Saturday, September 28, 2013

Enter at your own risk - Photo heavy!

Happy Weekend, everyone!  As it's Saturday, I'm here with my weekly Scraptownlady post.  No chit-chat today, as it's a long post with lots of photos.  Here we go....

When I got my last box from Cheryl, it contained so much Halloween goodness, that I couldn't wait to play!  Hope you like these wonderful papers too!  Both of my items today were made with zero stamping!  Papers only....woot woot!

Designer's Tip:  When making a square card, start by folding an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock in half at 5.5".  Cut off the opposite edge, at 5.5" as well, and it will leave this fabulous little piece that measures
3" x 5.5".  This is perfect to use up your scraps, stick in a lunch box, teacher's mailbox, etc!  Who knew???

Scraptownlady Supplies:
Authentique 'Enchanted' Collection
Authentique 'Thrilling' Collection
Webster's Pages 'Once Upon a Halloween' Collection
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
And.....wonderful new dies that will be in the store next week!!!

Other Supplies:
Black Ink
Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details)

Last but not least, I promised you a box tutorial.  Making boxes seems difficult, but it's really quite simple.  As long as you have your beginning measurements, you can create a box for just about anything!

Here's how I make boxes for all of my 6 x 6 cards:

I always get a sheet of paper when creating a new box, and actually draw each line out, so that I can 'see' it as I'm making it.  In the above photo, I have started with a 6" square.  If I were to continue on with this process, you would see a line at 6 1/8", etc., etc., etc!  I'm a very visual lerner!

For this box, I began with measurements of 6 x 6 square.  
  • Added 1/8" all the way around, to allow card to lay nice and flat, and also be tissue wrapped, if desired.
  • Now, determine your box depth.
  • In this case, 1/2" is plenty, as the embellishments are not too tall.
  • I added 1/2" to each of the four sides, making the box bottom 7 1/8" square.
  • Score all four sides at 1/2" from each outside edge, cut flaps, and assemble.


For the box lid, you will add 1/16", giving you a box top dimension of 7 1/4" x 7 1/4".  These edges will also be scored at 1/2" in from each outside edge.  Voila!

Added Scor-Tape to each flap for a secure corner.

Look how pretty!  Add your address, and the recipient will be delighted with their lovely 'envelope'...!

Here you can see how perfectly last week's 6 x 6 card fits into this box bottom.

Here is where I must claim that, even though my card fits perfectly, my fingers may have typed incorrectly!  Just remember that you need a beginning measurement, plus 1/8" for card to lie flat, and then your depth!

Voila!  Can't wait to see YOUR beautiful boxes!

Thanks for stopping by!  Did you know that Scraptownlady charges ONLY the exact amount of shipping?  How many times have you ordered a $5 item, only to find that shipping is $9.95???  Yeah, I know you have!  Check out the Scraptownlady store - if there is something you don't see that you'd like, let Cheryl know - odds are that she can get it for you very quickly!  Be sure to check out the Scraptownlady blog, too, for daily inspiration and product information!

Patti J.


Glenda Atkins said...

Thanks for the tutorial Patti, the box is wonderful, must give it a go! Love the Halloween card , so many wonderful embellishments and a fabulous design!

craftieodmae said...

Oh I so needed instructions for that!!!! Love it and the card, thanks for sharing and you should have tried out, you would have made it!!!!! Praying I do again........

Stef H said...

these are simply wonderful! it's fun to just work with paper now and then.. and your talent is amazing!

have a great weekend!

hugs :)

Donna said...

Great cards, thanks for the tutorial!

MaryH said...

Patti, I love that Halloween card, and that is some fab lacey cobweb too. I saw that lace years ago, not been able to find it since then. Will have to check out your link. It's great to be able to do a quick card (that doesn't look quick!)from the luscious goodness you received! TFS the box tutorial and explaining the how-tos. Happy wkend. TFS & Hugs

richardbreaks said...

Just brilliant! Well done, Patti!

Glittered Paws said...

Great tutorial and love the darling Halloween card - again no stamping - now where did I put the lacey cobweb lace???

Danni said...

Simply fabulous! You rock!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohh your Halloween cards are fabulous Patti, love all those 'scary' dies :)
Thanks for the instructions for the box - I'm definitely going to give this a go

Amy Johnson said...

What gorgeous cards!

Unknown said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing the tutorial....

Cheryl W said...

Great post, Patti. I loved all your photos and the tutorial. It was such a nice reminder on how easy it is to make boxes for our embellished cards. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Beth Norman said...

Loved your tutorial. It is so easy to follow. Your cards are all terrific.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Patti lovely tutorial and love those little bats!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

*Vicki* said...

Really love this Patti!! I adore the fun Vintage Halloween images and thanks for sharing your tut on the box! I always love it that way so you're not squishing the card! :) Great post! HUGS

Audrey Frelx said...

What wonderful projects!!! And you even gave us a great tutorial!!! How fun! TSF!!!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Great cards Patti, thanks for the tutorial.
hugs, Helena

Mau xx said...

Brilliant Patti, Thanks for sharing xx
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Anonymous said...

Both of your Halloween projects are marvelous, Patti! I'm amazed that there are no stamps in there -- wow what you can do with paper. Thanks so much for the box tutorial. I've been wondering about that for some time, and really appreciate you sharing.

Laurie Unger said...

Great tutorial - TFS!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Lots of spooky fun here!! Love that vintage image.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great photo tutorial on the box Patti! Love the pretty papers.