Friday, June 11, 2010
Today I decided to work on a tutorial I saw on SCS. It is for a stationery box. Click here for the link. I changed a few things to dress it up.
I started out using some Martha Stewart two sided design paper. I also used a solid aqua card stock. I trimmed the lower edges of the lid with a Martha Stewart punch and embossed the top and sides of the lid with the Cuttlebug dotted Swiss embossing folder. A piece of lace trim was wrapped around the top edge. A beautiful rose was added to the top of the lid. A few pearls and punched leaves were also added. On the front of the box I used a Nestie die and used a SU stamp. A mulberry rose, MS punched leaves and some pearls were added to the label. It was attached with dimensional tape.
For the box I cut the pieces out the same as in the tutorial. Two changes I made was I used a corner rounder for the edges of the front and a scalloped piece was added along the inside pocket, which is not done in the tutorial. Six greeting cards were made, six thank you notes and three gift tags were made for the pockets. JustRite stamps were used for these projects. You can see the thank you notes and tags in the bottom picture. A tablet that pulls down from the top was covered only going partially up the bottom to the tear line on the tablet. I used my JustRite stamps and the new clear stamping block to stamp the word "Stamps" on the little stamp envelope. I love the new clear stamping blocks because you can see exactly where you want to place your inked image. A small mulberry rose was added on that envelope. A JustRite greeting for the inside was stamped and sponged prior to removing it from the Nestie die.
I purchase my JustRite stamps, Martha Stewart punches, mulberry flowers and pearls from Joan's Gardens.
This was a fun, easy little stationery box to make. I plan to send this off to a friend for her birthday.