Think fabric belongs in the sewing room, not the stamp room? Think again! This is the perfect project for those of you who are thinking of jumping on the textiles trend in papercrafting! I created this stationery box and card set with the new Stampin' Up Summer Smooches product suite, the With All My Heart stamp set, the Bolds family of cardstock, inks, and embellishments, and the Blossom Party die for the Big Shot.That stamp set is retiring on May 31st, but you can order the Summer Smooches line beginning June 1st, 2012.
I'll walk you through making the box, and then talk about each of the fabric-embellished cards individually in another post. The box was originally the brainchild of my talented demo friend Jackie Topa--thanks for the inspiration, girlfriend!
To begin, you'll need the Simply Scored board with the new Diagonal Attachment, one sheet of 12x12 cardstock, Sticky Strip, scissors, and a button or brad and small loop of ribbon for a fastener (or a Velcro dot works, too). All of these items can be ordered on my shopping website: www.lyssa.stampinup.net
Start by trimming your 12x12 down to 11x11. With the Diagonal Attachment in place on your Simply Scored, score at 4.5 and 6.5 inches on the top sidebar, and 4.5 and 6.5 inches on the left hand sidebar.
Turn the cardstock 90 degrees (doesn't matter which direction) and score at 3.5 and 5.5 on the top bar and 3.5 and 5.5 on the left hand side bar.
Then just snip up the folds to the scored lines, creating notches and leaving flaps as shown above. Fold three sides in to form the box, and use Sticky Strip (highly reccomended) or other strong adhesive to secure. Add your button/brad and loop closure, and embellish as desired!
For my box, I created a second, false lid from scrap cardstock exactly the same size as the one on the box, and covered it with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. I laid torn strips of Summer Smooches fabric side by side until the lid was covered. I wrapped the ends around and under so that the edges had a nice finished look.
I can hear your gears turning--no, that's not a new embellishment--it's just rick rack I had leftover from making Natalie's Summer Smooches outfit. I did use Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Old Olive polka-dotted scallop grosgrain, and Daffodil Delight seam binding, though. Unfortunately, the cute fabric covered brads that went with the Summer Smooches line are all sold out, but of course you can just use a button or even make your own fabric-covered one, if you don't mind a little sewing.
Now, don't forget to go look at the post with the matching cards!
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