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Monday, January 01, 2007

challenge #2

French Fries anyone???

Who would have thought that a french fries container would make it into the world of crafting?? A couple of months ago I first taught this class at the Scrapitude Cyber Crop and I have to say that these lovely little things are the quickest (and probably easiest) project to make.

Stuck for a last minute gift and a card just doesn't seem enough? Then these containers are the solution. A simple one can be finished within 20 minutes - all you need to do is fill it up with some sweets, or maybe some sample lotions, tokens - the possibilties are endless and you will get addicted to making these babies.

The one, which is explained in step by step pictures on the slide show is really a Minibook in its own way, as I created inserts which tell a story each about the TV shows I used to love watching when I was a child. At the end of the slideshow you will see two different examples on how to decorate your containers. And have a looksey what Sarahjane did to her container!!!

First of you will need to print out this template. You can change the size if you copy and paste the picture into word. You can then drag the edges and make it larger or smaller.

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Here it goes - this is what you will need to do:

1. Print and cut out the template then place it onto a sheet of cardstock or paper (I prefer double sided paper, but this is not mandatory). Trace the outline of the template and cut it out.

2. Place the tempate on top of your cut-out and use a scoring tool and a ruler to go across the scoring lines.

3. Fold along the scored lines and place some glue (I prefer double sided tape) on the shorter lip of the folds. Press together and you have your box ready to decorate! (Told you it was quick!)

4. If you want to make inserts, trace the bigger half of the template (minus the folding lips) onto cardstock and cut it out. You might need to trim a little off the bottom and the sides of the inserts, which you can determine by trying to fit it into your container. It should slide in smoothly, if it doesn't -> you will need to trim the sides a little.

5. Decorate the inserts as you wish, or simply fill the container with sweets or other goodies. Just imagine, you could RAK a scrapping friend by filling one of these up with ribbons, blooms and other embellies.

Now have fun creating and don't forget to link us back to your finished project!
You can purchase a ready made Kit for these containers {here}

Here is was Sarahjane did with the fries container - simly divine!

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