Wisteria Card Box

Here is a fun little card box that holds a snack pack of M&Ms or a flat candy bar.  It is quick and easy to make.  I have made a variety of these and love them all.
Wisteria Wonder, Flirtatious DSP, Lace Ribbon punch

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder  page 176  #122922
Concord Crush  page 176  #119792
Whisper White  page 180  #100730
Flirtatious DSP Doily  page 183  #122360
Punches:  Scallop Trim Corner  page 211  #118870
Lace Ribbon  page 211  #122362
Ribbon:  1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon in Concord Crush page 194  #119266  (21″)
Other:  Simply Scored Tool #122334
Sticky Strip #104294
Ruler or straight edge
8-1/2″ x 10″ Template

Updated July 16, 2012
DIRECTIONS:
1.
 Cut card stock to 8-1/2″ x 10″.  Score the 8-1/2″ side at 1-1/2″ and 7″.  Score the 10″ side at 2″, 3-1/2″, make a small mark at 5″, score at 6-1/2″, and 8″.  Flip card stock and make another small mark at 5″.
2.  Fold all score lines.  Fold Line B in.   Fold Line C out.  Fold Line D in.  Cut out corner squares.  Cut Tab A  as shown.  Take your ruler and score from the 5″ marks to the corners of that box.  Fold the score lines out.
3.  Decorate the outer panels and card inside as desired.
4.  Place Sticky Strip on all Tab A’s.  Adhere each Tab A to the back/outside of the adjoining side.  Make sure it is aligned properly before securing it.  Repeat with all Tab A’s.
5.  Now make and decorate your Front Focal Point.  I don’t remember the measurements as I gave it away.  Maybe a 3″square.  The first one I made used a 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ panel.
6.  Decide where you want your ribbon position on the Outer Panels when the card is closed.  Tie the bow on the Right edge.  Move ribbon up slightly.  Put Sticky Strip on the left Outer Panel and move tied ribbon down and adhere to Sticky Strip.
7.  Now adhere your Front Focal Point to the Left Outer Panel with Sticky Strip.  (Put the Sticky Strip on the back of the Left Side of the Focal Point.)  SNAIL just isn’t strong enough as the Focal Point will keep falling off.
8.  Add treat, gift card, or surprise as desired.  I used a small pack of M&M’s. 

 

 

Blossom Box – Third Time is a Charm

Here is a Blossom Box.  I knew I wanted to make this when I first saw it in the catalog.  It does need to be made with regular Designer Series Paper-not cardstock or Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The regular DSP folds so much more precisely which means the box looks much better.
Blossom Box

SUPPLIES:
Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Christmas Cocoa (retired)
Big Shot:  Blossom Box Bigz L die  page 221  #123127
Standard Premium Crease Pad page 215  #113476
1/2 sheet cardstock to use under the die in the Big Shot
Tools:  Scissors
Bone Folder  page 207  #102300
Sticky Strip  page 206  #104294

Directions
1.
  Cut your piece of DSP in half (two: 6″x12″ pieces).
2.  Big Shot Sandwich:  Acrylic cutting pad, 1/2 sheet cardstock, Blossom Box die, your choice of DSP with the side you want on the outside face down, Standard Premium Crease Pad.  Run through Big Shot.  Repeat with the second piece of DSP.
3.  Trim the tabs off one of the Blossom Box pieces.
4.  This is the step that makes your box easier to fold.  Use your Bone Folder to firmly crease all the score lines in the following order:  center circle which will form the box bottom, middle circle which will form the box top, the straight lines that run from the center circle to the indents on the outside edge, the two part lines that form “v” shapes in the DSP-these will form the Blossom Fold at the top of the box-be accurate!  Recrease the Center and Middle circles.
5.  Attach Sticky Strip to the tabs.  Peel off the red part, then cut out the “V” shapes in the tab.  Line up the center circles and adhere.  Crease the score lines along the tab again.
6.  Now to turn this into a working Blossom Box!  Hold the Blossom Box in the palm of your hand.  Try to hold up four sides using your fingers.  Now start folding the straight and the “V” lines like a fan going all around the edges of the box until you have folded all of them.  If a score line doesn’t fold properly, use your bone folder to make a better crease and try again.
7.  Heave a sigh of relief!  Admire your beautiful Blossom Box!!

