Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial is a little different than the normal step by step tutorial feature. Today, in addition to the Super Saturday Tutorial, I’m also announcing a New, and BIG blog Candy Give-Away for my readers, and customers!
I’m giving away FOUR prizes this week…
- The Plant Hope Stamp Set, frequently featured on Created By You. (Just search “Plant Hope” and you’ll see several samples pop up!) AND….
- 12 hand stamped cards with envelopes in a self-sealing gift box!!
- Bliss Stamp Set
- Afterthoughts Stamp Set
You’ll have several opportunities to win one or both of these prizes… details will be explained at the bottom of todays’ Super Saturday Tutorial: 12 Card & Envelope Self-Sealing Box!
Here’s the box we’ll be making today:
And… a side view:
No adhesive, no Velcro, no magnets… this magic box holds 12 hand-made cards with nominal embellishments, and 12 envelopes. Here’s a photo of all the cards and envelopes which are packed in the box shown above:
As you can see, several of the cards have bows, dimensional features, and little extras. They were all hand stamped by me… and will be a part of today’s blog candy too!
Supplies needed for today’s Self Closing 12 Card and Envelope Box Tutorial:
- Always Artichoke:
- 10-7/8” x 12” for box
- 4-1/2” x 5-7/8” to cover inside/bottom of box.
- Basic Black: 5-1/4” x 3-7/8” Box Decor
- Brushed Gold: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” Box Decor
- Very Vanilla: 2-1/2” x 3-7/8” Box Decor
Stamps: Afterthoughts, Bliss
Inks: Basic Black, Always Artichoke Classic Ink; Versa mark Ink
Accessories: Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Big Shot Machine, Finial Press Embossing Gun, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Scoring Blade, Bone Folder, Distressing Kit, Sanding Block
Step by Step Super Saturday Tutorial – Making the 12 Card Box:
- We will be working with the 10-7/8” x 12” Always Artichoke Card Stock.
- Place one 12” edge along the top rail of your Paper Trimmer, and score at 2-3/8”, 3-3/4”, 8-1/4”, and 9-5/8”.
- Turn 90 degrees, so that the 10-7/8” edge is aligned with the top rail of your Paper Trimmer, and score at 1-1/8”, 2-1/2”, 8-1/4”, and 9-5/8”.
- Refer to diagram.. cut along the
- 2-3/8” scored line to the 2-1/2” scored line
- 9-5/8” scored line to the 2-1/2” scored line
- Turn 180degrees and repeat the last two steps…. solid lines in the diagram below denote cut lines, --- is a scored line.
- Make a pencil mark 1” from the outside edge on each of the four corners. Draw a diagonal to the first scored/cut intersection and cut four corners at an angle per the diagram below… this will allow your end flaps to slip easily into the tucks in the bottom of the box.
Hope you find this tutorial easy to follow, and will make a self closing box too… you could also win one of the four prizes in this week’s Super Saturday Blog Candy Give-Away!
There are FOUR ways you can win one of these prizes during the next NINE days! Blog Candy Contest will run 3-19 through 3-27-2011:
- Leave a comment on any blog post 3/19-3/27, one comment each day will count as a separate entry.
- Place an order at my online stampin’ up store before 3/28.
- Contact me with a new technique/tutorial idea request.
- Join my team of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators! Click the Join Now button in the left side bar, accept the terms in the pop up box and get started with your business today! (Psst… AND, I’ll send you a bonus signing gift too!)
See you tomorrow with another card embossed using the embossing technique used on this 12 card gift box.
Good luck with the blog candy… you’ve got 9 days and 4 ways to win!