I have used the tag and the outline flower from the Cottage Garden set this time and found another use for my Petal card Punch (£16.50) which not only punches but embosses the score lines as well.
- Firstly I stamped the tag onto Newsprint DSP in basic black ink
- I trimmed the tag with the scallop border punch in Newsprint DSP and punched a hole at the top for the ribbon.
- I used the small tag punch to punch out the tag.
- I punched out two of the petal card punches in basic black card stock. (TIP: stand up and punch out your card against a hard surface/table as it will make the embossing much more defined).
- Get a piece of Newsprint or Love Letter DSP and cut one side to 12cm. The beauty of this little box is that you can make the length of the box as long as you like!! As you can see from the samples mine are varying length depending on what you plan the contents to be.
- Along the 12cm edge you will need to score at 2.7cm, 5.4cm, 8.1cm and 10.8cm which will leave a lip which you will use to adhere to the paper to make a square long tube shape.
- On one of the punched petal card punches add some glue/tape to each of the half circles and stick to the outside of the square tube.
- With the other punched petal card punch add glue to ONE of the half circles only and stick to the square tube which means you can open and close the lid to add/remove the contents.
- Tie some of the Taffeta ribbon around the box to hold the left and right half circle flaps down when the box is closed which will leave you with one half circle flap at the front which wont want to lie flat against the box.
- Now to make the flower for the tag. Stamp a flower in black ink on Newsprint DSP. Cut around the stamped line so that you have a flower. Using crystal effects spread it across the cut flower liberally but trying not to go over the sides.
- You will need to leave it to dry for at least one hour but if you wish to add pearls or glitter do so whilst the crystal effects is still wet.
- After at least an hour (depending on how thick you applied the crystal effects) take the paper piercer or a small knitting needle and curl the ends of the flower petals around the knitting needle to encourage them to curl.
- Add some stampin dimensionals to the back of the flower and stick to the front of the tag. Now stick the tag to the front flap of the box, viola!
Thank you for all your comments and for following me on my typelist I will do the draw for the paper pack on Sunday and let the winner know on Monday and post his/her name on my blog then too.
Have a great weekend and if you have some free time I totally encourage you to spend some time with one stamp set and see what you can make by using that one set. Of course you can incorporate other stamps into your projects but try and make this set your main focus. You will find it hard at first but I promise you will end up making lots of things and using the stamp set in ways you never thought possible.