I hope you enjoyed the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop as much as I did. I swore I wasn't going to buy any more new stamp sets from this catalog for awhile, but darn if I'm not tempted by some of the featured sets that I don't own. If you missed the hop, it's not too late. All the posts are deep linked together and will continue to be available for the foreseeable future. You can start here.
I promised to share with you some of the details from my projects this week. I thought I would start with the Tricycle box since it is the project with the most details to share. I was never really thrilled with the picture I took of it last week but I ran out of time to tweak it any more. Maybe this one is better:
For the box, I knew I wanted it to be wide enough to use the new Oval Accent Die for the topper. It is approximately 4-1/8" wide so my box needed to be at least 4" wide. I started with a piece of 12"x7" card stock and placed it on my Simply Scored with the short side at the top and scored it at 1-34". Then I turned the box and scored it at 1-3/4", 5-3/4", 7-1/2" and 11-1/2". To make it easier for the box to close, I also ran a score line about 2/3 of the length of the box at 7/8" and and 6-5/8" (the middle of the 1-3/4" sections.) You can see those score lines when you turn the box to the side:
These kind of boxes are very simple to customize. The trick is to have your bottom the same width as the sides of your box. And the Simply Scored board makes it that much easier since it has the score lines every 1/8".
On Wednesday, I'll share the details of the Sailboat card from the hop, so come back then.