Monday, October 27, 2008

Using Hodgepodge Hardware

I would like you to celebrate with me--I actually used my new Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware! Not the big tin, you understand. Yikes--don't go overboard! This frame is from the bulk hodgepodge order a few months ago. And of course, now I won't be able to give this adorable little pillowbox away, because it has hodgepodge on it! Are you frightened that you understand where I'm coming from? You probably should be.

This pillowbox is my version of Shelli's that she did for a Utah morning show! Isn't it cute? And thanks to my hoarding disorder, I had some thick acetate just sitting in my file cabinet, absolutely WAITING for this project! {I knew I'd need it someday. I've had it for about 10 years. LOL Inherited it from my Dad's endless office supply stash after he died. See? It's not my fault!} Don't use regular transparencies, by the way--too flimsy.

I know, I know, the Ski Slope red is Real Red, and I used Riding Hood Red grosgrain. So sue me. :-) I really wanted that stripe in there, and plain wide red grosgrain just wasn't cutting it. After I cut the acetate, I folded it on the score lines. This is kind of important, because the acetate isn't as flexible as cardstock. The curvy lines for the end folds are a little bit tricky. I used Sticky Strip to adhere the flap on the envelope.

I stamped the Merry Christmas in Riding Hood Red (let it go, already!) on Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it over the ribbon. I used the brads to attach the frame to the ribbon. This pillowbox is filled with Christmas peanut M&Ms. These make a great little project!

This picture shows my other sample--I used the gold cord to make it more of an ornament or a little purse. {Cute!} This one is filled with gourmet jelly beans! I kinda made it to see if I could get it to work, so it's just thrown together from stuff that was sitting out on my stamp table.

Stamps: Party Punch (hostess 2007, retired)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope DSP, Christmas Treasures DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Pillowbox die, Designer Label Punch, 1 inch circle punch, Riding Hood Red 5/8" grosgrain, Gold cord, Vanilla HPH, Sticky Strip, glue dots


Anonymous said...

You totally make me laugh Amy! I love the litte pillow boxes with acetate...I know I have some somewhere in here...

Kathy said...

Perfect use of the HPH! And such cute pillow boxes. Guess I'll have to break down and get the die, now!

Tandra said...

WHOA!!! AMY!! Those are fantastic!!! Do you think I'd get my Pillowbox Die by December??? LOL
Silly me hasnt ordered it yet, cuz I thought it was too small....doh!!
I wanna make som eof those! What do I look for at Staples or Office max- Is there a brand name for the thick acetate?
Thanks babe! ;)