- 7 3/4" x 9" piece of card stock for base
- 6 7/8" x 8 1/8" piece of acetate for lid
- paper snips
- Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx
- mini cording
- Clearsnap Smooch, Smooch Glitz & Smooch Spritz
- Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder
- burlap string
- corner rounder
- dimensional adhesive
Turn your piece of card stock 90 degrees and center the new corner at the top of the 6" groove and the opposite corner between the arrows at the bottom of the 6" groove. Again, score every half inch across the entire piece of card stock. You will create a diamond grid pattern on your paper.
If you want to highlight the grid pattern with ink, you will do that now. Refer to the card below for more information on inking the grid pattern. For now, we will continue on with creating our box base. With the 9" side of the card stock up against the top fence of the Scor-Pal, score at 1 1/2" on all four sides.
On the 9" sides, cut along the 1 1/2" score lines in to the 1 1/2" score lines. You will create four tabs to adhere the box together. Crease all of your score lines.
Turn the box base over and line all four tabs with Scor-tape.
Creating the box lid follows the same steps with slightly different dimensions. This box lid was created with acetate, but could easily be made with card stock. The acetate measures 6 7/8" by 8 1/8". It is places into the Scor-Pal and scored at 1" on all four sides. Tabs are created by cutting on the 1" score line in to the 1" score line. Adhesive is placed on the outside of the tabs and adhered to the inside of the lid. Below, you see the acetate lid placed on my scored grid box base.
For the first of four cards, I recreated the scored grid background on my card.
Since my background was smaller, I placed my Scor-Envi into my Scor-Pal and used it to help me stabilize the smaller piece. I placed one corner into the 6" groove and lined up one side flush with the Scor-Envi. Score every half inch across the whole piece.
I finished my card with a couple of stamped flowers, dies and burlap string. For my gold flower centers, I used both Gold Lame Smooch and Goldrush Smooch Glitz.
For the next card, I scored sun rays onto my card base. I used Gold Lame Smooch to line each ray and then ran a finger over it to spread it like it was glowing. I also covered some card stock with the Smooch and die cut and trimmed it to represent my sun.Smooch Spritz to spray over the top in an emboss resist technique. Additionally, I scored on either side of the emboss resist panel, wrapped burlap string around the embossed panel, stamped a sentiment and rounded the corners.
Honey Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder to emboss the leaves. I stamped flowers for the four outer boxes of the grid, adding Gold Lame Smooch to each flower center. Finally, I stamped a sentiment, matted the grid and rounded the corners.
The cards and envelopes fit neatly into the box with the lid. It was finished with a simple bow tied with mini cording to match.
Thanks for reading along!
*Card Box tutorial found on Splitcoaststampers.
Details - Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve), Doodled Occasions (Verve); Paper: Sweet Tooth White, Chocolate chip; Ink: Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Chox Petals, Momento Rich Cocoa, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Envi, Scor-Tape, paper snips, brayer, Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Honey embossing powder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Clearsnap River Mossy Smooch Spritz, Clearsnap Gold Lame Smooch, Clearsnap Goldrush Smooch Glitz, Nestabilities, Floral Circles dies (Verve), May Arts mini cording, May Arts burlap string, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, corner rounder.