Mmm…pie!

Hey, here’s another freebie for paper crafting thanks to mymemories.com  but only until Jan 14th!  Although these say they are for pie, seriously, do you have anyone you love so little that you’d just give them one slice?  Once filled with cool things, they’d be great as a goodie bag for a girls’ party or a teacher gift.
Pie Box Tutorial
1. Print your file on cardstock. To create a pie box, you will need one base and one top. Gather necessary supplies. (Recommended supplies: ruler, scissors, glue, bone folder with pointed tip) Be sure to set your margins as close to zero as possible when printing.
pies printed
2. Using the bone folder score from the top tip down to each of the corners.  There should be 3 fold lines forming a triangle on each piece. Also,
score the small tabs on the box sides.
pies scored 2 pies scored
3. Cut out all of your box pieces.
pies scored

4. Fold on the fold lines. Folds should all be folded in towards the white side of the paper.

pie folded

pie cut

5. Place glue on all the small flaps.

pie edges

6. Bring base and flap up and glue in place. Repeat all sides.  Repeat Steps 5 and 6 for lid.

pie base

7. Enjoy your pie box.

pie finished

8. Multiple boxes can be made to look like a pie by placing the centers together.

pies together

Detailed instructions are thanks to mymemories.com

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” Jane Austen

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Get a tree yet?

Do you kill your own tree for Christmas or buy it at the hardware store? Put up a plastic one complete with frosting and pine scent? Or simply use the biggest branch the last windstorm dropped in your backyard?

Pretty in pink?

Pretty in pink?

tree kill

You know you want to!

Whose house? I know!

Whose house? I know!

But hey, no matter how you celebrate, everyone loves a freebie!  So here’s another time limited seasonal decor item thanks to mymemories.com.  Get it before Christmas Eve.

 http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_1

Tree 1

http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_2

Tree 2

http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_3

Tree 3

And here’s what you do with them…

3D Tree Tutorial
1. Print your file on cardstock. To create a 3 layered tree, you will need one base, one middle piece, and one top. Gather necessary supplies. (Recommended supplies: ruler, scissors, glue, bone folder with pointed tip) Be sure to set your margins as close to 0 as possible.
2. Using the bone folder score from the top tip down to each of the 3 corners. There should be 3 fold lines from the tip on each piece. Also, score the bottom triangle of the base.
tree folds
3. Cut out all of your tree pieces.
tree bits
4. Fold on the fold lines. Folds should all be folded in towards the white side of the paper.
tree folded bits
5. For top and middle pieces, place glue on the flap and glue together to form a pyramid.
6. For the base piece, apply glue to both flaps.
7. Bring small triangle base up and glue in place.
tree pyramid
8. Attach the side tab to the inside flap to form a pyramid.
9. Stack tree pieces, as desired. These trees can be made using 1, 2, or 3 layers per tree.
I’d love to see what ones folks actually make as I personally don’t have the time this Christmas…maybe next year?
Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?
-Linus

Last minute decor freebie!

Looking for a quick decoration for Christmas?  Here you go:

http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_1

Star 1

http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_2

Star 2

 

http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_3

Star 3

 

These are free downloads but the stars are only available ’til the 10th so get them NOW!  These 3D Stars are great to hang as decorations on stairs or shrink them down and use them to decorate your Christmas Tree.

The key to these stars is to make sure that you have a total of 10 cone shapes to put these together. You can mix and match the patterns, but you need 10 of the same size to get a finished 3D star.

 

“I love the stars.
Because they can’t say anything.
I love the stars.
Because they do not judge anyone.”
―    Natsuki Takaya

I cogitate???

Just thought I’d share one of the fabulous comments that I discovered had been left for me recently.  This is from We Buy Any Car.

“I cogitate this is a factual extraordinary article place.Thanks Again. Real Major.”

I feel honoured and wish I could adequately express my true emotions with some appropriate language…but alas, I’ve spent all day at home with three sick kids and my brain has rotted and seeped out of my ears.

I cogitate

I cogitate

 

“My dull brain was wrought with things forgotten.”
The Bard Himself