Friday, July 20, 2018

Reese's Big Cup 'Tropical Chic' Explosion Box

Today's challenge was to make a gift for someone who likes Reece's. I chose the Big Cup because they are a nice squarish shape although I had no clue at the time what I was going to do with them!
I think this explosion box worked perfectly though. The finished size is 3" x  3" x 3".
As you can see, I left the middle fairly basic. The gift is for a guy and I didn't want to risk
making it too foo foo. Ha!

I added a shaker element to the lid adding some fun sequins.

 And here is a better look at the finished product.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Colour Inspiration - Beautiful Bouquet.

I am going to tell you a secret. I suck at coming up with colour combinations. 
Flowers are typically super difficult for me. So, you know what I thought I would do?
I 'Googled' images of Flower Arrangements and it really helped! I had to scrutinize the colours
in the arrangments to find the 'Stampin' Up!' colours, but it wasn't too tricky.
This is the bouquet that I got my inspiration from to make my card.

And below is my finished card.
I would never have come up with these colours on their own but they WORK!
Can you guess the Stampin' Up! colours I used?

OK. I'll tell. 
Merry Merlot, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Mango Melody,
Crumb Cake for the branch and Garden Green for the leaves.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shadow Box Card Tutorial

Here is my little project from today. It’s for one of work colleagues birthday who loves to hike. It’s a shadow box card. I love 3D stuff if you hadn’t guessed. This stamp set and Designer Series Paper is sadly retired and no longer available for purchase but I hung on to it as the set reminds me of Oregon. It also provided a great opportunity to make a tutorial for my blog which I’ve been terribly slacking on. Paired with a ‘kombucha’, he should be happy.

The use of Dimensionals is key here to add depth to your scene.
I stacked 2 Dimensionals on top of the other before adhering the tree line layer.

Here is an upside down view to help show the layers a little better and the depth of the box.

A bird's eye view of the card.

Ok. On to the fun stuff. The tutorial.

For the base you will need:
1 Piece of cardstock 4 1/4"x 11"
2 Pieces of Cardstock 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
1 Piece of DSP 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
4 Pieces of Cardstock 1/2" x 2"

Score the 4 1/4"x11" piece on the long side at
5 1/4" and 5 3/4"

Turn the Cardstock over so that you are working on the inside so that your pencil marks won't show on the front.

Measure and draw a rectangle 3/4" from the outer edges like so.

Measure in another 1/2" and draw another

Your cardstock should look like this.

Next, starting at one of the outer corners, draw a line to the closest corner of the inside rectangle and then through the center to the opposite corner.

Your line will not be straight from one corner to the other at furthermost points.

Score the outside edges of the 2 rectangles only.

Using a ruler as a guide, cut the diagonal lines with a craft knife.

Fold your four pieces out like so.

This is what it will look like closed from the front.

Take your DSP (Designer Series Paper) and adhere it directly on top of one of the 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" pieces.

Place tear away tape to the back.

Adhere in place into the shadow box of your card.

Make sure to fit it snuggly against the fold line.

It will look like this from the back.

Adhere the 2nd piece of 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" Cardstock over the back to help it look a little nicer.

Now to cover up those corners.

Score each piece of the 1/2" x 2 " piece at 1"
and fold.

Add glue to the outside ends.

Glue and hold in place at each corner.

You might even like to run some 1/2"
Washi Tape around the edge to pretty it up even more.

This is how your card now looks from the front.

You can now decorate however you like!    I usually like to add as many layers and depth as possible and it's always fun to have something on the edge on the very front. Dimensions are your friends for this project. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

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