Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Grand Thank You

"The Gina K Designs team would like to welcome to you this special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop!! Recently Spellbinders generously gifted each member of our Design Team with the amazing new Grand Calibur! What an exciting gift! The entire design team is enjoying this fabulous machine! 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!"

Hello and welcome! Did you get a chance to see what the fabulous Sharon Harnist created? Isn't she amazing? I just love my new Grand Calibur from Spellbinders, and as you know I've been having a great time coming up with some fun 3-D projects that I could never do with my old, small machine, like this gable box from a few weeks ago.


Today I have another 3-D box to show you, along with a matching card. I used my Grand Calibur, from Spellbinders, to cut all the Nestabilities and Spellbinders' dies shapes. It is so wonderful to have a machine that will cut a full size sheet of card stock and the ability to make some larger boxes with shaped tops. The possibilities seem endless!

On the card, I used Spellbinders Labels Nine, Large Scallop Oval Nestabilities and the Fleur De Lis Pendant Die. One of the things I love most about the Grand Calibur is how well it cuts detailed pendant shapes. With the Grand Calibur, it cuts perfectly in one pass!

For the box, I used Spellbinders Grand Labels Four and the regular, Labels Nine Nestabilities. You wouldn't believe the different box designs you can come up with just from the Grand Labels Four set. I made four box shapes using the different sizes and they all have a different look just by changing the dimensions and die sizes. For this box, I used the largest of the Grand Labels Four.


Look at the beautiful side detail you can create! It gives it such a finished look compared to most box designs. Below, I have instructions on how to make this box, but first, hop on over to see what my talented team mate, Valerie has to show you.

To start my project, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory card stock, using the largest Grand Labels Four Nestabilities die with my Grand Calibur.

After cutting the Labels Four shape, I sponged lightly around the edges, while it was still in the die, using Memento Desert Sand ink. Then I placed it on my Scor-Pal, lining up the center on one of the score lines. I scored 1 inch from the center in both directions, so I wound up with 2 inches between score lines. You can click on the photo to see it larger.

I turned my card stock 90 degrees and lined up inner most indent with a score line, then scored the length. Then I lined up the other side and scored that, too. Again you can click on the photo to see it larger. It's a little hard to see the details in this smaller version.


After scoring, I folded and creased on the score lines, then cut for the two tabs on either side.

I turned it over and folded up the tabs to the inside, then added Scor-Tape to the tabs. Then brought the sides together and adhered to the tabs to create the box.

To decorate the box, and card, I cut Pure Luxury Ivory using Spellbinders Labels Nine Nestabilities with my Grand Calibur. While it was still in the die, I sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

Then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. Sorry about the blurry photo.

I stamped the daffodils, from Sending Sunshine, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics. I started with Y17 where I wanted the deepest color.

Then added Y15.

Filled in with Y11.

On the foliage, I filled in with YG23.

Then shaded with YG95. After coloring, I cut out the flowers.

Before adhering the Labels Nine background layer to the box, I punched a small hole and fed some ribbon through it. Then I used Pop Dots to adhere.

The daffodils were adhered with Pop Dots, right over the punched hole where I fed the ribbon through. The butterflies are from Sending Sunshine and were also color with Copics and cut out.

Thank you so much for stopping by and a very special thank you to Spellbinders for the amazing Grand Calibur! In case you missed it above, Valerie is next up on the hop. You won't want to miss what she has to show you!

Have a wonderful day!

67 comments:

Melanie said...

so gorgeous, the box is beautiful and I love the spray of tulle! beautiful coloring!

Chelsea said...

Wow. Love this idea and your projects are gorgeous!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- This is gorgeous! Wonderful job!

catdidit said...

this.is.awesome.!!! LOVe it T!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

your box took my breath away at first glimpse....and then to have all of the details on making it...bestill my heart. thank you for sharing

Becky said...

Stunning!Stunning! need I say more :).
Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Susan said...

Beautiful and so springy. Great Copic work and thanks for the tutorial.

JaniceAileen said...

You are AMAZING!

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for your step by step teaching! Lovely project...putting the Grand Calibur on my birthday list!

crafty1964 said...

What a wonderful idea! I could make several of these for my students..so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Harnist said...

Oh good grief, Theresa - your Grand Labels 4 box is GENIUS (so glad those dies are on their way to me)! Your daffodils are gorgeous -- what a wonderful Spring thank you project!

Sheree said...

What a gorgeous creation! Love your colouring and layout... Layering different spellbinders really works!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

TOTALLY AWESOME! Great tut as usual!

Cindy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for adding the tutorial also!!

Gail said...

Beautiful coloring - I am inspired to keep practicing!

Ravengirl said...

I love the box! Your creations are alway so amazing and beautifully colored!

Shore Girl said...

