Wednesday, November 19, 2008

From the weekend...

I mentioned in my last post that my club was this past weekend- here are the projects that the card makers were able to make. (I have a mix of Scrapbookers, card makers and people who do both so I always prep a layout and some card projects and they let me know in advance which they would like to make so that I can cut paper... works out great for me because then I can use up papers I'm low on without needed enough for every person in the group!)
This first card uses the Aspen paper pack (the cardstock is Twilight- one of my favorites!), White Organdy ribbon, and the D1226 Magical Season stamp Set. I used Twilight and Taffy markers to color the image (The color in the Aspen paper pack is actually Creme Brulee but the Taffy worked for the scarf just fine. The ribbon goes clear around the inside of the card to tie on the front by way of a slit in the fold of the card.
This second project was the MOST fun I've had in a while. It is the most adorable card/ gift item I think I've ever made... It opens as a card but is also a box to hold those larger hot cocoa packets. I originally got the template here from Debbie Olsen's blog.

I used an 8.5x11 sheet of Colonial White cardstock to trace the template onto. (You can print directly on the cardstock but I tend not to do that. Instead I measured the distance between all score lines and used a scoring tool to make the creases- it worked fine)

I cut 3 pieces of the blue stripe at 2 7/8 inch by 6 inches.

I decorated the inside of the "card" before assembling the box to make it easier.

The snowman stamps are from "Snow Friends". I stamped the snowmen on both Colonial White and then White textured Cardstock. I used the W. textured design to trim around the snowman bodies and adhere overtop of the Colonial White design for a white body with texture.

The box is held closed with a Gold photo hanger and Colonial White Ribbon. The sentiment on the outside of the card is from a past stamp of the month "Say it with Style" and the inside sentiment is from the "Snow Friends" stamp set. I stamped everything with Outdoor Denim Ink. The hats were colored with Dutch Blue marker.

My adhesive of choice typically is Tombow Mono Adhesive- but I'm smart enough to know that it will NOT hold a box like this together long term. So- for both the flap that attaches to hold the "box shape" and the bottom flap of the actual box- I used both Tombow and Liquid Glass . I held the pieces in place for 5-8 minutes to dry thoroughly before moving on to complete the project. The top flap of coarse is left unadhered so that you can use it as a gift box.

Supplies by Item Numbers:

Stamps: D1244 Snow Friends
Stamp Pads: Z2140 Outdoor Denim
Markers: z2319 Dutch Blue
Z2316 Cranberry (bird on inside image)
Papers: Blue stripe (retired)
x5747 Basic 8.5x11 cardstock combo pack
x5671 White Daisy Textured Cardstock
Embellishments: z1102 Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
z293 Photo Hangers

1 comment:

Priemer Family said...

I love the hot cocoa box, Traci!! That is too cute!! I wish I had time for other projects, but I can't even keep up w/ my Christmas stuff!