Saturday, February 23, 2008

Easter Card

I've been sick almost my entire week off, but did start feeling good enough yesterday to do a little stamping. I thought that this little chick from the A Good Egg set would be perfect showing a tiny tuft of feathers. My youngest has been keeping herself busy crafting lately and I borrowed a couple of yellow feathers from her stash. This set also screams to be used with the Designer Series Spring Fling paper! The sketch came from Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday Sketch. I've needed a little inspiration to get me motivated to start creating again, and this was the perfect place to start.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fantasy Boxes

I originally discovered the pattern for these boxes in a challenge on A Charming Place . The original pattern used by the challenge hostess can be found at Stubby Stampers , but I made some minor adjustments. For example, I used Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper, which makes the box much more sturdy. I also modified the dimensions slightly in order to get two outside liners out of one sheet of 12x12 paper (use 6x12" instead of 6.5x12"). If you do this, you will have less "tab" to glue down, but I used Sticky Strip to tape it down and it worked just fine.

For both boxes I used A Beautiful Thing along with my favorite scallop punch and the new matching rub-ons! I also made matching covered peppermint patties to keep inside the Ginger Bloosom version, but discovered that the Hershey Dark Chocolate Squares fit inside perfectly as well.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kiss Boxes

I finally did it. I found the time to create a blog! I can't promise to update daily (or even weekly for that matter), but I will make an effort to share my upcoming events and instructions for some of the fun projects we've been creating at them.

I thought I'd start with a project we made at Stamper's club this month. These little boxes are the perfect size for two kisses (or hugs). I altered a pattern created by MamaK at A Charming Place to create eight little chests out of one sheet of cardstock.

To create the box, cut one 4.25x2.75" piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Score along the short side at 1", 2", 3", and 4". Next score along both long sides at 2.25".

Cut along the short score lines (up to the long score line) to create the flaps for your box. Next you will cut off the tiny flaps at the one end.

You will need to trim the two flaps closest to the small front flap in order for your box to close properly (see photo right).

Next, angle the corners of your flaps (see photo). Stamp your cardstock as desired and fold along all score lines. Add adhesive to the outside of the middle large flap and glue the other two flaps to it to create the box. Use a piece of ribbon to tie everything together and embellish as desired.