Yesterday after church I decided to sit down and do some stamping. I was in the mood for another 3-D project, so I made 3 *almost* identical boxes. I haven't decided what will be going in them, but probably some sort of yummy candy. There is a scrapbook store in the area that always has really fun, festive & seasonal candy in big bell jars on the counter and whatever is there will probably be just the ticket!
I haven't showed any SU! creations lately, so I thought it was time to dust my SU! stamps off. "Blooming With Love" is one of my favorite sets and it is perfect for this time of year, so I went with it. The images were stamped with Palette Noir and then colored with a blender pen and re-inkers. I usually pick out my pattern paper first and then color my images, but this time I did it in reverse. I was thrilled to see that "Bella Rose" DSP worked well with the colors I chose. The boxes are almost 100% SU! minus the ribbon, buttons and black ink, but those could be easily substituted. You can't tell in the photos, but I added crystal effects to each of the pots to create a realistic enamel coat.
I tried to make the box easy to open, so I made it so the lid slides off without having to un-tie the ribbon. Many people that I give little gifts to never want to untie the *pretty* bow, so I thought this would be a great solution.
I also decided to make the dimensions of this box so that I could get the lid and the base from one sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock. The box measures 4 inches high, 3 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. The lid is just 1/16 of an inch larger at each measurement.
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Blooming With Love, Small Sayings, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Re-inkers
Paper: Kraft, White, Bella Rose, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Buttons by The Paper Studio, Ribbon by Offray, Linen Thread, sponge, glue dots, sticky strip, paper trimmer with scoring blade
ETA: Here is the template and basic instructions for the box, as requested!!!
I wanted to first show you how you can get the box and the lid from one sheet of paper, but I would *NOT* suggest doing it this way. The next photo will show you how you should do it.
First, cut the paper on the vertical at 5 1/2 inches all the way down. Then you will have your two pieces; one for the lid and one for the base.
This is what the base should look like once is has been scored and the excess pieces removed.
This is what the top should look like once the excess pieces have been removed.