Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I have created a gift card holder that is simple and a bit different than my normal ones. For this one, I got the idea from a swap I received in Orlando that held a candy bar. You can be sure that I will be sharing one of those with you in the near future as well!! But today, I have a simple gift card holder that is made for a birthday instead of holiday.
Healing Hugs, 146530
And here is the inside.
The gift card attaches to the backside of the “Treat Yourself” piece with a couple of glue dots. I realize you cannot see the ribbon behind the front layer. I punched through the front and back, at the same time, using the Detailed Trio Punch. The ribbon is then pushed through front to back and the insert pushes the ribbon down into the card.
I loved this when I saw it pull out a candy bar. Who Wouldn’t !!! And I immediately thought of the gift card as an alternative. I am not the mathematical wizard the my friend Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) is, but I finally got the measurements figured out to hold the card. I was so proud 🙂
I have got all of the measurements listed below for you. I hope you like this idea and will give it a try. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I greatly appreciate it.
- DSP is 5 X 5 1/2
- On the 5″ side, score at 1″
- One the 5 1/2″ side, score at 1 1/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4,
- Cut off the bottom tabs created by the 1″ score, except for the center one. That is the front of your holder. Add Tear & Tape down the narrow scored piece and fold together. Then add tape and fold up the one flap.
- Punch through both layers of the holder with the Detailed Trio Punch.
- Ribbon is 14″
- Insert is 2 1/4″ X 3 3/4″
- Front panel is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8 and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
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Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
For my “Gift” idea, I have CASED a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from England. Everyone knows her as Pootles. I have made her small Explosion Box. The box I originally saw was sized for a small candle. I wanted something that someone could give to co-workers or as a Host Thank You, etc. So I resized it just a tad to fit a K Cup. Here is my version. There are several photos from different angles.
A Big Thank You, 147377
A Big Thank You, 147377
A Big Thank You, 147377
I just love this idea! Pootles had several different sizes of explosion boxes in her YouTube library if you are interested in making them. I will give you the directions for this one below.
The designer series paper I used on the box is the gorgeous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. It has a pearly sheen to it. The photo doesn’t do it justice. In fact, the sheen is not so great for the photograph.
Thank you for checking on my project today. I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I love hearing from you for any reason.
Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.
Here is the full list of blogs for you to hop through:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
NOTE: I went back to locate Pootles’ video to do a link and could not find one with this type opening. I would have sworn it was her video. So I have attached one more picture with the template.
- Base is 9 X 6, with a small piece of 5 X 1 7/8 for the center
- on the 9 side, score @ 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″
- Rotate so the 8″ score is at the top, score @ 2″, 4″. Then score only down to the 2nd score line from the 1″ and 5″.
- On the small piece, with the 5 at the top, score @ 1 7/8″, 2 1/4″, 4 1/8″, 4 1/2″
- Use 1 1/2 Circle Punch to punch the center from the first large section of the small piece
- The DSP pieces are 2 @ 1 3/4 X 1 3/4, and 6 @ 1 3/4 X 3/4
- The CS beneath DSP is 2 @ 1 7/8 X 1 7/8, and 6 @ 1 7/8 X 7/8
I had previously written that I would not be posting while in Orlando for Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary / Birthday, but I could not resist. I am sharing a treat holder that I made as a swap or give away, whichever it works out as!
The project actually came from Fellow Demonstrator Dawn Griffith. She designed it to hold a chapstick. I love that idea for a small gift, but I saw it and immediately thought a candy treat. To my pleasant surprise it perfectly holds one of the Merci Chocolates. Woohoo!!! So that is what is inside my little container.
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Here is the link to Dawn’s blog post for directions. Click HERE.
I used the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper for my version. I wish this paper would be around forever!! It is so perfect for 3D projects, as well as cards. But most of all it is just beautiful.
The cute little “Enjoy” is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set. This is a much overlooked set that has cute little one word sentiments. It is on page 49 in the Annual Catalog. Please give this set a second look.
I topped it off with the Julie DiMatteo / Vera Bradley bow. It gives the little treat a more refined and finished look.
