Friday, 22 June 2012

What you missed last week...

To capitalise on the current "Reason to Smile" promotion we used this stamp set (you can still earn it for free!) to make a card, and a matching gift box and tag.  Then, just to show off, we made an envelope for the card with the Simply Scored Scoring tool and the new diagonal plate.  Confused?  I'll explain.

First, here is the card in a colour scheme I picked because it matched what I was wearing (Basic Gray and Island Indigo)!  Yes, I can find inspiration anywhere, LOL!

Materials used:  Stamps:  Reason to Smile, Teeny, Tiny Sentiments;
Paper:  Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Basic Gray DSP Stack (for matching envelope);
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Gray;
Other:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Label Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sponge, Simply Scored
Method:
1. Sponge the edges of your Basic Gray card base with Basic Gray ink, set aside.  Do not drop it into the open ink pad (see the smudge on the top left!).
2. Next, take your Island Indigo strip (I forgot to record measurements, sorry), snip a notch on the bottom with your paper snips, and sponge the edges in Island Indigo ink.
3. Then stamp the daisy image from Reason to Smile randomly in Island Indigo ink.
4. Run this panel through the Big Shot with the polka dot embossing folder and adhere the panel in the centre of your card front.
5.  Stamp your Whisper White piece randomly in Pool Party ink with the solid Daisy image, then over the top with the fine lined Daisy stamp you used earlier in Island Indigo.  Take a minute to admire how gorgeous your stamped images look!  Isn't two-step stamping fun?
6.  Position the Framelits so that the medium one (I think it was the third largest frame?) and the smaller one both fit on the stamped card stock and run through the Big Shot to cut out your main panel and matching tag.
7.  Stamp Congratulations (or whatever you like) in Basic Gray ink on the centre of the larger framlit and attach to your card front with Dimensionals.   You could sponge the edges if you like before adhering but as you can see, I didn't!

And here's the box:

Materials used:  Stamps:  Reason to Smile;
 Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White;
Ink:  Island Indigo
Other:  Simply Scored, Framelits, Big Shot, Window Sheet, Bakers Twine
Method:
1.  Take an A4 piece of Island Indigo card stock, and stamp it randomly with the daisy in Island Indigo ink.
2.  Using the Simply Scored, score it at 2, 4, 6, 8 inches on the long side, turn the paper and then score at 2 and 6 inches.
3.  With your paper cutter, cut off the excess 2cm after the 8 inch score line on the long side.  (if this is confusing, I'll draw a diagram, just ask).
4.  Using your bone folder, go over the crease lines and  you'll see your box starting to take shape - I cut off the top edge of the box in my sample, so it is open at the top.
5.  Before you adhere your box, using the smallest Label Framelit, cut a window in one of the side panels.  Adhere a small rectangle of window sheet on the back to form the "window".
6. Adhere flaps with Sticky Strip (it is the best).
7.  punch a small hole on the end of your tag (left over from the above card) and tie Pool Party Baker's Twine through it.
8.  Place some chocolates, or small gift inside the box and impress your friends!

If you'd like to order any of the supplies needed for this project, or need help recreating it, just let me know.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks lovely.....I was looking for a 3D project for tech class tomorrow night, and now I have it. Perfect!!! Must catch up soon. Manda xx