Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!  I'm so happy you're here!  It's "open" hop time...which I always love...and with the Fourth of July just around the corner I wanted to do something a bit patriotic...and something vintage-y...and something to hold a few sweet treats.  And so...
paper poppers...without the pop...but festive just the same!  I seriously can't help but smile about these little boxes...sometimes called candy wrappers or crackers.  Whatever you'd like to call them...they're like a party...perfectly ready for a celebration...and in this case a July Fourth celebration!
I found the perfect paper design in the Morrocan Designer Series Paper.  This tiny print featuring Dapper Denim so sweetlly reminded me of an apron my Grandma wore... perfect for these poppers!  After cutting and assembling the boxes I used my Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad and Sponge Daubers to give a weathered, aged look to the box's folds.  Vintage-y...check.  I then created the tags using the Large Numbers Framelits, Stars Framelits, 2" Circle Punch and Thoughtful Banners stamp set and tied the tags to the poppers with Linen Thread.  Patriotic...check.

Technique Tips:
  • These little poppers are totally customizable!  Seriously.  Cut them from any paper.  Embellish them in any way you wish.  Make them longer or shorter or wider or more narrow.  Fabulous!  And...just imagine what you can put in them.  The sky's the limit!
  •  I lightly inked the "4s" with the Soft Suede ink...and "crumpled" the Cherry Cobbler circle.  I loved how it gave a bit of age to the tags, also.  
  • My fellow Artisan Design Team member Connie Colllins has a fab tutorial for two box sizes.  Here...I used a 6x6 paper, scoring at 1-3/8", 2-3/4", 4-1/8"and 5-1/2" on one side...and at 1/2", 1", 1-1/2" 4-1/2", 5" and 5-1//2" on the other.  Punches were made at the 1" and 5" score lines.  I needed them to hold a LOT of sweet treats.  
Here's one more look...
If you're hopping in order you've just come from the talented Steffi...and I know you won't want to miss what Susan has for your next!  It's sure to be amazing!

As always...


  1. These are SO great! Happy 4th of July to you!

  2. Fun projects Sue. I need to get my act together and make some of these for the 4th. XOXO

  3. So perfect for a party! Love love love!

  4. What a cute project! And I love how you made this dsp into a vintage 4th of July treat.

  5. OMG, seriously, these are way too cute. I never would have guessed it was the Moroccan looks so vintage! Hugs!

  6. Fun projects indeed! You could always change the paper for a birthday and the age of the kid on the tag! My mind is spinning with ideas now!