As I’m writing this post, it is 5:00 pm and 108 degrees outside. UGH. It does get very hot where I live in California but we usually don’t hit three digits. California is going through a severe drought and in my area we are only allowed to water our lawns twice a week. Our beautiful lawn isn’t faring very well and this extremely hot weather isn’t helping. Tomorrow it is supposed to cool down to 106. Double UGH. I keep hoping we will get some rain. We need it so badly.
Onto my card for today. I hope I’m not boring you with my Pinwheel cards. I needed a card for a virtual swap and this is what I chose to create. The paper is from the DSP English Garden and the sentiment comes from the new stamp set, All Boxed Up. I stamped the flower on the inside in Crushed Curry with the stamp set Garden in Bloom.
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I have another Pinwheel card today. These cards are very addicting and it’s hard to stop at one! The one major difference between today’s card and the one from the other day is that I didn’t use a belly band. Instead I chose to adhere my sentiment to the scallop circle and attach it to one of the flaps. You do need to be careful when attaching it to the card so that it can still be opened easily. I prefer this way but it could be difficult for the recipient to fold it back together.
For the inside I used a flower from the stamp set Garden in Bloom. I chose not to use the outline stamp but I did use it for the butterfly on the front. I finished it up with several rhinestones on the butterfly!
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Today I have a fun fold card that I made using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Diagonal Plate. It looks difficult to make but it really isn’t. Just like the card I posted the other day, it’s the perfect size to slip a gift card into. It stays shut on its own but I’ve used a belly band so that a sentiment is easy to add to the front. But as you can see in the picture below, it can also be left plain. Another great thing about this card – it fits perfectly inside one of our medium envelopes!
I used the bright and vibrant Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP). The sentiment is from the stamp set Tin of Cards. I love the fonts in this set and that the words are nice and bold. The butterflies on the inside of the card are from Garden in Bloom. This is a 2 Step Stampin’ set which means that you stamp a base image and then position and stamp another one over it. I stamped the outline of each butterfly in Blackberry Bliss and the inside with Rich Razzleberry.
Garden in Bloom #139433
I had hoped to make my own video showing this fun technique but yesterday when I went to film, my camera battery died and I couldn’t find the charger. I had to place a quick order on Amazon and I should have a new charger any day now. There is a great tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers and you can view it HERE.
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A quick and easy box to make is the 2, 4, 6, 8 box. Its name comes from the fact that you score it at 2″, 4″, 6′ and 8″.
You’ll start with a sheet of cardstock measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. On the long side you’ll score at 2″, 4″, 6′ and 8 inches.
On the short side, score it at 2 inches.
Next, cut up from the bottom of the paper, up to the 2 inch score line. These will be your flaps. Cut the small section out from the bottom right.
The picture below shows the inside of the box. If you want a hole so that you can see inside the box, put it on the panel indicated. Also, place adhesive (I recommend Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse for all of the areas where I indicate adhesive) on the flap shown. Tip: If you want to add DSP to your box, do it now BEFORE you cut a hole in the panel. You should have (4) pieces of DSP that measure 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″.
This is the outside of the box. I’ve shown which flaps you should add adhesive to as well as what order to fold the flaps in when you start assembling. I’ve done it so that the last flap will fold towards the back of the box.
When putting the box together, I like to adhere the little flap to the opposite side first. Then fold the flaps in!
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As soon as I saw this box on Sam Donald’s blog (a fellow demo from the UK), I knew that I wanted to make it! Sam is a whiz at creating boxes. This one is so unique with all of its faceted sides – I love it!
I wanted to make the box in Coastal Cabana (did you know that this gorgeous color is retiring soon??) but you need to start with a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and unfortunately I didn’t have it in that size. So, I used Crumb Cake and decorated it using the stamp set Flowering Flourishes and Coastal Cabana ink. For the top of the box I used a Sale-a-bration freebie, Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack, a pack of beautiful 6 x 6 vellum. I punched two butterflies with the Elegant Butterfly punch and colored one with my Stampin’ Write marker. I used glue dots to adhere them together and finished them with rhinestones.
I shredded some Crumb Cake cardstock (I cut very fine slivers of the paper with my paper cutter) and put it inside the box along with an EOS lip balm (which matches Coastal Cabana so perfectly)! I use lip balm a lot and love this brand! I’m sure once I get my hands on some new flavors, there will be more projects using them!
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