Hello! Happy Leap Day!
So I had these boxes. I really liked the boxes and wanted to use them for classes, but I didn't have enough for all my classes. Then a fellow 3-2-1 Stamp Team demonstrator wanted to use the boxes for her classes so she ordered a whole bunch to get a cheaper price and offered the rest to her team members. Now I have enough boxes for my classes!
So here's the project for the February Stamp Clubs: a hinged window tin with five note cards and envelopes. This project features the Flowering Fields Sale-A-Bration stamp set and the coordinating Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, also a Sale-A-Bration item. You can earn these items, and a bunch of others, through March 31st with a qualifying merchandise order. In the US, you can select one item for every $50 in merchandise purchased.
Today's post will focus on decorating the hinged tin that holds the cards.
We'll start with the band of paper that surrounds the outside of the box.
1. Place strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive around the box. There are three vertical strips along the front and back and one vertical strip at the center of each side
2. Cut two strips of paper 1-1/2" x 10-1/2"
3. Place the box with the front side down on the tabletop and the back side (hinged side) facing up
4. Remove the center adhesive cover and place the first paper strip across the back of the box so that the same amount of paper hangs off each side of the box (don't get crazy about it, just eyeball it)
5. Remove the adhesive covers from the remaining two adhesive strips on the back and press the paper in place by smoothing your finger over the paper from the center to each side. This is important to ensure that you don't have any paper bumps
6. Set the box on one end and remove the adhesive cover from one side. Smooth the overhanging end of the paper around the corner of the box and over the adhesive. Repeat for the other end of the box
7. Place two pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive at each end of the back side of the remaining strip of paper
8. Place the box with the back side (paper covered) down on the tabletop and the front side (non-hinged side) facing up. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6. This time you'll be removing the adhesive covers from the back of the paper to adhere the ends of the paper to the sides of the box
9. Place a Mini Glue Dot at the center of each side of the box then place the box with the front side facing down on the tabletop and the hinged side up
10. Fold a 20" length of Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon in half and place the center of the fold over the center of the Mini Glue Dot
11. Smooth the ribbon around the corner at each side of the box and over the Mini Glue Dots at the center of each side. Then smooth one end of the ribbon around the corner to the front of the box and smooth over the Mini Glue Dot at the front center of the box
12. Place a Mini Glue Dot over the end of the ribbon adhered at the front center of the box and smooth the remaining end of ribbon over the Mini Glue Dot
13. Using the Big Shot, die cut a label to cover the ribbon ends at the front center of the box. I used the Lots of Labels Framelits and a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Place a Mini Glue Dot at the four corners on the back of the label and adhere at the front center of the box
14. Cut a piece of paper 2" x 6". Using the Bow Builder punch, punch the bow pieces once at the left side of the paper and then again at the right side of the paper. For directional paper, flip the paper 180 degrees so that the bow will assemble with all the parts going the same direction
15. Using a bone folder, curl the bow bubbles (has a tab at each end and a bubble in the middle). Place a Mini Glue Dot at the inside of one bow bubble tab and bring the two tabs together. Repeat for the other bow bubble. Place a Mini Glue Dot at the top of one bow bubble tab and press the two bow bubbles together at the tabs. For directional paper, make sure the patterns for both bow bubbles are going the same direction before pressing the two tabs together
16. Using a bone folder, slightly curl each of the bow tails to give them a little lift. Place a Mini Glue Dot on the top side of the tail tab and press in place over the bow bubble tabs so that the pointed ends of the tails face out. For directional paper, be sure that the paper pattern is facing the correct way. Repeat for the second bow tail
17. Using a bone folder, slightly curl one of the rectangular pieces. Place a Mini Glue Dot at each end of the back of the rectangular piece. Place the center of the rectangular piece over the front center of the bow where the tabs meet and fold the ends to the back of the bow one at a time
18. Place a Mini Glue Dot at the back center of each bow tail and adhere at the center of the Crushed Curry label
I'll be back in a couple of days with some information about the note cards inside the box.
See you in March!
Supplies I used for this project --
Cardstock: Crushed Curry; Designer Series Paper: Wildflower Fields; Embellishments: Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon; Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape Adhesive; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Bow Builder punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!: Large Rectangular Hinged Window box from Paper Mart