Im shattered - dont know if im coming down with a cold or something as i dont usually feel this tired!
WARNING - POST IS PICTURE HEAVY!!
The boys wanted desert last night and i made a fruit salad - kid style! I love these mini sparklers - they were on sale at Christmas from Whittards of Chelsea and dont half come in handy for that excitement factor! LOL
Is it just me or are Gu brownies the closest thing to Heaven EVER!! They deserve a little box all their own (no its not just so the kids think they have all gone and i now have a secret stash!!) ;) Heres a tutorial on the little tie box i made to house/hide them! lol
You can use 12x12 or A4 patterened paper or cardstock. I used 12x12 as i wanted the pattern - please bear in mind though that i have now sworn i will never work out a template based on paper with diagonal stripes! Boy do those lines run look wonky when youre drawing and cutting!
First of all you need to draw a rectangle consisting of three rows of 4 squares measuring 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches. Add a 1 inch strip at the end which will work as a tab to hold the sides together.Cut this section out Score all of the lines
Turn it back over onto the drawn on side and you need the top to look like this......
On the second and fourth squares at the top mark the centre points and cut away the remaining card/paper to leave little triangles. Squares one and three need to be cut 1.4 inchs in from the top.Punch a hole into the top of each triangle
Mark the bottom (squares two and 4) to create a half inch lip.
Cut away these sections
Fold over all the lips and place double sided tape on each.
Bring up the left hand side and stick the first lip to the first whole base square. (see below) Then attach the sticky tape to the second whole square base (this is done now to stop it from sticking to the mat while you press down the first lip.
Stick all of the base together finishing with the little lip on the inside base. At this point the side lip will be easy to attach to the inside, press all edges to secure the tape firmly.
Fill with goodies and thread ribbon through the two holes, fastening in a double knot.
Decorate and finish as you would like :)
Tomorrow is crop day so im hoping to make lots of goodies (ok, i will probably make one card and chat the rest of the time!) LOL
Have a lovely weekend