Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tart & Tangy Treats

This is a treat set that I stamped back in April. There are only a few days left to get your Spring Occasions Mini items. Check out the mini here as well as other Stampin' Up! specials.

This set includes two birthday cards and a matching sour cream container which I filled with cherry flavored Jelly Belly's.

To make these cards, first stamp the Bashful Blue card base using the Canvas background stamp with Bashful Blue Ink. Using background stamps provides texture and pattern to your card base.

For the first card, stamp the cherry image from Tart & Tangy and the sentiment from Hugs & Wishes in Real Red Classic Ink and mount on Old Olive cardstock. Punch through this mat with the slot punch and knot in Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon and finish off with 2 silver brads to achieve balance to the focal image. Layer the focal image onto a mat of Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper matted on Old Olive cardstock. The second card is basically the same, but change out the apple image from Tart & Tangy for the cherry image and the accent cardstock and grosgrain ribbon are in Real Red.

The sour cream containers are so fun and easy to make that you could really become addicted to these little gems. To make your very own, cut cardstock or patterned paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches. Apply Sticky Strip to one of the 4-1/4 inch sides or back of the paper; apply another piece of Sticky Strip to one of the 5-1/2 inch sides or back of patterned paper. Remove the backing of the Sticky Strip from the short side and adhere the short ends together. Crimp the end of the container to re-enforce the adhesive; turn and crimp the other end of the container so when you are looking at the two ends of the container from top, the two ends form a plus sign (+) or are perpendicular. Punch a hole through the open end of the container to later thread the ribbon through. Fill the container with candy and tie a ribbon through to close.

Voila! Cute party favor or summer treat. Thank you for stopping by & Happy Stampin'! EdieB


Tammy said...

These are so cute!!! I love the paper and stamp set--think they'll make the catalog?? :-)

EdieB said...

I'm with you Tammy. Hoping this set makes the catty with the paper but in the new In Colors.

carolm said...

too cute edie. love all three of them!!

xox ~ carol.