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Monday, February 20, 2012

A Small Gift Tutorial (heavy in pics)


I decided to play around with a quick idea and decorate a small box.
I used  Purple Cows-Craft Geek-Stamp It.
Are you ready for a tutorial? I made the pictures smaller but you can click to have them open larger for a slideshow
 I cut the base at 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 out of Core'dinations small dots paper
then scored at 2 1/2 and at 5' in both directions
 I made sure all the score marks are folded
 I folded the corner in to make a triangle, then cut off the bottom of those pieces.
 This is what it should look like at this point all creased I also cut that corner folds up until the middle
 To decorate I used pink and purple to accent on the brown. I used my Smart Trimmer from Purple Cow
This Smart trimmer is the Cadillac of trimmers let me tell you! lol It could even slice bread!
Each square measures 2 1/2 so I cut the pink pieces to 2 1/4,I decided to cut these all in half

 These purple pieces were cut the same size and way-I did not cut in half this time.
 Next I pulled out my distressing tools and gave a little distressing to the pieces.
Wanted to share a close up of where to place the paper piece when stamping a design -there is actually a small mark on the top where to place your paper.

I wanted to show you how easy it is to use the Stamp It-there are magnets that hold the stamp and the block fits into a groove each time for a perfect alignment.
Here is what all the pieces look like before putting together.
 Here are the pieces put together-isn't that a pretty pattern? I used Memento ink in brown and green.
 All the squares were matted and placed on my base.I also decided to add feet to the box at this point.
Next I need to make the box top
 My lid size is  4 1/4 x 4 1/4 I scored all sides at 3/4'
 I made sure each crease line was folded and snipped only one side of each of the corners.
 At this point I decided I wanted to add eyelets to the corners so I used my crop o dile to make this go faster. I really recommend adding eyelets you could make holes but the eyelets keep them from tearing.
 Here is my finished box and ready to be filled with a treat. I sure hope I shared all the steps clearly.
 The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and just worked perfectly with the colors.
I am so glad I got to share this fun design and my tools from Purple cows.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting Your Days Away- Paper piecing
Frosted Designs-use brads or eyelets
Totally Paper Crafts-ribbon or bows
4 Crafty Chicks- two of something (I used 2 stamps, 2 squares,2 ink colors)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge-no designer paper
Dutch Dare Card Challenge-distressing

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20 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING!! Thanks for the step by step!! I loveeeeeeee the end result!! LOVING the colors and the little feet you added!

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  2. That is such a cute little gift box and a great tutorial. Love the paper trimmer. Always on the lookout for the perfect paper trimmer!!! :D
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Darling box and great tutorial!

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  4. Love your super fabulous tuturial. Must try this soon. :)

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  5. That is awesome...great tutorial too!

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  6. So cute Dawn!... and I love the little bag and tag in your previous post. It was fun reading your guest's post as well... xoxo Julie Marie

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  7. Dawn, I love that box!!!! You did a really great tutorial too, my friend!

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  8. geeze! no wonder you don't sleep! how the heck do you do this? even with the tut i'm lost. but i'm sure liking that trimmer!

    hugs :)

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  9. So pretty! Thanks for the great tut!!

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  10. Wow, that is gorgeous! Your crafting skills are way beyond anything I could even imagine doing!! I'm in total awe, I did not even know these tools were out there! Thank you for the introduction

    Carol

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  11. Awsome tutorial. Love the design. Thanks for playing at Dutch dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  12. Awesome creation! Love how you double down for our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. This is so pretty I love the colour combo!

    Thanks for joining craft your days away this fortnight!
    Dazie
    x

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  14. lovely creation, thanks for sharing with CRAFT - no DP this week, good luck, x carol

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  15. Fab box and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT this week hope to see you back next week

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  16. Wowwww Dawn this is a brilliant tutorial and the finished box looks fantastic,
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  17. Love that box Dawnie, its so special!

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  18. This is so awesome, Dawn! I love how you work the Core and thanks for sharing it wit us. FAbulOUs!

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  19. I have never seen this tutorial. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks for playing Dutch Dare last week hope you join in on our sketch challenge.

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