I was a total literalist on this project. The song "My Favorite Things" kept going through my head. Particularly the line about "brown paper packages tied up with string". Why fight it? Brown paper packages it was going to be.
I made myself a few origami boxes. These are super simple. Here's a tutorial I found that actually makes it seem a bit more complicated than it really is. (Might be time for a Make It Monday Video with a how-to? )
First, how about a shot of the completed project and then I'll get into details.
The thing I want to point out first is the airmail borders wrapping around the edges of the boxes. Very authentic. I had this in mind when I was thinking about what type of 3-D project I wanted to make. The origami boxes work well because at certain points in their assembly, they can lay flat, allowing for this type of stamping. Just have to mask off edges with Post-It's and stamp right over the creases, first in red and than in blue.
Here's what 1/2 of the box looks like with the air mail borders stamped completely.
When the box is folded, the borders seamlessly go around the entire box.
Moving on, I used the new Label Basics set to create an "address label" for my box. I wanted to print my message, so I did that first on Papertrey Ink's adhesive paper. Then I stamped over it.
Because the Label Basic stamps are meant to stamp on the die cut without leaving a border, I was able to line the die up properly over the stamped image and then die cut, as opposed to die cutting first and stamping later. Honestly, I think this is how I'm going to stamp all my Label Basics images. Very easy.
So you are probably asking yourself what is inside these little boxes. Sunshine (made out of a button and the new Sending You stamp set) and rainbows, of course! We all need some of that this time of year.
The rainbow cookies were something I saw on Etsy last week and thought I could do myself. There's no recipe and I didn't take a lot of how-to photos of the process (messing hands and an inquisitive 3 year old by my side), but I can talk you through the process if you want to make some yourself.
Rainbow Cookie How-To:
- Mix up two pouches of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix.
- Separate1/2-3/4 cup of cookie dough into six bowls. You'll have a lot of left over white dough. Place that aside.
- Use gel food coloring (Wilton for example) and add color to the six separate dough balls. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Set aside.
- Roll out plain dough into a log.
- Individually take colors and roll into a long thin "snake". Flatten and adhere to the side of the white dough log. Repeat with colors in rainbow order.
- Wrap dough in Saran and chill in fridge for a few hours.
- Cut into slices and bake according to original directions on cookie mix bag.
I've eaten so many of these colorful creations that I have a date with my treadmill as soon as I done blogging here. Sugar cookie are so yummy.
Make sure you check out the rest of the PTI Team Blogs to see their creations. Can hardly wait myself. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with another group post.
Cardstock: Kraft and Stamper's Select White
Stamps: Postmarks, Label Basics, Sending You, Scattered Showers, It's Official, Tiny Tags
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, and Dark Chocolate, Close to My Heart's Dutch Blue
Dies: Label Basics, Postmarks, Notebook, Tiny Tags
Adhesive Label Paper by PTI
Buttons: Harvest Gold