Wrapping it up!

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Wrapping it up!

My final project in this Mother’s Day series is a sweet box that will hold the notecards and envelopes from my previous post. It easily holds the four I made and could hold six if the envelopes were unlined.

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I used Rose Red cardstock for the box, I’ve been dying to use this colour more in this series and was so pleased to finally be able to give it some attention. I have to let you in on a little secret though, I’d decided on my stamp set, paper and projects for this series, started to create, reached for my Rose Red ink only to realise I don’t have that particular colour, Whaaat? I know! I felt I had enough of the other colours to forge ahead and knew if I waited I’d miss getting these posted in time for Mother’s Day, but lesson learned and Rose Red is on it’s way!

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The box uses just under a sheet of A4 cardstock, our cardstock in Australia is a smidge over 8-1/4″W and  nearly 11-3/4″L, so if your paper is not this wide my measurements may not work for you (sorry). I’ve seen this style of box in lots of places but am pleased to say I worked out the measurements for this one myself, quite an achievement for the mathematically challenged 😉

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It’s very simply decorated with a 3-1/2 x 5″ panel of Love Blossoms DSP on the front, ribbon and pearls from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit and a sentiment from the Circle of Spring stamp set. The sentiment was stamped in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the 1″ circle punch (I used this same punch to make the notch at the top). I layered the sentiment on a 1-1/4″scallop circle of Blushing Bride (this punch is on the retirement list) and popped them up with a dimensional on a 1-3/8″ circle of Blushing Bride glimmer paper.

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The finished dimensions of the box are 3-3/4″W x 5-1/4″H x 1-1/4″D and I have a quick tutorial below (all measurements are in inches)

  • Cut a sheet of A4 cardstock to 10-1/2″ long
  • Place on the Simply Scored or Stampin’ Trimmer in landscape mode and score at 3-3/4″, 5″, 8-3/4″ and 10″
  • Turn to portrait mode and score at 1-1/4″, 6-1/2″ and 7-3/4″
  • In landscape mode with the smallest scored section at the top, cut and notch as per the photo above
  • Round the corners of the lid with a corner rounder (these may be need to be trimmed slightly after the box is assembled to allow the lid to close easily)
  • Adhere a 3-1/2 x 5″ DSP panel to the front of your box
  • Assemble the box using a strong adhesive such as Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape
  • Cut a thumb notch using the 1″ circle punch
  • Embellish as desired

I hope this is easy to follow, writing tutorials is new to me and I still have lots to learn.

Well, that’s my Mother’s Day series all wrapped up, I do hope there’s something you’d like to try and would be happy to help with any products you’d like to purchase.

Cheers,
Karen

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Wrapping it up! recipe
(Note: R indicates an item is on the retirement list and will be unavailable after May 31st)

Thick Whisper White cardstock (item# 140490)
Rose Red cardstock (item# 108613)
Blushing Bride cardstock (item# 131287)
Blushing Bride Glimmer paper (item# 140550)
(R) Love Blossoms DSP paper stack (item# 140548)

1″ Circle punch (item# 119868)
1-3/8″ Circle punch (item# 119860)
Project Life Corner Rounder (item# 135346)
(R) 1-1/4″ Scallop circle punch (item# 127811)

Circle of Spring (item# 138964)
Blushing Bride inkpad (item# 131172)
(R) Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit (item# 140551)

 

 

 

 

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