Fun in the Sun Treat Box

A fun little treat box dressed up with a Scallop Trim Border Punch belly band.
SUPPLIES
Stamps:
  Sunny Fun  Summer Mini #123040
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight  page 177  #119683
Whisper White page 180  #100730
Markers:  Marina Mist  page 178  #119679
Cherry Cobbler page 179  #119681
Garden Green  page179  #100080
Tempting Turquoise  page 177  #100058
Punch:  Scallop Trim Border punch page 211  #118402
Big Shot:  Box #2 die  page 221  #114518

Directions:
1.  Cut Daffodil Delight card stock 6″x11″.  Run through Big Shot using Box #2 die.  Score and fold, but do not assemble yet.
2.  Cut Whisper White card stock 1-3/4″ x 11″.  Use the Scallop Trim punch on both 11″ sides.  Adhere to flat box.  Fold on score lines.
3.  Color 4 pairs of the Flip-Flops with Markers.  Remoisten with your breath then stamp on the front side of the Scallop Trim punched Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the sentiment if desired.
4.   Put sticky strip on the tab at the side.  Adhere box together at Tab.  Fold up bottom flaps in this order:  indented, sides, tabbed flap.
5.  Fill with treats or small gift.
6.  Admire the fun box you have just made!

Pretty Metal Daisy

I have seen a lot of metal used with the Big Shot Bigz dies.  So…. I decided to try it out.  The samples I saw were made of soda cans, mine is made out of a V-8 Fusion can.  They are quick and easy to make!!

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot:  Flower, Daisies #2  page 222  #114520 (Any Bigz die will cut thin metal)
Other:  Craft & Rubber Scissors  page 208  #103179 OR tin snips
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip, Glue dots, or metal glue

Directions:
1.  Drink whatever is in your can.  Rinse out and let it dry.
2.  Use your Craft & Rubber Scissors or tin snips to cut the can.  I started at the hole on top and cut through the top and down the side.  Be careful because the metal can cut you!  Cut around the bottom of the can and then around the top of the can so you metal piece becomes a rectangle.
3.  Lay your metal rectangle on your Bigz die with the side facing down that you want to see.
4.  Run it through your Big Shot just like you would cardstock.
4a.  Optional step:  If you want to add some texture to your metal, run the cut pieces through the Big Shot using an embossing folder.  I didn’t do that here, but thought it was worth mentioning.
5.  Adhere the flower parts together.  I used the silver side of the largest circle for the center of my flower.  You can add a pin back if you want to using cardstock on the back or you can use the leftover metal to cut more circles with your Big Shot and die.  Notice the metal parts are no longer sharp.
6.  Enjoy your metal creation!

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TWO OF MY FAVORITE STAMPERS
Deborah and Rachel made these beautiful cards for me.  I appreciate all of the wonderful items they have made for me!!!  This time they have been using up their stash.  That sounds like something I need to work on!

 

 

 

 

Sparkly Wedding Card

Several of my friends have children getting married-some in the recent past and 2 this weekend.  So I have made some wedding cards.

SUPPLIES:
Papers & Cardstock:
Whisper White page 180 #100730
Cardbase:  8-1/2″x5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″;  Card Front:  5-1/4″x4″;
scrap for sentiment which is punched with Petal Card Double Punch
Brushed Silver page  181  #100712  cut at 4-1/4″x5-1/2″
Cherry Cobbler page 179  #119685  scrap to be punched
with Decorative Label Punch
Red Glimmer paper  page  181  #121790  Small Heart punch
Markers:
Cherry Cobbler  page 179  #119681
Basic Black  page 180  #100082
Ink:  VersaMark  page 203  #102283
Punches:
Petal Card Double Punch  page 212  #119273
Decorative Label punch  page 209  #120907
Small Heart punch  page 210  #117193
Big Shot:
Vintage Wall Embossing Folder  page 219  #120175
Other:

Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder  page 201  #101930
Heat Tool  page 201  #100005
5/8″ White Organza Ribbon  page 195  #114319
Adhesives:
Snail  page 206  #104332  Refill #104331
Dimensionals  page 206  #104430
DIRECTIONS
1.  Cut Whisper White card front.  Run through Big Shot using Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.
2.  Lightly tap VersaMark ink pad on the raised areas of the embossed Whisper White.  Don’t worry if you get some on the lower areas.  Cover with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.  Set with Heat tool.  Test to make sure all the embossing powder is melted.
3.  Wrap Organza Ribbon aound card front.  Tie a knot.  Slide to the position you like.  Trim ribbon ends.
4.  Put Snail gently on the back of the card front so you don’t unemboss it.  Attach to Brushed Silver mat.  Attach to cardbase.
5.  Punch out Card Petal Double punch with Whisper White cardstock.  Ink stamp with markers using Cherry Cobbler on the word “Love” and Basic Black on the rest of the words.  Breathe on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp image.  Trim the extra flaps from the Petal Card punched shape.
6.  Use the Decorative Label Punch on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Attach stamped image with Snail.  Punch out the Small Heart from the Red Glimmer paper.  Attach it to stamped image with a Dimensional.
7.  Put Dimensionals on the back of your stamped and punched label and attach as desired to card front.
8.  Admire your card.

