19 April 2012

Inky’s “Clearly Fun” Blog Hop

Welcome to Inky’s “Clearly Fun” Blog Hop!

If you've come from Inky Antics blog, you're in the right spot. The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, April 22nd at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

For today's project I created a Gable Box, using our Heavyweight Clear Cardstock along with the adorable turtle stamp, Turtle's Flowers (0780F), illustrated by the very talented Tammy DeYoung, which you can find on this Inky page, http://www.inkyantics.com/april2012hop.htm Also, during the month of April, you can try out this fun product for FREE, just place an order of $40 or more and Inky Antics will send you a free pack with your order. More details can be found here: http://www.inkyantics.com/sale.htm

To create the Gable Box, I scored the Inky Clear Cardstock on the 11" side at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4" (I placed pink cardstock under the clear to show the score lines). Be careful scoring, the clear cardstock is slippery and it's easy to jump out of the grove.
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On the 8 1/2" side, score at 3" and 6 1/2".
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Then cut each score line up to the intersecting score line to create flaps. Cut off the two 1/2" flaps on the ends, this will leave the center flap. Use a punch to create handles and a corner rounder punch to round the edges of your handle flaps. Add your adhesive to the flaps shown (I used very little).
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Fold the box into shape so that the ends meet the adhesive. Peel the liner from the side flaps and adhere them to the interior sides of the box for added stability.
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To decorate, I scored a 2 1/4" x 11" piece of Garden Green cardstock and a 2" x 11" designer paper each at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4" and then wrapped it around the box and adhered the ends with tape.
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I used a large circle punch to punch a piece from white cardstock, stamped the Turtle's Flowers image onto the punched cardstock, colored and then added lot's of sparkle. I then adhered the colored image to pink cardstock which was cut using a circle heart die.
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Using mounting tape, the image was added to the box.
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I then wrapped green twill ribbon around the box and secured it with a ribbon slide and used a spiral clip to hold the handles closed. I have to admit, I dislike making projects that use chocolate candies, I have no will power and end up eating way too many, so I must fill the box with more chocolates!
Turtle's Flowers Gable Box

Your next stop will be to visit the very talented Crystal Irwin's blog, Crystal's Crafty Creations.
Thanks for visiting and playing along ~ Jovi

Stamps: Turtle's Flowers (0780F/Inky Antics) ~ Heavy Weight Clear Cardstock (Inky Antics) ~ Paper: White (Papertrey Ink), Garden Green (CTMH), Blush (CTMH), Patterned Paper (DCVW) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sky (CTMH), Garden Green (CTMH) ~ Other: Copic Sketch Markers, Chocolate Ribbon Slide (CTMH), Pear Pizzazz Stitched Ribbon (CU), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Large Circle Punch (Marvy), 2 1/2 Circle Punch (SU), Heart Circle Die (Nestabilities/Spellbinders), Hershey's Nuggets

22 comments:

  1. sweet! I love the turtle's bling! Adorable gift box! :)

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  2. Super cute project, Jovi, and I loved your clear, step-by-step instructions! (Oh, aren't I punny, LOL?!) Seriously, though, both are awesome!

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  3. This is absolutely adorable. Thank you for the tutorial. I am definitely going to have to try this.

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  4. Really cute project, thanks for the instructions

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  5. Cute box. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Clever, very clever. Love the idea of transparent cardstock.

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  7. Cute box, love the turtle. Thanks for the instructions.

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  8. what a great box.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  10. Such a cute box and turtle too! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. Fabulous box. Love all the sparkle on the turtle image and how you closed the box.

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  12. Your project is adorable. Thanks for sharing your creative idea.

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  13. Neat idea of a clear box....love the glitter on the turtle too.

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  14. very cute! LOVE IT!

    karen adams

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  15. that is so adorable. thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Oh - how fun is this! What a perfect use of the clear cardstock. Your coloring on the turtle is terrific! TFS
    Janelle

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  17. Yummmmmmm! What an adorable nugget box, Jovi!
    Wonderful box tutorial too!

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  18. I have got to try making this box. I spent a fortune buying these. Thanks for the GREAT instructions.

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  19. Cute! Love the sparkley turtle detail. Will have to try making the box, too. Thanks for sharing. Robin B.

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  20. Love the glittered turtle shell. Very Cute.

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  21. What a cute project! Thank you for showing us how to make these cute, clear boxes.

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