Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More details on the Poinsettia Box

I really appreciated all of the comments I got from the blog hop and through e-mail.  I wish I had the time to for a tutorial but time is something I lack.  Someone could get rich if they could bottle time and sell it because so many are looking for more of it.  

I've had quite a few e-mails with questions on various aspects of the box and I've been responding to them as they come in.  I thought I would post some of the answers here in case anyone else is trying to make it.  

Question:  How did you cut the DP for the box?
Answer:  I'm sure there is an easier way than what I did but this is what I did.  I cut a petal cone on scrap paper and cut at the score line and then proceeded to cut the other edges so I was left with one panel.  I then cut off from each side 1/8".  I used that as a template.

Question:  When I stamp the leaf you said you used on the poinsettia, it doesn't cover the petal.  What did you do?
Answer:  I stamped the outer edge of the petals first and then I made a couple of masks and used them to stamp the center and prevent the image from overlapping on a previously stamped leaf.  However, I think it really isn't necessary to stamp the center.  I only have one petal that shows two different stamped leaves and that could easily be covered with another "petal" from the light bulb.

Question:  I think I have the size right on the box, but doesn't close completely on the bottom.  Did yours?
Answer:  I punched two 2-1/2" circles to conceal the opening from the bottom of the box and inside the box.

Question:  What measurements did you use for the box?
Answer:  I scored at 2-3/4" and cut off the bottom 1-1/2"
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

SUStars Gift-Giving Ideas Blog Hop

I hope you are seeing a lot of great ideas to help spark your creativity on gift-giving.  You probably just came here from Shelly's blog.   Welcome!

I'm happy to share this cute box with you today.  I saw a Halloween themed one that I thought was darling.  I wanted to make something similar and this provided the perfect opportunity.
I didn't secure the poinsettia on top because I don't have anything in the box but you get the idea.  I used the Petal Cone die and cut three of the cones for this box.  Every other flap has the red scallop border.
To make the poinsettia, I used the Island Floral die, the Stocking Accents die, and the 5 Petal Flower punch.  The light bulb from the Stocking Accents die is a perfect shape and is a little smaller, complimenting the 3-petal cluster from the Island Floral die.  The second layer from the top has a mix of the single petal from the Island Floral die and the light bulb, because it is true of poinsettias to have larger and smaller sizes.  I used the medium leaf stamp from the French Foliage stamp set to help give it the right look.
Stamps:  French Foliage
CS:  textured & Wild Wasabi, Real Red, WW, Holly Berry Bouquet DP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Dies:  Stocking Accents, Island Floral, Scallop Circle #2, Petal Cone
Misc.:  Dimensionals, metallic brads, Real Red satin ribbon

It is time to send you on your way to Jane.  Enjoy the rest of the hop.  If you need to go to the main listing of participants, go here.
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