Friday, March 16, 2012
I loved the project we made this month in Club. It looks like a card but when you untie the bow, it opens up and has a little box in which you can stash tags or a small gift. Isn't it cool?
I wanted a vanilla envelope instead of our white square ones, so we made our own! We used a single sheet of 8-1/2 x 11" Very Vanilla cs for the envelope cut down to an 8" square. We used the scraps to make tags to go into the box card. Anyway, use the Simply Scored tool and the Diagonal Plate to score all four sides of the square at 3-3/4". Where the score lines overlap you cut out the "triangles" with scissors or any size square punch. Pre-fold all score lines. Fold in side flaps and secure with a small piece of Sticky Strip. Add SNAIL to the edges of the bottom flap and a small piece of Sticky Strip; fold up and secure. Finally, round the corner of the top flap and decorate your envelope as desired!
For the box card we started with an 8 x 11" piece of Riding Hood Red card stock and used the Simply Scored Tool and the Diagonal Plate. We scored it according to a template another demo gave me at our Vacaville Shoebox swap. I had seen something similar online a long time ago and was eager to try it out! We used the framelits in Very Vanilla, stamped with an image from the Fresh Vintage set (available FREE as a SAB item) in Riding Hood Red. That was layered onto Early Espresso. The dsp is also an item you can earn for free during SAB. Hope you enjoy this cool box card!
Happy Stamping! Mary
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This is a pop-up explosion card I made for Jan's b-day a couple weeks ago, and I'm finally getting around to posting it! It's really easy to make using the new diagonal plate for the Simply Scored tool. Maybe I'll teach something like this in a future class or club. What do you think? This card uses retired dsp and a retired set, plus the current "Hostess only" birthday set. Colors are black, vanilla and Sahara Sand.