Monday, August 17, 2009

LPS {Katie Carousel} Preview-Peek Box

Today is preview day two for the Little Paper Shop's sweet new set
{Katie Carousel}
It releases with the new digital images tomorrow!

1...LPS Sketch challenge (with a prize)
2...Template for a 2 5/8" box (and lid-slash-base)
3...How to build & embellish the box



Click this link to Download the
2 5/8" square Box template

(or click the pictures below for JPG format):


...make a 2 5/8 inch box
with a scalloped base

  • Turquoise cardstock Core'dinations super assortment (ROY G. BIV)
  • Real red cardstock (S.U.)
  • Various Basic Grey 6x6 paper packs
  • Scissors, Pencil, & Eraser
  • Tim Holtz Design ruler & homemade scoring tool
  • Scallop edge punch (Stampin' Up!)
  • Copic marker (Coral R-35)
  • Glue Stick
  • Double-sided tape

Step 1}
Make the base:

A) Print the square box bottom template directly onto coredinations cardstock
B) Cut it out
C) Score it

Step 2} Make the lid & base:

A) Print, cut & score the matching lid template
B) trace it two times: once for the lid (flowered) & a second time for the base (red). Cut out the lid & base pieces.

Step 3} Strengthen the base:

A) Glue the base template onto a piece of cardstock (to make it strong enough to support the box)
B) Cut it out & score it

Step 4} Scallop punch all the sides of the base

Step 5} Put it all together:

A) Assemble the base
B) Stick it to the bottom of the box
C) Put the lid together

Step 6} Paper piece the bottom & top of the carousel (the embossing is done in Silver here & I've added some red stitching on the carousel top and stitched some beads onto the carousel base)

cheap trick: colour patterned paper pieces with Copic or
other markers to get the look you like. :o)

Step 7} Stamp Katie & the horses in black, cut it out, & adhere the top & bottom paper pieces of the carousel.

Since I was paper piecing I could cheat and...

...cut into the top of the image to make the snipping faster & easier

Step 8} Adhere the Carousel to the little square box and there you have it...

Hope your Monday is a playful one!


RozW said...

Gorgeous Mel...thanks

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun Mel, you rock!!

Julia said...

Love it!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Great template and paper piecing!!

Allison said...

Awesomely cute! Love the idea of showcasing this stamp the way you did!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is stunning, Mel! Love this sweet little box and your coloring is beautiful!

Terry said... are so talented!!!
I love your posts.
Are you feeling better? And, hubby, is he up and about.