Friday, November 3, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Anything But Cards

Welcome to the 15th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month our theme is a Anything But Cards!!! I chose to work with the Merry Café stamp set, and the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits, to make a simple holder for a Spiced Apple Cider packet. It's one of those "just add hot water" powders, so it's the perfect pick-me-up for a crisp Fall day.

The holder opens and closes like a matchbook, except the orientation is upside down...the part you tuck under is at the top, and the fold is at the bottom.

The little corrugated cup holder piece (which was cut using the Coffee Cups Framelits) has a slight glimmer to it. I ran the Clear Wink of Stella brush down through every groove. It's hard to catch the subtlety in the photo, but it gives the piece a bit more depth in real life.

I took the colors for my project directly from the Spiced Apple Cider packet, and they just happened to coordinate with our Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper colors, so I used a little piece across the top! (I used a trick with the top of the Best Badge Punch to get the scallop on the edge.) The coordinating colors of ink and cardstock I used are Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.

So, this picture shows the basic layout and mechanics of the holder, without any design elements covering it up. The Spiced Apple Cider packets I used came in a 60-pack box from Costco. If you get any other packages, I'm not sure they'll fit this holder. But for these, I cut my Crushed Curry cardstock to 3-3/4" x 9-1/8" to start. Then I scored at 5/8", at 5", and at 5-1/8".

As you can see in the above picture, the packet is held in by one staple. You could put two staples in if you want, but it just makes the packet harder to get out, AND if you don't line up your staples exactly, the front might tuck in at an angle. Notice that the staple is no more than halfway down the folded top flap. You want that staple high enough to hold the packet where it's sealed, and not so low that it keeps the flap from tucking under. If you put the decorative paper over the staple like I did on mine, it actually also kind of helps to hold the flap closed.

Stampin' Supplies: Merry Café stamp set, Coffee Cups Framelits, Crushed Curry cardstock & ink, Cajun Craze cardstock & ink, Early Espresso cardstock, Very Vanilla THICK cardstock, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Solid Baker's Twine, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Best Badge Punch, stapler.

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  1. I think this is adorable.
    Thanks for Sharing!

  2. Oh I love that, so cute. I have to give this matchbook a try. TFS

  3. how lovely!!!! Practical AND stunning. TFS

  4. Great small gift ideas for classes, groups and offices

  5. Great project, just might need to see if we have that in the UK, would make great gifts. Thanks for taking part

  6. Ooh nice... project and packet contents!

  7. Very cute holder, it's great that the colours matched the DSP!

  8. Great idea for a fun project. Love this stamp set :)

  9. thank you for sharing; I'll get some today; 'tis the season for apple cider

  10. What a fun project Thanks for sharing


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