Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blogiversary GIVEAWAY and Tutorial

Blogiversary GIVEAWAY

*** Please Note the Giveaway has now ended. ***

I'm celebrating 5 years of blogging with a giveaway. FIVE lucky people will win ONE of the following prizes: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Sweetheart Treat Bags, Sweet Sayings Cards & Envelopes, Large Rhinestone Jewels Pack, Silver Ribbon Roll. To enter, just click the link below and leave me your name and email address on the form (information shared on this form will never be sold or used for any other purpose).

  • US residents only
  • One entry per person
  • No purchase necessary
  • Entry deadline February 15th, 2014 at 11:45 PM CST.
  • Winners will be notified and names will be posted here on February 16th.

    The Winners are...

  • Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (Vicki Hill)
  • Sweetheart Treat Bags (Edna Rhea)
  • Sweet Sayings Cards & Envelopes (Tracy Payne)
  • Large Rhinestone Jewels Pack (Martha Hepburn)
  • Silver Ribbon Roll (Mary Beth Johnson)

    ~~~ Thank You everyone for entering ~~~

    Five years ago today, I started my blog My very first post was a triangle treat box that my son and I made for his second grade class for Valentine's Day (check out my first post HERE). I didn't write a tutorial for my very first post, so I'm remedying that today. I hope my blogiversary triangle box makes you smile, just like it did for me. The tassel, the buttercup and the cute greeting look like they are having a party. So have a Hershey's kiss today in my honor and here's to many more years of blogging fun. Find out the supplies you'll need for this project and where to get them HERE!

    Triangle Box Tutorial

    Step One

    1. Start with an 8" x 4" piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. On the 8" side, score at the 4" mark.

    Step Two

    2. On BOTH 4" sides, make a pencil mark at the 2" mark (see red dots).

    Step Three

    3a. Darken the 6" score groove of your Simply Scored with a Sharpie. Line up the pencil mark you made in step two with the end of one of the score lines you made in step one. Score between these two points.

    3b. Now shift the paper so that the same pencil mark lines up with the other end of the score line. Score between these two points. REPEAT for the other end of the piece, making FOUR score marks in total.

    Step Four

    4. This is how your piece should be scored when it's finished.

    Step Five

    5. Fold the piece along all the score lines.

    Step Six

    6. Bring the triangle together so that the flaps overlap on one side and punch a 1/8" hole. Do the same for the other side.

    Step Seven

    7. Place a piece of sticky strip on one of the side flaps.

    Step Eight

    8. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the one side together. Also, place your candy or gift inside the box.

    Step Nine

    9. Tie the top with 3 pieces of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack. After I tied the knot, I also unraveled the ends to make them look like a tassel.

    Step Ten

    10. Decorate the front of the box. I embossed a Petite Petals Flower with Pool Party embossing powder and punched it out with the matching punch and embellished it with a Summer Starfruit Dahlia. I stamped "Cheer Up Buttercup" in Coastal Cabana Ink and the arrow in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on a Whisper White Banner cut with the Banners Framelits on the Big Shot. Before adhering the banner to the box, I lined the bottom with a line of Gold Sequin Trim. I hope you like my cheery box.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
    click on the product for price and details

  • Stamp Sets: Geometrical (wood, clear), Petite Petals (wood, clear)
  • Card Stock/Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper*, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Versamark
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Heat Tool
  • Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack*, Gold Sequin Trim, In Color Dahlias, Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder

    *FREE with $50 order until March 31st, 2014. Click HERE for details.

    Thanks for visiting!! I love reading your comments!!


    1. Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy reading your blog. Your projects are great, and your tutorials and instructions are fantastic! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent for all these years. :)

    2. Happy Bloggerversary! Thanks for the cute box tutorial.

    3. This is super cute!! I love your tutorials and always appreciate when you share them since they are super detailed. Thank you!!! Happy blogaversary!!! Wishing you many more!

    4. This is such an adorable box, and just perfect for small little treats! Thank you for the tutorial! Congratulations on your blogiversary!

    5. What a fun box! Thanks for sharing the directions with us, and Happy Blogaversary!

    6. I remember making this triangle box years ago. thanks for the reminder.
      stamping sue

    7. Happy anniversary on your blog! Love this triangle box ......I will be trying this out.

    8. Congratulations to your winners...and to you for five years of blogging! Thank you also for the box tutorial!