Friday, February 8, 2008

A Muse Mini Treat Boxes

Do you get the weekly e-newsletter from A Muse? Well, you should! Here is how you sign up.

This week's newsletter has the templates for creating some really FAST and cute boxes. And I had to try them out! I keep making them because they are so fast.

This was my first attempt. I have a scor-pal and literally took 5 minutes to make this box and put it together. The hardest part was getting that crinkly paper to stay in! LOL.

Images and cardstock by A Muse Accessories include Marvy Giga and Mega Scalloped Oval, Sakura Clear Glaze Pen, A Muse Ribbon, Copic Markers

Next up, I wanted to make a clear-ish box. So I took the template and made it 2 and 1/2 times. The top and bottom are the same as the previous box (i.e. followed the template). The 1/2 part is the acetate in the middle. I followed the box template for one direction and did not do any cutting.

Images and cardstock by A Muse, acetate from Office Depot
Accessories include Martha Steward Heart Punch, Marvy Super Jumbo Sc
alloped Circle, May Arts Ribbon, Colorbox Lipstick Red

So, the next box I had to make I had to use
A Muse square notecards. So, I adapted Linda's original template for the 4-bar notecards to work on the square ones. We did this box at my Hugs and Kisses class at Stamp Salado a few weeks back. It's the same box, just different dimensions!

And finally, Rhonda has the coolest Step it UP! challenge over at ou
r new website, The Step it Up! challenge is a bit more involved than any of our others and the time to do them is longer. Our first Step it up challenge is to make some 3x3 cards AND a alter a holder for them or make one, etc. Well, I NEED four teacher valentine's day gifts! And Michelle Clark (who is a kindergarten teacher) told me "Don't give a teacher candy for Valentine's Day!". You know, I've read that on Splitcoast, as well. I guess teachers must get LOTS of chocolate - WHY is that a bad thing? So, note cards it is! AND I get to do Rhonda's challenge! WOHOO!

Each box has 8 3x3 cards and envelop
es in it. I needed to make 4...
I decided to do 8 different designs from get well, to friendship cards and even birthday cards.
This size is so convenient as a gift enclosure card!

Images and cardstock by A Muse
Accessories include Mar
vy punces, May Arts Ribbon, Copics, Brads, SU! ribbon

Do you see the brads? They are the ones that look like buttons. For the brown box, I didn't have brown buttons so I colored the white ones with my Burnt Umber Copic marker! Voila!

Hope you'll try out the new templates and maybe even play along on Rhonda's challenge!


Heather said...

Look at you go! The Scor-pal really does make quick work of the boxes, doesn't it?!

Rhonda said...

WHOA Geeta!! You've been workin your little booty off!!! These are all SOOO cute!! I wanna make some now!! Looks like I know what I'll be doing for teacher gifts now!! Thanks!! :D