Saturday, 13 January 2018

Colourful Recipe Bunting and Gift Box

For the penultimate of my 7 day back to back new Stampin' Up! products tutorials I've made this really cute bunting which is designed to be part of a kitchen d├ęcor and holds basic recipes which you  add yourself by printing onto Whisper White cardstock and then stamping with the Jar of Love large jar stamp and then die cutting using the large jar die from the Everyday Jar framelits. The video tutorial is available on my You Tube channel by clicking here.

The idea of this one is that it is a gift to a grown child or grandchild who is leaving home or who has already left home or even for one who is being left home alone for a few days so that they find it that bit easier to fend for themselves and not have to resort to pizza and kebabs all of the time.

This one has just 5 panels but you can make as many as you like and it holds the recipes for 5 favourite sweet treats.

I made it as colourful as possible, you can raid your scrap cardstock stash for brightly coloured pieces.

The panels were made using five different colours from the Subtles collection, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Calypso Coral which I cut two panels from in each colour. The larger panels are 5 x  3 inches and the smaller ones are 4.75 x 2.75 inches. I then cut 5 pieces of DSP from the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack, choosing food themed patterns and these were cut at 4.5 x 2.5 inches.

To make the pennant shape I marked the centre of the short side of each piece and then marked 1.5 inches from the bottom and cut from each corner on the diagonal up to the 1.5 inch centre mark. This then allowed them all to fit into each other with a little of the piece underneath showing. It's best (as I discovered) to line up the tops of the three pieces so they sit flush and that way you get a much more even finish and a more uniform piece of the underlying colour showing around the edges.

I mixed up the colours so that each base piece had a contrasting piece of cardstock on top of it and glued on using Tombow liquid adhesive. I did the same with the DSP. Meanwhile I had cut out the jar recipes. I'd made 2 x 1.5 inch text boxes on my PC and made sure the recipes fitted into that space, they are very basic at a glance recipes. If you wanted to make more complex recipes you might consider taking up a couple of panels per recipe one for the ingredients and one for the method perhaps.

I stamped each jar using the same inks as the cardstock however I did make a bit of a mistake thinking that Wild Wasabi was Old Olive and used Daffodil Delight ink instead of So Saffron but it didn't really matter it still looked fab. If you wanted to make the recipes wipe clean you could apply a layer of clear drying PVA solution or Mod Podge and allow to dry.

When all of the panels were assembled before adding the jars with dimensionals I punched holes into the top for threading bakers twine through, I used a Blushing Bride extra thick baker's twine simply because I had it to hand. I used my cropodile to punch 3/16 holes an inch from each side and half an inch down from the top of the panel. Then I stuck the jar recipes on and threaded the twine through.

I then decided to make a gift box and this was pretty simple, I started with a Calypso Coral box using a piece of cardstock measuring 7.5 x 5.5 inches and a lid the same size in So Saffron. I scored the box sides at 1 inch on all four sides and did the same for the lid only with the lid I moved the card away from the edge of the score board on the left side by one sixteenth of an inch to allow for the lid to fit properly.

I added a panel of Wisteria Wonder which was 5.25 x 3.25 inches and then a panel of DSP which measured 5 x 3 inches. I used Tombow to stick these down. For the label I cut a piece of Wild Wasabi 3 x 2 inches and a piece of Soft Sky 2.75 x 1.75 inches and punched through both with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I used Calypso Coral to add the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Better Together stamp set and finished the whole thing off by slotting through some Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the new Spring Summer catalogue. The two parts of the label were secured using dimensionals.

I love how this project turned out and think it will add a fabulous splash of colour to any kitchen but can be adapted for so many other uses.

Enjoy trying it out for yourself and have a great Saturday!

Andrea x

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