As we start a new Stampin up year, I am starting a new Stamp Club. Each month we will have fun with another stamp set or Suite. For our first month – June 2017 we are playing with the Colorful Seasons Suite. Stamp Club meets the first Tues. of each month. Besides getting to have fun with new product or learn new ways to use product you already have, every 6 month you will get free product as the Hostess of the month.
This card focuses on Die cutting and yellow tones of Spring and Summer. My primary color is Crushed Curry is with Peekaboo Peach and Soft Suede as accent colors. All of the sponging uses crushed curry ink. Sponging the Designer Series Paper, Peekaboo Peach cardstock and the Crushed Curry cardstock add extra emphasis. For example, the mat on the art piece is deliberately left unsponged. When I stamped the sentiment I wanted a color that would blend but not too much. So I used Soft Suede ink. Using the Bright Enamel dots as the flower centers adds pop. I can’t decide if I like the double or not. When I first added the Crushed Curry bow it looked great. But I wanted to try using a double bow with the linen thread. What do you think?
More die cutting on this card. But for this one, Dapper Denim and Whisper White create a monochromatic card. Cut the Designer Series paper to 3″ wide by 5½”. Next cut it in half with a wavy line. Now you can attach the Designer Paper to the right side of your cards front. After you have the paper on the front, stamp the sentiment in Dapper Denim leaving a little space for some flowers along the edge of the curve. Next on scrap Whisper stamp the flower 6 times and die cut out with the matching die. To achieve the three shades of blue stamp once, twice and three times before re-inking. Re-ink and repeat. You now have a light, medium and dark Dapper Denim flower.
In order to create this box, you need the following items:
- Main cardstock cut to 8¼” by 5½”
- Whisper White cardstock cut to 1½” by 2″
- Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon Cut to 16″
- a small Rhinestone
- scraps of Berry Burst and Powder pink cardstock
- Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Soft Suede Ink
- Tear’n’tape, Fast Fuse, Stampin Dimensional
First score your base cardstock on the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″. Then score on the short side at 2″, and 4″. With your cardstock is in landscape orientation place the narrow column on your right. Now score down to the first horizontal score line at 1″ and 5″. Next score from the bottom of the partial scores to each bottom corner of the box in the 2nd row creating 2 triangles. After this – trim away the sections shown and cut up to the bottom score line on the 2″, 4″ and 6″ score lines. Most Important now is that you fold on all the vertical and horizontal score lines with a bone folder.
At this point you should round the corners of the top flap. For this I prefer the envelope punch board. It has a corner round on the outside top edge that produces a rounded corner superior to any of the punches I have tried. Next apply tear’n tape to the small flap on the right. Then fold over and adhere flap. Next fold up the bottom flaps until the final flap opens to the back of the box. Apply fast fuse to the final flap and secure n place. Finally pinch the sides in and your box is complete and ready to decorate.
To decorate the box
- Stamp the branch in Soft Suede on the whisper white cardstock piece. Then stamp the little flower with berry burst ink. Finally stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink.
- Use the envelope Punch Board to round the bottom Corners
- Die cut out a solid flower from Powder Pink Cardstock & and open flower from Berry Burst cardstock. Glue flowers together offset just a bit. Next attach with a dimensional to the branch.
- Now add a small rhinestone to the center.
- Starting at the top wrap a ribbon around the center of the box and tie with a bow or knot.
- Finally attach your decorated panel to the flap with dimensionals so that the ribbon is between the dimensionals.