Day 3 – New Tutorial & a Sweet Treat idea

here is day 3’s tutorial, sorry I’m getting this posted so late, we’ve been painting in our house all day and I haven’t been on the computer at all today.

So here it is: a very quick and easy little gift project: Pillow box gift card holder. This would be perfect to give as a birthday gift or to that special teacher as a thank you gift. : ) It’s just the right size to slip a gift card into.

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You will need:

– 1 sheet patterened paper, cardstock weight

– bone folder

– adhesive

– pillowbox template. (there are lots of them online – do a google search under images) the one I used can be found here

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1. Cut out your pillowbox template and trace it onto your patterned paper

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2. Cut the pillowbox shape out of the patterned paper.

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3. Lay the template ontop of the patterned paper cut out and trace the lines with a bone folder. Press hard.

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4. Fold along all the lines, press with bone folder if needed

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5. Carfeully fold in the side flaps, this can be a little tricky

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6. Glue the small flap to the inside of the box

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7. Fold sides in on both sides and your box is complete!

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Add some ribbon, embellishments and a tag and it’s ready to give as a gift.

One more thing for tonight: it’s not a recipe but just a cool idea for a summer treat. It’s been SUPER HOT here this week (I’m not complaining, really I’m not, just stating a fact….haha) so I’ve been trying to find ways to keep cool. (It gets unbearably hot in our house too…I’m really looking forward to having air conditioning when I move down south). So here is a little something I did today and it turned out pretty good.

Frozen Pudding Popsicles

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I took some of these little puddings by Kozy Shack – this package is the Apple Pie ones (mmmm…) and they are also the no sugar added ones! bonus!!

Simply open the pudding cup, mix it up, and insert a popsicle stick.

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Put them in the freezer. (I only had mine in there a couple hours and they were already frozen hard)

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Once frozen, run the cup under hot water until the popsicle slips right out. Enjoy!