I am so excited that you are joining us for our Artisan Wednesday WOW blog hop. If you are following the hop, then you should have arrived here from Cindy Schuster's blog. This week we are doing something a little different. Instead of featuring the products we received in our monthly box, we have another round of Pop & Place holiday gift tags and coordinating photopolymer stamp set. If you want even more ideas, be sure to go back and look at our last Pop & Place Blog Hop.
For my first project I focused on the Pop & Place starter bundle. The bundle includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design), the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set, a Soft Suede ink spot, and a clear block to stamp with. If you purchase just a few additional items, you can make these mini pizza box containers. The extra things you will need are the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack (#132181), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (Early Espresso or Whisper White work too), adhesive, Regals Designer Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals and some scrap cardstock.
Mini pizza boxes are probably one of the easiest boxes you can make. I decided to start with a 4.5" x 6.5" piece of designer series paper so that you can use the coordinating Season of Style paper stack or the DSP 12"x12" paper. You simply score the dsp 1/2" from each edge and 3" from each end.
For the tags on this first project I just popped out one of the pre-designed tags from the Gift Tags Book and stamped directly on it with the coordinating stamp. Both of these tags are stamped with the Soft Suede ink because that is the color of the ink spot that comes in the kit.
For the first box I just doubled a piece of 28" baker's twine and tied the box closed. The other box is a little more involved. I made a band that just slips off. This method requires about 1-1/2 yards of twine.
Also, I attached the bow and button to the band with a hot glue gun. You can see from this back view that I built everything on a platform using a 2" square of scrap cardstock and dimensionals. The size of the pizza box is just right to hold a gift card, cash, or a couple of Ghirardelli chocolate squares.
For my final Pop & Place project I blew it out and put practically everything but the kitchen sink on the front of a gift bag. (This one is for you, Jane! Wink!) Needless to say, I added a "few" additional items for this one. LOL! I made a rosette with dsp and put a tag from the kit as the center. The paper bow is made with the Gift Bow Bigz Die and clipped to the top of the bag with a mini clothes pin covered with washi tape.
I would like to take just a minute to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. I feel very fortunate to have such amazing family and friends. Thank you for your kind comments and support over the past several years! I appreciate you ALL so very much!
That's all for today. Now be sure to head on over to see what the amazingly talented Erica Cerwin and the rest of the Artisan Design Team have in store for you! Don't miss a single project...