Today I’m super excited to be creating a really adorable mini treat box (or SWEET box, hehe) using a few new Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, and a few older ones, too. What’s great about the stamps from the SSS is that you can combine them to create the most adorable things. For instance, I used 6 different SSS sets to create a typography look on the front of this mini treat box. Using this technique would be perfect and fun when creating tags, layouts, and cards, too!
To start off, I used a mini treat box die by, My Favorite Things; however, you can create this project with any already-made treat box; or, you can even create your own. If you’d like to create one yourself, the measurements of this box when assembled are: 2 ½”x 1 ½”x 3 ¾”. After cutting two treat box panels using my die from MFT, I inked up the sentiment “Baked with love” from the SSS stamp set, Baking Love—since this is a treat box that I filling with home baked treats! Now, since I’m going for a typography look I’m planning on keeping all of the sentiments and images aligned so it looks pretty—yet still really neat an organized. Next, I chose to use the sentiment ‘Happy birthday’ from the set, Just the basics, and I used the soft granite ink by hero arts—for a bit of contrast and interest. I then used the ampersand from the, Numbers-Symbols, stamp set and stamped that, soon after, in the color soft lilac (which I think compliments all the other colors I’m going to be using). Next I used the “Hip hip hooray” sentiment from the NEW stamp set, Too Hip (which is so cute!) and stamped that in black Memento ink. Then I grabbed the solid heart image from the Foxy set, and inked that up in pale tomato ink. Next, I grabbed my, Too Hip set once again but this time I used the adorable hippo image and also added his nerdy glasses (which is just one out of a several adorable elements that are within this set. Once that was done, I realized I had a little bit of an empty space on the upper right side of the hippo image so I decided to use the small heart image from the stamp set, Stuck on You, and the “Enjoy” sentiment from, Baking Love. I was so excited that I was able to fit that sentiment in because I felt that it went perfectly with this “Happy birthday + Baked with love” custom sentiment. Once I was done with the design, I was ready to add color to the hippo and the small heart image. So I used my Copics: C1 Cool gray, C3 Cool gray, and C5 Cool gray to color him in, and I used my Copic marker: B02 Robins egg blue to fill in the heart. When I was satisfied with the design and coloring I followed the assembly instructions on how to score the box, applied some permanent adhesive, and assembled it. It was pretty simple.Lastly, I grabbed a small piece of pink tissue paper, wrapped the home baked brownie bites into the box and covered them with another layer if tissue paper. I think this box came out so cute and I can’t wait to make another one!
I hope you were inspired by this post, to create some really cute projects with your Sweet Stamp shop, stamps. I’d love to see what you can create in the Flickr group! Try gathering all of your SSS stamps and give this typography technique a go. To share your projects in the SSS Flickr group click here. Don’t forget you can also follow them on FB, too! Have a great weekend.