Happy Sunday to you all and welcome to my featured “People Like You” card box and card assortment. I am so excited and honored to be Mary’s guest stamper today and a part of her “Stampin’ with the Stars” week! There was so much anticipation for today’s post that I changed my mind for the project at least four times. In the end, the new products from Celebrate the Everyday catalog won. You probably have already received your copy of the catalog from your demonstrator. If you do not have a demonstrator from whom you purchase supplies, I would love for you to consider me as your creative supply source. But enough of that… on to the box card set….
The front panel of the box features the new People Like You stamp set. Using VersaMark on the returning Gold Foil Sheets and black embossing powder, the image was set and then fussy cut. The large flower was embossed once more and the bottom layer of flower petals were cut and shaped and applied to the large flower with dimensionals to provide additional depth (a tip I saw recently on a post by secretstamper.com). The striped Fancy Gold Foil Designer Vellum was layered over the gold foil sheet base. A peek of basic black cardstock behind that layer allows the gold colors to “pop”. The gold striped vellum flower was made utilizing the new Spiral Flower Originals Die. A piece of the Gold Sequin Trim underneath the sentiment emphasizes the diagonal design. As you cut the sequin trim, you may notice some of the sequins escaping from the length of trim providing opportunities for additional embellishment. Small pearls finished the look of those added details. You may also have noticed some Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape at the top of the card box.
The cards are single layer, very simple and yet very effective with the gold and black inks. They were also very easy since I used the Note Cards & Envelopes set, item # 131527 on page 162 of the annual catalog. The festive banner came from another new stamp set featured in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog called Happy Congratulations. Although I love the sentiments in this set, I needed these cards to be more generic for gift giving. Four You is featured in the annual catalog and is perfect for sets such as this! Black StazOn and Gold Metallic Encore pads provided the ink sources. You may also notice another design of the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape was added to the inside bottom of each card. A quick but lovely detail!
The Envelope Liners Framelits Dies also returned in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog. Liners were cut for each of the envelopes from the remaining two designs in the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (hearts and polka dots). And to add a little interest to the front of each envelope, I used the lovely vintage scroll stamp in the Best of Shelli stamp set.
Now, are you interested in how the box was constructed? I used measurements and instructions provided by another member of Mary’s Pretty Pals team, Kerry Willard Bray. I also used the easel design for the back of the box found in another box post by BeeMyBear. Her box was based on the retired Scalloped Envelope Original Dies. Using the Envelope Punch Board with Kerry’s instructions gave me “current” product on which to base my project. The box and the easel flap were constructed from Gold Brushed Cardstock (annual catalog).
Trim a sheet of Gold Brushed Cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Place the cardstock so that the left side is at the 3-1/8 mark; punch and score.
Slide the cardstock to the 4-1/8″ mark; punch and score.
Turn the cardstock 180 degrees and repeat the punch and scores at the exact markings as indicated above.
Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and line up the first score mark to the Score Guide on the Envelope Punch Board; punch and score. Repeat with the other score line.
Turn the cardstock 180 degrees and repeat the process with the last side.
In order to assemble the box, take papersnips to the small square corners left on each side by the punches. You will want to completely remove the small squares on top. However, just snip the squares on one side for both of the bottom squares. The flaps will provide additional support to the bottom of your box once adhered by sticky strip.
Burnish the score lines with a bone folder.
If you would like to change the top flap to a more decorative edge using edgelits, now is the time to add that detail. This detail is not necessary if you create a box with three dimensional adornments such as my completed box since the flap will not lay down as a closed box. Instead, I adhered my top flap to the inside of the box.
Add sticky strip and assemble the box. This box will look very similar to a widened envelope.
The gold panel that I adhered to the front of my box measured 5-5/8 x 3-7/8″. The decorated card base measured 5 x 3-7/8″.
Another piece of Brushed Gold cardstock was cut to 5-5/8 x 11″. It was scored at 4, 5-1/2 and 6-3/4″. Once folded, the top pieces were adhered using sticky strip. The side that measures 4 x 5-5/8″ should be adhered to the back of the box aligned with the bottom side. The slightly off-centered measurements will allow the box to tilt backwards slightly…
Hopefully the pictures have been helpful. Should you have any questions, however, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding this project. I hope this has inspired you to try the new products available January 3, 2014. They are truly awesome!
Have fun stamping,