Today I’m sharing Make & Take projects I designed for our Candy Hearts August team meeting. I used several new products from the 2018 Holiday catalog (which goes live in just 5 days!): Christmas Traditions Punch Box, Farmhouse Christmas stamp set, Sprig Punch, Corrugated Dynamic embossing folder, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, and Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. I designed the projects in two different color schemes, because I didn’t have enough of one for everyone at the meeting. Other that the colors, they are identical.

I learned how to make the Mini Self Close Boxes from Hilary Sosebee, who got it from Dani Dziama, who got it from Jana Trautmann. I have no idea who originated the design. If you know, please tell me so I can give them credit. The way the box is scored and folded keeps it closed at the top. You just squeeze the sides in to open it. It will hold 1 or 2 chocolate candies, depending on their size.

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Here’s how I made the cards:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Cherry Cobbler card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for each card – I used a red/black design for the red card base and a red/green design for the green card base
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (one for each card)
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base (one for each card)

Stamped with the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS

Embossed using the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF:

  • the Crumb Cake CS pieces

Die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits:

  • sentiments

Cut using the Sprig Punch:

  • two pieces from a scrap of Basic Black CS
  • two pieces from a scrap of Mossy Meadow CS

Assembled the cards:

  • burnished the fold in the card bases with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layers glued onto the fronts of the card bases
  • embossed Crumb Cake CS layers glued onto the DSP layers
  • striped burlap ribbon adhered over the Crumb Cake CS layers using Tear & Tape
  • punched twigs glued to the back of the sentiments
  • sentiment/twigs glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layers
  • Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card bases

 

Here’s how I made the boxes:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • DSP cut to 4-1/4″ x 2-7/8″
  • on the longer side, scored at 2″ and 4″
  • on the shorter side, scored at 1/2″ from each side
  • along the bottom (long side with the 1/4″ section at the right) scored at 1″ and 3″ – only up to the first horizontal score line
  • cut along the short score lines along the bottom (at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″) and along the top (at 2″)
  • cut away the two tiny rectangles, one at top right and one at bottom right
  • scored diagonally from the top left corner (on the upper horizontal score line) down to the cut at 1″ (on the lower horizontal score line)*
  • scored 3 more diagonal lines, between the two horizontal lines, as shown in the photo below*
  • * You may find the diagonal score lines easier using a ruler and stylus
  • optional: cut a piece of coordinating card stock (CS) to 1″ x 1″
  • Mini Self Close Box graphic #stampcandy

Cut using the Detailed Trio Punch:

  • folded the DSP in the middle and rounded the two top corners

Stamped using the Christmas Traditions stamp set:

  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Christmas Traditions Punch:

  • sentiments

Assembled the boxes:

  • burnished all the score lines using a Bone Folder
  • applied Tear & Tape to the small tab (on the outside) and adhered it to the inside of the opposite end
  • opened the bottom, folded in the four flaps, and glued in place
  • optional: glued the 1″ x 1″ CS to the bottom of the box
  • tied a piece of twine (Basic Black/Mossy Meadow) around the tops of the boxes (You might want to secure it using a Mini Glue Dot.)
  • glued sentiments onto the fronts of the boxes
  • To open the box, just squeeze in the two sides.
  • Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse handmade card and self close box by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00

 

Here are 3 great deals that end today!

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