Friday, November 16, 2007

2,4,6,8 Box

I thought I should show you some more creations made using the gorgeous sets in the Spring Mini Catalogue before they disappear at the end of this month and I can't use them anymore *sob!* I'm really going to particularly miss Scribble This, Big Pieces and Polka Dots and Paisley.

Here's a little 2,4,6,8 Box that I made using Polka Dots and Paisley and the Petals Jumbo wheel. I demonstrate a lot of these at workshops and they always get a WOW. There's something magical about turning a flat sheet of cardstock into a 3D item. These little boxes get their name from the fact that you score your A5 cardstock at 2,4,6 and 8 inches. Amy Rysavy has a great tutorial on her blog.
I wheeled my Cool Caribbean cardstock in Tempting Turquoise ink first, then made my box, as per the tutorial. I always use Sticky Strip to assemble all my boxes. It's the only tape that holds them together securely. Then, I just added a quick Celery and White Grosgrain ribbon handle, attached with Tempting Turquoise brads. The Belly band (gotta love that name!) is just a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock wrapped around the box, and secured with Sticky Strip. Then I've popped a little embellishment on the front; I've stamped the dots from "Petals and Paisley" on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Cool Caribbean ink. Then I've inked the flower using a Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery marker. I've also used my marker to ink only the word "joy" from "find joy in the little things". I mounted it on a piece of Certainly Celery, and then popped it up using Dimensionals.
It's a perfectly sized little box to pop a little stamp in for my Hostesses. Some little chockies in a Christmas-themed box would make a great gift!

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