Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Birthday Wishes for Crafter's Companion

Happy 5th Birthday Crafter's Companion!!!  Stacy here today and I have whipped up a little gift box with a triangle aperture to help celebrate!!  Seems only fitting to stick with the birthday theme this week right?? 

One of the greatest things you can do with the Ultimate Tool is make boxes of all different sizes with total ease.  What I did was pull out two pieces of 12" x 12" paper and my Ultimate Tool.  I folded the Ultimate Tool open to the box making board and started making the base of the box. 

I butted up paper that I planned to use for the box base up to the box base side of the board.  I then scored across all four sides of the 12" x 12" paper on the 5th line. 

Next I turned the Ultimate Tool to the Box lid side of the board and did the same thing with the other piece of 12" x 12" paper. 

I marked the triangle with pencil to help it be seen better.

To make the triangle aperture work on the back of the paper. (inside of box) I lined up the scored line on the side I wanted the triangle opening to be on and scored on line 6 lightly.  I turned it and did the same thing to make the second leg of the triangle.  Then I used my ruler to lightly score and connect the two score lines. 

Poke a hole inside the triangle you have scored and cut toward two of the corners.  You can fold along the score line and this will make it easier to cut out.

After cutting out the triangle aperture, trim a piece of acetate to fit over the triangle.  Then run a line of double sided tape along the edges of the triangle and press the acetate down on top. 

Now it is time to turn these pieces of paper into a box and a lid.  In each corner, you will need to cut along the score line until you reach the crossing score line and cut out a "V".  Fold and burnish each score line.  Flip the paper over and put adhesive on the tabs in the corners.  Form into a box and press the adhesive to the sides firmly.  TOP TIP: if you use wet glue you can hold the sides together using paper clips until the glue sets. 

Repeat this same procedure for the top of the box being careful when working around the aperture.  When complete these two should fit together perfectly.  Now it is time to decorate!!

I think one of my absolute favorite stamps is from the most recent Humphrey collection.  It is the absolutely precious Make A Wish set.  That Lottie is really just so adorable on that set.  I just had to use her for this project.  So I stamped the image out and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Then I fussy cut it out.  I pulled out bling from my stash and glued it down around the triangle aperture and around the edges of the top of the box.  I wanted a little extra sparkle.

I used double sided adhesive squares to pop my colored image up and adhered her to the top of my box.  I stamped out my sentiment and matted it on green card stock.  I adhered it to the inside of the lid in the aperture.   Now it is ready to fill the box with some fun goodies!!

What do you think?  Ready to pull out that Ultimate Tool??!!  lol  I hope I have inspired you to scrap today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my project.  Now it is time to go join in on our Birthday Blog Hop if you haven't already done so.  YOU could be the lucky winner of the $100 gift card to the Crafter's Companion USA online store!!!  You don't want to miss out on that!  You should start on Carolyn's Blog.

Until next time...happy scrapping!!


ScrappyRae10 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the box!!!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Lovely box Stacy!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is adorable as can be

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute!!

Kathy said...

WOW!! Beautiful box Stacy, and a wonderful tutorial also. Love the colors. The little elephant is sooo cute!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute gift box!! It will bring a smile to their face:)

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love this!!!

Brenda Sue Gahn said...

AWESOME box. Love making boxes and you gave me some great ideas. Have a great day

{Chrissie} said...

That is really cool!!! I need to make one of those!

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KYCrafter said...

Wonderful box!! Great colors!! Would love to give this type of box with candy or cupcakes in it.