Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fun Little Door Prizes (Anniversary Open House Giveaways)

This is one of the gift bags everyone received at my 8th Annual Open House last Saturday.  Yes, you guessed it -- it's made from a tissue box!

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* Empty Tissue Box
* Crop-a-Dile or hole punch
* Jumbo Brads (I used retired Stampin' Up! brads)
* Ribbon (about 15")
* Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
* Scissors
* Tissue Paper


1. Remove plastic from inside top of tissue box.  Use scissors to cut slits from the center opening on top of tissue box out to each corner.

2. Fold flaps toward inside of box and secure with Hot Glue.

3. Attach Jumbo Brads on two opposite sides.

4. Insert ends of ribbon through centers of brads from outside to inside; tie knots at ends of ribbon to secure on inside of box creating the handle.

5. Add some tissue paper, and you now have a gift box.

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. . . and here's what was inside each box:

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This clip can be used as a note holder, place card holder, gift card holder or business card holder.


Stamp Set:
* Fabulous Phrases

* This and That: Epic Day Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (2" x 3-1/4" -- or other measurement to fit your particular brand of clip; scraps for butterflies)
* Very Vanilla (scrap for punch)

* Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
* Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools and Accessories:
* Petite Curly Label Punch
* Elegant Butterfly Punch
* Bitty Butterfly Punch
* Pearl Basic Jewels
* Small length of ribbon
* Stampin' Sponge
* Multipurpose Liquid Glue
* Crystal Effects
* Stampin' Dimensionals

Miscellaneous Items:
* Jumbo Binder Clip


1. Apply Crystal Effects to outside of black portion of clip; wrap DSP around clip, and allow to dry.

2. Use Calypso Coral ink to stamp sentiment on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock; punch out with Petite Curly Label punch.  Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Crumb Cake ink to edge of label.  Attach to clip over DSP with Stampin' Dimensional.

3. Punch one of each size butterfly from contrasting colors of DSP.  Adhere small butterfly to larger butterfly with a few drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue in center of butterfly.  Add a self-adhesive Pearl to center of top butterfly.  Attach butterflies over DSP on clip with a Stampin' Dimensional in center.

4. Make a tiny bow from ribbon (I used some Sale-a-Bration ribbon) an attach to top of clip with a Glue Dot.

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This is a very simple and cute little project -- made with a few pieces of Washi Tape.  It makes a great bookmark!


* Ginger Garden Designer Washi Tape
* Baker's Twine
* Large Paper Clip
* Large Eye Needle


1.  Cut two pieces of Washi Tape -- one 5/8" wide piece about 3" long; one 3/8" long about 2-1/2" long.  Cut a "V" in each end of each piece.

2. Adhere the narrower tape to the wider tape, slide through end of paper clip, fold and adhere the two ends together.

3. Using the needle, thread the Baker's Twine through the Washi Tape close to the paper clip and tie in a bow on the front.

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My friend Marla made these great little treat cups for each of the guests at my open house.  Each treat cup holds two Peppermint Patties.


Figure 1
* Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (about 2-1/2" x 8")
* Whisper White card stock (3" x 2-1/2")
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Dress Up Framelits Die
* 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
* Sticky Strip


Figure 2
1. Score card stock 3/4" from all four edges.  Cut along score lines to create flaps on each end (see Figure 1).
2. Fold up sides at score lines; fold side flaps to inside and adhere with Sticky Strip (see Figure 2).

3. Fold up end flaps and adhere with Sticky Strip (Figure 3).

Figure 3
4. Fold DSP in half; line up DSP under framelits die so fold line is just below top edge of the dress shape.  Attach ribbon around waistline of both front and back halves of dress.  Tie a knot in the front of the front half of dress.

5. Apply Sticky Strip to back of DSP at dress bottom (both halves); adhere to sides of box.

6. Place a small gift or treat in the box.

I hope you enjoy all these little gift items.

Cathy  ;D

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