Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sour cream container

If you're of  a "certain age," you may recall a time when you ordered a baked potato and sour cream came in these little rectangular containers.  These were all the rage a few years ago, and I decided to demonstrate them again this month.  The container shown above started life as a 4 X 6 piece of Paisley Petals DSP, but it would be easy to change the size of the container by changing the size of the DSP.  I chose 4 X 6 because you can get SIX from one sheet of DSP!  If you'd like to know how to make the sour cream container, keep reading!
First, choose which side of the DSP you want to show on the outside.  Put a piece of sticky strip along the short edge of the side you want to show.  Pull off the red liner and adhere the other short edge, forming a tube.  Second, flatten one end of the tube.  Seal it with sticky strip.  Third, flatten the other end of the tube at a 90-degree angle to the first end.  **Don't seal it until after you fill it with goodies!  (Carol Duvall would say to use $50 gold pieces, LOL!)  Believe it or not, this container holds 8 Starburst.  Fourth, seal the second end after filling the container.  Fifth, crimp both ends.  Two clicks of the crimper handle does the trick.  Optional:  Add an adorable tag using Pretty Postage and the postage and extra-large tag punches.
Happy stamping!
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