Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentine's 2-5-7-10 Box

The cards are made with all of the ingredients from my last post, with one exception: the large (5 1/2 square card has nifty circular scalloped paper on it--which is accented with paper punched dots.) The 2-5-7-10 Box is one of my favourites. There's a great tutorial for it here on splitcoaststampers. It's really easy to make. I always make one change to the tutorial though: before step 8, I like to score in the middle of the side panels (1" in--3/4 of the way down.) Then, "Line up front of box with back of box at top and pinch together. Release." Scoring ensures a perfect fold every time.

To make these projects I used:

Stamps: Simply Said & Stitched Background for the scallop tag. Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Basic Black, Berry Bliss designer series paper, My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie paper Je t'aime "love" TJ1090 & Mon Cheri "girl" TJ1155, Making Memories scallop circle paper. My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie Stickers. Ink: Black Craft, Really Rust Craft, Cameo Coral Accessories: brads, ribbon from Michael's dyed with Rose Red reinker. Stampin Up black grosgrain, Sakura glue pen & silver e.p. (to emboss the hearts), white Signo gel pen, glitter, SU scallop punch, Giga scallop punch. Techniques: Emboss resist & Glue pen embossing (and glue pen resist)

Thanks for poppin' by,
:0)
Mel

P.S. ETA: here's a great video tutorial series on how to make a 2-5-7-10 box part 1 SCORING, & part 2 CUTTING, & Part 3 ASSEMBLY & part 4 FINISHING

10 comments:

Miss C. said...

These are beautiful. Such lovely colors. Great box. That is something that I have seen but never got around to trying out yet. Great job :D

Lori said...

This is such a pretty gift set. Those boxes are so much fun (and so easy) to make.

Godchick said...

I just saw these boxes at the AMuse store yesterday...great to know there's a tutorial out there for them! Thanks for sharing.

Quixotic said...

Yummy! I really need to try that box - I have seen it before and loved it, but didn't know there was a tutorial on SCS! Am going to check that out today! Thanks for sharing.

Alex said...

This project is ever so pretty, I love it, thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration, you never know I might actually finally make myself one of these boxes, lol xx

jenn* said...

what a great way to use graph paper! makes me want to scour my old math books! those that haven't turned to dust yet.... =)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

My Paper World said...

Such pretty projects!

CATHERINE said...

Gorgeous! Totally fab!
I'm such a weenie about making 3-D things out of card stock. I've only ever done it in under the guidance of my SU! demo (at a stampin' night), so I'm totally impressed (and jealous) of anyone who's as successful as you at it!
Very well done!
Hugs,
Catherine :)

Kim Etherington said...

Holy doodle girl you have been busy busy creating. I run out of steam and ideas so quickly. We got to get together again for some drinks, laughs and maybe a bit of stamping. :o)