Friday, May 13, 2011

Flower Garden Boxes

               Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week.  I definitely wanted to do a little something for the boys’ teachers.  This was what they received.


100_3036      It is a simple 2-4-6-8 box.  Start with a sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock.  Score lengthwise at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”.  That leaves 1/2” for the flap.  Score across the bottom at 2”, cut up to this line along the original 2, 4, 6, 8” score marks.  You have now created the bottom flaps.  Cut your box down to the length you desire.  Mine was cut to be a 5” tall box.  I scalloped the top edge with various edge punches (Scallop Edge, Eyelet Border & Scallop Trim Border).  I ran my box through the Big Shot using the new Flower Garden Textured Impressions Folder 100_3038found in the Summer Mini Catalog.  I then inked the raised embossing with Whisper White Craft ink and the flat rubber stamp in the Distressing Essentials Kit.  Finally, I built and adhered my box together.  I finished them off with some simple thank you tags and stuffed them with a tube of hand cream and some tissue paper.  Done!  Ready to send to school with the boys.  Of course, I had to do one in just about every Bold Bright color available…including a retired Bold Bright – Green Galore (a personal fav). 



     I wanted to play with my new Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder too.  So, I made a white box and used VersaMark on the raised embossing.  Then I applied the Tango powder and heat it with the Heat Tool.  Very Cool!  Because it was so different from the other boxes I made, I gave this one to the school principal.  She’s awesome and deserves something nice too :)

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to let someone you know how much you appreciate all they do.



All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.


1 comment:

  1. All these lovely goodies that we don't have here in AUS! Love the bright funky colours. What a thoughtful gift! Hugs xxaxx