Sunday, April 21, 2019

Thinking Outside the Box Sour Cream Containers

So excited to have you back for another blog hop with the International Thinking Outside the Box Design Team!  This month we are sharing Sour Cream Containers!
Potentially you have joined me from Fiona Carson's amazing blog - I love my Kiwi friend's take on this months project. Always so inspiring!  This is my first project:
For my first container I used the Gold and White Striped Treat Bag. It made the job really easy.
 I simply trimmed off the top pinking edges.
I then folded the top of the treat bag so that the sides pressed flat together. I crimped the edges slightly (technically this would ordinarily be the centre front and back of the treat bag)
I folded the edge over slightly and burnished along the folded edge with the bone folder.
The tag was stamped using the Climbing Roses stamp from the Occasions Cattie, heat embossed in Gold. The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink. I trimmed the top of the tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  The gold and white ribbon is from the Holiday Cattie and retired and I tied it off with the Metallic Gold Thread.
I love the simplicity if the gold on white and the touch of green marries is with the leaves that I cut using the Foliage Frame Framelits in Mossy Meadow and the Old Olive leaves using the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies from the Occasions Cattie.
Sticking with the gold theme I used a small gold Library Clip to keep the container closed at the top. I plan to use the package for some easter treats this weekend. I can also imagine that it would make a great wedding favour or memento from a milestone birthday party or anniversary.
The Sour Cream Containers look fabulous from the side too as they sit very nicely once they have goodies inside.
This is such a simple container, coupled with relatively simple stamping.

Here's my second take on the container:
Featuring the stamped images from Bouquet Blooms and some extra foliage cut from Mossy Meadow card stock.
 Measurements are really simple. Half an A4 page scored at 5cm and 6.5cm.
Randomly stamped flowers in Poppy Parade ink and the sentiment from the same set stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.
Literally stick the back and base together and the top at the cross 45 degree. so that the top and the bottom end up stuck opposite ways.
This is a terrific container for party favours and small treats, perhaps something that can be sent to school with the kiddies - especially where you need to make a lot of them!
I used the other stamps from the same set - the circular "sun rays" are stamped in Mossy Meadow and the floral bouquet stamped half in Mossy Meadow and the other half in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I cut out the sun-ray image with the largest circle from the Stitched Edge Framelit Dies.
I stamped an additional large flower and two lots of the smaller flowers in Poppy Parade. I fussy cut all of the images. I coloured some of the flower using Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. I adhered the flowers over the black stamped images to mask the black and green.
I then adhered the two leaves which were cut out using the Foliage Frames Framelit Dies in Mossy Meadow behind the bouquet flowers and dimensionalised them on the sun-ray image. The sentiment is from the same set.

This is a really simple container and one that you can make a large number of in a short time. I hope you feel like making a few this weekend!

Don't leave us just yet because I know you will love Tanja Kolar's incredible project! Tanja makes sour cream containers in all shapes and sizes. . .

Thanks for stopping by, stay sparkly!
Shanni xx

Order of our April Blog Hop
Shannean Moncrieff Australia (that's me!)
Tanja Kolar Germany
Carrie Bates United Kingdom
Annette Elias Netherlands
Dena Rekow United States
Aude Barbara France
Barb Stewart Canada
Fiona Carson New Zealand

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fancy Folds - Fanfare Cards

Welcome back to another exciting Fancy Folds blog hop, this month we are doing Fanfare Cards. 

You are probably here from Gina's beautiful blog - wasn't her creation awesome?!         

Here is my project:
I followed the easy to understand YouTube video training from Linda Bauwin, which makes this card fold a cinch! I converted the card to a square card and added an extra mountain and valley.

The base card is thick Whisper White and I scored and folded the card at a variety of widths in order to get the most balanced appearance. The whole card once created was mounted on a square of Mossy Meadow card to frame the project.
This is a side view to give you an idea of the layers. The DSP is Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini - I used the floral vellum for the front, the Pear Pizzazz leaf print for the third and fourth panels and the whitewashed timber for the fifth panel.
The front feature is the Foliage Frame Framelits cut out of Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. It's mounted with a circle of Blackberry Bliss cut with the Layering Circle Framelits and then the top layer is Whisper White card stamped in Blackberry Bliss - the sentiment is from the Wonderful Romance stamp set. The additional foliage around the outside are cut using the small budded framelits from the Wonderful Floral Framelits in Petal Pink and the berries die from Frosted Bouquet Framelit Dies in Blackberry Bliss.
The Third facet is lined with the Floral Romance Specialty DSP as mentioned above. The sentiment is from Part of My Story (the now retired set), stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White cut with the Stitched Edge Framelit Dies mounted on the oval from the Wonderful Floral Framelit Dies pack. You can see that the second panel is actually mounted with a rectangle of Petal Pink card to provide a nice contrast.
The fifth panel incorporates the stamped image from the Wonderful Romance stamp set, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured with the Dark and Light Blackberry Bliss, Dark and Light Old Olive, Dark Petal Pink and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.  Again the foliage at the background has been created using the the framelits outlined above - the Wonderful Floral Framelits and the Foliage Frame Framelits. The sentiment is from the Colourful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow and using the newly released punch from Sale-a-Bration to create the unique shape.
Inside the card proper, the place where you would write your message, I simply incorporated the lattice and leaves framelit from the Wonderful Floral Framelits set in Mossy Meadow. This breaks up the stark white of the sixth layer of the card.
Finally the sentiment is again from the Colourful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow and highlighted with a leaf cut from the Foliage Frame Framelit Dies in Old Olive card.

I hope that you have enjoyed the project and get the chance to try out one similar at home.

Don't leave us just yet as I am sure you are going to love Aude's stunning creation this month! Simply gorgeous!

Until next time, stay glittery
Shanni xx

Blog Hop Order for April 2019

1.Gina Connor (UK) 
2.Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) that's me!
3.Aude Barbara (France) 
4.Miranda Mols (Netherland) 
5. Astrid Hofmann (Austria)