Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I have a friend whose birthday is this month so I think I'll fill these little berries up with some candy and give it to her. I just love the basket. It took me a bit of manuvering to get the small strips on the bottom to turn out just right, but it finally did. The only thing that took long was sponging the edges of the strips, but I'm glad I did. I think it really made a difference.
white large brads, and some ribbon from a present :o) (yes, I save ribbon from gifts given to me, but it looks great with this paper. Who cares if I've had it for 2 years!)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
You will need:
Template for hearts A, B, and C (I can't get my template to print correctly from my blog, so give me your e-mail address and I will send it to you. Sorry. If anyone knows how to put an image into Adobe, then I can put it here. I just don't have that knowledge base.)
Adhesive (I used my ATG tape gun)
Decorative papers and/or accessories
For Box Lid:
-Template B- one heart (I used Very Vanilla)
-Two Strips of cardstock= 9"x 1-1/2" scored down the length at 1/2" (cranberry crisp, as these sides will show when the box is closed)
-One strip of cardstock=11" long x 7/8"wide scored down the width at 1/2"(vanilla lining)
-One strip of cardstock= 6-1/2" long x 7/8" wide (vanilla lining)
-Template C- one heart (I used Chocolate Chip)
-To decorate the top of the lid I used another Template A heart, the 1/2" circle punch for the green scallop, vanilla ribbon, build a brad (SU!), 'Maya Road Chipboard Heart', Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Crisp Ink. The Decorative Paper was Basic Grey's 'Sugared'.
For the bottom half of the box:
-Template A- one heart (I used Very Vanilla)
-Two strips of cardstock= 8-1/8" x 1-7/16" scored the length at 1/2" (these are for the sides, I used very vanilla)
-Two strips of cardstock or decorative paper= 8-1/4" x 7/8" (lining, I used decorative paper)
-Template C- one heart (I used Chocolate Chip)
It's best to cut everything out and then sort them into two piles, your box lid and the bottom half of the box.
Here are my supplies organized: the top pile is for my lid, and the bottom pile is for the bottom half of my box.
*Start with the bottom half of the box.
Take your 2 strips that are cut to 8-1/8"x 1-7/16" for the sides, and with the Valley of the scored line facing you and starting about 1-1/2" from the end, make cuts every 1/8"-1/4" to the score line. DO NOT CUT INTO THE SCORED LINE AT ALL.
NOTE: You have 2 strips of paper used to make the sides for each half of the box. Cut at the left side of one strip and then start at the right side of your second strip. With the valley fold facing you this will give you 2 opposite strips. See second picture below for a more detailed look.
Put adhesive on the backside of Heart A, just on the edge.
Score the strip with the 1-1/2" section on the right at 1/2". This will fold around the tip of the heart. Cut the score line you just made, but again, cut it only to the longer score line, not through it. See picture below for a more detailed look.
Put adhesive on the back of the heart paying close attention to the edges and attach to Heart C, making sure to center it. See picture below.
For the decorative strips place adhesive every 1-2 inches as that gives you wiggle room when adhering it to the inside of your heart. I started at the apex of the heart and worked my way around.
This is the bottom half of the box finished.
Now repeat the steps above for the lid of the box. Using Heart B and the wider strips.
Cut away any excess paper at the apex of the heart as it will interfere with the next strip.
IMPORTANT: Before attaching your lid to Template C heart, you need to decorate the top of your box so that ribbon and accessories can be hidden and not sticking through to the inside of your box lid. Does that make sense?
The inside strips for the bottom heart I scored at 1/2". I don't remember why I did this one differently than the bottom half. But at least it shows you a couple of ways to do the lining! :o)
Once you have made the top of your box using Heart C (see below picture) you can attach it to the lid of the box you just made above.
This is the finished box. I put a small heart inside using a cuttlebug die. It is stamped with "A little something."
That's All Folks! :o)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Supplies: All SU! except the ribbon. Whisper white cardstock; orange ribbon from Michaels; Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, stazon black inks; Blender Pens for coloring
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Supplies: (All SU!) Basket Full of Love, canvas, and Thank you by Card Maker's Dream stamps; Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Naturals white, Chocolate Chip paper and ink; Stazon black ink; linen thread; dimensionals; word window, large oval, small oval, corner rounder and spring bouquet flower punches; blender pen for coloring flowers and pail
Supplies: (All SU!) All About U, canvas, stamps; Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip paper and ink; white grosgrain ribbon; dimensionals; word window, large oval, corner rounder and spring bouquet flower punches;
Friday, January 2, 2009
Supplies: All SU! Typeset Alphabet and Beautiful Batik stamp sets; So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White papers and ink; Trio Flower punch, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon; Lined thread; corner rounder; Old Olive brads; Bind-It-All