I also purchased some fundraiser candy bars from a friend’s son. They are about twice the size of the Merci Chocolates. I was so proud of myself in being able to figure out the measurements to make a larger size. These will be given to my fellow Team Members. I hope everyone is ready for chocolate overload! Here is the larger version. I used Takeout Treats stamp set for the same “enjoy” theme. This one is using the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is another thicker, and beautiful, paper.
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Thank you for checking back with me. Tomorrow I will be sharing the swap card I made for an event my upline Brian King is hosting tonight.
The supply list at the bottom of the page includes the products used for the small and larger versions of the Treat Holder.
I hope I still have my loyal followers here today. I had an awesome two week vacation in France, but now I am back to share new projects with you.
The weather in France was warmer than expected and I came home to a bit cooler temperatures. That was an unexpected pleasure. This put me in the holiday spirits, plus realizing that Halloween is in two days! Yikes!!! So I covered all of the upcoming holidays in one project for you. And it is a quick one as well.
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I created treat boxes for each of the upcoming holidays. All of these were really quick. I could have kept going on each one of the themes. With the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and great seasonal stamp sets, the ideas are just endless for decorating these little boxes.
The great part of these boxes are the price. You get 10 boxes for $5.00. That is an awesome deal! They are large enough to hold a variety of candies or small gifts. These are fairly basic in the designs. I can see the beauty in coming up with a theme and creating a basket of these to have by your door for holiday guests or to take to a gathering.
Thank you for visiting today. I really appreciate you hanging around for my return from vacation. The supplies I used on the boxes are all listed at the bottom of the post.
Today is Not a Card. It is the adorable box from Takeout Thinlits. It is shaped like the Chinese takeout containers , but in miniature size. There are quite a few different ones that you can find on Pinterest, etc. I made this one a little bit ago when my Upline, Brian King, had a challenge on our group Facebook page to post every day. Since I do not do a blog post on the weekends, I have a couple of cute little projects left over. But first, I hope you will fall in love with this cute little takeout box.
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My takeout container is done very simply. I used designer series paper for the entire box. Most of the samples you will see utilize the DSP as the layers for the sides. The dies are awesome for this layering as there is a die that cuts the side layers included in the set. Yay for Stampin’ Up!
I kept the decoration pretty simple as well. The heart is an included die and the white heart is cut using that. I simply adhered the die cut heart to the Fresh Fig card stock and fussy cut around it. It was not really very fussy cutting! I then used the 1/8″ handheld punch to punch a hole through both layers. The cute little ribbon is the Fresh Fig ribbon also.
This adorable little box would hold a handful of Hershey Kisses or a couple of Lindorf Truffles even. Better yet, a cut little gift!
Thank you for visiting today. I appreciate it very much. All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post
I have a different type post for you today. It is paper crafted table accessories. Wether or not we are ready for the holidays, they are quickly approaching. This means a variety of special dinners or gatherings. For me at least, these tend to be more the buffet style. And that brings me back to the topic.
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I paired two super projects together. The Hand Sanitizer is from Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) and the silverware holder is my design. You can see Julie’s post HERE for her fabulous video tutorial. I created the napkin/utensil holder based on something a friend had. I widened it so that it will hold more utensils. My photo has clear plastic utensils (sorry about that in terms of being able to see them!) and a napkin easily.
Obviously you could change up the colors for both of these projects to suit your occasion. The utensil holder is great for buffets as I mentioned earlier. This way everything is together and you do not drop the lose pieces. And of course, we can always use the hand sanitizer!
I have the measurements for the napkin/utensil holder listed below. Again, Julie has a great video on making the hand sanitizer holder if you click the link above. They are both very easy to make and the decorations can be up to you. I hope you will give them both a try.
Thank you for visiting today. I very much appreciate it and hope you will continue to stop by and check out my projects.
- Crumb Cake base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 6 and 10.
- Fold and burnish the scorelines. The 1″ piece folds to the front.
- Using Tear & Tape, place the tape against the edge of the section between the two score lines. Before adhering, place a folded napkin inside. This gives you room for the napkin, etc without tearing the envelope.
- Prior to taping down the little flap, wrap the ribbon and secure it.
- The DSP is 3/4 X 4 for the little flap and 3 X 4 for the front
- Round the top corners wit the Detailed Trio Punch
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