Here is the project I made for the challenge:
I made a little box envelope, deep enough to hold a tag with quite bulky embellishments.
Below is a quick step by step of how I created the box from scratch:
Start with a piece of 12 x 12" card, I used Kraft card, because it is sturdy. Trim it down to 10 x 10"
Along one side score at 3.3/4", 4 1/4", 8" and 8 1/2"
Along the other side score at 1/2", 1", 7" and 7 1/2"
Cut away the parts indicated on the picture right up to the inner score lines:
Your card should now be shaped like this:
Time to make the front panel. I used a whole rainbow of colours for this, blending them together with my blending tools: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord. I then toned it all down a bit with some White Linen Dylusions spray and stamped a swirl stamp in Picket Fence .
Here are a few close ups:
Next came the tag, I made mine from scratch out of Manila cardstock, but the box is the right size for a Ranger #8 tag if you trim a bit from the bottom.
As I wanted box and tag to match, so I created it in a very similar way:
Below is the tag pushed down half way inside the box. Because the sides of the box are 1/2" deep the tag fits easily inside, despite the quite bulky roses.
The box closes with the help of a little magnet.
I will be back in two days time to share another little project with home made flowers, hope you will come back to look. Here is a little preview:
Well hope you like my project, it will make a useful gift for someone special. Please hop over to Our Creative Corner to see the wonderful projects my team mates have created and of course we would all love it if you joined in our challenge. Our sponsor this month is Nicecrane Design, so you are even in with a chance to win one of his fabulous collage sheets!!