Most of the swaps I received at the Chattanooga Regionals in September were cards – makes sense because I also made cards to swap. I did, though,receive a couple of really great 3-D items in exchange for my dorky card. One of the 3-D items was a sour cream container by Kim Medlock. I had never seen this before and was immediately excited to figure out how to make this container and to share it with you. Strangely enough, the Sour Cream Container project was deomonstrated as a part of the formal presentation from Stampin’ Up! that day. Seems to me that Kim was ahead of the trend.
Here are some sour cream containers I made, followed by step-by-step instruction for you :
I found instructions for this container online, but I changed things up a bit to better match Kim’s swap. Here’s how I made my container:
1. Trim a piece of Designer Series Paper to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (I tried it with a piece of embossed card stock, too, but I think the thinner paper works best). I rolled the paper into a tube before getting started – just a per-performance warmup for our little piece of DSP.
2. Add sticky strip to the inside pieces of the card stock. It might not be clear from the below photo, but I positioned the paper with the longest sides on the top and bottom. I added Sticky Strip to the entire left hand side of the paper, to the top (from the left side to about half way across the page) and to the bottom (about half of the bottom, centered along the bottom):
3. Removed the Sticky Strip along the left side and the top side of the paper.
Quick tip for removing that pesky Sticky Strip film: Run your paper snips between the sticky part and the film. Once you have separated the two, trap the film between your finger and the scissors. Peal away, cheering as you go.
4. Roll the paper into a tube. I lined up the edge of one side against the inside line of the Sticky Strip on the other side and then rolled piece over, adhering along the edge.
Look! I made a tube!
5. Pinch the end of the tube with the removed Sticky Strip film, securing it tightly. If you aren’t lined up exactly, you might need to trim a little off the edge of the container.
6. Add candy or some other gift (it’s probably NOT a good idea to fill your tube with sour cream – not only will that make a mess, but the neighborhood children probably won’t appreciate it).
8. Decorate with ribbon or other embellishments. I added sentiments from Googly Ghouls and Toxic Treats
Stamp sets: Toxic Treats, Googly Ghouls Inks: Basic Black Papers: Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla Accessories: Sticky Strip, Scallop Oval punch, Modern Label punch, Chevron Embossing Folder
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Update on the One-for-One Card Swap. I’ve received a bunch of cards and will be sorting through them today to mail out on Monday. There are some real beauties in the bunch, so I know you’ll be happy with the card you receive. Pictures to come!