Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Card box tutorial!

I just designed this box that holds cards and envelopes, so I thought I'd make it a tutorial.

What you'll need:
1 piece of 6 1/2" X 11 1/2" cardstock for box
1 piece of 8 1/2" X 5" cardstock.
Sticky strip or some other strong adhesive (I used Tombow mono multi)
Corner rounder punch (if you'd like a scalloped edge)
paper trimmer with scoring blade

Score 6 1/2 X 11 1/2 cardstock vertically at 1". Flip horizontally and score at 1/2", 5 1/16(first mark after 5"), 6 1/16 and 10 5/8 (mark after 10 1/2).Hold cardstock horizontally with the 1 inch score at the bottom. Cut vertically at the bottom so that you have 1" flaps. Completely cut off the narrow piece. This will be the bottom of the box. It should look like this.
Put glue or sticky strip along the 1/2" flap and attach it to the other side. The flap should be on the inside so it doesn't show.

Fold the bottom pieces in and glue them. I pushed with my ruler from the inside to help make the glue stick.

The bottom of your box is done. Now for the lid. It's basically done the same way just with different measurements.

Score 8 1/2" X 5" cardstock vertically at 2" and 3". Flip horizontally and score at 2" and 6 1/2".

Hold your paper horizontally. Cut at the top and the bottom on both sides vertically to the score point. It should look like this (sorry for the bad picture).
If you'd like a scallop edge on your box you need to trim the sides so they don't show from the other side when the box is together. I know that probably doesn't make since, so here is a picture so you can see what I mean.

Make your scallop edge now.

Put glue on the lid and tuck the side pieces under the middle pieces.

Now all you've got to do is decorate it =).

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! Please let me know if you find any mistakes so I can correct them.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Valentines day, index and inspiration book =)

I haven't done much stamping lately...well actually thats not true. I made an index of all of my stamp sets finally!! I recently moved all of them to a bookcase ,so now I can't see them anymore, so indexing was a must =). It took me forever! But of course I wanted my indexes to be pretty =). Most of the pages have a different color scheme. This is just a photo album that hold 4X6 pictures. There were a few stamp sets that took two pages though.
I've also been working on this. I made the book a while back out of chipboard. I used the hardware from a scrapbook to hold it together, then regular page protectors fit inside. This is my inspiration book. Whenever I print out directions for something, or sketches or whatever it goes in here.These are some of my favorite color combos. I just typed up the combos in word and stamped the color above it.

These are some of my favorite sketches. Mostly from SCS, but there are some from other places also.
Here is the only card I'm made lately. This was hubby's valentines day card. I'm not really happy with it though. For some reason I always really struggle when making cards for him. I guess I'm probably trying to hard.
Would you believe I don't have a single stamp set with hearts?! There is a stamp in so many sayings thats a row of tiny little hearts, but thats it! I keep buying to many darn flower set. I just realized when I was indexing that at least 80% of my stamps are flowers. -Stamps-Unfrogettable, So Many Sayings
-Paper-Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and Watercolor paper.
-Ink-Black Stazon and Old Olive. Markers-Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
-Accessories-Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack and Ticket Corner Punch.

Saturday we went snow tubing with some friends! OMG it was so much fun. We went to Winterplace in West Virginia (what a drive!). The lines were absolutely horrible though! We were there from about 1:30-6:30 and only got to go down 7 times-But even with all that and 13 hours of driving, it was so worth it! Here's some pictures hubby got of me coming down =).

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Someone asked for updated puppy pictures, so here they are =). They are 4 weeks old now. Aren't they adorable? I'm going to keep one, but I'm torn between the little runt girl (bottom picture) or the tan and white boy in the bottom right of the picture below. The boy is prettier (because he resembles his mom), but I prefer female dogs. Any guesses to what kind of puppies they are? The mother is a red Pit Bull. My best guess is German Shepard. My neighbor has one. I guess there is still a small chance they are full blood pit bull though (my brother has one next door).

Scrapbook pages

I've been working on getting back into scrapbooking lately. When I got into cardmaking I just kinda forgot about scrapbooking, so I guess it's probably been about 2 years since I've done it.

Sorry, the pictures are horrible. I wasn't having much luck photographing these.

These first two pages were my 21st birthday party a few years ago. -Stamps-One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds & So Many Sayings
-Ink-Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip.
-Paper-Chocolate Chip carstock and Berry Bliss DSP.
-Accessories-Pretty in Pink taffeta, Boho Blossoms punch, and glue dots.
(the title was printed on the computer)

This is my grandparents on vacation.
-Stamps-Artfully Asian, Embrace life, and Boho Backgrounds
-Ink-Versamark and always artichoke
-Paper-Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy and Mellow Moss.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sale-A-Bration starts today!!

Oh man, my favorite time of the year! Free stamps =).

HERE<-- is the link to the catalog. To top it all off, I'm offering free shipping on all orders in February*! Contact me today. Stampingexpressions@gmail.com


When you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward!

When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

New Demonstrators
During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $47.95--from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection! Plus, new demonstrator recruits get 20 percent off the Demonstrator Starter Kit--over $350 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies for only $159!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on February 1 and runs through March 17, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! Talk to your demonstrator today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion. Your demonstrator has a full-color Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online.

*Free shipping does not apply to in home workshops