Sunday, February 12, 2012

Clear Top Candy Box

Here’s a last minute Valentine’s idea that let’s the candy show through to be the star. Any small candy like Hershey’s kisses will work or use a stack of 3 Ghirardelli squares. The finished box is approximately 2” square by 1” high. It makes the perfect little treat to give your special friends on Valentine’s Day! If you want to make your own, just follow my tutorial below. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Clear Top Candy Box Tutorial


Step One: Box Base

1. Start with a piece of 4” x 4” cardstock. Score at the 1” and 3” mark. Turn your card stock one quarter turn and score at 1” and 3” again.


Step Two

2. Cut away card stock to create ½” tabs on each corner. Place a piece of double sided adhesive on each tab.


Step Three

3. Flip over. Fold piece inwards along all the score lines.


Step Four

4. Remove adhesive liner and bring sides together to form box.


Step Five: Clear Lid

5. Start with a piece of 3-15/16” x 3-15/16” piece of window sheet. Score in 1” on all four sides.


Step Six

6. Cut off all four corners along the score lines.


Step Seven

7. Fold piece along all score lines.


Step Eight

8. Place candy in the box base. Nest the clear lid with its sides tucked into the inside of the box.


Step Nine

9. Tie box with an 11” length of pretty ribbon. Note: The box will stay closed without the ribbon.


Step Ten

10. Decorate the rest of the box as desired.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts; Card Stock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Paper: Brights Patterns DSP Stack; Window Sheets; Ink: Real Red; Full Heart Punch; Simply Scored; Crop-a-dile; Big Shot; Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit; Chocolate Chip ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon; Real Red ¼” Grosgrain; Rhinestone Jewels.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Note Card Box Tutorial

I created this project for the Creative Crew “Twitterpated” challenge. This note card box is designed to fit the 3-½” x 5” Note Cards with Envelopes that Stampin’ Up! sells in a pack of 20 (item #107311) . The box holds approximately 10 cards and 10 envelopes. The neat thing about this box is that the lid is attached to the box and is cinched closed by the ribbon.

I designed this project so that you could make multiple boxes and cards out of one pack of Twitterpated designer series paper. Using the pre-scored note cards, makes these cards fast and easy to make. I was careful to choose one pattern from each page of paper, so as not to use one page of Twitterpated DSP more than another. I also used different punches on each card so that it could be used as a stamp camp project.

If you would like to make your own Note Card Box, just follow the tutorial below.

Want to play along? Here are the challenge deets:
CCREW0212DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- DSP/Color Focus: Twitterpated DSP has me, well, twitterpated! This month, use Twitterpated DSP on your project. Haven't gotten it yet? Use the colors: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, or any combination of them.
To view the challenge gallery and to upload your challenges CLICK HERE!


Note Card Box Tutorial
Step One Box Base

1. Start with a piece of card stock 9-¾ x 9-¼”. On the 9- ¾” side, score at ½”, 2-¼”, 7-½” and 9-¼.


Step Two

2. On the 9- ¼” side, score at 3-¾” and 5-½”.


Step Three

3. Orient your card stock so that the long side is in front of you and the short sides are to the side. Cut away an area 2-¼” in from the sides and 5” from the bottom. Note: You will be leaving a ½” tab when you cut away from the bottom. The score lines have been enhanced so that you can visualize where to cut.


Step Four

4. Angle cut the four tabs as shown.


Step Five

5. Cut a fancy edge on the end furthest away from the tabs. I used the Labels Framelits and secured the framelit to my cutting pad and the card stock with masking tape. I only put the masking tape on the part that would be cut away, because it could damage the paper. I also folded in the sides along the score lines to allow the card stock to pass through my Big Shot.


