Flirty Flamingo Simple Shower Gel Box

Today I’ve branched out and made a box which is something I very rarely do. I just really wanted to create something which really showed off the beautiful leaf stamp to its full advantage.

Firstly you need an A4 piece of cardstock, place on your scoring board lengthways and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 6cm. Score lines are shown in mint green in the photo below.

Simple shower gel box tutourial cutting layout

Next cut up the lines shown as purple dashes in the photo above, so that you have five flaps below your horizontal score line. Cut along the horizontal score line so that the section in red on the photo above has been removed.

2nd cutscore line simple shower gel box

Next cut into each  square flap diagonally to remove a small slither from each edge, so the sections with the red diagonal line in the photo above are removed.

I then burnished all the score lines before I decorated my box. I chose to emboss some of the large leaves in silver and fill in the gaps with leaves stamped in Flirty Flamingo. Make sure not to stamp over the score lines with the leaves you are going to emboss or the embossing may crack when you fold the box together.

To make into a box place adhesive along the long  thin flap  and then fold into a box shape making sure the thin strip is on the inside. Carefully add adhesive to two  of the alternating squares at the bottom and then fold them upwards. Make sure the last flap has adhesive on to hold all the others together.

simple shower gel lid cut score

To make the lid take a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock measuring 11.2 x 11.2cm and score on every side at 2cm, to match the solid green lines shown above. Next cut along the purple dotted lines as shown above and then burnish all remaining score lines.

Decorate lid as required, I did some more silver embossing with the large leaves stamp which I think looks stunning.

Add adhesive so each of the corner flaps on the lid and fold in the sides to create the finished lid.

The lid should now loosely sit on top of the box, so if you wanted more security with it you might want to finish off by wrapping some ribbon around the box and securing at the top.

Hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and can understand my ramblings.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Water-coloured Flowers with Blended Seasons

Colouring is one of my favourite past-times while watching tv as I can’t just sit and watch I have to have my hands busy. Last night I was using the new Water Colour Assortment 2 pencils to colour these flowers from the Blended Seasons Stamp set.

I love how some simple colouring has turned into a beautiful card this morning. The colours used were just Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and the smallest amount of Crushed Curry, but the image looks like I used many more shades.

blended seasons watercolour card flat

I was going to mount the image onto just a white card base but I think the added black layer gives the card a real “pop”. I stamped the greeting using Stazon on some vellum as I still wanted all of the  flowers to be seen.

A super simple card which looks beautiful, now I’m off to do some more colouring.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday – Love and Affection

Today I am starting a new series called Floral Friday which will showcase all things floral in the catalogue as I love flower stamps and am eager to add all the new floral sets to my collection. This week I’m focusing on simple cards and the Love and Affection stamps set which is fast becoming one of my favourites. Here is a picture of all four cards I made together

loveandaffectionfridayfloral1As you can see I chose a colour scheme of Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder. I love how bright and summery these cards look. Here is a close up of each card individually

loveandaffectionfridayfloralcard3This was the first card I made using the new Layering Squares Framelits, which making a focal panel for the card was super simple. To embellish the card I just added sime of the Ruched Ribbon in Emerald Envy and the Watermelon Wonder Washi from the Affectionately Yours collection.

loveandaffectiofridayfloralcard2

This time I went for an all-over stamped background and used the Decorative Label punch to add some pop to the sentiment. I think this was is actually my favourite of the four.

loveandaffectioonfridayfloralcard4

Again using the Laying Squares Framelits, just in a smaller size and finally

loveandaffectionfridayfloralcard1I’m not 100% on this one, originally this was going to be like the design above but it didn’t fit on the card. I’d stamped the flowers to overlap when all the squares were in a row but now I’ve moved them into a grid formation it doesn’t look as good.

As you can see this stamp set has  huge scope for super simple quick cards, next time I pull this set out I’m hoping to be a little more adventurous!

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x