Sep 08 2008
I made a project today that I am totally happy with — quick, simple, clean, fresh and something I can use for a gift!!! I was cruising Tammy’s blog earlier today, saw an adorable box/bag type thing, clicked the link and found a fabulous site I had never been at before — the 3-D Design Challenge Blog. How fun!!! A challenge was issued to create a One Sheet Box and a printable template was provided. This was one of those times when I just had to drop everything else and do it!!! I LOVE this little box — SO quick and easy — and just adorable!!! I know I’ll be making a lot more of these. I added a rounded top to my box, but it’s the same template, and then I made an ornament to coordinate with and put in the box. Here they are:
The box is made using a full 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I followed the instructions exactly, except I did NOT score those diagonal lines for the corner folds. It was much easier to just fold it in my hand, easily lining it up, then crease that inside fold with my fingers. I then used tape to secure all those folds on the inside of the box (between the layers of paper). Adorable box!!! (Editing: I used a thinner DP that was 1 sided with a white back. The thinner DP allowed for crisp folds in the corners.) To decorate the box I decided I would make a large snowflake for the topto round it off and give it some extra height and stability. Once the snowflake was made, I thought it looked like an ornament so, there you go — a box AND a gift!!! Here’s how I made the snowflakes:
Using the Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die on about a 4″ square of white c/s, run it through and cut. Press out the snowflake and save for another project. We are going to use the negative part for this project. (Editing: I ordered this die from Jacksonbelle Embellisments, and to my surpise when it came there is ALSO a folder, same design, in the pacakge!!)
Using a Circle Nestability, center it over the negative snowflake, cut and emboss.
Using SU Bashful Blue c/s, apply double sided tape to one side, and using the same Circle Nestieas above to cut the snowflake, cut out the circle. It will have tape on one side. Those of you with Xyron’s large enough, could just run these through the Xyron instead. I just don’t have one.
Now take your circle negative snowflake and adhere it to the Bashful Bluecircle above, on the sticky side. The sticky tape will be exposed in the snowflake opening. Sprinkle with fine glitter. This technique is called a Glitter Window, and instructions can be seen on this SCS tutorial.
Using Prism Iced Cobalt, cut a Circle with the Nestability Die just a bit larger. This Iced Cobalt circle serves to frame the snowflake. When adhering to the box, the snowflake is on the front of the box front, while the Iced Colbalt frame is on the back of the box front, so the box appears finished both inside and out. Make 2 of these — one for both the front and back of the box. Here’s a good look at the box:
I just added a little tag with ribbon trim. The tag was cut and embossed on the Spellbinders die called Tag 5. It cuts 5 tags at a time — I like it a lot. These tags are a bit bigger than the other sets of Spellbinders tags I have, so it allows for sentiments a bit larger.
To make the ornament I made 2 more of the snowflakes and sandwiched the Iced Cobalt Circle in between them, punched a hole with the Cropadile punch (gosh that thing works great for going through so many layers!), then ran my ribbon through the hole. Done!!!
Stamps: Star Studded Season by SU
Paper: PTI White, SU Bashful Blue, Prism Iced Cobalt, very old DCWV Spring Stack DP
Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug and Ice Crystal Die, Petite Circle Nesabilities and Tag 5 by Spellbinders, Double Sided Tape or Xyron, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Cropadile, SU Ribbon, Dimensionals
That’s it for this project! I’m sure you’d LOVE this box, too — give it a try. Once you do it once and figure out the corner thing, it’ll go together in just a minute or two — truly that simple!!!
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