Step Six

6. Put sticky strip along the four tabs.


Step Seven

7. Fold box along all score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring together to form box base.


Step Eight Box Lid

8. Start with a piece of card stock 8-13/16” x 5-5/16”. On ALL FOUR SIDES, score at 1-3/4” mark.


Step Nine

9. With one of the long sides facing towards you, cut away the two furthest corners. On the two closest corners, cut away most of the corner leaving ½” tabs.


Step Ten

10. Angle cut the two tabs.


Step Eleven

11. Cover the box lid with designer series paper and add sticky strip to the tabs.


Step Twelve

12. Flip lid piece over. Using a Crop-a-dile, punch two small holes in the top of the box lid near the score lines.


Step Thirteen

13. Put sticky strip on the long rectangle furthest away from the tabs.


Step Fourteen

14. Remove the sticky strip liner from the long rectangle and attach to the outside back of the box.


Step Fifteen

15. Remove the sticky strip liner from the tabs and bring sides together to form box lid.


Step Sixteen

16. Using a Crop-a-dile, punch two small holes in the sides of the box about 1” from the top.


Step Seventeen

17. Place a small piece of sticky strip below the crop-a-dile holes in the sides of the box.


Step Eighteen

18. Remove the sticky strip liner. Feed a 12” length of ribbon through the hole in the lid and the hole in the side of the box as shown. Adhere end to the sticky strip.


Step Nineteen

19. Repeat feeding and adhering the ribbon on the other side.


Step Twenty

20. To cinch the lid closed, gently push down on the lid while holding the ribbon taut.


Here are close-ups of the five cards.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Tiny Tags; 5” x 3-½” Note Cards and Envelopes (107311); Card Stock: Island Indigo Textured, Baja Breeze Textured, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Paper: Twitterpated; Ink: Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red; Punches: Lace Ribbon Border, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Pinking Hearts Border, Scallop Edge Border, Eyelet Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Small Heart, Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval, Bird Builder, Boho Blossoms; Big Shot; Labels Collection Framelits, Designer Frames Embossing Folders; 3/8” Taffeta: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red; ½” Seam Binding: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz; 3/8” Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon; 3/8” Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon; Pearl Jewels; Simply Scored, Crop-a-dile; Sticky Strip.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three Tiered Nested Pull Card Tutorial

For this challenge, we were to create a project that showcased someone that you loved. I created a three-tiered nesting pull card to showcase my furbaby Bella, who died last year. Bella was an amazing dog. She was a little lady and was liked by people and canines alike. When she was young, we enjoyed training together in obedience and agility. She was always my faithful walking companion. The photo of Bella in the daffodils was taken the week before her cancer diagnosis. The photo of Bella and I was our first one together. She will always have a special place in my heart.

This project makes an excellent keepsake, but could also be made as a card. If you would like to make your own three-tiered nesting pull card, see the tutorial below.

Want to play along? Here are the challenge deets: CCREW0212SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Scrapbook focus: Create a scrapbook page or project that showcases someone/something you love! The sky's the limit here, listen to your heart and honor it!
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Three Tiered Nested Pull Card Tutorial


Step One Large Tier

1. Start with a piece of card stock 8-½” x 5”. On the long side, score at 4” and 8”.


Step Two

2. On the short side, score at ½” and 4-½”.


Step Three

3. Using your paper cutter or a hobby blade and cutting mat, cut a slot along the center score line from the 7/8” mark to the 4-1/8” mark. Another way of putting this is, cut a slot along the score line from 7/8” in on the one side to 7/8” in on the other.


Step Four

4. Orient your card stock as shown. Cut away the rectangles from the bottom corners and angle cut the remaining three tabs as shown. Please note: the score lines have been enhanced, so that you can see where to cut. The red line shows where the slot was cut in step three.


Step Five

5. Place sticky strip on the three tabs.


Step Six Middle Tier

6. Start with a piece of card stock 8” x 3-7/8”. On the long side, score at 7/8”, 4” and 7-1/8”.


Step Seven

7. On the short side, score at 3/8” and 3-½”.


Step Eight

8. Using your paper cutter or a hobby blade and cutting mat, cut a slot along the middle score line from the ¾” mark to the 3-1/8” mark. Another way of putting this is, cut a slot along the score line from ¾” in on the one side to ¾” in on the other.


