Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Roll-up Box

Isn't this the coolest!! The four triangle boxes fold together to fit in the square sleeve. This inspiration came from Tanya Bell. You need to check out her blog at Stampingt. You can click on it from the right side column. She has some really wonderful ideas, tutorials and videos on her site.

I like to use 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, so this is my version of her great idea. This box is actually only two inches tall and the triangle boxes can be created from one sheet of cardstock. (you will need more for larger boxes). Each will hold a small gift (I used small baggies of embellishments for this one). I had a scrap piece to use for the sleeve.

So here is how I did it:

                                                        ROLL-UP BOX

Cardstock: (4)  5 1/4" x 5 ½" (or the height you want the box plus 2") for the box
                 (1)  8 3/4" x 3 ½" (or the height of your box) for the sleeve

With 5 1/4" side up to the top of score board, score at 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 4 3/4"
Mark the center edge of 2" section on each end. (See the white dots)
With 51/2" side to top of board, score at 1" and 4 ½"
 On the outside 2" blocks, score from the corners to the markscreated to form a triangle.
Cut 1/4" along these score marks to the straight score. Trim the rest away.

Using paper cutter, cut a three sided opening in the center section, with the hinge on the first and
second smaller sections. (3/4" x 2 ½" or size for your box)(Use 3/4" circle punch for notch)
Place sticky strip on these flaps and the ½" flap. Form triangle box.

The 2" side is the outside of the Roll-up. Place washi tape on one side of this to form the hinge.
Attach all four triangle boxes this way.

Add washi tape to the inside triangles, then finish off with one long strip across the outside.
Snip between boxes and press down.

SLEEVE: Score at 1/4", 2 3/8", 4 ½", and 6 3/8"


Hold two boxes together as shown in right picture, to attach washi tape or lie flat as shown in first one.

 Any Size Box:
C/S:[ height plus width of size wanted] by [ ½"+ width +2x triangle side measurements](found by marking end triangle as shown in directions and measuring score line from center point to box corner) End score lines will be ½ of base measurement. Complete as in tutorial w/ new measurements.

Let me know if you have any questions and I would love to hear about what you think!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I am having issues with my blog. I can't upload any pictures, so as soon as that is taken care of, I have a really great project to share with you! So, don't give up on me and keep checking back!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Fair Lady Notepad

My Fair Lady is one of my all time favorite movies, so when I saw this set, there was no thinking involved. I knew I had to have it, and because the person I created this for is a purple fanatic, I had to create one in purple, BUT I plan to make one in black and white like it should be. :)

It is really easy to do and the inspiration came from Connie Stewart at Simply Simple Stamping. You will find a link to her blog on the right. Do check it out. She is so much fun and has some really great ideas and video tutorials!!! Including one for this project.

This is one of our cling stamp cases. The have a plastic cover so that you can create a sleeve to slip in it.

OH AND ONE MORE "Card In A Box" !!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

More card in a box

I sort of used Tanya Bell's measurements to create this card, but it was still larger than I wanted, so I used some of my decorative scissors to cut it down.

This is my version of a standard size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").
( I was informed by a housemate that Christmas is over :) )
Here is my pattern for the one created in previous posts with notations to make this standard size card in a box.
POP-UP CARD IN A BOX (5"x6 ½" card) [ A-2 - (4 1/4" x 5 ½" ) sizes in brackets]
Score 8 ½" x 11 [8 ½" x9"] card stock at 2 ½", 5", 7 ½", and 10" [2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8, and 8 ½ ]
Cut a 2" x 11" [3"x 9"] piece off. With the tab at one end, cut off a 4 ½"[3 1/8"] piece. Trim
1/4" off each end to make 2" by 4"
piece. Then cut this piece in half. This
will give you  two 1" x 4" pieces.
[Cut two pieces from the 3" x 3 1/8"
piece measuring 3/4" x 3 1/8"]
Score the 6 ½" x 11"[5 ½ x 9] piece at 2 3/4"[2 ½ ]. Cut these to form the box flaps. On the  
1" [½ ]tab, cut the smaller piece off at an angle. This tab will form the box when taped together.
From DSP cut: 1 pc @ 6 1/4" x 2 1/4" (inside back of box) [5 1/4 x 1 7/8]
                       6   @ 2 ½" x 2 1/4"   (Both sides of flaps) [2 1/4 x 1 7/8]
                       3   @ 3 ½" x 2 1/4"   (Bottom sides of box) [2 3/4 x 1 7/8]  
Attach them to the box as shown:

Inside of Box

                                                                Outside of box.

