Monday, November 2, 2009

LPS {Katie Skating} penny slider box (& a farewell of sorts)

{Katie Skating} Penny Slider Box CLOSED mel stampz

Hi Ladies & Gents,

Have you ever made an interactive box? This one was a blast to make. I've only ever put together one slider card, but I thought it might be fun to make a sliding image on a box. This will be a prezzie for a special little family I know--for Christmas (instead of a card.) I know the kidlets will have a blast pulling on the slider to make this cutie Katie skate to the other side:

Then, her little circle-punched snowman buddy peeps out. :-D

{Katie Skating} Penny Slider Box OPEN mel stampz

A blubbery blurb: Adieu to my LPS friends (only a formally farewell though.)

1... New & Nifty full-time LPS peeps!
2...LPS stamp & digi challenge
3...making a penny slider box
4...Instructions for scoring & cutting the box
5...Videos for penny pull cards & spinners

Fond Farewell

This is a very hard 'blurb' to write and a really emotional one for me. :o( Today marks my 78th post with the Little Paper Shop--and my last "official" LPS post.

Julia & the gals on the team have been more supportive than I could have wished for in my wildest dreams, but I'm having to cut back a little to make time for a couple of other dreams. I hope to learn to do videos, try to design stamps/digis; teach some 'live' classes, write a cetera...

I only wish that I had 8 arms & 10 days a week--so I could tackle it all! But alas, it's not so. (Wouldn't that be nice?) I am relieved, however, by remembering that this won't be my last post using Little Paper Shop images--by far! A few of those videos etc... are sure to include their sweet sweet stamps.

I can't express how much I'll miss being in the thick of things with Julia, Jess, and all of the amazing women on the LPS team, BUT this isn't goodbye; I'll be stalking you Ladies!!!


3 FAB full-time LPS peeps!

Happier news...There are 3 fantastic designers who will be added to the full-time LPS team: Heather, Silvia, & Julie. Many Congrats Gals!


LPS "Stampified Digi" Challenge

How luck am I that I get to host a challenge today? I swear Jessica
psychically thought of that. You're amazing Jess!

The challenge is "Stampified Digis" (my silly way of saying
'Use a digital image & a stamp together.')

You can read about the challenge here on the LPS blog:

(P.s. You don't have to use LPS stamps to qualify,
but if you got 'em flaunt 'em!) ;o)


penny slider box

If you've made a slider or spinner before,
then this box version is easy as ABC:

A} Build a Box (details for this one are below)
B} Make a slider card front (or spinner) to fit your box front
C} Stick the card onto the box (and embellish the inside, if you like)

  • Quart cardstock from Paper Temptress (sparkle for the snowy hills)
  • My Mind's Eye Trim the tree paper
  • Pale turquoise cardstock (for the box)
  • Paper piercer, needle & thread,
  • Double-sided tape, Tombow Monomulti
  • Turquoise Sakura gel pen & Swarovski crystals

for scoring & cutting the box

please click this photo, if you'd like to enlarge this or save it:

To Score & cut the box:

Step 1} Cut 1/2 an inch off of a piece of cardstock (so it measures 8x11) & Score at 2 & 9 inches
Step 2} Turn & score at 3 & 5 inches
Step 3} Cut 4 slits to make the sides
Step 4}
Assemble the box & adhere the interactive card front


videos for the mechanics:

Please click these if you'd like to see the pics up close:

Thanks for skating by; hope you have a great day!


Karen W said...

This is just amazing, I can't imagine all the work you put into this and they should love it. Good luck on your future endeavors. I hope the dreams come true.

Dawn said...

what? you don't have 8 arms??!!
just too stinkin cute!! (lol, I thought the snowman was trying to peek up her skirt!!) love it kiddo

good luck on all your dreams!

Kim Nath said...

Oh my this is adorable! I can't wait to try one. Good luck on your future endeavors I will be anxiously awaiting all your new ideas.

lisa808 said...

This is beautiful. I've made slider cards before, now I'll have to make a slider box! Thanks for the great idea.

Beth Norman said...

Another amazing project. You are so creative Mel. You rock my world!! Good luck with all your new adventures.

Bonnie said...

You are a gem Mel - luv you so much and all your creations of course! This one is no exception - just gorgeous and fantastic and you are so smart!! We will miss you - honestly, I'm putting in my requisition for 3 more days in the week and a few more hours of sleep in my night.....I'll let you know if it works!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mel I will miss you at LPS, you are such an inspiration to all of us. Love your work, you are the best!!

Lori said...

What a beautiful display. I have made the spinner cards before but I have never tried the box. It is really cool!
Thanks for sharing

Cindy said...

OMGosh, Mel! This is just fabulous!! Thanks so much for including directions.

Elena said...

Wow! You are amazing crafter, Mel! I love your idea with a box! And slider card is perfect here for Katie!

Holly said...

Oh the kids that receive this are going to love it, and I'm sure it will be something they store away and pull out every Christmas to enjoy year after year. It will become a family treasure.
All this time I thought you had to have 8 arms to accomplish all you do!
I have no doubt you will make all of your dreams come true.

Rhonda said...

that is an amazing card!!

Allison said...

As always, a stunning piece of art! Want it! Love ya to bits!

Anonymous said...

Write that book! I will buy it! You are an incredible artist! Follow your dreams! Mary

Jamilie said...

Very clever card!

Anonymous said...

just beautifull!!!
Im gonna miss you... best of luck for the future
Take care

Anonymous said...

I am trying the spinner part tonight! I'm sorry to see you go from LPS...I've bought so many stamps from them because of your work. But..I can't wait to see what you have in store.

Kathlene said...

What a little treasure! This is just a darling use of this adorable stamp. It's like it was just made to slide on your beautiful card. I'm excited to see where your dreams take you. Cheers!

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh we are SOOOO going to miss you, but I will be praying for you and your future endevors! YOu are an awesome person and your creations never cease to amaze me...that and your super FAB detailed blog posts! you seriously ROCK!

Merry said...

This is terrific. Love the papers you have used and the spinner idea is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I felt like I could have written that 8 months ago;) I started the book but haven't attempted the videos yet. All the best Mel, I'm sure you will be wildly successful!

Sue from Oregon said...

Mel, mel MEL mEl, I think this must be some of my fave DP and you have made such a wonderful creation it! Sorry to see you won't be on the DT anymore, but excited to see what comes next!

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Mel you are amazing as always! What gorgeous work. I am sooo sad you're leaving LPS but you know I'll be stalkin' ya. :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is absolutely stunning in EVERY way, Mel. We will miss you SO much, but won't be far away! HUGS to you and THANK YOU for everything!!!

Pam Varnell said...

Mel this is fantastic. You are so inspirational. Good luck and may all your dreams come true.