 

Candy Holder in Daffodil and Pear

Here is a cute little Matchbox Candy Holder that I gave with the Flowers in Daffodil and Pear card.  It holds 4 Hersey Miniature Candy bars or 4 Hersey Nuggets.  Yum Yum!

Sorry for the blurry picture.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess) page 10  w#122615  c#122617
Ink:  Old Olive
Big Shot:  Matchbox Bigz XL die  page 221 #114890
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight (for the box)  page 177 #119683
Pear Pizzazz (for the cover)  page 176  #119793

 

Flowers of Daffodil and Pear

Flowers of Daffodil and Pear

Here is a fun Birthday card I made.  It reminds me of Spring flowers during this hot summer weather.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes page 157 #114370 wood only
Big Shot:  Movers & Shapers Curly Label XL Bigz die page 221  #114506
Movers & Shapers Punch Windows page 221 #115953 (large scallop oval
Flower Garden Textured Impression Embossing Folder
page219 #123113
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die  page 221 #120893
Punches:  Scallop Oval Punch page 210 #119856
Scallop Edge Border Punch  page 210-211  #119882
Markers:  Daffodil Delight page 177 #19677
Pear Pizzazz page 176 #123001
Ribbon:  1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon page 195 #119254
Ink:  Old Olive page 177 #119693
Card Stock:  Pear Pizzazz page 176 #119795
Daffodil Delight page 177 #119683
Whisper White page 180 #100730
CONSTRUCTION TIPS:
1. 
Daffodil Delight card base:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
2.  Whisper White card front:  5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″  Use Scallop Edge Border Punch along one 5-1/4″ edge.  Then position Flower Garden Embossing Folder on card front and run through Big Shot.  Color the raised edges of the flowers with the side of the brush tip of the Daffodil Delight marker.  Color the stems with the Pear Pizzazz marker in the same manner.
3.  Using the Movers & Shapers platform and the Scallop Oval from the Movers & Shapers Punch Windows, cut a scallop oval out with Pear Pizzazz (2-1/2″ x1-1/2″ scrap) card stock.
4.  Cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Pear Pizzazz using the Tasteful Trim die.  Adhere to card front.   Cut a 5-1/8″ piece of the Daffodil Delight 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Cut one end to form a tip.  Glue to Pear Pizzazz Tasteful Trim piece.
5.  Punch a Scallop Oval out of Daffodil Delight cardstock. Stamp “Happy Birthday” or other greeting with the “Teeny Tiny Wishes” in Old Olive ink. Adhere the Daffodil Delight Scalloped Oval to the Pear Pizzazz Scallop Ovla with Snail. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of Pear Pizzazz Scallop Oval.  Position Scallop Ovals over the Tasteful Trim and Ribbon piece.
6.  Adhere your embossed and decorated Card Front to Daffodil Delight Card Base.

Admire your beautiful Creation!

Island Indigo & Flower Fest Telescoping card

Here is a Telescoping Card I made using some of the new 2011-2013 In Colors.

Closed.

Open

Supplies:
Stamps:
  Flower Fest, Swirls & Curls Verses (Summer mini), Something to Celebrate (retired Occasions mini)
Cardstock:
Island Indigo (for Scallop Squares), Naturals White cut: 2 or 3 at
3-1/2″ square (the 3rd large square can go on the back of the large
scallop square for a note/money pocket) and 1 at 2-1/2″ square
Ink:
Basic Black, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Perfect Plum (Next time I
will use Elegant Eggplant so I can line it with Wisteria Wonder),
Wisteria Wonder
Markers:  Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder
Big Shot dies:  Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square, Bigz Scallop Square Duo
Embellishments:  Silver Brads

I was inspired by this card and video but wanted to try a square version:  http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2011/05/wow-card-telescoping-circles-video-big-shot-dawn-dostamping-stampin-up.html