I have a card and a gift box to show you today. First the card...whenever I see snowman images, they immediately make me think of quilts, so I had to make this card :-) (my card for the Winter Wishes preview last month also inspired a quilt). This time I used the cute papers by Cosmo Cricket, Jolly By Golly. The snowgirl was colored with Copics to match the papers. The ribbon is from the Autumn Ribbon Assortment.
The second project is a gable box, perfect for the holiday gift giving season. I made a template just for today's previews. You can download the Gable Box template >>> HERE <<<. I received a few emails from my last tutorial about problems with the downloads. You can fix this usually by using the latest Adobe Reader. You can see the tutorial on how I made this box towards the end of this post.
Isn't that snowman adorable? Winter Friends has 11 images and 6 sentiments (and they're not all for Christmas). For my box, I used Cranberry Tart and Fresh Asparagus cardstocks, the ribbon is from the Autumn Assortment and the button is from the Holiday Assortment. The text background is from my new set, Vintage Borders.
Our Center Stage Spotlight Designers joining in the previews tonight. Here are their blog links: Karen Knegten, Sue VanDeVusse.
Then, stop by these GinaK Designers' blog for even more projects with tonight's stamp sets:
Our Release party will be held tomorrow night over on SCS in GinaK's Forum from 7-10 pm CST. We'd love to have you join in the fun! There will be contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots more samples from our designers throughout the party! See you then!
Gable Box Tutorial: Please click on the images to see a larger view.
1. Download, print, cut out and score the Gable Box Template. The template image may extend beyond the margins and may not print out completely, but it's okay. I made the template to fill the full page to get the biggest possible box from one sheet of paper. You just need to cut straight to extend to the edge of the page. Stamp the background stamp (I used one of the border stamps from Vintage Borders) on one side of the template. This side will be the outside.
2. Trace a shape (I used a Nestabilities oval die) on the back side of the box, then cut out using a craft knife. It's okay if it's not perfect. It will be covered on the front later on. Trim a sheet of Graphix Clear crafting plastic sheet to fit around the hole and adhere on the back using Scor tape.
4. Using the template as a guide, I punched out the handles using Stampin' Up's word window punch. Or you can cut this out with a craft knife.
5. Put Scor tape on the side and bottom tabs as shown:
6. Decorate the front. Die cut the scalloped frame as shown. I colored the snowman with Copics. The tag is from the Signed With Love set. I punched it with 1-1/4" circle punch.
7. Assemble the box. Fill the box with goodies, then attach the tag to the box with a pretty coordinating ribbon.