Monday, April 19, 2010

Easter Project

OK...I'm going to post a project that I know is a little past due but I'm trying out the feed and want to post this with instructions. So...pardon the fact that it's an Easter project ~ You can definitely, easily substitute paper and stamps to create this project for any occasion.

This is a project we mad
e last month in Stamp Club (check out my class schedule if you want to come to one of these monthly clubs ~ there are 4 to choose from during the 2nd week of every month!). It's a little box project for Easter but could easily be adapted to any occasion. First...the photos:

I got this project idea from another demonstrator named Marlene ~ I did have to figure out how to make the box, though!! I'll share with you the supplies needed and step-b
y-step directions.

Supplies (Remember, if you don't have everything you need, you can click on "Shop Now" at the top of this blog and order everything you need!):
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted, V
intage Vogue (all in the Occasions Mini, which is only available until the end of April!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip ~ both Classic and Craft, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (also in the Occasions Mini)

Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Epoxy Brads (Occasions Mini), Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads (Chocolate Chip), Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Heat Tool, Paper Piercer & Mat, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die

Box Directions:
Step 1: Cut a piece of Certainly Celery card stock 9-1/2" X 7"
Step 2: Score that piece of Certainly Celery starting with the 9-1/2" side...score at 4" and 5-1/2", then turn it to the 7" side and score at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2". Fold all score lines.
Step 3: Next you'll cut the 4 scored lines as shown in the following photo:

Step 4: You'll then be able to fold into a box shape, gluing the sides together with a strong adhesive.
Step 5: Cut 2 scallop squares out of Certainly Celery card stock using the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die. Glue them to the front and back of the box.
Step 6: Attach 11" of Chocolate Chip 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon to the box using a small hole punch to punch holes in the Certainly Celery sides (see photo above for placement); then, holding the ribbon in place, push one of the Chocolate Chip 5/8" Neutral Jumbo Brads through the hole and the ribbon...fold legs open to secure.

For the front:
Step 1: Cut a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock 3-3/4" X 3-3/4" square,
Step 2: Cut a piece of the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (use a piece with just Certainly Celery so you can see the Happy Easter could substitute one of the bolder patterns, but you would probably have to make some kind of tag or extra piece of paper to stamp "happy Easter" on).
Step 3: Stamp "happy Easter" from Well Scripted stamp set onto the DSP with Chocolate Chip Classic ink.

Step 4: Stamp "Chocolate Bunny" onto Close to Cocoa card stock with the Chocolate Chip Craft ink. Then emboss using Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool. Cut the bunny out.
Step 5: Stamp the flowers from Vintage Vogue onto Very Vanilla card stock with Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink inks. Cut out and attach together using the Chocolate Chip 1/4" Epoxy Brads.
Step 6: Glue DSP to Chocolate Chip. Glue bunny onto DSP leaving room for flowers at the bottom. Attach the flo
wers using Dimensionals. Cut a piece of Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon and tie into a bow. Attach the bow with a Mini Glue Dot.
Step 7: Attach the entire decorated square to one side of the box.

Extra Tips:
* Tip: Did you know that you can make any color embossing using a colored Craft ink with Clear Embossing Powder!?!
* Tip: You make th
e petals of the flowers curl by using your Bone Folder to "flip" the petals of the flower.

You're finished!! Enjoy...

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