:  Summer Sun Corduroy Button, Daisies #2 die, Small Cello bag, Top Note die




18 People have left comments on this post

Mar 27, 2009 - 08:03:46
Lisa Martz said:

That is adorable! What a great idea! I just love it!

Mar 27, 2009 - 08:03:33
kristen said:

Very cute. Great iea.

Mar 27, 2009 - 08:03:35
Lisa said:

Cute project! Love that die!

Mar 27, 2009 - 10:03:41

Very cute! The daisy looks great!

Mar 27, 2009 - 10:03:45
Lisa Bohler said:

Another fantastic way to use that die!!! It’s the best. Love how you paired it up with the saffron button and flowers.

Mar 27, 2009 - 10:03:44
Kerry D-C said:

UBER CUTE!!! That daisy dies is awesome! This is my 1st time seeing it.

Mar 27, 2009 - 10:03:25
Patti Chesky said:

I’m loving this idea as an Easter table favor. Very cute!!

Mar 27, 2009 - 11:03:24
Ida said:

Wonderful project! That daisy is so cool.

Mar 27, 2009 - 12:03:00

Well Connie, You talked ME into the daisy die! Love it!!

Mar 27, 2009 - 04:03:40
Mary Davis said:

Now I have to have the daisy die. I’m loving all of the SU! dies. Oh, no my pocketbook is getting poorer. Thanks for sharing

Mar 27, 2009 - 08:03:20
Janet said:

SO cute! I love it.

Mar 27, 2009 - 08:03:06
Cookie said:

Connie, this is absolutely darling…. It’s all your fault, I’m gonna have to get this die… I so love the flowers….. you are so creative…. thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas…

Mar 27, 2009 - 09:03:24

Bonnie….awesome project. Love everything about. I will have to case this
one…Thank you again for sharing your talents with us!

Mar 27, 2009 - 10:03:51
Lori said:

What an adorable treat holder–and another great way to use the Top Note die, too.

Mar 27, 2009 - 11:03:22
Marcia P said:

Such a cute gift idea. Love your colours Connie and it has been finished beautifully

Mar 28, 2009 - 10:03:48
Rachel Hope said:

So pretty! What a wonderful project for little gifties!

Mar 29, 2009 - 11:03:01

Oh my, Connie! You come up with the sweetest projects! Your daisy is just fabulous! Love this! 😀

Mar 29, 2009 - 08:03:24

wow that daisy is beautiful. Great project, so sweet!