Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fold out Stationary Box

I've seen these on Split Coast Stampers by the dozen, but they looked a bit complicated to make.  After finding a tutorial on how to make them (on Split Coast as well --- though I love their tutorials this one had me overwhelmed because it has so many details), I remained firm in my opinion that it was too much work! THEN I found another tutorial -- this one with LOTS of pictures, and decided to give it a whirl.  I'm glad I did for two reasons -- Reason #1 It turns out beautiful... Reason #2 It's not as hard as it looks.  Here's the link to the pictorial tutorial --- I must add that there is one mistake in her measurements.  When you get to PART B Stationary Box Shelves- STEP 1 She says to cut out a piece of cardstock 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches.    I did this and found it to be too big for the box.  The actual measurement is 8 inches by 4.25 inches.  Otherwise I found the tutorial to be wonderful and easy to follow.
Here are the pics of the one I finally completed!
The Stationary Box -- With Lid on
Take the lid off and it falls open to reveal....
Stationary Box -- DSP - Pear Wine Sorbet/Sorbet Villa (Cloud 9 Design)---Cardstock- White/Pink--- Punch - Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch---Stamp - Tall Watercolor Flower (Hampton Art)--- Nestabilities - Small Scallop/Circle ---Pink Ribbon---Embossing Powder - Blushing Pink---- Ink - Versa Mark
Details of those stamped/embossed flowers
Inside there are Five A2 cards, Three "love notes," three tags, post it note holder, stamp holder, and one green pencil

The A2 Card ---DSP - Pear Wine Sorbet/Sorbet Villa (Cloud 9 Design) ---Stamp - Tall Watercolor Flower (Hampton Art) ---Embossing Folder - Birds and Blooms ---Cardstock- White/Pink--- Small sewing machine --- Embossing Powder - Blushing Pink --- Ink - Versa Mark --- Dew Drop - Homemade
Love Note --- DSP - Pear Wine Sorbet/Sorbet Villa (Cloud 9 Design)---Cardstock- White/Pink --- Punch - Martha Stewart Heart Border ---Stamps - Heart (Craft Smart), Vine Heart (Penny Black Inc.) ---Embossing Powder - Blushing Pink - Instructions found here

 Tag ---DSP - Pear Wine Sorbet/Sorbet Villa (Cloud 9 Design)---Cardstock- White/Pink --- Punch - Martha Stewart Heart Border / Small Flower Punch/  Hole Punch--- Pink Ribbon --- Double embossed using Silver Embossing powder - while still hot sprinkle on Blushing Pink Embossing powder and reheat ---Stamp - To/From (Stamp Affair )


Christa said...

This is so pretty! I'm glad I got to see this one in real life because it helped tremendously when I went to make my own. (I'll post it later when I get the cards made.)

I love the paper - it's gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

This box came out absolutly beautiful! With all the trimmings! I have been trying the same one from the split coast stampers site also, but have been nothing but frustrated! So I am going to try your links now- wish me luck!
Scrapbooks by Vanessa