Monday, December 8, 2008

Days 7-11 Holiday Stampin'

Sorry I have not posted for a few days - my father was admitted into the Toledo University Medical Center last week and that has really consumed my time. They have found a mass around his liver and we are waiting for results from further tests. It is a very emotional time as this is the same hospital (and same floor) that my mother passed away at, just 7 weeks ago.
I made this tutorial last month (it was actually a gift I gave to my sister for having Thanksgiving dinner at her house!) and thought this would be a good time to get it posted. I hope you enjoy it and find that it is a fun and easy gift that anyone would enjoy! Be sure to send me pictures of what you make using this tutorial - I love seeing other's creativity too!

Monogram Box with Cards:

Supplies for Cards
4 sheets (8 ½” x 5 ½”) of cardstock – cut in half horizontally
Designer Series Paper – cut 8 pieces: 5 ½” x 2 ½”
Ribbon: 8 pieces: 6” 8 pieces: 3”

Step #1: Fold ½ sheet of cardstock in half and adhere strip of DSP on the top of your card.

Step #2: Adhere the 6” piece of ribbon across the border of the DSP (with the 3” piece of ribbon layered under it)

Step #3: Tie the 3” piece of ribbon together to form your bow. (Great & simple way to make many cards quickly- ready to stamp with a greeting)

Step #4: I then stamped a letter on a piece of scrap whisper white cardstock. I used my 1 ¼” circle punch. I then punched a piece of Kiwi Green CS with my 1 3/8” circle punch and layered this on a piece of Riding Hood Red CS that was punched with the Scallop Circle Punch. I used my piercing tool to pierce holes in each scallop. I layered this on my card and it is a finished monogram notecard!

Now for the box!

2 sheets of Cardstock
1 yard of Ribbon
Scraps of coordinating cardstock and Designer Series Paper

Step #1: Cut box base 8 3/8 x 7 – score all 4 sides at 1 ¼” Cut box top 8 ½ x 7 1/8 – score all 4 sides at 1 ¼”

Step #2: Cut slits where the box will bold to form your tabs. Add adhesive – (I used Sticky Strip because I want my box to stay together!) to your tabs as shown in the photo on the RIGHT SIDE of the box.

Step #3: You can leave your box plain OR – you can add some DSP – NOW IS THE TIME FOR THAT – before you adhere your box into shape.

I cut my DSP as follows to decorate my box:
2 side strips of DSP: 1”x 5 7/8”
2 top/bottom strips of DSP: 1” x 4 ½”
1 DSP for top of box: 4 ½” x 5 7/8”
This is my box with 8 cards inside:

This is my finished box closed:

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Another project I need to get back and do. TFS