Scallop Tag Topper Punch Treat Holder Tutorial

Today’s project is one I did not create. I have been feeling under the weather this week, and I have not been in my stamp room at all.  So I thought I would share a project that was created by a very dear friend of mine, Sharon S.  (I am sure she won’t mind.) I found it on my desk when I arrived at work the Monday after Easter.  It contained a solid chocolate bunny; however, you will notice by the picture the bunny is gone.  I think it disappeared about mid-morning when I needed a chocolate fix.  🙂  I admit, I am a chocolate addict.  If it is near me, it will not last long.  And, I am not happy with one or two pieces.  This little treat holder is adorable, and it is very versatile.  You can make one for just about any occasion.

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Want to make one?  Here’s how…

Step 1:  Cut a piece of card stock to measure 11″ x 2″.  Score it 5″ from either end.  Cut two more smaller pieces that measure 1″ x 2″ and score  each 1/2″ from either end.  See the photo below.

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Step 2:  Using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, insert each end of the longer piece and punch, then fold on the score lines.

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Step 3:  Place a small piece of sticky strip on each end of the smaller pieces that you cut.  These are the sides of your holder that will keep the treat in place.

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Step 4:  Attach each side as shown below.

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Step 5:  Decorate as you desire!

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Until next time…Happy Stamping!

Josie2

 

Never Ending Birthday Card

Good morning!

I’ve taken the day off work as I have multiple medical appointments scheduled today.  Just routine women’s stuff;  nothing serious.  So between appointments I decided to go ahead and post my card that I have created this week.  You probably won’t hear from me this weekend.  I saw a video for this card on a facebook page to which I belong.  So, I can’t take credit for it. (Wish I could!)  I fell in love with it immediately, so I wanted to get one made and share it as soon as I could.  It’s called the never ending card because you can keep opening it and opening it and opening it at…

Here it is!

First…

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Second…

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Third…

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Fourth…

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Fifth…

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Sixth…

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Seventh…

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Back to the beginning…

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Ready to start all over again…

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So, I know you want to know how to make this card.  Hope you can follow my directions!

 

Step 1:  Cut two pieces of card stock each measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. (See photo below.)

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Step 2:  For the top portion of your card, use your paper trimmer and score each long edge at 1-1/16″.  Do this by placing the 4-1/4″ edge at the top of your paper trimmer.  (See photo below.)

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Step 3:  After making both score lines along the long edges of the card, turn your card stock so that a long edge (5 – 1/2″ edge)  is at the top of your paper trimmer and cut it in half at 2-3/4″.  You now have two pieces of card stock measuring 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ that you will use for the top of your card. (See photo below.)

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Step 4:  For the bottom portion of your card, take the other 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock and place a long edge (5-1/2″ edge)  at the top of your paper trimmer.  Score along each narrow edge  at 1-3/8″.   (See photo below.)

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Step 5:  After making your score lines along the short edges of your card stock,  flip the card stock so a 4 1/4″ edge is along the top of your paper trimmer.  Cut the card stock in half at 2-1/8″.  You will now have two piece of card stock measuring 2-1/8″ by 5-1/2″. (See photo below.)

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Step 6:  Fold along all score lines in both directions.

Step 7:  Lay both of the top pieces on the table in front of you, making sure to line up the score lines.   Add a piece of sticky strip to each corner as shown in the photo below.

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Step 8:  Attach both bottom pieces as shown below.

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Step 9:  After both bottom pieces are attached, flip the card over. This is the top (front) of the card.

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Step 10:  Open the card and smooth down the folds with a bone folder.  In  the next  photo below, I turned the card 1/4 turn so the 5-1/2″ edge is at the top of the photo.

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Step 11:  Continue opening the card and smoothing folds.  Eventually, as you continue to open the card, you will return to the front of the card.

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Step 12:  Decorate the card any way you choose.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email me.  Some day soon I will begin doing video tutorials instead of photo tutorials.  I just need a little more time in the day, and I need to learn how to do it.  I’m sure it isn’t difficult.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie2