Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Wild About You Boxed Set

Here's a fun project I did a few nights ago... it's a little box with gift cards inside using the frisky Wild About You stamp set.

I found a pattern for a box like this on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website, but it was the wrong size. So I made some modifications for it to fit the 3"x3" cards I wanted to put inside.

Edited to add: The measurements I used are as follows:

Box bottom: 9" x 3-1/2" with short edge scores at 1/2", 1-1/2", 4-3/4", and 5-3/4". The long edge is scored at 1".

Box lid: 9-1/4" x 2-3/4" with short edge scores at 1/2", 1-9/16", 4-7/8", and 5-15/16". The long edge is scored at 1-1/16".

Box band (the scalloped black part around the lid): 9-1/2" x 1", scored at 1/2", 1-5/8", 5", and 6-1/8".

I scalloped the edge of the black strip for the lid using a Corner Rounder punch (guard removed).

I have 4 little notecards and their matching envelopes in this box. This would be a cute gift for a teacher who gives notes to her students, or to a child (or parent of that child) who goes to a lot of birthday parties!

The colors I used are So Saffron, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue (along with Designer Prints in those colors), Whisper White, and Basic Black. The sentiments on the little cards came from Short & Sweet. The animals are stamped onto a 1 1/4" circle, layered onto a 1 3/8" circle, and then onto a Scallop Circle. In hindsight, I think I would've liked the scallops on the cards to have the smaller 1/16" circle holes like the one on the box. I used the Horizontal Slot punch to make a space for the Black Gingham ribbon.

I hope you like it - it sure was fun to create!

12 comments:

Tess said...

This is too cute. I just love it. Great job.

CAKVD said...

This is beautiful and the cards are too! Everything is so crisp and clear. You did a great job!
Cheryl

Nancy Riley said...

Michele, how CLEVER is this?! Absolutely adorable in every way!

mochamama said...

I awarded you the 'You make My Day Award"
love this set!!

Michele Tate said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Great work. You have such a talent in stamping, Michele. I really enjoy your blog :0)

JenniferL. said...

I love this set, very cute!

Wendy said...

Really cute, Michele! The colors with the black accents look so clean and crisp. Love it.

jackiestamps4fun said...

What a really cute set! I love making boxed sets!

MacKenzie said...

I LOVE this project!! Great colors and great pictures! Did you make your own envelopes or use some from SU?

EdieB said...

This is adorable! Great hostess gift too. EdieB

Theresa said...

I love this. The colors are fantastic!

Desirée said...

These notecards are so fun - I might have to CASE this wonderful project! :)

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