Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Card in the Square Petal Top Box by Spellbinders

Hello Friends!
Today, I have a tutorial on how to make the Square Petal Top Box by Spellbinders and a fold out card that fits inside the box. The box is very easy to make, all the work is in the die template.

To make the box, die-cut and emboss the Square Petal Top Box die template on red card stock by running it through the Grand Calibur  die cutting machine by Spellbinders.

I prefer to put the card stock on the Cutting Plate first, then lay the die "cut side down" on the paper, and then put the Base Plate on top.

The embossing step here is very important because it creates the folding lines of the box. Notice that to emboss, the die is "cut side up" under the Embossing Mat, followed by the Embossing Plate. See picture below.

The next step is optional if you would like to emboss the card stock for extra texture. After cutting the box, leave the paper in the die and lay the die "cut side up" on top of the Grand Impressabilities Template, Fancy Flourish.

I like to distress the embossed areas with Tim Holtz Distress Ink for more contrast.

To assemble the box, follow the embossed  folding lines, use very strong adhesive on folding tabs. I also added  patterned paper on each side. Each rectangle measures 2  1/2  x  1  1/8  inches. 

To make the pull out card, I used the Heart Squares dies templates by Spellbinders. I die-cut 4 heart squares, second die from largest, which fits perfect in the box. I also die-cut 1 large heart square for the box base.

For the patterned paper, I cut 4 squares measuring 2 x 2 inches and 1 square measuring 3 x 3 inches.

For the word Love, I die-cut the letters with Donna's Alphas . I also embossed them as I did with the box.

To assemble the card, I layered the patterned paper on the heart squares with double stick tape. For the top heart squares, I die-cut 4 heart squares, second smallest die, and the patterned paper squares measure 1  1/4  x  1  1/4 inch. Layer the pieces with foam dots for extra dimension.

I used ribbon to join the heart squares together as picture below shows. 

To make the flower, die-cut flower with Anemone Flower Topper die template by Spellbinders.

Curl petals with a bone folder.

Layer flowers with foam dots and use self-stick pearls for the center of the flower. Attach  finished flower to ribbon at the top of card.

This is the finished card which folds down accordion style to fit in the box. Close the box by folding down the box top petals in a clockwise pattern, tucking the last petal under. The flower stays outside the box resting on top. 

Project Supplies

Grand Calibur die cutting machine by Spellbinders
Square Petal Box die template by Spellbinders
Anemone Flower Topper die template by Spellbinders
Heart Squares die template by Spellbinders
Donna's Alphas die template by Spellbinders
Fancy Flourish Grand Impressabilities template
Red card stock
My Mind's Eye, State of the Heart, patterned paper
May Arts ribbon
Self-stick pearls by Queen & Co

Thank you for visiting! Hugs,


Monday, January 9, 2012

---Spellbinders Second Round Design Team Finalists

     I have exciting news! I made it through to the third and final round for the Spellbinders Design Team contest!!
I feel so honored to have come this far and be part of this incredible group of very talented ladies. We still have to present one more project for the final round and then the finalists will be announced for the Design Team 2012.
I have been assigned to work on a specific project for the third round. They will be sending me new die templates to use for this project. I am so excited and I can't wait to start working on it.
You can go to Second Round Design Team Finalists to see the actual announcement by Spellbinders.

Thank you for visiting!



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baby Shower Party Favor Boxes

Hello Friends! Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season and you are looking forward to the New Year with optimism.
Today, I would like to share with you these little party favor boxes that my daughter and I made for a baby shower we are attending this Saturday.  My nephew's wife is having a baby girl and we are very excited for them.
The boxes are so easy to make, we made 40 boxes in a few hours. We used the "Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box" cutting die by Spellbinders.

You can click Here to see a tutorial on how to make the Hexagon Pinwheel Top box.

The tag was die cut with Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders.

The teddy bear was die cut with the Play Time set by Spellbinders.

A Ghirardelli Chocolate Square fits perfect in this box.

Here is a picture of the 40 boxes!

Project Supplies

Pink, white, and brown metallic cardstock
White sheer ribbon
Spellbinders die for the box:  Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box
Spellbinders dies for the tags: Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Spellbinders die for the Teddy Bear: Play Time

Thank you for visiting and Happy New Year!!!