The contestants and judges for the MFT Idol contest were challenged to make Creative Packaging! You can read more about it on the MFT Forum! It took me FOREVER to decide on what kind of packaging I was going to use and then I FINALLY decided on these cute little strawberries that are the perfect size for Kisses and Campinos!
If you haven't seen or made these Strawberries before, here is a template from Paperscrapz so that you can try them yourself!! They are fun, easy and eye-catching! I use the Swiss Dots EF on the 'berry' and Divine Swirls on the 'leaf'! I also punch TWO holes in the leaf center so I can thread the ribbon through. I think the template only shows one hole.
The basket that I put the strawberries in is one of the simplest ones that I've done!! There are tutorials all over Splitcoast for them and I couldn't tell you who I saw that did it first, BUT if you haven't seen one, here are the basics:
-start with a 6x6 piece of card stock-score at 2'' and 4'' both way (so you end up with a total of 9 squares
-cut the 2 score lines on one side up 2'' and then do the same on the opposite side
-fold up each end towards the center and adhere or fasten with a brad
Clear as mud?!?! If it seems complicated, just follow the first few directions anyway and you will see how easy it is!!!;)
I went with the How Sweet It Is WTG set and I finally used my Peerless Watercolors to color the image in! Could use a little more practice with those though! The flowers are from the Birds and Blooms Sizzlets from SU! and the dp is Rockabilly Specialty.
I guess that's about it for details but if I've forgotten anything, feel free to post your question in the comments section.
It's going to be a DOUBLE ELIMINATION this week for our Final Four Contestants, (20something, Little Sea Otter, Mrs. Mac, and Bar), as we had some voting complications last week. You can read the deets here as well as find a link to the new Voting 'Booth'! We're down to the nitty gritty...only one more challenge after this one!
Thanks for stopping by for a little Stamps 'n' Coffee!!