Welcome to the Creative Circle Great Occasions Blog Hop where our team is showcasing sets from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. By now all of you have at least a few stamps and dies and maybe a couple of other items too and we just want to show you some of the things you can do with all that wonderful "stuff" and if you don't have what we share then maybe you'll consider ordering it from one of us :)
Last month I shared a Valentine screen that I made using shapes from the Silhouette Store. It was a lot of fun and it reminded me of a project I saw a long time ago. It was a card made very similar to the screen but I didn't have to have my Cameo to make it. (Although, I could still use it....BWG)
I call this a card because it will fold up and fit inside a standard A2 envelope although it might require extra postage if you were going to mail it because it gets a little bulky.
Here is my Special Reason You're So Beautiful card:
- Beautiful You stamp set
- Special Reason stamp set
- Stylish Stems Framelits
- Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Garden Green, Basic Black ink pads
- Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron card stock
- Festive Birthday DSP
- Simply Scored scoring tool
- Decorative Label punch (discontinued)
- Heart Border punch (discontinued)
- Xyron 5.5" Sticker maker
- Cut the base accordian fold card 5.5 x 11
- Place the base on the Simply Scored scoring tool landscape orientation and use the stylus to score at 2.75, 5.5, 8.25.
- Center the Decorative label punch in the center of each section and punch out just half of the label to make the legs
- Use the Heart Border punch to put the heart border across the top edge -save the hearts that get punched out to use later as embellishments.
- Cut four pieces Pink Pirouette 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 these are the mats for the art pieces
- Cut four pieces Whisper White 2.5 x 4 these are the art pieces
- Stamp the dancing lady from the Beautiful You stamp set using Basic Black ink onto one of the white pieces and on the DSP
- Cut out the dress and the hat, run them through the Xyron sticker maker and attach to the image stamped on the white cardstock
- Stamp and cut several flowers and leaves with the various inks and papers. I just cut a bunch laid them out and started building.
When I started embellishing the four panels I put some temporary tape on my work surface and attached them to it so they all lined up then when they were separated the designs would match up from panel to panel. The picture below shows the art pieces almost completed. I used my exacto knife to cut the embellishments that overlapped each of the seams then attached each section to the mat and the mat to the card base.
Once everything was attached to the card base I attached a few hearts that I saved from the border and the card was done.
One thing I need to share, I used the 5" Xyron sticker maker for all the flowers,leaves and dress. Once it is run through the Xyron I run my stylus around all the outside and inside edges so that there isn't any sticky where I don't want it. It takes a little time but it's worth the effort and it makes placing the embellishments so much easier than trying to glue those fine cut lines.
Now, like I said, you don't have to have a Cameo to make this card. Buuuut.... I used it to make my base. Below is a screen shot of how I laid it out. I used the grid marks to put the score lines in the right place. I saved it because I might want to make this card again and I won't have to figure it all out or try to remember the measurements. And you all know that I scan in all of my punch, framelits, thinlits into my Silhouette Cameo library so I can use them there, right? I also scan in stamped images and create cut outs for them with the trace tool which makes for less fussy cutting when I want to layer. There are a few cases where that doesn't work but most of the time it does. Doing this multiplies what I can do with my investment in Stampin' Up! supplies.
Now that I have a card I want to make a gift box to go along with it and what better bundle to use than the Window Box Thinlits and the Window Shopping stamp set.
I used the same materials that I did for the card with two additional items. I used the Cupcake Cutout Framelits and the Window Shopping stamp set to make the banner you'll see on the lid.
I used a combination of the Silhouette Cameo, Die set and table top cutter to cut out all the pieces. I have all the pieces scanned into my Silhouette Cameo so I cut out the box pieces, the flowers, and leaves using the Cameo. I cut some leaves and flowers from white and then I stamped them after they were cut. It's really easy to do and if you're particular about lining them up just use the Stamp a ma Jig. The offset DSP mat and the white art pieces used on the top and inside the lid I resized and cut with my Cameo. See how combining the Cameo and Stampin' Up! exponentially increases what you can create?!
To save some scrolling time I have made the pictures a bit smaller but if you click on them you can see them full size.
The pieces I prepared to make the box.
The stamped and attached embellishment pieces. I lined up the art pieces and attached them to my work surface with temporary tape so they wouldn't move while I was working with them.
Once it was completed I used an Xacto knife to cut the seams where images overlapped.
The outside of the box with the art pieces attached. Lay out the box pieces this way so that all the art pieces are right side up when the box is assembled.
The inside of the box. This is how it will look, I didn't attach the DSP pieces yet. I will do that after assembly so the tabs will be covered by the DSP for a nice clean look inside. I did attached the mat and art piece on the lid.
Once the inside and outside are embellished it was time to put it together.
Start by attaching the bottom and top pieces together.
Once the box was assembled I used Snail to attach the DSP panels and bottom to the inside of the box.
Lastly, I added the DSP mat, a white art piece, some embellishments and a banner to the outside of the lid.
This was fun to make. It took some time but for the special someone it is worth it. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other three blogs where you will be impressed and amazed by the wonderful creativity! And remember, I would love to have you order your Stampin' Up! products through me. Just drop me a line email@example.com and I'll get you on my list.
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