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Treat Box: Free as a Bird

Hello my friends! I'm back again this week to share a little project idea using Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird stamp set and my Stampin' Blends markers!! If you'd rather watch the video, you can find that HERE. Otherwise keep reading for more information on how this project came together...


So for this project you'll need several of the Stampin' Up! punches. I used the 2" circle punch, the Starburst punch, the Classic Label punch and the Leaf punch on this project. I also used a Tiny Treat Box and to decorate, a strip of Bird Ballad DSP measuring 1.5 x 8", the Free as a Bird stamp set, Momento Black ink pad and Stampin' Blends markers in Daffodil delight (duo) and Crumb Cake light.


The project is simple and easy because of the Tiny Treat Boxes from Stampin' Up! These are the perfect size for party favors, little gifts for co-workers or to put in an Easter basket. They are fun and easy to decorate if you have the right punches, too.


First, I put the little box together by folding on all of the score lines and tucking in the flaps. I then filled it half way with green paper crinkles and a few Hersey's foil chocolate eggs. To decorate, I punched a 2" circle from whisper white card stock, stamped a single bird using the Free as a Bird stamp set and Momento Black ink and while I was at it, I stamped the HELLO sentiment on the same white scrap and punched it out using the Classic Label punch. I colored in the bird using the Stampin' Blends markers and layered this circle panel onto a panel of pool party card stock that I punched using the Starburst punch.


I wrapped the strip of Bird Ballad DSP around the box and attached the end of the paper using Tear and Tape. This is my favorite adhesive for 3D projects because it holds great!!

I then used dimensional adhesive to attach the Starburst/bird circle to the top of the box and then tucked in a leaf punch from Old Olive card stock. I layered on the sentiment strip with regular adhesive and then the finishing touch is a little rhinestone jewel.


This was a fun, easy project that would have delighted my co-workers on the first day of Spring! My plan was to bring them into the office as a surprise for today, but since we are all working from home, the surprises will have to wait---and that's totally OK. I'm still mailing them cards, though, and encourage all of you to send out a few cards to let people know you're thinking of them. It can add such a bright spot to their day and it feels good to put sunshine in the mailbox!! :)


Thanks for taking the time to read through this post and enjoy the project. If you have any questions or comments I love hearing from you!! Take care and stay safe.

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