Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SUO123 Sweet Treats- Sheltering Tree Flag Box :-)

Hi Stampers!   

It’s time for the new SUO123 “Sweet Treats” Challenge and I decided to use the Sheltering Tree set along with the new Gift Bag Punch Board to create a patriotic star box in honor of Memorial Day. 

I hope you will find the time to check out all the rest of ourDesign Team ideas and create your own “Sweet Treats” project using Stampin’ Up! Only products !!

To create this “Sweet Treat” holder:
Use the Big Shot™ with the Star Collection Framelits™ to cut two large stars from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Use the next size down to cut two stars from Night of Navy cardstock and the next size down for two from Whisper White cardstock.
Create a mask from scrap paper for the “star” portion of the flag and mask the Whisper White star shape. 
Ink the background shape from Sheltering Tree with Cherry Cobbler ink (the one that is normally used behind the sentiments) and stamp on the star image for the stripes of the flag- you will need to re-ink as you stamp.
Once you are finished with the stripes, remove the mask for the star area of the flag, mask the stripes and ink the foliage stamp from Sheltering Tree using Night of Navy Classic Ink and stamp into the “star” area of the flag.
Repeat the above steps for the second white star.
Side view of Gift Bag center and banners :-)
Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the smallest size gift bag from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (the bag only needs to be 2” high so I used a 10 ½” x 2” piece of cardstock).  Note- the Gift Bag Punch Board called for a 10” piece for the smallest bag but for some reason, I did not have a flap on the last gusset to adhere so I found that a 10 ½” piece works better for the small bag).
Layer the star shapes together and adhere the small gift bag in the middle (raising the bag up so you cannot see it between the points of the star).
Stamp the Gorgeous Grunge diagonal line stamp with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and the Sheltering Tree foliage with Night of Navy Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Banner Punch. 
Punch a few banners from Night of Navy cardstock and adhere the banners to a piece of Natural Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine alternating between the Night og Navy and stamped banners (Note- you will not see the material since the banners will cover it up completely- I used retired Hemp Twine since I had it on hand).
Mount the banner line to the center sides of the box (I used Tombow Adhesive for this step).
Stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner points with the Banner Punch.
Mount the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot™, Star Collection Framelits™, Banner Punch, Gift Bag Punch Board, retired Hemp Twine
Thanks again for stopping by – I had fun using Sheltering Tree in a different way to create this little treat box and now I just have to find some treats to fill it up!! 

I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Sweet Treats” challenge!

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