For some reason I had a craving for an apple on my way home from school yesterday. (Hmmm…I wonder if it has anything to do with my projects the last few days? LOL ) When I got home I decided to make some treat boxes…apple ones of course! I really liked the more realistic look of the apples after I sponged them on my card the other day so I decided to give it a try with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits.
Here’s a short video from Stampin’ Up! with directions for the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits.
I like to make the most of my paper so here’s how I cut 2 thinlits from a piece of 6 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock.
I sponged my pieces first using Pear Pizzazz and Delightful Dijon ink. Then I adhered them together with Tombow Multipurpose Glue. I used my bone folder to curve the ends like she did in the video.
I freehand cut the stem from a scrap piece of Early Espresso about 1/2 x 1 1/2. See the photo below for how I attached the stem with a glue dot so I could open and close the box easily.
Next I stamped the leaves from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Old Olive ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I attached these to the stem with glue dots.
This makes a nice gift filled with chocolate, caramels, jewelry, etc. What would you like to receive in the box? The curvy keepsake box is so versatile…I have used it to make graduation caps, table favors for Thanksgiving (turkeys), Christmas (Santa, ornaments, and reindeer), Easter, etc. I have got my money’s worth out of this! It even comes with 3 different tags to use with this or other projects. Click HERE to go to my online shop and see everything you get.
Look how nice it goes with my other projects this week to make a great gift set.
Did you notice I used the Thoughtful Branches Bundle on all three of these projects?…the stamped tree and sentiment on the card, the stamped and cut out trunk on the Post-It note holder, and the stamped and cut out leaves on the curvy keepsake apple box. Today is the LAST DAY this set is available. I hope you got yours! You don’t want to regret letting this set pass you by.
I made these apples for 2 eighth grade students who are going to help me out and set up the gym in the mornings for my little ones. We don’t have a separate play area to leave everything out so we need to store the bikes, etc. in closets and take everything in and out daily. My students learn quickly how to clean up and put it back away so the big kids can use the gym after us. 🙂 I like to make little treats like these to give our helpers each year so they keep coming back. I think these will start the year off just right!
Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow is September 1st which means you can start shopping from the new holiday catalog. Lots of new ideas, stamp sets, designer series paper, and embellishments to choose from! If you are not currently working with another demonstrator and would like a catalog, I’d be happy to send you one.
Have a wonderful day!