Step Nine

9. Cut away the two rectangles as shown. Also, make two short cuts where the green solid lines are marked. Please note: the score lines have been enhanced, so that you can see where to cut. The red line shows where the slot was cut in step eight.


Step Ten

10. Fold the two middle tabs along the score line as shown.


Step Eleven

11. Put sticky strip along the two middle tabs and two corners as shown.


Step Twelve Small Tier

12. Start with a piece of card stock 8” x 3”. On the long side, score at 1-¾”, 4” and 6-¼”.


Step Thirteen

13. On the short side, score at 3/8” and 2-5/8”.


Step Fourteen

14. Using your paper cutter or a hobby blade and cutting mat, cut a slot along the middle score line from the 1” mark to the 2” mark. Another way of putting this is, cut a slot along the score line from 1” in on the one side to 1” in on the other.


Step Fifteen

15. Cut away the four middle side tabs. Please note: the score lines have been enhanced, so that you can see where to cut. The red line shows where the slot was cut in step fourteen.


Step Sixteen

16. Put sticky strip on the two corners and along on the bottom.


Step Seventeen Tab

17. Punch a round tab piece out of card stock. Score down the middle of this piece.


Step Eighteen

18. Pierce a hole centered just below the score line.


Step Nineteen

19. Place a brad through the hole. Place a piece of sticky strip below the brad and on the far end.


Step Twenty

20. Flip the Round Tab Punch piece over and add a piece of sticky strip and finish securing the brad.


Step Twenty-one Assembly

21. Here are all the pieces ready for assembly.


Step Twenty-two

22. Remove the adhesive liner from the back side of the round tab punch (the side that has the brad legs). Fold along the score line to adhere to the two sides together. Carefully slide this piece on an angle through the slot of the smallest tier. Depending on the size of the brad, you will have to do this gently to avoid tearing the slot. Remove the adhesive liner from both sides of the round tab punch and the shoulders of the smallest tier. Fold together the layers to adhere together.


Step Twenty-three

23. Place photo or stamped image on the smallest tier. The photo or stamped layer should extend lower than the shoulders to avoid closure problems. Also, it is best not to embellish this layer as the embellishment may impede closure. It is easier to add this layer now while you have full access to the tier, than later when everything is sealed up.


Step Twenty-four

24. Feed the smallest tier through the slot of the middle tier and nest it within the side tabs. Remove the adhesive liner and fold the layers together to adhere.


Step Twenty-five

25. Place photo or stamped image on the middle tier. The photo or stamped layer should extend lower than the shoulders to avoid closure problems. Also, it is best not to embellish this layer as the embellishment may impede closure. I have cut a heart into the white cardstock and recessed a piece of designer paper behind it. It is easier to add this layer now while you have full access to the tier, than later when everything is sealed up.


Step Twenty-six

26. Turn the largest tier over so that the sticky strip is facing down. Feed the middle tier through the slot of the largest tier.


Step Twenty-seven

27. Bend in the side tabs first. Remove adhesive liner from the side tabs.


Step Twenty-eight

28. Bend in the bottom tab. Remove the adhesive liner from the bottom tab.


Step Twenty-nine

29. Fold the top half down onto the tabs and press together to adhere.


Step Thirty

30. Decorate the largest tier as desired. This layer may be embellished so long as nothing pierces through the layers or blocks the slots at the top.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Set: Word Play; Card Stock Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride; Paper: Blushing Bride Patterns DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake; ½” Blushing Bride Stitched-Poly Ribbon; Antique Brad; Round Tab Punch; Big Shot; Hearts Collection Framelits; Simply Scored; Piercer; Sponge Dauber; Sticky Strip.

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