Using score tape on the tab, form the box.

Using score tape, position the small strips on the inside of the box:

Fold the box flat to the right, then to the left, creasing the scores sharply with a bone folder. See picture -> This creates a flat card to insert in an envelope.
                                        Decorate as desired, attaching cut outs to strips. 
                                               Create envelope or liner to match.
I hope this all makes sense, because it really isn't difficult. If you have any questions, just let me know!
Have a GREAT day and thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sorry, no card in a box today

Sorry, I can't show you the latest card in a box yet! It is for a birthday and I know she would see it and know it is for her!

BUT, I do have some great news to share, so hope you will continue reading!

                        TOMORROW, TOMORROW, YOU'RE ONLY A DAY AWAY!!!!!

Beginning tomorrow, sign up for Paper Pumpkin Kits and not only will you receive products only available through the kits, but you will also receive a free set of markers! How cool is that!!! This is only for a limited time, so check it out tomorrow! This is also a great way to try the products and the craft, if you haven't already and/or wondering what it would be like. The other great part is that you aren't obligated to a specific time frame and can cancel at any time.

I hope you will give it a try, and please list me as your demonstrator. I would really appreciate it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

See you tomorrow!!!!!! :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Graduation Card in a Box

I am soooooo addicted to this project! It looks so good when completed that I impress myself! I do find that I still have the same problem as when I arranged flowers, I want to continue tweaking the pieces. I used to walk into my shop and see the arrangements and think how nice they looked, but by mid day I would be thinking of how I could improve them. It was hard to JUST LEAVE IT ALONE!

I do find that if I put something on a piece of window sheet, I like to enforce the glue dot with a strip of tape on the bottom holding it to the box, maybe even rough the spot for the glue dots up a little with some sanding.

I placed the tutorial information on the previous post. One thing I would also change if using my dimensions is the center pieces. I would cut the tabs down to 3/4" instead of the 1".

I really hope you will give this a try. I think you will enjoy it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Card in a Box

The box cards actually fold flat to mail. They are really easy to create. The hardest part is trying to decide how to place the embellishments. I plan to make at least two more ideas and I am sure that is just the beginning! The tutorial is at SCS here . Check out the gallery for more great ideas. It is listed at the end of the tutorial. I hope you will give these a try, but be warned, they are addictive. :)

The Valentine box is actually from 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock with a few adjustments to the scoring. I scored the first set at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10". When you cut off the 2" strip, you will cut two pieces from it that measure 1" x 4 1/2". Everything else was the same, except for the designer sheets. They have to be cut down to fit. Those measurements are:

1: 6 1/4" x 2 1/4"
6: 2 1/4" x 2 1/2"
3: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"

I didn't use the white piece on the back. I just left it, but if the fact that a score line shows bothers you, you will want to cover it.

Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Monogram notecards

A beautiful white and crisp morning! I am one of those who love the snow! The ground and trees are covered and a light fall is coming down with the sun shining. It is so pretty, that it has to lighten the heart! Great day to stay inside and stamp, too! :)

Does anyone else miss receiving written notes in the mail? I made a set of these notecards for a Christmas gift. They were very simple and quick and I love the fact that they will be enjoyed at least three times, once while I was creating them, twice by the gift recipient, and third by the note recipient. How great is that!!!

I hope you are all staying warm and having a great day! Don't forget that Sale-a-bration starts in just a few weeks!! Love receiving FREE items!!!

Thanks for stopping by!