OK. PLEASE ... the next time I mention that I'm thinking of setting up playdates for the girls at our house someone kick me in the head until I come to my senses!!! GAWD!!! 5 children aged 7 - 10 ... (4 girls and 1 boy) is WAAAAAY outside my noise tolerance range!!! 2 hours later the twitching in my left eye has started to subside *lol*
I had visions of lovely, well behaved children playing quietly in their playroom whilst I happily crafted away in my *happy place*. Ya no. On the bright side, the children seemed to have a good time and I DID manage to craft for 1 hour and 15 minutes ... just long enough to crack off 28 of these cute little Thanksgiving Treats for my customers this month:
Once you cut out the die you score it. Using your Simply Scored Scoring tool is a MUST for these kinds of projects. What use to take an hour to score now take about 10 minutes. No measuring, no rulers, just line your paper up in the appropriate grid line and score away!
You just need to make sure that your card stock is straight. See where my finger is pointing? That just indicates that the lower point is in the same track/grid as the top point. I lined up the top point on the 4" mark (it doesn't matter which mark you use ... I just picked the 4" mark) - and then I scored a width of 1/4". See the markers along the top of the Score Tool? They are 1/4" apart. Oh! Did you notice one is red and the other is blue? No, they don't come those colors - I colored them with Sharpies. Why? If I am working on a project that requires scoring on more than one side of the project I use different colored markers to show my customers where to score ... so, for example, the red will indicate where they score on the long side of a card and the blue indicates where they score on the short side of the card. Keep confusion to a minimu!
I have used this idea before ... a few years ago I used it for Christmas treats with a little snowman set and a bellyband instead of ribbon. This was easier thanks to the ribbon! I also made a Halloween one yesterday but decided to go with Thanksgiving this month and Halloween next month. It's a great little treat for any occasion - it doesn't take much time to put together and doesn't cost a fortune. Give it a try and hand some out. Who couldn't use a little shot of chocolate in their day??
Right! It's Rebecca / Mommy night tonight. We're going to make her witch skirt for her Halloween costume so off I go! Pop in soon to see some Christmas cards (which I HOPE to work on tomorrow!) Until then ... have a stampy night!