Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Asian Birthday Box Card

Here's a Box Card with an Asian theme.  This was made for a milestone birthday (91 years old).  Paper used: Stampin-Up Cherry Cobbler card stock, Recollections Black.
Each of the flaps are stamped and have the EK Success Modern Cube Slim Punch embellished on the bottom.The Kanji words (which say Happy Birthday in Chinese) is from Mark Richards Peel Off's Outline Stickers #3498 Gold. A 1" Circle Punch in Stampin-Up Cherry Cobbler is adhered on top of a 1 -1/16" Circle Punch in Recollections Black card stock. Adhere the words on top a strip of acetate with mini glue dots in the back of each word and then attach with a mini glue dot to the back (1st of three) floating strip.  Fortune cookies are stamped and cut out for additional embellishments.  In addition, firecrackers were made using card stock and twine - roll and then decorate using splatters of Gold Smooch. Arrange and adhere to clear acetate strips with mini glue dots.  Love that this card folds flat - Finished 6" x 5".
Overhead view: three sections of 2-7/8" lengths across the box
Side view:
Another side view:

Momento Lux Tuxedo Black Ink  used on the Hanko Designs Long Life Stamp for all flapsThe "Happy Birthday" is from Mark Richards Peel Off's Outline Stickers #3498 Gold.
Tattered Lace Oriental Embellishments Die Set has this medallion which was cut in Kelly Paper Gold card stock.  Momento Lux Tuxedo Black Ink used to stamp the message on Stampin-Up Natural's Ivory card stock.
Fold flat the box card shown here.  Cuttlebug Roman Bath Embossing Folder used for mats on top of the card box base.
To make this box card, a 6" x 11" cut card stock was used. Then score 2-7/8" each section + 1/2" is for the sticky tape to make the box. Rotate the card stock and score 2-1/2" for the flaps. Cut three strips 3/4" x 3-7/8" long for the strips, scoring 1/2" on each end.
Hope you enjoyed this box card and am inspired to make your own, too.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Treats

Did everyone have a good Easter celebration?  I made these cute little Treat totes.  They are a SVG cut file from  The file is called Mini Spring Basket Animals which can be found here. I don't know which one I like better: Duck, Bunny, or Chick............wait 'til you see the back...............These cuties measure about 3" x 3" x 2".  Each animal has been sponged lightly with some brown ink on the edges.  Original tote size was wider, holding more candy - I made it narrower using the SCAL program. They are filled with an assortment of sweets.
 Here's the Chick:
 The back of the Chick: Love the tail and the feet!
 The Bunny:
 The back of the Bunny:
 The Duck:
The back:
Aren't these the cutest?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dress Form Treat Box

Here's another project made from my very favorite SVG company: The collection is called Dress Shop which can be found here. This finished Dress Form project finishes 11-1/2" tall. The base is 3-1/2".Dress form base is Recollection Kraft paper.  The papers used to cover the dress form is from Graphic 45 - their Kraft Collection. All the cut pieces have been sponged with brown ink. I added some beans to the bottom of the stand for stability before closing it up.
 Side View:
 Back view:
 Even that flower is included in the collection to be cut perfectly with your Silhouette.
 On the waist, a Black rayon seam binding belt wrapped around on top of the Black netting skirt. The skirt is 6-1/2" long.
 Remove the top half of the dress form to reveal it is a treat container.
 Inside are 15 candy covered Birthday greeting gems.  The stamps can be found from Jaded Blossom called Birthday Candies found here.
This project is going to be part of a birthday present - glad I was able to make it now.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Marci in Wonderland Small Trinket Box

At the recent Pleasanton (in California)Scrapbook Expo, there was a fabulous FREE Make & Take at the Scrap-Mart booth featuring La-la Land Crafts  and of course I was going to be sure to wait in line for this since I knew the project would not fall short of spectacular. The project featured a smaller version of the Hinged Trinket Box.  So cute!!! This box will be available soon (and I was able to grab a couple kits hot off their initial production). The larger version (Sitting Princess Marci Fancy Trinket Box) was originally posted here on March 10. This trinket box measures 5-1/2" x 4" x 1-1/4".  Dies used for this project: Open Leaf Flourish die, Heart Key and Lock die, Book Tab and Labels die, Large Flourish die, and the Heart Fence die which all can be found here. Edges are slightly sponged with brown ink. The scallop oval has dots of Viva Pearl Pen around on the scallops.
Use a small pencil or end of a brush to wrap and curl the stems of the flowers. Then add some Diamond Stickles to the top of the flowers for some shine.
In the right corner, I chose a soft lavender button positioned on top of the off white bow. The Open Leaf Flourish (die) is positioned underneath the Heart Key (die).
On the side of the box, the die used is the Book Tab and Labels die that wraps around to the front of the box. I used a Viva Pearl Pen on the Book Tab. The lock from the Heart Key and Lock die is attached to the front with foam squares.
See how high I piled up the top layers with foam squares?  Wowsa!!!!
Open the lid to reveal the hinge and the inside:
Like the flat back pearls used for feet?

Thank you for stopping by today and hopefully you will also be able to get your hands on one of these boxes soon to make a cute gift for someone.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Asian Box Card with G45 Papers

Well, I am happy to have finally made one of those Box Cards that have been popping up all over the blogs. For a video tutorial, go to Splitcoast Stampers - link here.  I really wanted to make an Asian themed Box Card using the Graphic 45 Bird Song 8x8 pack papers. Recollection Black Card Stock was used for the base. Embellishments used are Metal Coins and Luck Medallion.  The metal fan is from Hanko Designs and their on line store can be found here. In the front of the box, The stamped and Gold embossed words are from Waltzing Mouse Asian Gardens Stamp Set  - Use a Tab Punch to make the words peek out of the edge.
Here is a closer look at the dies used from Tattered Lace Dies ( cut using Recollections Kraft paper.  The Bamboo is a SVG cut file from Lettering Delights Asia. That metal Luck Medallion is from my stash. 
The back of the box is embellished with one of the Graphic 45 Bird Song 8x8 paper pack scroll paintings which fit perfectly in this spot.
 This is the card completely folded to fit into an A2 envelope:
Thank you for stopping by today to see what was made................hope you enjoyed it and are inspired to make one, too.