Welcome to our February Black, White & Whatever You Like Stampin Friends Blog Hop! I'm really excited to be back again, only this time, I am official member of the blog hop and will be sharing with you each month throughout the remainder of 2016. I am so happy and feel very honored to be asked to join!!!! There are 14 amazing crafters involved in the hop, along with 3 Guest Hoppers.
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I started with a card base that measure 8 1/2x5 1/2. I chose to make Gatefold cards. Using your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, with the 8 1/2 side at the top score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8. Fold on the score lines. For the inside of the card, I just used Whisper White cut at 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped the little Scottie in the Archival Black ink and colored his bow with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker.
I layered the Gatefold panels with Whisper White and the Go Wild DSP. Whisper White is cut at 2x5 5/8 and Go Wild 1 7/8x5 1/4. Remember to cut 2 of each. Attach to card base using Snail Adhesive.
Next cut a piece of Basic Black at 4 1/4x2 5/8. And a piece of Whisper White to 4 1/8x2 1/2. Stamp the Girl and Shopping Bag in the Archival Black ink. Color with Real Red Stampin' Write Markers. Attach the Whisper White to the Basic Black using Snail Adhesive.
Attach to one panel using Dimensionals. Make sure the Dimensionals are only on one side of the panel, so the card can open. I decided to make 2 with a Basic Black mat and 2 with a Real Red mat. Which do you like better? I can't decide. (see the very end for finished pictures)
Punch out a Washi Label using a scrap piece of Real Red. Stamp Hey, Girl on a piece of scrap Whisper White Paper. Punch out with the Word Window punch. Adhere Hey, Girl onto the Washi Label with Snail Adhesive. Use Dimensionals to adhere it onto the card. Make sure to just attach the Dimensionals on one side of the panels so the card opens.
Ok...now to make the card box you will need 1 sheet of Cardstock measuring 12x12 and 1 sheet of 8 1/2x5 1/2. Take your scoring tool and the 12x12 sheet of CS and score at 4 1/2 and 7 1/2. Turn and score at 3 and 9.
Now the lid, score at 1" on all 4 sides. Easy! Fold and burnish all your score lines on the lid and box.
Time to cut: on the 8 1/2 side cut up on the 2 score lines. Turn and do the other side. These are the tabs to make the lid.
On the box there are 2 squares that gets created after you score (the others are rectangles). You need to cut up on the scores line on each side...see third picture below.
Next you will want to add your DSP to the lid and box. It's easier to put them on now, than after the lid/box is assembled. Cut 2 strips of DSP about an 1/8 shorter than the side to 3 x 1 7/8 nd 2 strips of 5 7/8 x 7/8 adhered to your lid with snail.
Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White to 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 and cut 2 pieces of DSP to 5 3/4 x 4 1/4, this is the front and back panel of your box. Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White to 4 3/8 x 2 7/8 and cut 2 pieces of DSP to 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 this is the sides of the box.
Adhere all the panels together with Snail. When attaching to the box, make sure whatever tabs you put the side panels on..make sure this is your front when you make the box. See pictures 7 & 8.
Now to decorate the box. I kept the decoration on the box very similar to the cards. I stamped the girl in Archival Basic Black ink onto a piece of 2 3/4x 4 3/8 Whisper White and matted on with Basic Black 2 7/8 x 4 1/2 using snail. I colored the dress, bow, lips and flowers in Real Red. I stamped YOU inside the balloon using Real Red as well.
I colored her hair and the balloon using the Clear Wink of Stella (be careful around the red, the color will run...let it dry.
I tied about a 16" length of Real Red Cotton Ribbon in a bow around the side of the stamped image. I added 5 Basic Rhinestones to the bottom right corner. I attached this to the front of the box using Dimensionals.
Then I cut a piece of Whisper White to 3/8x2 1/4 and Real Red to 1/2x2 3/8. I stamped the saying in Real Red. Attach to the Real Red cardstock with snail. Add 2 Basic Rhinestones to each side. Attach to the front of the box with Dimensionals.
Now to assemble to box. See pictures below. You need to fold the back side panel in, this should be the piece that does not have DSP on it. Fold up the short flap and adhere with Fast Fuse or a strong adhesive. Then Fast Fuse to the inside of the front panel and attach. Repeat on the other side.
Here is the completed cards and box. As you can see there's a lot of space to put cards and envelopes in the box. I only added 4 cards/envelopes. I sure hope my daughter like this...but then again why wouldn't she???
Thank you following along with the blog hop and visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed the projects I have shared with you. Feel free to contact me with any questions and if you are interested in any of the products used. You can also shop my website 24/7. You can see a photo of each product used in my projects below, at the very end
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