Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bird Feeder Treat Box - Free Tutorial

Oh my! In the last magazine Stampin' Up! published specifically for their demonstrators (all kinds of perks!) they gave directions for a treat box that I thought was too cute!
However, as often happens, when I get an idea it ends up being quite different from the original and this project was no different. First, I thought I would do the entire box using Window Sheets so you could see all the goodies inside - but I happened to be out and had to place an order for more.... so, while I was waiting I used the very last little bit of Mocha Morning (polka dot) I had left to create this delightful little number. You kind of hold your breath when you use the last of something - ever done that?  
This treat box is filled with chocolate covered coffee beans - yummy!

Here are the directions as I made it:

Mocha Morning DSP                 122366   (1) 4" x 6-1/2"
                                                            (2) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"                                            
Pear Pizazz card stock              119795   (1) 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Very Vanilla card stock              101650   (1) 2-1/2" x 6"
Early Espresso card stock         119686   (1) 4" x 4"
Window Sheets                         114323   (1) 1-1/8" x 4"

Sahara Sand                             105208

Brads, Brights                             119740  (1)
Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon        124327  (10")

Big Shot! Machine                       113439
Island floral Die                            118871
Scallop Circle #2 Die                   113469
Bird Builder Punch                       117191
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer
Punch                                         122464
Crop-a-dile                                   108362
3/4" Circle Punch                         119873
Paper Snips                                 103579
Sticky Strip                                  104294
Stampin' Dimensionals                  104430
Glue Dots                                    103683
Bone Folder                                 102300
Stampin' Sponge                          101610

1) Score Mocha Morning DSP at 1-1/8", 2-1/4", 3-3/8", 4-1/2" and 5-5/8".
2) Using the 3/4" Circle Punch, punch one hole centered between the 2-1/4" x 3-3/8" score
     lines, with the punch placed as far in as paper will allow. Refer to picture below.

3) Using Snail Adhesive, adhere Window Sheet to back side of 3/4" hole.

4) Create tube by adhering with Sticky Strip along 3/4" side as pictured below.

5) Using Mocha Morning DSP (3-1/2" x 3-1/2") cut two flowers using the Big Shot! Machine     
    and the Island Floral Die. With Crop-a-dile, punch 1/4" hole through the center of one flower
    to accomodate ribbon. the other flower is for the bottom and will have a tiny hole in it which
    was created by the die. It shouldn't be a problem - you can always put your "created by"
    sticker over it if you want to hide it. That's what I did :)

6) Using Bone Folder, crease each petal on both flowers so they each form a hexagon.
7) Using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and Very Vanilla card stock, punch out three 
     flowers using the setting that creates a solid flower. Punch 1/4" holes in center of each flower
      using Crop-a-dile.
8) Using Paper Snips, cut each flower to create petals as pictured below. Sponge front and
     back of flowers using Sahara Sand ink and Stampin' Sponge. Use Bone Folder to curve
     petals. Changes the look of them quickly, doesn't it?

9) Using Pear Pizazz card stock and the Bird Builder Punch, punch out three sets of leaves.
     Conserve paper as shown below. Adhere leaves  to top of treat holder with Glue Dots.
 10)Adhere flowers to top of treat box using Glue Dots. Tie ribbon through to create a loop and
     secure with a knot underneath top.

11) Apply Sticky Strip on inside of each petal on both DSP flowers and adhere one to top of
      box - fill box with treats and adhere the final flower to the bottom of box.

12) Using Early Espresso card stock and the Scallop Circle #2 Die cut out one of the large
       scalloped circles. Adhere to bottom of box using Sticky Strip.

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