This one turned into a CD holder:
1...Cuttlebug Challenge blog "Be Inspired Wednesday"
2...BIG round box template
3...how to build the main box
4...adding two CD pockets to the box
(#44 Make a Scene) The team has made some sweet scenes;
Hope you can play with us!
I've been trying to figure out how to make nice big box templates to share with you, but within the limitations of the standard 8.5 x 11 inch format, so it's easily printable. Here's my first kick at the can...
(with semi circle that has a diameter of 5 -1/2 inches):
I'd love to know if you like the tracing method or not.
Images: Miss Anya stamp by The Greeting Farm
Digi City image
Paper: Whitewash Coredinations cardstock (to print the digi),Watercolour paper
Ink: Printer ink & Black Pigment ink with clear Embossing powder
Colour: Sakura Souffle pens, Copic & Water-based markers
Template for the round box
Tools: Provocraft embossing folders: Script Texture & Textile Texture.
Scissors, Paper piercer, & needle
Embellishments: seed beads (edging) & microbeads (purse) Crystal lacquer (boots) Green embroidery thread (grass), Green beads (feet for the box)
Step 1) Make the box: A) Print & cut out the Big round box template. B) Lay it on 12x12 cardstock diagonally so it will fit. C) Trace it once, then flip it to add the other circle D) Cut & score the box.
Step 2) Make CD pockets: A) Trace the circle on the template twice to make round pockets to hold CDs B) Cut them out & punch a circle in the top C) Attach them to the inside front & back of the box. (I stitched them on for strength)
Step 3) Print the digi city image & colour it: A) Print the digi image on Whitewash cardstock by Coredinations B) Quickly emboss it in clear. C) Colour it in with markers & Sakura Souffle pens (coloured Souffle pens on the scenery & white Souffle pen on the windows)
Step 4) Create the sky & grass (and Miss Anya): A) Trace & cut another circle to make a sky-to emboss & paint with colour. B) Make grass by adhering embroidery thread bits to the back of an embossed circle. C) Stamp, colour & embellish Miss Anya.
...then assemble & add the CDs in the pockets
Step 1) Make the box
A) Print the template & cut it out
B) Place it on watercolour paper or 12x12 cardstock (diagonally so it will fit)
C) Trace the full template
D) Flip the template, line it up & trace the second circle side to complete it
Step 2) Cut it out
Step 3) Punch a circle out of the top to make it easy to slide the CD in or out
Step 4) Trace that template to make a second pocket
To attach the pockets, I chose a few stitches
(glue wasn't a great hold with the CDs in there).
Step 5) Lay the pocket over the box & piece a few holes on each side. Repeat for the 2nd pocket too
Step 6) If you like, you can paint acrylic paint on there to make it really strong
Step 7) Stitch the pockets on. Turns out, when you assemble the box, the tabs will hide knots or adhesive and you'll never know they were there:
Step 1) Build your own city:
A) Print digital city onto Coredinations Whitewash. It lets you can emboss the printer ink, right out of your printer. :o)
B) Trace the box template circle around it & cut it out
C) Wash on grass with Copic & blender
Step 2) Make a colourful sky:
A) Trace a circle for the sky (I used watercolour paper)
B) Emboss it (this is the Textile Texture Provocraft embossing folder)
C) Give it a wash of colour (this is a mix of water-based pink & copic markers: Frost Blue B00 & New Leaf YG23. To get a Copic wash I markered on the colours & then added Colourless blender straight from the refill bottle-I know, I'm just nutso.) ;o)
D) Stitch seed beads around the sky, if you like, and adhere it to the round box
Step 3) Paint the town red (or pink) or whatever hue you choose.
Step 4) Add colour with Souffle pen. (Love how these Sakura pens have a flouresent quality that markers just won't give you.)
Step 5) Colour the windows (I used a white souffle pen. It takes a little while to dry, but it's so much more even writing & smoother than my other white pens & it has a nice subtle but durable shine-resists Copic markers even!)
Step 6) Cut a grassy hill, add a copic wash (same way as above) & emboss it. This is Provocraft's Script Texture embossing folder.
Step 7) Add embroidery floss grass to the hill
For some ideas for cutting the grass,
please see this post:
Step 1) Stamp Miss Anya & give her a hair cut. I just cut off the bottoms of her braids. (She's embossed on patterned gesso cardstock here since I can't get enough of that stuff.) ;o)
Step 2) Colour & cut her out
Step 3) Add a few embellishments: She's coloured with Copic markers, her boots are lacquered in Crystal lacquer (pink pattent leather boots. I need a pair!) Her purse is beaded with microbeads and she has seed bead baubles in her hair.
or photographs-or whatever-on disk...
or hide money or giftcards or love notes teeheehee) :o)
Hope you have the most colourful day!