Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A free bunny tray box printable download and my first tutorial to go with it.

I like to make little open treat boxes for easter.  I'm thrilled to share this one with you.  Fill it with goodies, and have a pretty picture underneath for when it's emptied!

This was so easy and quick, you could probably make several in an afternoon, and have great fun doing it.
Print it out on white (or light pastel, but the colors will change) 8.5 x 11 cardstock.  I used 110 lb smooth.
Cut it out as shown, and score and fold panels inwards.  Flattening your creases helps make a cleaner, squarer box.  You don't need a bone folder, an old gift card or credit card works fine.

Glue the little tabs and get them tucked in nicely under the side flaps.  Clothespins (these are the smaller kind) work great to hold the glue while it drys.  I used rubber cement because it is so forgiving and doesn't cause warping, but use what you are comfortable with.  I could have used sticky tape, but didn't think of it until I got to the lace part.

Fold down the other flaps and glue in place.  Tray is done, now decide how to decorate it.  At this point, anything goes, or you could even leave it plain.  
(I had an image of the various choices I had on my table for ribbon, decoration and such, but for some reason it wouldn't upload, even after I waited a couple of days.  Like I said on my last post, this really hasn't been a good computer week for me.)

I used sticky tape around the edge, which made it really easy to put on the lace.
This lace is fairly elastic, and I pulled it a bit tight, so it bends kind of inwards.  A stiffer lace, or paper lace, would stand up better.  I almost folded it over & out.  I encourage experimenting, it can be so much fun!
I decided on the flower and butterfly ribbon to go around the sides.  I used a thin line of tacky glue. Simple, but pretty, don't you think?

You can add a handwritten message to the bottom of the tray.  I found it works much easier if you do it BEFORE you build the tray!!! Then just fill with goodies.  Hmmmm.... candy, mini muffins or cupcakes, a brownie, more candy.... oooh, this is gonna be fun!  Finish it off with plastic wrap if you choose.

Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did making it.  Hoppy Easter!  - Kat

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2 Free Bird Doodles from Covered in Glue - CU OK

I'm on a roll here, finding stuff to post from my "mine" folder.  Unfortunately, while posting this, I accidentally erased an entire folder from BOX.  (Seems that I'm having one of those weeks!) I tryed to fix it, but if you find any missing files, please let me know.  Also, since I haven't used BOX in awhile, let me know if they change policy or anything.  I use them because they are free and easy, but mostly because they don't make the downloaders wait or join or other annoying stuff.  If that changes, I'd like to know.

This silly little bird above was me learning a new program and using my tablet, which I'm still not familiar with.  You can download the PNG file for it HERE.

The bird doodle above was pretty much the same thing.  He's simple, but kinda cute, I think.  You can download the JPG HERE or the PNG HERE. Hope some of you can use these, feel free to use however you wish.  Thanks for visiting!
Kat D,

Friday, March 27, 2015

Word Art Freebie , and an apology...

Just got back, and I'm already messing up.  Really, like how did I not notice until today that I left the "s" off of "grows" on the seed packets.  Duh.  Sorry about that.

Well, here is another word art; one that hopefully is spelled correctly.  This I made for a friend who was deserted by most friends and family when he messed up and landed in jail.  I stuck by him, right or wrong, because I believe in forgiveness and second chances.  It was a hard choice, but I had to do it.
 I hope you like it!

Go to BOX for the PNG file or JPG file.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Freebie Printable Seed Packets
Go to BOX for the png and jpg files.

Long time, no post.  Sorry about that, but it seemed the longer I stayed away, the harder it became to post something new.  Extra specially because I didn't have much to show.  I was trying to get my health back in line, and seemed to spend all my free time finding recipes for things I could actually eat, and then cooking inedible meals from those recipes.  Well, at least I lost 30+ pounds!  So, boo-hoo, not much crafting, but there IS a silver lining in every cloud!  I did find a few things in my computer files that I don't think I posted before, so I'll try my best to get them up as I can.  This offering is something I'm not sure you can use, but maybe you can fill them will small candies, or edible seeds, or a "surpise" seed or something else and handwrite what it is.  I don't even remember what I made them for, but I really like the quotes! Try printing them on pretty paper and maybe emboss.  As always, have fun, use them as you will, and if you have a moment, leave me a note.  Thank you!!!  Kat