Saturday, 16 May 2009

Allsorts challenge one

Good morning everyone, today is the launch of our new Allsorts challenge and the theme this week is "SWEETS" and can be interpreted however you wish, colour of fav sweet, shape however you interperet sweets.

I decided on a gift box for sweets with matching cards and tag using a really nice textured cardstock. Here's how I made the box: Cut two strips of card, one 4" x 12" and the other 3.75" x 12", then score both at "4 increments, so you have three equal squares. Punch holes in each of the end squares where you want to join with ribbon and round the corners. Stick the middle square of the smaller strip onto the corresponding section of the larger strip, thread and tie ribbon to draw the box together.

I find it simplest to do all my stamping before I assemble the box, which in this case is Hamton Arts CJ4922 using versafine black and clear embossing powder. The same stamp is used on the two cards and just the ends of it on the tag which I cut on the Cricut. The verse is Penny Black 2905H and two sentiments Art Impression G463 and F3143. Finally, gems to embellish.

5 comments:

  1. fantastic idea for a box :o) nice and simple for a quick make!

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  2. Like it Alsorts of colour and sweetness here (get it?) I really need to stop having a life as I have done no craft for TWO DAYS!!!! having huge withdrawl symptoms

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  3. Hi, These are gorgeous! The box sounds so easy to make but yet looks so elegant. x

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  4. What a lovely idea, love the shape of it.
    Pinky

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  5. These are lovely Brenda and thankyou for sharing the instructions.
    Lynda xxx

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