Monday, June 9, 2014
I was very honored to be asked by Gloria Stengel to be a guest designer for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge this month. This week the #9 Challenge is "Fold It". Here is the information for this challenge.
Use some sort of "fun fold" on your project. You can make a fun fold card, a pop-up card, an explosion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper. You can share some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbook layouts or mixed media pieces. Create a mini album with a folded binding. Fold some ribbon to make pleats. De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds....paper folds that is!sponsors: WorldWin Papers and StencilGirl
To create the lid for the box, use another 12"x12" piece of card stock. Score all sides at 3".
Cut up to the score line on two sides of this piece, as shown above, then on the "flap" (3"x3") piece cut off a narrow piece forming a "V" shape. This will help create a smooth edge when you attach the end pieces to the long piece to create a lid.Do this again on the opposite side.
This picture shows you were to add tape to the end pieces so it holds securely. You need to add tape to folded ends on both sides.
With the end pieces inside the lid, match end pieces to score lines and press firmly, to create your lid. You now have all the pieces ready to decorate your explosion box.
This is the Craft Hoarder Anonymous challenge, so I have dug out items, including design paper I have been hoarding to decorate the sides and the top of the box. On the top I have added a Marianne Design Petra's Ornaments (LR0279) doily to the lower left side. On top I created a hydrangea using Susan's Garden Hydrangea dies. The small flowers were created using the Memory Box "Norland Flower dies". The butterflies were cut out of Graphic 45 Design paper.
On the front side of the lid, I added a Marianne Design, Anja's Vintage Frame. On the other three sides, I added the Spellbinder Flourish Trim,S2-005.
To create the little "chest" for the center of the Explosion Box, I created four little match boxes (2.25" x 3"), attached them together with ScorTape then enclosed them with a long strip to go completely around the boxes. The chest was covered with more of the same design paper used on the explosion box then decorated with two hydrangeas created with Susan's Garden dies. The inside panels were decorated with Marianne Design Anja's Vintage Frame, Memory Box Norland Flowers and Graphic 45 butterflies cut from the Design Paper.