Sunday, July 17, 2011

Birthday Box!

Hi all! I have some exciting news to share and I think this little logo above kind of gives it away! A few weeks ago, I was asked by Diana Crick (the inventor of the Scor-Pal) to join her design team!! It was an offer that I was really intrigued by! I love, love, love my Scor-pal and I think this position will really stretch me. No, I know it will!

Today, I'm going to show you a project that I whipped up for my daughter's birthday. She turned 8 on Friday and like most kids, she LOVES gift cards. It's like getting a present twice she tells me -- because you get the gift card and then.. you can shop! Here's a look below at the finished project. The box was stamped using Flourishes Make A Wish stamp set (perfect for the princesses in your life!)
Here's a peek at the box from the side so you can kind of see what it takes to make it!



To create the box, all you need to do is start with a piece of paper that measures 3-1/2" wide by 9-1/2" long. Laying this paper lengthwise on your Scor-Pal, you score at the 1-1/2"(mountain fold), 2-3/4" (valley fold), 3-1/2"(valley fold), 6"(valley fold), 6-3/4" (valley fold) and 8" (mountain fold) grooves. Take a second piece of paper cut to measure 4 by 4-7/8" and score 3/4" all around this piece. cut on one side of each cut line to create your inside box.



And, after you "line" the inside of your box and cover, this is what the inside looks like!



You can see I used an oval punch to create my "handles" on my box. I also have another trick that I used to keep the box closed.



Want to see? Before I covered the inside portion of my box with paper, I put down some BasicGrey magnets so that my box would automatically be clasped shut, protecting the gift card inside!




I also added some additional decorative paper on the outside, some stitching and also some decorative corner punces on my handle portion to finish it off! I tried to coordinate my box to THIS CARD that I had already made for my DD several weeks ago!
And here's a fun little tag that I created using an oval and scalloped oval punch!



And that, my friends is it! Hope you enjoyed this easy peasy little box that is super fun to make!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back here soon! Tomorrow marks the beginning of Impression Obsession's sneak peeks to get ready for CHA. So.... you'll have to come on back and see what kind of fun stamps that they are about to release!



See you then!

~Julie



Project Supplies:
Stamp Set: Make A Wish, Flourishes
Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal
Paper, Flourishes Classic Ivory Card Stock, BasicGrey Sweet Threads
Copic Markers: RV32, RV02. RV00, RV0000, YG63, YG03, YG00, BG000, BG0000, C03, C00
Extras: May Arts Silver Cording, Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond, Bo Bunny Aqua Rhinestone, Stampin Up Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch, BasicGrey Small Magnetic Snaps
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