By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
Donuts…..always a welcome surprise for breakfast! This is especially true with school starting soon and crazy mornings where a sit down breakfast is not in the cards. For today’s project, I used the Sizzix—Jen Long Donut Card Fold Along Die to create a fun card to attach to some mini donut holes for a quick out- the- door snack. Add a happy and encouraging message, and your kids will start their day on a positive note.
This die set comes with A LOT of dies, so make sure you have a spot to keep everything together. A magnet or tray is always helpful.
To start, I cut a piece of 12×12 kraft colored cardstock in half and folded it. I took the largest die from the set that creates the card shape and lined it up along the fold of the cardstock.
I ran it through my die cut machine and scored and folded the shape following the tic marks.
I used the circle shaped die included in the set to cut out a white circle and attach it under the tabs located inside of the donut for the sentiment.
To make the donut holes, I lined up the semi-circle die facing out, with the score line on the outer circle.
When you close the card, you get a cute little donut shape!
I repeated this whole process two more times with kraft and cream colored cardstock.
Now for the fun part—decorating! The die set comes with a “frosting” die and a die to create little sprinkles. I cut out the frosting die twelve times using different colors of cardstock to create a layered look.
I also cut out the sprinkles using various colors of cardstock.
I like how it gives a glossy look—just like real frosting!
To ensure that the “sprinkles” stuck, I added some Tombow Liquid Aqua Glue using the brush end.
This gives a nice even layer of glue to sprinkle on the paper sprinkles.
For the third set of frosting pieces, I added some Simply White Nuvo drops in a wavy pattern.
I added sentiments to the inside of the donuts after gluing the frosting pieces to the outside.
I filled some treat bags with mini donut holes, punched a hole in each card at the top, and attached it to the bag with some twine. I like the “donut worry” sentiment. Perfect for a little one that might be worried about a starting at a new school or having a big test.
These little notes are the perfect way to show our kids some love as they go off to school. The fun shape makes it even more special (especially with those donuts J). Great for lunch boxes too. Thanks for joining me today!