My Little Box

Good morning friends,  Today I have a quick post for you.  I’m getting ready to leave for Cabo, however after posting the picture below on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Planning Place I received a lot of requests for instructions.

I promised to either make a video or post written instructions.  Well, it seems that written instructions is what I have time to do.

Yesterday I was busy all day with my monthly open house.  The make and take I supplied to all attendees was made using this adorable stamp set ( you can see that card in the privious post).  In addition to the make and take I made these two samples for my guests to see.  I wanted them to know how versatile this set is.  Those who had time made the box and loved it.

Now I’m sharing the instructions to you.

To make this box I used two pieces of Basic Black cardstock cut at 3 X 3-1/2.  I scored one piece at 1 inch all the way around.  Then the second piece I scored just a hair smaller.  To make the second piece a bit smaller you need to score just under 1 inch all the way around.  If you score on 15/16 mark the box may be a bit loose when you put them together, so place your cardstock just a hair over that 15/16 line.  But if you place your cardstock to close to the 1-inch line, the bottom will be too tight.

Once you have both pieces scored they will look like this

 

Fold and burnish all your score lines.

You will need your bone folder, your snips (scissors), the Take Your Pick Tool and Tear and Tape.  Forgive the look of my bone folder, It is pretty old and has been used a lot.

Next, you will want to cut your tabs. This picture shows you where to cut your score lines.  Ignore the tape and punch at this point.  I will talk about that in a minute.  Right now just notice the cut lines.

 

In the photo below I’m showing the tape placement.  The two tabs on your right are folded up and then the tape is placed on them.  The two center tabs are left laying flat and tape is placed on them.

Using your bone folder burnish all your pieces of tape.  Then using your take your pick tool remove the protective paper from the tape.

Now fold in the two end tabs to meet ( make sure everything is even ) then secure the tabs together,  Then flip up the end tab to secure the end of the box.  Do the same to the other side.

On the lid of the box, you will want to punch half of a circle into the center tab on both sides of the box,  Having the grab hole allows you to open the box easily.

 

Once you have formed both the lid and the bottom they will slide inside each other.  Embellish as you desire.

After making this box again so I could take some pictures to show you the steps I decided to share with you some other possibilities.  You can use the apple punch to embellish this little box,

Caramels fit in the box perfectly.  Notice on this box, I punched the pull holes on both the bottom and the top,  I only did that because I couldn’t tell which one was the top at the time.  So if that happens to you, no worries just punch then both.

 

But wait there is more.  Use the Christmas Tree Punch too.  You can peppermints in that box.

 

Thank you so much for asking for instructions.  I’m glad you like my creation.  Enjoy your day!  I’m off to relax on the beaches of Mexico.  Adios!

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

 

Sunday Night Facebook Live Replay

Hello friends, last night I showed my customers and friends how to make this Christmas card.

If you did not get to watch live that is okay, You can watch the replay below now.

 

 

Please comment here to let me know what you think about my creation, I would love to hear what you think.

Here are the written dimensions of the cardstock pieces that I used.

Cherry Cobbler Base 5-1/2 X 8-1/2

Top Whisper White Layer piece and inside piece  4 X 5-1/4

Focal Point layers

Cherry Cobbler 2-3/4 X 4-1/4

Black Foil 2-5/8 X 4-1/8

Whisper White 2-7/16 X 3-15/16

 

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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Harvest Hellos Plus MORE

Hello fellow stampers / friends and welcome.

Today I’m making thank you cards.  I will give one of these cards to each one of my customers who place a Stampin’ Up! orders during the month of August.

When deciding what to make I grabbed a fall stamp set from the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG.  I know that it is a little early to use pumpkins so I thought maybe I would use the apple in this set.  However, when I opened up the stamp set my eyes immediately went to the line of seeds stamp.  SEEDS?  Yes!!! Finally a row of seeds that I can stamp and color in quickly.

Because it is still summer, instead of using the apple, I made watermelon slices. See how nicely the watermelons were finished off using these seeds?

How did I make the watermelon slices?  It was easy, just use your layering oval dies to get the shapes.  The colors of cardstock I used were Call Me Clover, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. Once you cut out the three sizes of ovals, layer them together and then cut them in half using your snips.  To make the smaller wedge cut one slice in half again.  I stamped the seeds using Memento Black Ink and colored them in using the basic black colored pencils and added the Chyrstal Effects to create shinny seeds. Lastly I inked up a sponge using the Call Me Clover Ink and sponged on to the clover and whispser white cardstock.

As I was finishing up the watermelons, I thought a few nibbles woud look cute.  I grabbed the new PineTree punch laid it sideways and took a bit off of the larger slice.  Cute Huh?

Now that I had watermelons completed,  I thought that the Buffalo Check stamp would create a great country feel.  So I stamped my layer piece with it using Black Memento Ink.  Don’t glue the layer piece to the Cherry Cobbler base yet.  You have to make the tablecloth first.

