Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vintage Verse Follow Up

Time to share the details of my other two Blog Hop projects.  If you missed the blog hop, it is not to late.  The blogs should all be deep linked by now so you can follow along at any time.  Just start on my STAMPIN' ADDICTS SALE-A-BRATION BLOG HOP POST.

I promised to share the details and dimensions of the little gift box I made for the hop:

Colors: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  Stamps: Vintage Verse and Madison Avenue.  Big Shot: Labels Collection Framlits.  Accessories: Early Espresso Embossing Powder and Antique Brad.
To make the box, I measured the width of the Labels Collection Framelit I wanted to use as at the top  (in this case, 2-3/4 inches) and used that as the width for my box.  The piece of card stock I used was 5-1/2" x 9 " (I know, not very smart use of a sheet of card stock.  You could shrink the sides of the box by 1/4" and get two out of each sheet of paper).  I scored the cardstock the long way at 2-3/4", 4-1/4", 7" and 8-1/2".  To make the box easier to pinch shut, I added score lines about 2/3 of way down at 3-1/2" and 7-3/4". Next, turn the card stock the short way and score at 1-1/2 inches.  Cut the 1/2" x 1-1/2" notch away at the far side of the piece and then trim from the bottom to the 1-1/2" score lines so you can fold up your box. Stamp to decorate as you choose, add adhesive to all tabs and assemble your box.

For the top, I scored the die cut piece (from the Labels Collection Famelit) in half and then placed it over the top of the box.  Then I punched a hole all the way through the box  and label and used one of our fabulous Antique Brad to fasten the box closed. (So you can see the back of the brad on the back of the box.

Sometimes I feel like my directions are about as clear as mud.  If you are like me, then you just need the dimensions anyway and I gave you those so hopefully you can figure it out from there.

Colors: Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede and Whisper White.  Stamps: Vintage Verse.  Punches: Scallop Border Punch.  Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.
This is the card I made for the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Swap last month.  It is a simple layout but I added a few touches to make it special.  First, I embossed the greeting.  With the new stamp pads, you can heat emboss with them if you work fast. It is hard to tell from this picture, but it brings some texture and shine to the card. I also added the Scallop border.  This may not seem special anymore.  It was just a few years ago when I used this punch on every card I made.  But with the Big Shot and everything else we have, sometimes we forget about these little basics that can add just the right touch to the card.

Sale-A-Bration is now underway so now is your chance to get the Vintage Verse Stamp Set or Sycamore Street Paper for FREE!  Click "SHOP NOW" to get place your $50 order and get your choice of either of these, or 17 other items free! Might as well order $100 so you can get 2 free instead, right?


Yapha said...

Such a super cute box! Thank you for the detailed instructions on making it!

Katherine said...

Makes perfect sense to me! I'm thrilled you made the box as I figured it was probably the Petite Pocket Die, which is on my wish list, but I haven't gotten it yet. Now I can make this!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Thanks for the notes! You are so generous :)

Tanya Boser said...

Love the little box, and I understood your directions :) And that card is stunning! That scallop punch is still plenty special to me :)