Again with the Teacher Appreciation Gifts…
It was 10pm when I remembered that tomorrow is give your teacher candy day for Teacher Appreciation week. This quick gift comes from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge on pg. 131. In hindsight, I could have used the blackout function so it didn’t have those little side handle areas, since I didn’t attach a handle or ribbon.
I almost never line the paper up with the left hand side of the mat, but in this case I’m glad that I did. I made this treat box by using an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Ruby Red cardstock from Stampin’ Up. I lined it up with the left side of the Cricut mat and took the blade all the way to the beginning of the paper. Then, I hit “Fit to Page”. Sweet!! It cut it out as big as it could cut it on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. Then I ended up with that rockin’ treat box. I was so proud of myself (as you can tell). I mean…that’s how you’re told to do it, but it’s like I made a scientific discovery or something. Let me just take a moment to bask in the use of the left side of the mat and “Fit to Page”. Ahhhh….AHHHHH….AHHHHHHH!!! Again, that was sort of a take on the Ariel singing which I do sometimes. 😛
I ran this paper through my Sizzix Big Shot using the Sizzix Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions embossing folder by Stampin’ Up. Then I scored and folded the treat box and glued it well with my ATG gun. However…when I make another one, I’ll use only Zip Dry Paper Glue. After putting this strong paper through such a heavily textured embossing folder it really weakened the paper. Using an ATG on this caused me to tear the paper in one spot. I decided to finish up using Zip Dry which worked much better and was far gentler on this project.
The candies are pastel Life Savers which are individually wrapped. I put them in a medium cello bag from Stampin’ Up and tied it closed with a ribbon.