Tuesday 18 December 2012

Card & Box Set and a Tutorial !!

Hi everyone,
This is Hussena here to share with you all a box & a card set...Keeping in mind this time's challenge theme which is Challenge # 3 "Make a Set"...So here's a look at what I have made :-

 A look at the box again :
Supplies used for the box :-
Base CS  -Stash
Pattern Paper- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Martha Stewart Doily punch - (Crafter's Corner)
The flowers & the small brown butterfly -Paper pieced from the DCWV Garden Party stack(Crafter's Corner)
Fiskars Good times Stamp -Crafter's Corner
Distress Inks used : Shabby Shutters & Broken China (Crafter's Corner)
Butterfly Die : Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) (Crafter's Corner)
Pearls & Ribbon- Stash

Supplies used for the Card :-

Base CS- Stash
Pattern Paper- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
The white Cs is Embossed using -Marrianne Designsables Embossing Folder- Daisy (Crafter's Corner)
Martha Stewart Doily Punch (Crafter's Corner)
Distress Inks used : Shabby Shutters & Broken China (Crafter's Corner)
Butterfly Die : Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) (Crafter's Corner)
Flourish Die : Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish  (Crafter's Corner)
Tag Die :Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio -(Available at Crafter's Corner)
Blue Mulberry rose &  Leaves-( Crafter's Corner)
Ribbon -Stash

And now for the Tutorial for the box ...Its really a very simple & easy to make box tutorial ...And this is so perfect for holding small note-cards ,tags ,chocolates & as it is in  the Indian tradition even some cash for all occasions....So firstly let me get to the supplies you will require for this :-

So as you can see the basic supplies that yu will need is some atleast some 12 * 12 inch cardstocks of any color , Paper Trimmer (Fiskars) ,Scoring  Board (Martha Stewart)  Border Punch (Martha Stewart Doily Punch) ,Ink for Stamping (Memento Tuxedo Black),Distress inks (Ranger) Blending tool  ,Good pair of scissors ,Double sided tape ,Some strong adhesive .

And now here goes the tute for it :-

Step 1 : For the Base Box : Start with a 7 1/2 inch * 6 inch piece of CS.

Step 2 :Score at 1 inch on all four sides of this CS.

Step 3 : With a pair of scissors put cuts on all four sides at the 1 inch mark as shown in the picture below :

Step 4 :Fold on all the four sides where you have cut out the tabs at the 1 inch :

Step 5 :Glue all the four corners together using double sided tape or an strong adhesive :

Now for the lid of the box :

Step 1 :Take a 9 1/2 inch * 6 inch piece of CS & score at 41/4 inch & 51.4 inch.

Step 2 :Fold the scored ends using your scoring tool & the lid will look something like this :

Step 3 ;now stick the box to the base of the lid  keeping it in centre as shown in the picture below :

Now the measurements of the Band which goes over this box :-

Step 1 : You will need 11 1/4 inch CS by 2 inches &  you have to score at 1 inch ,5 1/2 inch ,6 1/2 inch ,10 3.4 inch & 11 inch & glue it.

 Step 2 : After you glue the two ends of this CS ,it forms a perfect band which will go over the box easily ,but  before you stick the 2 ends of the band ,it would be better if you embellish it with pattern paper of your choice :

Now here's a look of the finished box with its band removed ...Its a perfect size for the card I have made which nestles into it :-

 As you can see I have embellished my box using punched laces ,pattern papers & few other thing of my choice !!...You can create these boxes for any theme you want & these could make lovely gifts for your near & dear ones especially for the upcoming Christmas season as well!...Hope you all like the tutorial & if you have any doubts..Do leave me a comment & I will try & get back to you as soon as possible.

Most of the products I have used here is available at Crafter's Corner & Shalini is offering some really fantastic discounts on the Martha Stewart & Ek Success Punches...Make sure you check them out & place your orders before they are out of stock :) (All craft supplies under one roof)
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  1. indeed a beautiful and a memorable card :)

  2. LOvely tute and a wonderful set, Hussena!

  3. Wow .Gorgeous box and card.and I love the tute.Really simple to follow

  4. Oh my God Hussena! This is such an awesome set...i have no words...the color coordination is fabulous..mind blowing!

  5. Awesome... mind blowing colors are so perfect...very soothing to the eyes...BEAUTIFUL

  6. Awesome set.. N lovely colors.. Love d way u hav embellished it.. Thanks for d tute n brilliant inspiration. :-)

  7. OMG... this is so pretty... lovely color combo... n a gr8 tutorial...totally in love with your

  8. Looks so pretty,lovely colors:)

  9. Gorgeous......I am a big fan of your Hussena. Love your work!!!

  10. Beautiful card and gift box set! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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