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

  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! :)

  3. Darling box and great tutorial!

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

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

  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

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

  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 :)

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

  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


  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

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

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

    Thanks for joining craft your days away this fortnight!

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

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

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

  17. Love that box Dawnie, its so special!

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

  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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