Monday, March 28, 2011

A Grand Thank You - Part Deux

Hello Monday Morning! Today the Gina K Design Team is having a second blog hop to thank Spellbinders for their very generous gift of a brand new Grand Calibur to each member of our team. We have made some special cards and projects to showcase the new Grand Calibur and why we are loving it so much! Thank you so very much Spellbinders!!! 

You can find my post from the first Spellbinders Hop here.  If you came here from Tami Mayberry's blog, then you are on the right track.

I'm still loving my GC and pulled out my Grand Labels Four , along with several other Spellbinders dies to make this note card box and cards. All the images are from my newest stamp set illustrated for Gina K Designs, Warm With Love.

On this card, I used Spellbinders Fancy TagsCircle Nestabilities and Scallop Circle Nestabilities. 

I used Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities and this week's StampTV challenge sketch for this card.  The circle is Pure Luxury White cardstock, sponged while still in the die.

And here is a side view of the box. I used the two largest sizes in the Grand Labels Four set for the flap and flap panel, and cut them using my Grand Calibur.

And here is a look at the box, with the flap open. I love that I can now make boxes and give them this great finished look by using the GC! All the details and instructions for my project can be found below, but for now, hop on over to Tina's blog to see what fabulous inspiration she has to show you! 



To start, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Sweet Corn cardstock to 11 by 4.25 inches.  I scored at .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10 and 10.5 inches. This piece with be the bottom, front and pleated sides of the box.

Next, I rotated the cardstock and scored at 1 inch. 

After scoring, trim as shown. 

Next, fold and crease along all score lines. Add strong tape (I used Scor-Tape) to the bottom and the last section of the pleats.  Set this piece aside while you make the back/top section.

For the next piece, I cut another piece of Pure Luxury Sweet Corn cardstock to 10 by 6 inches. Then I scored at 3.75, 4.5 and 9 inches.

To get the beautiful curved detail on the flap, I slid the cardstock (the 3.75 inch side) into the largest of the Grand Labels Four die. The six inch wide cardstock was a tiny bit too wide, so I made a tiny snip with my scissors, so it would fit perfectly. 

After positioning the cardstock carefully with the die, I ran it through my Grand Calibur. The wide platform of the Grand Calibur allows you to use much larger dies and cardstock that common cutting machines. This is my favorite feature of the GC!

Here is a close up view of how I snipped the cardstock. I needed the box to be a full six inches wide so my envelopes would fit inside. 

Here you can see how it looked after cutting the flap. I folded and creased the score lines.

 Next, I assembled the two pieces together by adhering the two bottom sections, overlapping the back bottom over the front bottom.

Then I adhered the pleated sides to the back. That created the basic box. 

I used magnetic snaps to keep the flap closed. I placed the first one on the box front. 

Then I moved the flap into position and let the attraction of the magnets help me place the one on the flap in the correct spot. 

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock using the next size smaller Grand Labels Four die.  I cut a straight edge so that it was 3.25 inches high at the center, then placed it back in the die to sponge. I used sticky notes to mask a narrow border along the straight edge. I used Memento Cantaloupe ink to sponge.

I removed the panel from the die stamped the fern image several times, using Cantaloupe ink. Then I adhered the panel to the flap on my box, covering the magnet.

I cut a panel for the box front, to  2.75 by 5.5 inches, then masked the edges with sticky notes. Then I sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

 I stamped the fern on this piece, using Memento Cantaloupe.

 Tied a ribbon around the panel and adhered to the box front, covering the magnet.

I used Copics to color the butterfly, starting with RV19, 

Added RV23. 

Then used my blender pen to spread the color a bit. 

Added Y13. 

Then added Y17. 

The iris, also from Warm With Love, was colored starting with Y17. 

Added Y13. 

 Then I colored with the outside edges with RV21.

Used YR000 to blend. 

Added RV23. 

Then RV25. 

For the stem, I started with YG03. 

 Then added YG23.
The images were cut out and adhered with Pop Dots.

Thanks for hopping along with us. I hope you have a wonderful day!

