Thursday 23 April 2015

Moonlight DSP triangular treat pouches - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Hello! It's Thursday and time to welcome you to another fab blog hop full of beautifully designed projects conjured up in the minds of the Stampin' Up artisan design team! We've had some wonderful goodies in our April boxes but today we're all ganging together to inspire you with designer papers! Are you ready?

I chose to use the Moonlight paper stack which comes in a pad of 48 double-sided sheets of designer paper. One thing I love about this is the size of the sheets - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" or 11.4 x 16.5 cm.This is a great size for card-making but it's also brilliant for making treat boxes - like this one:

A triangular one! Isn't it cute? And the best thing about it is that you don't need to cut the paper to size - a couple of folds and you're done! Would you like to know how? It's SO simple - come and see:

Start off by choosing a sheet of the designer paper. (This will probably take you longer than making the box because there are so many delicious designs to choose from!)

Next, fold the card stock in half making sure the design you want is on the outside. Open it up again and mark the halfway mark top and bottom before folding all four corners in as shown above.

Turn the folded sheet round 90 degrees so that its widest side is facing you and take the top two corners and pull them together. Allow one piece to overlap the other slightly and fasten them together with a touch of glue.

Repeat with the bottom corners and punch a hole through the overlap at the top and bottom.

Thread some ribbon through the holes and pull gently together to close the box and add a tag - I made mine with stamps from Amazing Birthday and the gorgeous stitched satin ribbon in Blackberry Bliss.

The only trouble with these little boxes is that...

... they're ever so slightly addictive to make!

I've realised that I've only shown you the papers that are in Hello Honey, Basic Grey and Blackberry Bliss but, you know, there's a whole load of papers with a Lost Lagoon vibe in the same pad! You can see some of them on this inchie card I made:

I thought this would make a nice male card, one inch square samples of designer paper topped with the cute fox from the hostess set Life's Adventure holding, instead of his usual umbrella, a birthday balloon!

This fox makes me giggle - he SO doesn't want to hold that balloon! This is what our cat would look like if we asked her to wear a hat! Actually this is what our cat looks like sometimes when she just plain disapproves of us!

Would you like to see loads more ideas for using this fabulous paper stack? Well the rest of the artisan design team has that covered! Head over to the brilliant Allison Okamitsu next by clicking the button below:

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Okay, I couldn't resist a pic of our cat Tuppence with 'The Look'.

Thanks for joining me today. I'm off to visit my daughter for a couple of days but I'll be back on Tuesday with some of my favourites from the Retirement List. Have a great weekend!


  1. I love to use these paper stacks for projects like this. Beautiful card.

  2. Love this triangular box must have a go at making one

    Jackie x

  3. Love those triangular packets Vicky, gorgeous!
    Val x

  4. So clever and VERY handy for little gifts. Love your card too. :)

  5. Clare,
    I have tried to make the triangle box and can not get it to work. It looks so simple. do you make the first fold horizontal with the 4 1/2 edge at the top? Or is the fold along the longer edge? No matter how I fold it I can't see how it works.Don't know how you can clarify- maybe a video? Thanks

    1. Hi Barbara, sorry it's confusing for you but time didn't allow me to do a video! If you look again at the sketch hopefully all will become clear: First, fold the paper in half along the dotted line, then open it out and fold the corners in.
      Hope this helps.
      Vicky x

    2. Hi Vicky
      I was finally able to figure it out. I wasn't making the corner folds deep enough. Funny how you can get blocked sometimes! Thanks again.

  6. Great idea for a quick and easy gift holder Vicky! The card you've created is a great way to use scraps of gorgeous DSP too. I love it! xxx

  7. Great idea to make these triangle treat pouches with the paper stack! You are very creative! Thank you for sharing...I will try this!

  8. Fabulous Tut vicky
    Enjoy your weekend with Nina
    Hugs Sylvie xx


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