Wednesday, April 25, 2007

An "Oldie But Goodie"

Good morning - barely! :) This is by request for two of my
customers - Hi, Kathy & Donna! :) It's an envelope that's been
"transformed" into an individual-sized popcorn holder. It's super-easy!
Take a business-sized envelope and seal it shut. Then, use the "Hot to Dot" wheel and wheel both sides of it - I used Real Red. Next, take decorative scissors and cut it 1/3 of the way down - so you'll have one piece that's about 1/3 of the envelope, and the other piece will be about 2/3. :D
Next, take your crimper and crimp the larger piece of the envelope.
Now, get out your "Treat Yourself" stamp set. I stamped the bag in Real Red, and the popcorn in YoYo Yellow on Whisper White card stock. The measurements for MY piece are 2-1/4"x3". Then cut mats of Real Red and YoYo Yellow; the RR dimensions are 2-1/5"x3-1/4", YYY is 2-3/4"x3-1/2". Adhere the TOP HALF of the image to the uncrimped piece of envelope. Next, ink up JUST the "Treat yourself" part of the saying stamp with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker, and stamp on YoYo Yellow card stock. Punch out with the Word Window Punch, and add an "!" with the writing tip of the marker. Then, adhere diagonally across the top of your image.
That's ALL there is to it!!!!! I do have to admit, the "Hot to Dot" wheel is one of those tricky ones for me. The edges of my wheel like to pick up too much ink!!! I found today that if I just hold it steady and push it quickly, I don't have as much trouble with little lines. :)
I would LOVE to hear from you, if you decide to try this! Leave me a comment, send me an email, send me a pic!! I feel like I'm whistlin' in the dark over here in my little corner of the world. :D