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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!

15 Comments:

Blogger Claire said...

Awesome gonna give this one a go ladies.

Will let you know how they turn out hehe

Clairex

10:48 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Hi gals,

Just want to say I am enjoying this blog and can't wait to see the next inspiration.

They are so inspiring and love everyone of them.

Keep it up.

Will try to do one and post.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Hysteri-CAL said...

Fantastic ! I've done mine !! Will load it onto my blog in a minute - thanks girls, I really enjoyed making this ! xx

10:30 AM  
Blogger Eleni said...

Brilliant work girls ... just posted mine on my blog!

3:26 AM  
Blogger Sandie said...

I've made one!!! It's on my blog if you wanna see it :)

Sandie x

3:19 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Thank you fairies for inspiring me to do my first blog challenge! Just posted it on my blog!
Lori x

12:53 PM  
Blogger domestic goddess said...

what a brilliant idea, love teh halloween one :)

6:56 AM  
Blogger scrapdolly said...

This is fabulous girls and will be my project for this afternoon
Thanks so much

3:31 AM  
Blogger Tracie H said...

Fantastic! What an inspiration you both are. Love the blog.
Ive uploaded mine to my blog if you wanna peep!
Tx

2:27 AM  
Blogger jake said...

I LOVE this! - I'm going to use this template for my craft club's project this week - thanks girlies!

jk x

2:58 AM  
Blogger scrapdolly said...

This was such a fab idea girls. I loved makingt his and can see them becoming awfully addictive.
Thanks so much for charing your ideas so wonderfully.
Mine is here
http://dollysdreamings.typepad.com/dollys_dreamings/

7:34 AM  
Blogger Yasmin said...

That's fantastic. Great for kiddies parties & such. And clear simple instructions.

9:36 PM  
Blogger iralamija said...

Love your blog!! great Ideas TFS!

Bety

4:23 PM  
Blogger helenf said...

Thanks so much for a fabbie project. I've made the box for my DH for a valentine gift - now I've just got to decide what to put in it!! Great instructions really easy to follow.

Helen x

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Just had to stop by and say thanks for this fun french fry pattern! I made one for my mom a couple weeks ago, though I didn't post it to my blog until after I'd given it to her. You can see what I did with it here:
http://house-hill.blogspot.com/2007/02/french-fries-that-are-totally-not.html

Thanks, ladies, for your fun projects!

3:15 PM  

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