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Aug 16, 2008

Roughin' It!

I roughed up the card stock using my Tonic paper distresser. Does that count? LOL I am thinking someone who is TRULY roughing it is NOT going to take a baggie of trail mix in a paper crafted bag, but this is the stamping outdoors where anything goes. I think it looks rather manly. Perhaps I shall give it to my husband... who will probably not think to cut or gently remove the twine keeping it shut... thereby ripping the handles and causing destruction to my creation... on second thought... I better give it to a stamper. :) Hopefully it will be enjoyed... even though it isn't pink. LOL

I went for round 2 with the bag/box idea I had yesterday and it came together much easier this time. I modified the dimensions to fit a small cello bag of trail mix in it. It is the Indulgent Walmart brand (giant bag for $5). Yes, I bought the trail mix specifically for this project... a month ago or longer. LOL I used a handful and now my family will need to eat the rest of the bag. We will not be on a hike when we eat it. Maybe we'll walk around the neighborhood to make it feel more outdoorsy! LOL
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Ink: Memento brown, cocoa

Paper: Cocoa, PTI white, PTI dark brown

Accessories: CB embossing folder, sponge, Tonic paper distresser, horizontal slot punch, twine, Copic markers, copper brads, black foam dimensionals, red line tape, trail mix


  1. This is adorable. Great job.

  2. These are super cute! Love the moose peeking over the top.

  3. These are super cute! Love the moose peeking over the top.

  4. I had to chuckle about your conversation about who to give it to and why. (You sure could send it my way, I promise to take great care of it!) I often rate my giving based on how long it took me to make and who would appreciate it the most. . . After doing this for hobby for over 6 years now, I'm finally cleaning out my stash and freely parting with the "old" stuff, but I sure do get the ranking theory and who will or won't just rip it open and throw it away! LOL!!

    P.S. I would really, really, really love to know how you get the inside "box" part done so that it fits so nicely with your outer panels. . . Is it a pattern, a template, a trick? I'm sure I could fake something so I can shamefully borrow your idea for Halloween treats, but if you wouldn't mind sharing!

  5. I agree - don't give it to you hubby - he'll just think - look food and rip it apart! Love the way you have the moose peaking over the top!

    You can send this to me... I live in a log home in 25 acres of woods... I could just sit on my porch and bask in the beauty of your project and it would be treated as a stamped work of art should be!!!

  6. I just love it! I think it is adorable! :o)

  7. I agree, if you give it to your hubby he'll need instructions to get into it so it doesn't get ripped. Tell him it's refillable if he doesn't rip it! Someone else asked how the inside was done - I was trying to figure that out too -did you just put a small box in there, or just attach a 4 walled piece?

  8. Oh what a neat idea, this is too cool, I know what you mean about giving away some things to those that aren't crafty or know the kind of work that goes into these creations.

  9. I love this idea! I could use a few hits on how you did the inside box part though. These would make a gret fall project for my next stampers get together. jmniffer

  10. That is super adorable! I will definitely have to try one. Thanks for the directions!!! I love how you embossed the box too. It goes perfect with that stamp set!!

  11. I think this is soooooooooo cute. I will have to try this also. Thanks for the how to. Diana

  12. OH - MY - GOSH!! THIS is SO CUTE! I love this, I covet this, I MUST make this :)
    Thanks for the tutorial!


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