Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sweet Christmas Tents

Let the Your Next Stamp sneak peeks continue!
This month's release is a mini one, featuring a new stamp collection from Cory Designs called Smiley Happy Critters (be sure to stop back tomorrow to see how cute they are) and a new die collection called YNS Whatnots. 
I have a "sweet" project to share with you today using the new die set. 

There are 12 dies in the set and I pulled out the heart, snowflake, man, and circle mini border to create mini 2" x 3" tent packages. 
These are just big enough to hold a few sweets - in this case M&Ms. 
So quick and easy, I simply die cut openings on a few and then used the die cuts to dress up others.  The circle mini border tops the flaps with embroidery floss to hold each closed.
Here are the details in case you would like to make some of your own.  Cut a 2" x 7.75" strip of paper and score at 3", 3.75" and 6.75".  Then fold where scored and decorate, super easy!  I used small Wilton bags and filled each with M&Ms.  I placed a bit of glue inside each strip at the bottom of the tent to hold the bags in place.  Then folded down the top and tied floss around to hold the flap down. 
Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the cute creations by the rest of the DT.
Details:  Dies - YNS Whatnots, Corner rounder punch, DMC embroidery floss and Recollections patterned paper, plus M&Ms and Wilton mini treat bags.