Sunday, August 13, 2017

Introducing Too Hot To Handle & The Truffle Tote Box Die

Good morning, friends, and welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! I'm back today sharing a few projects with my new Too Hot To Handle stamp set and Truffle Tote Box Die. I love to bake and share homemade treats, so I designed these products to make giving gifts from my kitchen a little more stylish. Let's take a closer look!

My first project today is a super quick and easy Truffle Tote. These boxes come together so fast, especially when you're using patterned paper.

Enjoy! Truffle Tote

I began by creating the Truffle Tote from Soft Stone patterned paper. Then, I die cut an oval layer using the one of the window dies included in the Die Collection (there are oval and rectangular options). I stamped the sentiment from Too Hot To Handle onto the oval and adhered it to the front of the box with foam tape. Then, I die cut and stamped one of the solid oven mitts using Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist inks. I attached that to the box with just a bit more foam tape. This box was such a snap to put together! The whole thing took only 10 minutes or so. I love it when that happens!


Now here's a box that took longer, but I think was totally worth the effort.

Lovin' From My Oven Truffle Tote

I started this Truffle Tote by stamping a pattern with the images from Too Hot To Handle in a blue and green color scheme. I die cut the box and then used the rectangular window to cut an opening in the front of the box.

Lovin' From My Oven Truffle Tote 4

The windows have a scalloped detail that embosses when you die cut that I just can't get enough of. I backed the window with clear cardstock and then assembled my box like normal.

Lovin' From My Oven Truffle Tote 2

Next, I created a tag using the new Bite Size Tags Die and a Double Ended Banner. I die cut the tag from Mint Julep cardstock and stamped it with the greeting from Too Hot To Handle. Then stamped an open oven mitt with Vintage Jadeite ink. Next, I added the companion sentiment on a die cut banner (the banner was originally a tad bit long, so I die cut it a second time to shorten it a smidge). I tied that to the handle of the assembled Truffle Tote with baker's twine.

Lovin' From My Oven Truffle Tote 3

Here's a better look at the stamped pattern on the box. I absolutely love stamping patterns like this. It's like a puzzle!


Next up is a set of tags that I created by pairing Too Hot To Handle with the Bowl Of Sunshine and Second Helping Of Sunshine sets. I designed Too Hot To Handle to be the ideal complement and I love how they work together.

Special Treat Tags

I started by die cutting and stamping the bowls and utensils. I stamped each bowl with a lighter color and then followed up by sponging on a second, darker color. The utensils (spoons and rolling pins) were inked once in Fine Linen and then kissed with the Background Basics: Woodgrain pattern in Classic Kraft for a touch of texture. Then, I die cut a Basic Cut Tag and Window Cut Tag for each. I sponged the Basic Cut Tags with the lighter color from each bowl and stamped them with the sentiment from Too Hot To Handle. I adhered the tags together and then added the bowls and utensils with dimensional adhesive. A little baker's twine finished them off nicely. These will be wonderful for tying to goodie bags!


I have one last project to share with you today. This one is a card that pairs Too Hot To Handle with Dawn's Family Ties set to create a card for Mom.

Mom You're The Best Card

I began by sponging Vintage Jadeite dots onto a Mint Julep panel using Dawn's new Stencil Basics: Dots stencil. Then, I pressed the oval window die into the cardstock using an impression plate sandwich so I would have the embossed scallops. I adhered that panel to a scalloped card base with foam tape.

Mom You're The Best Card 2

Then, I die cut an additional oval from white cardstock and stamped it with the Family Ties sentiment in Pure Poppy ink. I used a bit more foam tape to adhere that to the card front and then added a die cut "mom" using the coordinating die collection.

Mom You're The Best Card 3

Next, I die cut the oven mitts from Vintage Linens patterned paper. I heat embossed the open mitts onto the die cuts with white detail powder and then added the looped trim with Pure Poppy ink. I added those to the card with more foam tape. Wouldn't this be the perfect Mother's Day card for a mom who loves to bake?!


Well, that's all for me today. Make sure to check in with Nichole and Stephanie today as they feature Too Hot To Handle and Laurie as she takes the Truffle Tote for a spin. Betsy and Heather also have projects to share, so don't forget to visit them too. I'll see you again tomorrow with more of this month's release. Have a great day!


artful-notions said...

Yipes! You rocked this post, lady! LOVE the box, decorated, tagged and windowed!!! And your tags with the bowls are the sweetest!!!

Unknown said...

I agree with how fun it is to create overall stamped patterns. Love building the pattern and then seeing it all come together. And who can resist those miniature kitchen utensils!

stephanie clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! You've been wonderful to share your handmade"patterned paper" ideas. You're so original!! I'm also very glad that PTI has come out with a new line of patterned papers, but you've been a gem to share how you made your own. Beautiful designs, thx Lizzie!

jan metcalf said...

Loving your mom card! That color combo and the patterns!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous projects!!

Joyously Noelle said...

I thought Too Hot to Handle was a cute little set. Then I saw it with the bowls, now I have to get it for sure! What wonderful projects you've made!

Randi Jones said...

And bake and share she does! YUM!