Friday, February 20, 2015

Stamper's Club Notes and Box Pictorial

What's the weather like where you are?  Here, it's so
incredibly sunny out, the sky is a beautiful robin's egg blue. 
Hard to believe the temps were -9 on my drive in to work! 
When the weather is awful, it's the perfect time to gather together
with friends and create some fun stuff.  When we have Stamper's Club,
we giggle, sing silly songs together, laugh some more, and - well,
we have a blast!  I love getting together with my friends and
constructing projects.

One of our projects this last week was this St. Patrick's
 Day box (you can fit 10 - yes, I counted - Hershey's treasures inside). 
 And there's gold on top - love those foil sheets.
We also did several projects with masking techniques. 
Another project we did using a different
masking technique is right here.
For this card, everyone was able to choose the sentiment
that works for them
since the Petite Pairs stamp set has so many different choices. 
Everyone was in love with the Blackberry Bliss color on this card,
combined with the Smokey Slate.  Post-It Notes are our friends!
I promised the Club Members a Pictorial on the
measurements, etc. needed for the box.
So here you go, my friends ...
The Paper size is 8-1/2" x 11".  Cut the one sheet into a piece
that is 5" x 7-1/4" and the other piece is 5-1/8" x 7-5/8". 
 You will have a few extra pieces.
Then score the smaller piece (5" x 7-1/4") on all the sides 1/2".
This piece is the box bottom.
Score your box bottom on all sides again, this time at 1-1/8".
Score the top piece at 5/8", 3-1/2", 4-1/8" and 7".
Cut the corners off of your bottom piece as shown.
Then cut the corners of the bottom piece further, as shown. 
You want to remember the little triangular pie-shaped piece being
cut out because this will ensure a nice, tight fit of your box corners.
Apply sticky strip or whatever very strong adhesive you
like to use as shown.  Before adhereing, be sure to break down the
fibers of your box folds by burnishing them with a bone folder or
whatever folding tool you like to use.  Doing a "dry run" of putting your
box together before adhering is also a good idea because then you can
make adjustments before it's too late and everything is stuck together. 
 You will want to further burnish all the edges for a nice, tight fit. 
After you feel your box is ready for assembly, remove the stick strip adhesive
cover and put the box together.
Decorate the box in whatever fashion you choose. 
As you can see, we did the St. Paddy's theme since
it will be here before you know it!
Hope that helps you with creating your own boxes! 
I CASEd the box from the Stamping and Blogging website.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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