72 comments:

Shore Girl said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jessica said...

Theresa! This is stunning! Love the color yellow right now - it's so bright and cheery! Hope you are well - your stamps are gorgeous, friend!

Melanie said...

woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

JaniceAileen said...

ditto Mel's response!

Becky said...

Oh Theresa,What a gorgeous combo you created, gorgeous design and colors.. Thank you for the detailed tutorial for this.

Tina Gilliland said...

*THUD*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow... these are SUPER SUPER GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the colors!!!

Pat said...

WOW! The colors, the tutorial, and the inspiration are just what I need to welcome spring! Thanks for encouraging my Nestabilities addiction.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Thud! Wowza! Amazing!

Kathryn said...

I just love making boxes and purses and anything 3D. This purse will definitely be something I will work on this week. Thank you for the Copic colors that you used. I am a beginner with Copics so I appreciate the tutorial you have done for us!! I just purchased a GC this weekend and the labels four dies so..... no excuses for me!!

Yone said...

Love your card and Tutorial ! Hugs

joy said...

You will always be an amazing artist to me!! You are also a great teacher with fantastic inspiration.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome! I love the great instructions as well. What a beautiful set of cards and box to give them in.

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

GEORGEOUS !!!!
this type of artwork just literately takes my breath away. You are somebody that I'm always looking up to.
I have always, since I was little, loved paper, I found cardmaking and making favors with paper late in life, but I certantly love it as if I was 20 or 30 and so on...I have to add that I am a bigginer.
Keep up your beautiful work
(I come every single day to check your page)
Have a great day
Maria L. (Canada)

Sherry said...

This gift set is absolutely STUNNING!! I love that you've shared a step by step tutorial creating the box and the use of copics! Your work is amazing!

Dawn said...

Wow...they're stunning. I love the colors you used and your techniques are great. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm going to be trying that for sure.

Sharon Harnist said...

Holy-moly, what an amazing box design, Theresa! You won't believe that my card today almost had the very same layout (ended up in another direction, though)! Gorgous uses of your beautiful new stamp set, too!

Anonymous said...

I could look at this set for a very long time. The warmth of the colours attract my eye and I just want to keep staring at them. Thank you so very much for the tutorial as well.

many hugs,
lucy

Mélyane said...

OMG Thanks for this tutorial! This is such a wonderful project!I LOVE IT!!!!
Thank you for sharing!

Janine said...

Love your cards and thanks for the instructions - might have to give this a go!

Lisa B. said...

OMG!!! Your cards are beautiful. TFS! AND thank you so much for the tutorial!!! wow I can't wait to make the box.

Parker said...

Thanks so much for sharing this yellow set with the iris and butterfly. I thought, "How'd she do that!?" and then.... you show'd me. I love the Spellbinder items after seeing so many lovely projects, and am looking forward to getting a collection going.

Toucan Scraps said...

absolutely beautiful

Deanna said...

What a wonderful project! I also love how you used the stamps- I think I might "need" this one!

Caity Sue said...

This is an amazing set. I love the colors and that card box is a wonderful finishing touch. The tutorial is SO appreciated so thank you thank you thank you!!! You are so creative. Do you think by reading your blog I can absorb some of that? :)

Darlene said...

The entire set is just stunning!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh my gosh! I found your site today 3 hours ago and been sitting here looking at all of your tutorials and cards!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous work!! Love all of it and will be buying big dobbers later today!

Ravengirl said...

Amazing! I love both cards and the box!

Danni said...

So, so gorgeous!! Wow...truly stunning!

naneruth said...

When I first saw your projects I was so in awe. They are so beautiful, love the colors chosen.

Golda said...

Gorgeous cards and box! What a fun way to use the dies.

Susan said...

Positively fantastic. Love the coloring and tutorial.

Gayle C. said...

Theresa, You really do rock! Your stamp is aptly named because "warm" immediately came to mind when I saw your cards. Thanks for the tutorial, too. You are amazing.

snowbear said...

Awesome cards... great coloring... love the Grand labels four.. it makes the best boxes!! Well done.

happy said...

