Today’s project showcases both the Painted Harvest stamp set and our mini Pizza Boxes. I loved these pizza boxes the minute the catalog came out, and immediately started thinking of what I could pack inside.
There are tons of ideas, like a gift card, a spool of ribbon, 3 x 3 note cards and envelopes, jewelry, and of course candy. But the idea I’m showcasing today comes from Donna Griffith of Stampin’ Up! and her presentation at World Card Making Day in Atlanta.
This box is full of cards for a game of Memory! The cards are 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 to fit perfectly in the box.
Turn the cards over, mix them up and deal them out. Turn over two at a time, trying to collect matching flowers. Have fun!
Tips and Tricks
Construction: The Pizza Boxes come flat, and all you have to do is fold on the scored lines to make the perfect box. One side of the box has a glossy, food safe finish. If you are packaging cookies or food, you definitely want this on the inside. If you are packing something else, and you want a glossy finish on the outside, simply build the box inside out.
Coloring: I wanted to color my box to match my project. This was easily accomplished by using one of our Sponge Brayers and the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad. Ink up the brayer and roll the box (re-inking as necessary) until you achieve the color saturation you desire.
Brayering: Here are a few tips that will make brayering easier:
- Ink up the brayer by rolling in one direction. Place the brayer on edge of the ink pad and roll until you reach the other edge of the pad. Lift your hand, bring the brayer back to the beginning and roll across the pad again. Continue this until the brayer is loaded with ink. By always rolling in one direction, you ensure even coverage on the brayer roll.
- When the brayer is loaded with ink, place the brayer on your workspace just off the side of the cardstock. Roll the brayer the length of the cardstock and off the other side. This eliminates lines that occur when you start or stop rolling the brayer while on the cardstock. Repeat, re-inking as necessary.
- Move the brayer around so that you spread the color evenly–don’t just go up and back in one line as you are applying the ink. You can roll the brayer in different directions on the project to avoid lines. Continue to roll until you have the desired color saturation.
- Hold the brayer flat against the cardstock for even coverage.
- Using a brayer can take a little practice, so have fun with it!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Papers: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White, Vellum, Whisper White
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum, Tranquil Tide, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest, Timeless Textures
Accessories: Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Mini Pizza Box