Okay with my base done and layer piece ready I needed something to ground the slices.  How about a tablecloth?  So, I cut a dsp piece to 4 x 4 and laid the straight edge across the card to create the look.  I simply tucked in the corners and glued them down.  NOW you can layer the buffalo check to the card base.

Add the smaller slice first then using dimensionals add the larger slice.

Lastly, I used the Well Written dies and gold foil sheets to cut out the THANK YOU.  I secured that with multipurpose glue.

My point in all of this is that you can use holiday or seasonal stamp sets all year round.  I try my best to keep your creative juices flowing but at minimum just copy my ideas.  When you copy me, I consider it a compliment.

Thank you for your time, feel free to leave a comment and remember my friends ~

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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I could not list the Wrapped in plaid 6 X 6 Specialty designer series paper that I used for the table cloth for some reason.  Here is the item # 149596 $14.50 ( 48 sheets). Or the Pine Tree Punch item # 149521 $18.00

In addition the Harvest Hellos stamp set, dsp and chrystal effects and the punch are orderable on Sept 4th.  If you want them sooner you can join my team and get anything you want from the Holiday Catalog in your starter kit.

Timeless Tidings Project Kit

Hello Friends,  Well what do you think about these four cards?  I think they are absolutely gorgeous.  This is a Stampin’ Up! Card kit.  That is right, this kit is all-inclusive and you can find it in the NEW Holiday Catalog on page 33.  All you need to complete this kit at my class is your adhesive and stampin dimensionals.  The kit is so simple to make, it comes with an instruction sheet too.  So even if you can’t come to class you can still get the kit and make the cards at home when you have time.

I have scheduled a class which focuses on this kit.  Invite your friends to come with you, it will be a fun time.

Date of the class is Friday, Sept 14th

Time is anytime that works for you after 2 p.m

Cost $20.00 plus shipping and tax

Bring your adhesive and Stampin dimensionals

Do you need more than 20 Christmas cards?  They just order 2 or 3 kits, whatever you need. ( you can’t beat this for $1.00 a card).  When you leave this class you will have at minimum 20 Christmas cards to put in the mail on Dec 1.  Won’t that feel good?

I have the stamps and ink that you will need for the greetings on these cards, however, you may want to purchase the coordinating stamp set, its lovely.  The stamps and kit information is listed in the product list below.

I will be ordering these kits right away on Sept 5th when the Holiday catalog goes live.  This kit is so gorgeous I’m worried that it may go on back order so I want to get them RIGHT AWAY.

Just contact me to let me know that what you want.  You can contact me by commenting on this post or email me, message me or call me at 209-609-1914.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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O’ Christmas Tree

When I first saw the adorable mini ornaments in the holiday catalog I knew I had to get some.  I thought a small table tree would look adorable adorned with them.  I have a small silver table top tree that I planned to embellish with these cute mini ornaments.  As I was looking at the ornaments I thought how would they look on a vintage spring?

Every holiday I create a 3-D item using vintage springs.  This year I made this tree.  I used the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blend to color white pearls.  Changing the color of the white pearls create berries.  Berries look darling on the wreaths.  Speaking of the wreath, I’ve gone through so many boxes of these little wreaths they are precious.   On my Christmas Tree Spring I used a wreath as the tree topper.

 

I used Stampin’ Up’s silver thread to hang the ornaments onto the tree.   I stained a round paper mache’ box using Cherry Cobbler Re-inker and a sponge.  When the ink dried I used the stencils and embossing paste to create the brick pattern on the lid. Dazzling Diamonds glitter makes the box look a bit snowy.  Very Vanilla Lace Trim dresses up the bottom of the box and designer series paper dressed up the inside.  The spring just sets perfectly on the box bottom.  All I had to do to finish this cute little tree off is to lean the lid up against it.

This little tree will sit perfectly on the hall way table upstairs among other Christmas holiday decor.

Please let me know what you think of my little tree?  I love it!

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With Much Sympathy

Good Sunday my friends.

I recently earned the Graveyard Gate Bundle. This bundle is in the Holiday Catalog in the Halloween area.  I have heard my customers say that they think this bundle is beautiful however it’s seasonal so they didn’t see the value.

My brain must be so different from most because when I first saw this gorgeous gate I thought of heaven.

Today while shopping at Costco I ran into a friend.  When we greeted each other she said the nicest thing.  She said to Kenn and I that she was so glad that she ran into us because when she see’s us she always gets happy.   Ahhh what a sweet thing to say.

I noticed our friend looked tired and a bit sad, but she didnt seem to want to share anything so I didn’t inquire at first.  But after talking a while I just had to make sure that she was okay.  Well, as I expected she was sad.  My friends Grandmother went to be with Jesus yesterday.  My goodness Im glad I asked and that she shared loss with us.

When I got home I made this card for her.  I knew this gate would represent the pearly gates when I needed it to and after seeing this card I hope you agree.  I’m hoping this card gives my friend and her family a bit of comfort and peace in the knowledge that grandma is in the Lord’s care.

 

A card can do so much to brighten a day, I can’t wait until this one gets to it’s destination.

Live Loved my friends ~Beverlee

 

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