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Friday, August 10, 2007

Don't Let These Gems Pass You By!

WOW, I almost let this gem pass me by. I didn't pay attention to the technique last week and almost missed out on the 2-5-7-10 box!!! It's such an easy box to make. It takes a full sheet of card stock and you just score at 2-5-7-10 inches and then turn and score at it at the long sides at 2 & 7 inches. You cut away some part and put it together. I couldn't believe how quick and fun this box is.

For mine I used the Snowflakes jumbo wheel by Stampin' Up!. My card stock color was Soft Sky and so was the ink I wheeled on. Then I wheeled on some white craft ink and set it aside to dry. I made the design for the front while the white was drying. Does it look familiar?? I just LOVE this snowman. Actually there aren't too many snowmen I don't LOVE!!! I also made the tag while the white was drying. I'm sure the white was dry but I figured I'd just make the tag anyway so that I would be sure it's all dry and I could assemble it when I was ready for it.

The tag stamp is from the new Holiday Mini catalog, it's called "Tags for All". And the BEST part of these stamps was they were already cut out. All the stamps in the new mini are die cut and ready for you to remove them from the rubber and set them on the wood. I hope they do all of their stamps like that from now on!!! It sure made putting the sets together easier. Imagine this, getting all the sets put together in a reasonable amount of time!!! That would be a first for me!!! LOL

OK, back to the box. Once I got the box assembled I trimmed the top flap a bit so I could do a double scallop. I taped that in place and punched holes for the ribbon. I used my Crop-a-Dial and added my eyelets. That was the first time I've ever put eyelets on something without hammering them!!! I love how the punch side went through the two layers with ease. Not to mention how easy it was to set the eyelet in place. What a fabulous piece of equipment that is!!! One of my favorites!

Now my box is ready to fill and tie shut! I'm going to be making a lot of these!! This was one simple and adorable box!!! These would be fabulous for Craft Fairs or Make N Takes too!!

The tutorial for this box is available at SplitCoastStampers. Here you'll find the minor details to making this simple box.

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Kelly Acheson said...

This is soooooooo adorable!!! TFS!

Melissa said...

These are the best boxes ever! Fabulous job!

Suzanne said...

Just Adorable!! Where can I get that cute snowman?? I fell in love with him the first time you used him!

Michele Kovack said...

How cute is this? Love it!

barb said...

This is adorable! I love this little snowman and the tag!! I've got to try this box,too. TFS

Sandy said...

I love this box. I also copied the tutorial and set it aside to use at a later time. I am now going to use it for a class using the Frosty stamp from SU.

Sandy said...

I love the colors that you used. I also copied the tutorial on SC and was not sure what I would use it for but I just love your box so I am going to do it for a class with Frosty from SU.

Candy H said...

These are cool! Haven't had a chance to try this yet but it is a must!

Anonymous said...

I love your gift box. This snowman is too cute. Which set is he from?