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

 

The Leaf Punch

Good evening friends.  What do you think of my little project?  Do you have the leaf punch?  Omg, it is such a great punch.  This punch works with so many of our flowers images and thinlits.  And look at what else you can do with it.

I love wreaths, I always have.  The other day I decided that I was going to make a small stand-alone wreath and hang it from a card holder that I have.  I needed something as a base so I grabbed a canning jar lid and covered it with one of our new doilies.  Then I placed a metal rose in the middle.  That metal rose comes from a new kit that you will be able to purchase starting May 1.  Then I started punching out leaves.  I used a few different green cardstocks just to give the wreath a more realistic look.  Then I put ink onto a folder and embossed all of the leaves.  Next, I added multipurpose glue to the stems and started placing them around the circumference of the lid.  I continued doing that until I felt it was looked full.

This was such an easy project and it fits in with my home decor, Yippeeee!

I hope you enjoyed your visit, I enjoy knowing you came by.

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Clipboard Cuteness

Making this mini lined paper for my clip board card was so much fun.  I’ve seen these clipboards all over the place so I just had to design a card around that cute clipboard idea.

 

When I started to make this card I thought it would be a great card for teachers,  so I added an apple to the bottom of the page. Or you can leave off the cute little apple and give this card to a co-worker or just anyone really.

The stamp set I used is called BETTER TOGETHER on page 83 of the annual catalog.  This set has a stamp in it that looks like the lines on lined paper.  It’s so so cute.  To make the paper I simply cut a strip of printer paper at 2″ wide and stamped the line image repeatedly in Night of Navy Ink.  It makes the cutest paper don’t you think?

The clip on the clip board is made using Silver Foil Sheets and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Clever huh?  The clip board itself is just a piece of rectangled shaped Crumb Cake card stock with rounded corners.

The Just A Note sentiment is a stamp which is also in the BETTER TOGETHER stamp set.  I created a lot of texture by using folders on this card but I don’t think the stars and the large polka dots show up very well so look closely.

Everyone who attends SU BUNCO this Friday night will get to make this card.

Come back tomorrow to see what else I did with that line stamp!

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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In The Cabbage Patch

I’ve been playing around with bunnies.  Punch art is so much fun.  You can create so many images using punches and thinlits.  This bunny was made with the sweetheart punch, item number  133786 and the Stitched Framelits.  I wanted my bunny to seem to be in a cabbage patch, so I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits to create the patch.

My bunny is a girl so I dressed her with a lacy bow and lacy trim at the bottom of the card seemed appropriate.

I love the Large Polka Dot Folder.  Since I almost always add texture to my cards I chose the large dots to create some whimsy.

This is another card that could be used for several occasions, Easter, a little person’s birthday or just a sweet hello.  I did cut away a little section of the patch so her face could peek through clearly.

I hope you enjoyed  popping in today, have a great weekend!

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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