Friday, December 7, 2012

Inspired Stamps - A Christmas Tutorial

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the 12 weeks of Christmas Tutorials with Inspired Stamps.  Today is my turn to share a project with you.

I am always looking for box ideas - I love constructing boxes and decorating them.  A few weeks back, I bought some cupcakes and I thought the box was really nice.  So, I made a smaller version of it using standard sized cardstock.  I think the box will hold some chocolates or a small gift.

From an 8.5 x 11" kraft cardstock, I scored and cut the box in the dimensions as shown in the photo below.  Then I folded the box and cut off the corners as shown.  On the 0.5" edges I added a strip of scor-tape to hold it down.  This forms the base of the box.

The cover of the box is like a matchbox cover, which slides into the box base. Cut the 8.5x11" kraft cardstock down to 5"x11" and score as per the photo below.  On the shorter end, add scor-tape to hold the box together.

The next photo shows how the box opens, slide the cover off the box base.

To decorate the box, stamp Winter Ruth on the scrap piece of kraft cardstock and colour her with Copic Markers.  Fussy cut Ruth and adhere her with foam adhesive squares onto the patterned paper (City Sidewalks by Pink Paislee) which was cut using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle die, adhered to a piece of red cardstock.  Tie a gingham ribbon around the box before adhering the patterned paper piece onto the box. Decorate the box with a silk flower and some blings.

Here are the Copic markers I used:

Here are more photos of the box:

I hope you like the box, and give it a try.

Thank you for visiting me, have a great day!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Christmas

Hi, hope you are doing well! I have another Inspired Stamps Christmas card to share today.  You can tell how much fun I'm having with this Christmas Poinsettia set.

I'm sorry the photo is not the best, as I took it late at night.  But I think you get the idea :).  Please check out all the Christmas stamps in the Inspired Stamps store as they are all on sale!!

In addition, Antoinette is having a wonderful giveaway for just registering on the Inspired Stamps website.  Please check it out by clicking on the image below:

Be sure to also check out the Inspired Stamps Blog for some fabulous Christmas card ideas.  I hope you'll have a great day and a wonderful weekend!  I'm going to be busy shopping for furniture for my new home ;)