Seasons Bring Wonder TS

Trifold Shutter Cards have been around for awhile now, and while they may look intimidating if you haven’t given them a try yet please consider adding them to your fun fold arsenal. They are also a great way to use up those little bits of a favorite DSP!

Below you’ll find a template for cutting and scoring the card, as well as a cut sheet for sizes of DSP and card stock. This is a wonderful card to use up those little bits of DSP that we all have in our scrap bins. If you don’t have a scrap bin I highly recommend a small tub that you can add your bits and bobs to because crafting from the scrap bin can be a joy in itself!

This card fits in an A2 sized envelope, and you’ll probably want to add non-machineable postage if you’re mailing it. Additional writing panels can be added to the back side as well if you’re adding a personal greeting you don’t want displayed. The display factor is one of the reasons I love this card. I enjoy cards that become pieces of décor, and this one really fits the bill!

Finished Card
Template for scoring and cut lines
Cut Sheet for DSP & Card Stock

The Live tutorial is up on My Inky Paws Facebook page and Supplies list is here. Thanks for hanging out with me! Happy Crafting to You and see you next time with a new project!!

Frightfully Cute Treat Boxes


Have you used mini pizza boxes to create treat packaging with? While Stampin’ Up! recently discontinued theirs, I had a few packages left to play with and designed a cute windowed box for Halloween treats. These little boxes are very versatile, having both a glossy side and a matte side that let you customize your look, and at 3.5 inches square and 0.8 inches tall they are a great size for gifting to your special recipients. If you don’t have any on hand, you can find them easily with an online search.

The first thing I did was cut a scalloped circle window using the Circle Nesting Die set. Cut from the back (for me this was the glossy side) to avoid a little indentation from the edge of the die, unless you want that look as part of your design.

Next, grab your blending brushes, a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water, the ink pads you want to use, and a little bit of a shimmery or metallic acrylic paint. With a toothpick, just pick up a bit of the shimmer paint and swirl it into the Spritzer and then shake. It might not look like much until you get it spritzed onto your project and then you’ll see lots of shimmery goodness!

Since we’re doing watercolor, we need to wet the matte side of the box (pre-wetting) to give our ink a buffer to slide across before depositing dye into the surface of the paper. Give your box a good spritz where you are going to begin, swirl some ink onto your blender brush, and add some color! Change colors (I use a different brush for different color families) and repeat, blending colors together as you wish. Even Memento black will work with watercolors so you can get some lovely depth of color that way, too. When you are done, place your box between some scrap paper and add a book or other weight to the top and let it dry.

While you’re waiting for the box to dry and flatten, cut a piece of window acetate to 3 inches square and set it aside. You can take this time to create any die cuts you wish to use for decoration and stamp your sentiment/name tags, too.

Once your box is ready, it’s time to flip it over and adhere the window pane to the back side of the scalloped hole. Then stamp your box as you wish, and add your die cuts, embellishments, sentiment bar as you wish! Once you are finished decorating then fold your box and fill it with a favorite candy. Treat boxes are always a hit when I gift them. I hope yours are too!!

The Live tutorial is up on My Inky Paws Facebook page and Supplies list is here. Thanks for hanging out with me! Happy Crafting to You and see you next week with a new project!!