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