Thursday, June 24, 2010

Coaster for 3x3 Notes

Yesterday I posted the Island Oasis Treat Box which held treats inside.....well, I was thinkin: why not increase the size a bit to hold 3" x 3" notes? The adjustment was simple to do and still allowed 1/4" spacing around the inside. I kept the overall outside to be 4" x 4" and the height is now 1".

Front Cover:

Side View:

Revealing inside 3" x 3" Notes and envelopes:


Each note has a message "Thank You":

Inside notes trimmed with DSP from the note:

To make the Box ( Template below):
(1) 5-1/4" x 9-1/2" Solid CS of your choice, score 1" around all edges. On the long side, score 4-1/4, 5-1/4, 8-1/2.......ooops so sorry - just saw I forgot to put the measurement on the vertical side. Note: the inside box size is 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" with 1" as the height to accommodate the note cards.
These are the pieces you should have:
(1) 5-1/4" x 9-1/2" Solid Pretty in Pink CS
(2) Matt or Chipboard
(3) 4" x 4" Chocolate Chip CS
(1) 4" x 4" DSP
(1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Acetate ( not in photo and is optional)

Use Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Pen to color the edges:

Adhere DSP to matt/chip board board, use a "chomper" to round corners....sorry.....a paper corner rounder won't cut it gals! Use Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write pen to touch up punched corners. Put through the Big Shot Mover & Shapers. Lightly mark the heart with a pencil on to the top of the box. Punch Heart out after Stampin' message and flowers from Embrace Life stamp set. Color flowers with Pretty in Pink Stampi'n Write Pen. Adhere heart to lid, erase heart pencil lines.

Adhere sticky tape as shown to assemble box. Finish box in the same manner as posted yesterday June 23.
To make flower embellishments for the front cover:
Punch a bunch of flowers in Pretty in Pink as well as in White. Spray flowers with a mist of water, crumple and allow to dry. Randomly adhere to the cover using Tombow glue. Dot center with Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Pen.

  • Stamps: Because I care (Hostess Level 1), Embrace Life (soon to be retired!)
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, DSP (non SU)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Mover & Shapers Heart die, Trio Flower Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Full Heart Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Write Pretty in Pink+ Chocolate Chip Pen, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue, Tombow Glue.

Thank you for stopping by today..............!!!!


Annie said...

Patti, your creations always makes my heart stop. You are so talented with your craft! I love coming to your blog to see what you have made.

ScrappinLender said...

Very impressive. I don't know how you do it, but you're very talented!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Patti, your work is always beautifully done and a treat for the eyes! What a neat idea to use coasters for the top and bottom of the box!

eunice said...

These coaster boxes are adorable, whether filled w/ candy or as a note holder. I especially like that the coasters seem to make these quite sturdy. Neat idea!