Tuesday, April 10, 2018

quick spring gift project | pebbles inc.

Hi friends,  I wanted to pop in today, and share a quick spring gift project!  I used the beautiful products from the "Tealightful" collection by Pebbles, Inc., to create these milk carton gift boxes.  They would be perfect for holding sweet treats, tea bags, or even gift cards!  And, in keeping with the assignment, they truly are quick and easy!
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 I used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the cartons.  Just search for "milk carton" on their site and you'll find lots of fun options!  After the carton has been cut, fold along all of the score lines.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 I really like this red tape to assemble 3-d projects.  It's super strong and keeps boxes and bags together!
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 After the box is assembled, it's time to add embellishments. Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 

 I layered a couple of printed die cuts together.  Then I clipped them to the top of the milk carton and tied a twine bow around the clothespin.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.

For the phrase/sentiment, I used a sticker from this collection.  I used my small scissors to notch the end and then added it to the top of the layered die cuts with foam adhesive.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
I wanted to add a bit of interest to the front of the milk carton as well.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
I layered a few of the coordinating die cuts together and attached them to the front of the milk carton with foam adhesive squares.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
Tada, the finished product! 
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 And because they are so quick and easy, you can easily whip up a few extras!  Here's a strawberry printed box:
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
And a cute pink gingham box too!
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
I hope you like this Quick Spring Gift Project!  Give it a try and then share your finished product with us!! 

 Supplies I used (and BONUS, many of these items are now on sale or clearance): 


Pebbles - TeaLightful Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Words
Scrapbook.com

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Friday, March 30, 2018

easter happy mail | pebbles inc.

I decided to do something a little different for easter this year - I'm sending some Easter Happy Mail to a few special friends!  I mean, really, what could be happier than receiving these cute little bunnies in your mailbox?  Well, maybe opening up the card to find a gift card for a special local treat!  That's what I call happy mail!  I had fun using the lullaby collection (both boy and girl) to create these cards.  Since each collection had a cute bunny sticker, I thought they were perfect for Easter - and didn't really scream "BABY" as the collection suggests.  I love finding a way to stretch a themed collection, don't you?  Here's a look at the finished project - keep reading for step-by-step instructions!
  Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog!
 Start with a piece of white cardstock - cut it to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Score both sides at 2 1/2".  Fold the flaps in.
  Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog!
Now cut a strip of patterned paper 2 1/4" wide.  Then cut this strip into two 5 1/4" pieces. Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog! 
 Use adhesive to glue down the right and left edges of the bottom flap.  Add the patterned paper strips to the bottom flap (which is now a pocket) and the top flap.
  Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog!
 Place the bunny sticker on the top flap - only the ears should be "stuck" down.  Use baby powder to remove the stickiness from the body and legs of the bunny sticker.  (I like to sprinkle a little bit on my work surface, then use my finger to rub the powder on the sticky part of the sticker).  Next, add a floral sticker to the inside of the top flap.
  Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog!
 Now use one of the hearts from the patterned die-cut pieces in the top left corner of the top flap.  Add foam adhesive to a heart sticker and add it next to the first heart.
  Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog!
 Now it's time to tuck a note and gift card inside the pocket!
  Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog! 
 Wrap coordinating twine around the outside of the card and tie a bow!  That's all there is to it!  Slide it into an envelope and pop it in the mail - you're going to make somebody's day!! Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog! 
 Here's a closer look at the pink version: Send some happy Easter mail this year! @wendysue used our "Lullaby" collection to create these cute pocket cards! check it out on the @PebblesInc. blog!
Do you love making your own cards and sending them to special people?  Share your Easter Happy Mail ideas in the comments! Supplies I used: 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

carrot shaped easter boxes | doodlebug design

Hi  friends! I wanted to hop on today and share one of my most favorite Easter projects EVER!


I absolute adore the "Easter Express" collection from Doodlebug Design and I knew as soon as I opened it up that it was going to make some super cute little treat containers for some friends!

I used a "carrot box" cut file (HERE), along with some "petite prints" paper to create the carrot shaped boxes.



 The tops are tied with chunky doodle twine, then I added some shaped clips to the bows - I think they look like sweet little charms!  I also added a small strip of coordinating doodle tape to each box, about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom!



The tags are simple die-cut circles from various papers from the 6x6 paper pad, and embellished with lots of sweet animal stickers!


I used foam adhesive behind the stickers, because I just love that teensy bit of dimension it adds.

Of course, I had to fill them up with some of my favorite Easter candies before I gave them away:


Wouldn't these be cute tucked into an Easter basket?  I think they would!

Do you like to create your own packaging for treats?  I'd love to see what you're giving away this Easter - please leave a link in the comment section below!



Happy Easter!
♥ Wendy Sue

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