Thank you for including photos with the directions!

SavedbyGrace said...

I'm kinda speechless! ;) Soooo pretty! What a delightful name for a color, sweet corn ! Great job! Iris, Saved by Grace

Susan said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your set just takes my breath away. So very beautiful.

SandyK said...

Fabulous creations! I'll have to come back to this one when I have more time. Love them!

Tamara said...

What a great tutorial!!

Penne said...

Stunning stunning stunning! Thanks for the tutorial too!!!!

ddlady said...

Theresa, your work is absolutely stunning! Your cards are so warm!
Thank you for the tutorial.

Giovana said...

Theresa, your cards are fantstic and the box is superb! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh how I so adore this set Theresa--I'm gonna try and make one of those card holders. BUT the cards are stunning & love the color combo!

hugz,
Suzanne

Luv 2 Create said...

What a beautiful note card set. Your coloring is amazing and cards and box are fabulous. Thanks for sharing both your coloring technique tutorial and how-to on the folder for this set. Just an added bonus for us. Thanks.
Marcie

Mrs Ham said...

Theresa this set is amazing. I love the colors. WOW.....Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to give this box a try.

Sonia said...

I love card sets and loved seeing how you made the box. Thanks for sharing! I love it and will have to try it myself.

Donna said...

Lovely set of cards and matching box. Whole set is Gorgeous, just love it, and thanks much for your tutorials, they are so very helpful!!
Your work is SUPERB!!!
Thanks
Donna P

lisa808 said...

Beautiful! Your iris and butterfly coloring is gorgeous.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!!! These cards are gorgeous & the box is fantastic!!!

Andrene said...

WOW!!!! I was just stunned by the beauty of all of these! Thanks for sharing so much with us!!

Sue D said...

This is a fabulous note card set!

Teresa said...

Totally awesome. Thank you for the instructions. I have been wanting to make something similar.
Now I need to order this stamp set.

Judy said...

I love the colors, the shapes, the concept and especially the tutorial. Thank you.

Kathy V. said...

Gosh, I can't think of anything to say that hasn't been said already, but let me try--Holy Smokes, this is beautiful! Your work is always stunning, but this set goes to the head of the class!

Kelly said...

What a stunningly beautiful set! You never cease to amaze me!

sharman said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...Thank you so much for the tutorial..........

Sandy said...

What a beautiful set of cards and holder! I always love seeing your directions...thanks for sharing your creativity with us :)

Gladys R. said...

These are amazing. I love
them. You do such wonderful
work. Appreciate all the
tutorials.

Karen Denson said...

Beautiful cards. The colors and the coloring are perfect. What a wonderful gift this would make for someone. Thanks for such detailed instructions.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful project! I'm going to have to try making the box since my sweet husband bought me the Grand Calibur and Grand Labels Four! I LOVE your work too. Thanks for sharing!

Peachy Wessels said...

Beautiful card set and box. Loved your tutorial, very informative!

Shelley said...

I love this whole project! What a wonderful gift to a special someone, for Spring! Lovely!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, such lovely project, the coloring and stamping are terrific!

Valerie said...

Another stunning comment here! Love these so much!

Elvira said...

Loved the entire project!

Paulette Still said...

Gorgeous!! Such a lovely gift set and I love this stamp set Theresa! =D I've been getting your blog mails for some time, and I'm like Caity Sue, I'm hoping some your skills will rub off on me. LOL

Loretta Mak said...

Thanks for the detailed instructions, so easy to follow



















tfs

TTL said...

This is such a beautiful gift to make for someone, thank you for sharing your talent, truly inspiring. Your blog is in my favourties. I'm off now to go and buy the Grand Labels Four. Thank you.

Barbara Colbert said...

This is lovely!!! Thanks for the tutorial also...I LOVE IT!!!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! thanks for the tutorial!

Ellen said...

A gorgeous box! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

OMG your work is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing the instructions on how to make it. I have been looking all over for those magnetic snaps and I have not been able to find them so thanks for sharing that too! Awesome!!

Sandi Idar @ sandieidar@msn.com