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

1 comment:

  1. I love both containers Shannean but I think the second one is my favourite as it feels a little tropical ! Carrie xx


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