Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quick gift idea

This is another project I've made with my Big Shot in the last week. These are coaster gift sets.

I used the scallop circle die which measures about 4 1/4" in diameter. I felt guilty because they were TOO simple, so I thought a box was needed to complete the gift giving. Unfortunately, the standard pizza box measures 4x4 inches. It was definitely squished in that little box, so I had to do a little experimenting to enlarge the box proportionally to hold the coasters. I cut my paper to 6 1/2" x 12 inches (I know! Only one box per 12x12 sheet. Grrr!) With the short side of the paper at the top of the paper cutter, I scored at 1" and 5 1/2". I flipped the paper to the long side and scored at 1", 5 1/2", 6 1/2", and 11". Cut the flaps (perpendicular to the long side) one inch in (to the first score mark) on both long sides. Fold your paper and crease with your bone folder. Use red sticky tape to secure the four flaps and you have your super easy pizza box! If you have questions, please ask and I'll try to clarify.

I played off the colors in the fabric to create the box. When I first saw the fabric it SCREAMED rich razzleberry, old olive, and more mustard. Isn't it gorgeous together?

The supplies for this project are:
Big Shot die cutting system (#113439, $99.95)
Scallop circle die (#113468, $19.95)
Certainly celery cardstock (#107080, $7.50)
Old olive cardstock (#106544, $7.50)
Rich razzleberry cardstock (#115316, $5.50)
Scatter sunshine jumbo wheel (#107213, $8.50)
Stampin' around jumbo handle (#103661, $5.95)
Old olive jumbo ink cartridge (#103670, $7.50)
Rich razzleberry stampin' pad (#115658, $5.95)
Old olive stampin' pad (#102277, $5.95)
Vintage labels stamp set (#118392 Wood mounted or #119122 Clear mounted, FREE Sale-a-Bration set)
Matchbox messages (#113800, $25.95)
Scallop circle punch (#109043, $15.95)
1" circle punch (#109046, $10.95)
Ticket corner punch (#107214, $6.95)
Hostess Designer Series Paper Pack (#116234, FREE hostess incentive gift - level 1)

2 comments:

Shelley said...

Cute project! I love little gift ideas. I agree that only one per sheet of cardstock is yucky but we do what we need to!

MaryR said...

how adorable are these?! love them