Saturday, September 29, 2018

Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #337

Don't pass out or anything, but I am actually here with a quick post for this week's Make It Monday # 337 - Packaging With Printed Papers.  I can't remember the last time I got to play along, but I'm pretty sure it was more than 4 months ago when we moved.  While I definitely have lots of stamps and dies, I don't have packaging dies because I hadn't really needed them before now.  I really wanted to play along with the challenge and then I remembered I had a Spellbinders die that made a tiny treat box.  It large enough to hold one or two Hershey's nuggets or a few of the little Andes Mints, but that is about all.  But I had to include a packing die along with Papertrey Products to be able to post, so this is what I had on hand to do it with.

You all know my love for metallics, especially gold, but this time I wanted to use some of the foiled papers that I got during Cyber Monday last year at Michaels.  I considered some Bitty Big Cardstock, but decided to go with my silver foil metallics on white printed paper.  It fit in perfectly for what I needed.  I've had Silver White Winters laying on my desk for several days.  I used a few of the dies from it for my project.

My daughter and son-in-law host Christmas dinner at their house each year and I had just offered to make up some small treat boxes to set on the table for everyone.  So this was my chance to do up a prototype and see what she thinks.

I hope they'll look super cute on the table, but the challenge will be what to put inside that everyone likes.  Of course, now that I realized that I only have the one die for packaging, I'm thinking a may need to look into a few more.  This one was a bit of a challenge to do any decorating with because it is very small.  But I did manage.

For the Sentiment, I used one from Betsy's new Make It Market Mini Kit from this year, Poinsettia & Pine.  I haven't had a chance to play with the rest of it yes. but "A Gift for You" was perfect to stamp at the top of the tags.  I also used Keep It Simple Frame Dies because one of those had a hole in the top with the tag, which would allow me to attached two together with a brad and also would allow me to attach it from the front side you that you could put in a treat but only have to pull one tab out to access the goodies.  I have company this weekend, so this was the best I could manage and still be able to play along.  My Daughter and Son-In-Law both like silver vs. gold, so these will work perfectly on their holiday table.  They also aren't overwhelming so one can be set at each place at the table.

For the embellishments, I used the two smallest dies from Silver White Winters, cutting them in my Gemini Machine so I didn't have to have a knock-down--drag-out with my Cuttlebug.  The Gemini die cuts these intricate snowflakes perfectly, the first time through the Gemini.  The brad at the top of the tags was silver, so I used WOW!'s Platinum Metallic Sparkle Embossing Powder in order to keep the color palette.

So this is it from me today folks. I hope to have time to play with more of the tags in Betsy's sets but I am able to be done with this challenge.  This was really super simple and I'm ready to try out the whole kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and spending a few minutes with me.  I always appreciate your lovely comments when you take the time to leave one.

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