Thursday, January 27, 2011

World's Best Dad

Chose to do yet another accordian flag book card, this time for a birthday card for my dad. Really like that these are fairly easy to put together and are really fun and quite impressive for the recipient to open. For the front of dad's card, I used the globe cut on the Locker Talk cartridge and a Darcie bear image rendered into a cutfile using Make the Cut (MTC).

I made this into a trifold card so I would have an extra page to add a sentiment and used ribbon tied into a bow to keep the card closed.
Here's what the card looked like on the inside when fully open with the flags in place. Used another Darcie bear image created with MTC and trophy is cut from a very old Sizzix die. Alphas on the flags are from Plantin Schoolbook.
And here's the top view showing the pleats.

The finished card, tied closed with it's bow, went into this box created with printed cardstock from DCWV. Used a simple belly band and medallion embossed with a "Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug die to decorate the box and it was ready for giving.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Hops in Like a Rabbit

Happy New Year! For my very first project of the year and in celebration of the Year of the Rabbit, I made up a little over a dozen of these large trapezoid boxes filled with goodies to give to relatives at our New Years get together. I found a Design Studio cutfile for large chipboard boxes created and shared by Tanya Strom over at Custom Crops.
Tanya's cutfile was for just the right size box I was looking for, but because it was intended to be constructed from chipboard and tape, the sides of the box are not connected in the original cutfile.  Since I wanted to use cardstock instead to make my boxes, I tweaked & modified Tanya's file in Design Studio a bit by welding the sides and bottom together, adding scorelines for folding and tabs to the sides that needed to be glued.
The finished size of this box is large...about 7 inches wide, 4-1/2 inches high and about 3-1/2 inches in depth...and takes 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock to create. The bottom of the box is reinforced with two layers of cardstock, which makes it sturdy enough to hold at least a dozen or more cookies.
To decorate my boxes, I wanted to use washi paper, but with each box requiring 1-1/2 sheets of 8x11 paper, and over a dozen boxes to embellish, I knew I would run short. Instead, I used a scanned image of some washi paper I had, printed up on Ice Gold Text. The rabbit is a cutfile created using Make The Cut (MTC) from an image found on the internet. Filled the boxes with goodies and finished it off with some ribbon tied into a bow.