Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I had fun using the Slimine Skyline die along with the Slimline Squares die and created some distress ink clouds for the background.
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Monday, September 28, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
And oh look! More Coffee....lol... and you can find this one here if you'd like more details.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Welcome back! I'm excited to be sharing some new stamp sets available in the shop! I've used the new Garden Gnomes, Woodland Animals #2, and Woodland Animals #3 and I decided this gang of images would be perfect for a box card! If you love box card, but hesitate to make them because it seems hard, then I've got a secret for you! (They're not!) Especially if you use one of the pre-cut and pre-scored kits from The Paper Cut. And I've got a few tips for you too!
The kits come with all the pieces you need for the base of the box card and it's easy to cut the layers you want to use because it comes with a sheet of measurements.
- Lay the box base flat on your table and choose the papers you wanted to use on the outside of the box and cut them to size per the instructions included in the kit.
- Adhere each piece with your favorite adhesive.
- Note that if you're using a paper that has a continuous pattern such as a plaid and even this woodgrain, you may want to be careful to keep them in order so that the pattern flows smoothly around the bottom. It doesn't have to be perfect, but some patterns are more random and easier to use with less planning.
- Next flip the base over and lay it flat and repeat the steps to layer on whatever papers you choose to use. Note that for the inside of the base, the top pieces will show when the box is open and the bottom pieces won't show because they will be inside the box so you don't need to decorate those.
- The back of the box will not be scored and should not be folded. It will serve as your backdrop and remains straight from flat to popped up.
- Once you have all of your panels decorated, just apply adhesive to the tab and fold it into a box shape.
- Take three of the tabbed strips included in the kit and you can if you'd like attach some papers to them. You could just decorate the flat piece with decorative paper, or I usually like to add grass, waves, hills, snowy or otherwise when I'm creating a scene type box card. I chose grass for this one and it was so easy to use the Slimline Grass dies because I was able to cut them in my die cutting machine once and then just trim pieces to the size I needed.
- Once the strips are ready, fold the tabs and adhere the strips to the inside of the box at equal spacing, near the top of the box.
- Use all of your favorite images and dies to decorate your box!
I like to really layer it up and although you can't always see all of the details from the front of the box card, there are surprises to be found when you look closely: