Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Two Tags Box and Matching Card

The project from the Blog Hop that had the most comments was the Two Tags Box and today I am sharing the details of it with you.

Colors: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, So So Saffron and Whisper White. Stamps: Just Believe.  Big  Shot: Two Tags Die.  Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  Accessories: So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon, Many Marvelous Markers.
I know I said it during the hop, but I am really sad that this die is going away.  It was one of the first ones I bought that I use all the time.  If you don't have it, get it before it's gone!

I also mentioned on the hop that I used markers to color directly on the stamp to make the frame then cut the image out and stamped a greeting inside.  The So Saffron Taffeta ribbon is also retiring.  I picked up a couple extra rolls of this already because I love So Saffron and I will miss this beautiful ribbon.

This box is made the same way as the Valentines Two Tag Basket I shared back in February.  I linked to a tutorial in that post, but basically you need 2 of the wider tags from the Two Tags Die (for the front and back of the box) and a piece of card stock that is 2-3/4" x 6-3/4" for the sidewalls and "frame" of the box.
  • Place the card stock on your score board horizontally and score at 2" and 4-3/4"
  • Flip the card stock vertically on your board and score at 1/2" and 2-1/4" 
  • Snip along the shorter score lines into the 1/2" score line in all four places and fold along the score lines
  • Place Sticky Strip along the tabs and adhere the frame together
  • Fold the tags along their score line and place Sticky Strip on the lower portion (this is the time to stamp them now if that is what you want to do)
  • Place the back tag on first with the bottom portion adhered to the bottom of the frame then repeat with the front tag
  • Decorate your box as desired
There aren't a lot of details to share on the matching card, but in case you wanted the recipe, I've included it:
Colors: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Early Espresso.  Stamps: Just Believe.  Punches Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. 
One of the things I will miss about this set is how easy it is to make quick cards with it.  The images are detailed enough add interest on their own without a lot of help. 

On Friday, I hope to have another sneak peek to share with you so come back then!


Yapha said...

Such a great box -- thanks for the instructions! I love the fussy cutting around the label, too. It really adds so much!

Adriana Benitez said...

This is a great little goodie basket. Perfect size and so cute. I'll miss it! Thanks for the info :)

Katherine said...

The colors on your box really are beautiful together. I'm sorry these tags are retiring too. I had so much fun with them, that's for sure!

Tanya Boser said...

Thanks so much for the directions for this adorable box! And we all just need to be sure we have a Two Tags Die for ourselves, then we won't have to miss it :)