Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall treat for a challenge




I've been making some of these cute little candy dishes for the craft sale.  Last weekend I just had Halloween one, and I decided to make some that had just a fall motif.  Then, I decided to make a matching card, hoping maybe somebody would like them together.  Well, I do! 
I have this lovely retired paper called Autumn Spice that I used for this project.  I really kind of hang onto this paper because first, it's heavy and nice for 3d projects, and second, it matches the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I have not used much of it, because it's one I really favor, but decided that now was the right time. 
Don't know if you have ever seen these candy dishes, but they are very easy to make.  I use a 6X6" square of paper.  Score the paper in both
 directions at 2" and 4", so you have 9 - 2" squares.  Then score each corner block diagonally to the outer corner.  Crease all the squares, and then fold the diagonal creases and push them to the inside of the bowl.  I punch a small hole in the corner of each of those peaks, and string a ribbon through the holes and tie together.  On my bowl, I tried a new trick I found, and used a binder ring (like a hinged key ring that clips closed), that I found at the office supply store.  Then, I tied the bows to the metal ring.  I think it looks cute, and no frustration from stringing the ribbon through  little holes.
For the card, I used the matching paper, and cut some coordinating leaves, and a little message saying Just for You, and a brass button to tie it all together. 
Both of the projects were made for a couple challenges, too. 
 The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 71 was to make something FALL FUN.  I think I did that. 
The layout I used was from Pal Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 143.  It was a nice simple layout, and allowed me to tie it all together. 
I always find it fun to do the challenges while I am trying to create.  Makes it like a game to match as many things together as I can, and still create the project that I was aiming for to begin with. 
Sure hope you all like them. 
Stop by again real soon.

Mary Alice

3 comments:

  1. Sweet...gorgeous paper (I wish they still had it) and I love the little box and the ring idea!

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  2. This is a beautiful gift and card set... that patterned paper is gorgeous and thanks for the "how to' on the candy box..... they sound so easy to make and look pretty :0)
    Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
    Jenny x

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  3. SO gorgeous! I love all the patterns on these fabulously constructed projects! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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