Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gina K Preview Day 4 - Take Flight

Here is a peek at the last of the sets being released tonight from Gina K Designs, called Take Flight. This is the Free With Three set that you get for free if you purchase three other stamp sets. I love the realistic butterflies in this set and they will go so well with many of the stamp sets I already have.

For this project, I decided to make a small gift box to hold some Ghirardelli squares. I made this one to hold 6 squares. There are instructions below on how to make the box.

First I stamped the butterfly on Pure Luxury white card stock, then I colored it with Marvy markers and cut it out.

For the background, I used another piece of white card stock and sponged it with So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, More Mustard and very lightly on the edges with Old Olive. Then I used a few stamps from Tropical Flowers (one of the sets I previewed earlier this week) and stamped around the edges with Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal.

I adhered that piece to a piece of So Saffron card stock and then a piece of Basic Black. I added the butterfly and then adhered the whole thing to the top of the box.

Here is the look at the inside. You can see the Ghirardelli wrappers peeking out.

For the inside, I stamped a butterfly on off white paper, using So Saffron ink. Then I stamped a sentiment from Take Flight. That layer was placed on a layer of So Saffron, then Basic Black before adhering to the inside.

For some more peeks at projects using this new set, be sure to visit the rest of the design team. Don't forget to leave a comment on Gina's blog for a chance to win. The release party is later today in the Gina K forums at Split Coast Stampers, from 7 - 10 pm central. There will be contests and challenges with more opportunities to win! I hope to see you there.


Gina

Joanne


Erika

Donna

Kurtis

Jessica

Mel

Emily

Cammie

and Carolina, our In the Spotlight Designer for December.



Now for instructions on making the Ghirardelli Box...


Cut a piece of card stock to 7 by 9 3/4 inches. Score at 2, 3, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, and 9 inches on the long side and 1/2, 1 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 1/2 on the narrow side. The picture above shows the distance between the score lines, rather than cumulative measurements, if you prefer.

Next you need to cut away the sections as shown in the photo above. For the 3/4 inch section on the far right, I cut in one inch from each side to create a tab, then I rounded the corners. If you want to stamp a background on the box, it is a good idea to do it now, before you start to assemble the box.

Here is a close up of that section. I also snipped in about 1/4 inch on either side of the tab, to make it grab better when the box is closed.

On the other side of the box, at the two inch score line, I made marks one inch in from either side and then cut a slot between the marks using my craft knife. This creates the opening for the tab to go into.

Here is a close up of the slot after I cut it.

Here it is laid out with tacky tape, ready to put together. The tap is at the top, but is cut off in the photo.

Adhere those little bottom flaps to the sides and then wrap the side panel around to the front and adhere down.

Here is what it should look like after assemble. Again, I cut off the top, showing the tab, but you can see the slot where it tucks in.

A close up of the top after decorated.


And a close up of the inside. The box holds 4 squares loosely, or 6 snugly.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you day is filled with happiness!

26 comments:

Melanie said...

faulous!! love the background you made for your top with the silhouettes!

Thanks for linking my contest(as you know, GREAT things happen to my guest designers LOL!!)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

EXTRAORDINARY!!!!! This is just gorgeous!! And thank you for such a visual tutorial!! I can't wait to try making one of these!!!!

Cathy said...

Theresa:

This is so beautiful. I love your coloring on the butterfly. I can't wait to get this set so I can color it too.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

What a wonderful treat holder! Terrific tutorial too. The butterfly is gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

Beautiful box Theresa and thankyou for the excellent tutorial.

asela said...

This is beautiful!

Jennie said...

Theresa, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and those images, WOW! What a great project and thanks so much for the tutorial. I am going to have to try this!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Such beautiful colors! You out-do yourself every time!

catdidit said...

What a beautiful box Theresa! I LOVE it! I am going to have to give this a try too! Your coloring is just amazing as usual!

Donna said...

wow! I love it, Theresa! thanks for sharing, as I love those chocolates & finding new ways to package them is great!! so pretty how you made sure to decorate the inside too

Kurtis said...

Your coloring is stunning! and the tropical flowers in the background are perfect!

Nadinebd said...

What a great and lovely project. TFS

Nadine

Tamara said...

FANTASTIC. Your image is amazing, and the box tutorial is another great treat.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Theresa! The box tutorial is awesome, and that butterfly looks FABULOUS!!!

Linsey said...

Good Gorgeousness, Theresa!!! This is one amazing gift box! I love how you created a silhouette of the butterfuly behind the fabulous sentiment and stunning coloring of the buttefly itself! Thanks for the awesome tutorial too! :)

6 wacky women said...

What a beautiful gift box, Theresa. You did an amazing job coloring the butterfly. I love it.

Karen x

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Phenomenal tutorial. I love that little box and the way you repeated a paler butterfly from the new set with the sentiment over it: pure gorgeous Brilliance! :O)

Mrs Adept said...

I am just loving your ability and style with your card making, so much so, I would love to invite you to my blog to try some cliparts for card making. I'd love to see how they could come out with your talent. Hoping you have time. :) Thank you for your consideration. I just love your work.

Shirley said...

What a very lovely lovely box, Theresa! Love the colors too. A real keepsake for whoever receives it!

fishlips said...

Fantastic and so so Delightful Theresa, Wow all the new sets are just wonderful and I can't wait to get my hands on them... Theresa every time I get to see your creations it's such a honor for me...Your talent for color leaves me speechless time and time again....

Elena said...

Theresa! You always inspire me with your beautiful projects! This box is so pretty! I just love your sponging technique more and more. Butterfly is absolutely goregous! And thank you so much for the very interesting tutorial!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I just love this little box, and your tutorial is so easy to follow... I think I may make one or two of these!! That butterfly is stunning!!!
hugs, Jami

Regina said...

It's so cute and very impressive! Thanks so much for your detailed instructions and photos!

Julia Aston said...

I love this box - and that butterfly is gorgeously colored Theresa! thanks for the great tutorial!

Deb Wood said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! This is fabulous and thanks for the tutorial!! Now I just need the set!!

Inspiring poetry by poet Feon Davis said...

Loving the box theme. YOu have encourage me to do something unique and maybe my own signature boxes and I can include my poetry gifts.