Oh, Wow! That is a gorgeous little box! Love how you cut out around the stamped daffodils -- really makes it "pop."

Carolyn King said...

beautiful set Theresa. made me gasp when i loaded the page. Stunning girl. That box is so clever!

Mary said...

WOW....Your work is always beautiful. I love how you colored your stamp. The basket is wonderful as is your card...and your instructions are fantastic and easy to follow. I think I need this machine. Actually....I know I do. Again...love your work.

Mrs Ham said...

Theresa this set is just gorgeous. I love the colors and those tiny butterflies. Thanks for the tutorial.

Mary Hansen said...

What a gorgeous project! Feeling spring just looking at it! TFS

Mariana said...

waw! so nice and spring work!!!

alienanessa said...

every single, solitary time I visit your blog, there's something amazing going on, and I can't even begin to tell you how I love your coloring and how you show the steps you followed to achieve it! You, my dear, are amazing!! I'm sure you're tired of hearing that, but maybe once more isn't too annoying??!!

SherylH said...

Such a beautifully designed card and box! It is great to know that the Grand Calibur cuts the intricate dies so easily -- certainly another reason to purchase this machine.

Viv said...

I totally agree with every comment!
I've not seen anything so pretty in a very long time! I found your blog via this hop and will keep you now I've found you. xxx

Nana Connie said...

Once again, a fabulous project! Great color palette. I so love the tutorials you always give us. The coloring on the flowers is wonderful, and I love the way you used the dies to make the treat basket. Can't wait to get my Grand Calibur!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Girlfriend...you work just always takes my breath away! You are a true artist!! I may need to bump the Grand up on my to-buy list just so I can make one of these fantastic little gift baskets now!!!

Golda said...

How absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the detailed instructions.

nannapat said...

Your card and box are both beautiful - spring has definitely sprung! tfs with us. Pat x

Georgei said...

like alot what you did very pretty card and box
thank for showing

Linda said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

Giovana said...

Beautiful Theresa!! The box is fantastic.

Carol said...

Wonderful! So talented!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This card and goodie box are GORGEOUS, Fantastic!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Tamara said...

I so Love Daffodiles!!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thanks for the cool tutorial Theresa! I am so impressed with what you can create with the Grand Caliber (I have a Wizard, might have to upgrade). Your treat box is so pretty and I love the coloring job on your flowers.

Moments by Marla said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! That is all I can say, Beautiful!

KareS said...

Absolutely gorgeous .. as usual your work is spectacular Theresa

MaryNSC said...

O MY GOODNESS O MY goodness BEAUTIFUl BEAUTIFUL O And I love the Tip about inking the edges while it still in the DIE THANK U THANK U THANK U I Love that LOOK it in a class all by itself.. THANK UU

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Theresa, what an awesome , breathtaking card and gift box. Your coloring is spectacular . I am in awe and i have to have that machine so I guess I will be cutting out someing out of my budget to save LOL hugs Cathy K

Glamour said...

Beautiful job. Love coloring and design.

Diane

Gladys R. said...

Gorgeous projects.

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous set Theresa!!!
hugs

SandyK said...

Beautiful!

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

wow really beautiful...love the box and card...great job!!!

Judy said...

Soooo beautiful!! TFS

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so beautiful, love it

Donna said...

Stunning card Theresa, so absolutely goregous!! As usuall thanks for the tutorial as well!!
Love the nesties!!!

Donna said...

OOps sorry meant gift basket,was looking at your frog card below as I was typing!!

Jan Castle said...

How Spring!!! Beautifully done!
Jan

Valerie said...

Stunning, Theresa! Your coloring blows me away every single time!

Julie said...

Your examples are so pretty, tfs.

Mary B. said...

Both of these works of art absolutely scream SPRING! Love the colors, the techniques, the die-cuts...everything! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo such a stunning gifty box!! I am sooo CASEing that!!!

Clare said...

This is Springy and beautiful! Congratulations!

Ro said...

Stunnnnningggg! Luv this basket. Surely full of spring and life!

Deb said...

Oh, WOW! Once again, you leave me with my mouth hanging open! ;D LOVE this!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

This card and treat box are nothing short of fantastic. Wow! Thank you for a great blog hop and a chance to win!

lakergirl said...

Yet ...another beautifuL DESIGN!!!
Your coloring always amazes me!
Kim

Janine said...

Such a lovely project - your cards are always so well presented and perfect in the details.

Miesje said...

So creative, so wonderful! What a great little box and the perfect coloring makes this into a perfect Spring project.

Susan said...

Wow -- I love your matching card and box. I agree with you that these dies are super versatile. I love the beautiful side details they made for the box. Super!

SoMd Cricut Fan said...

Love It !!

Nancy said...

I really like these projects. Thank you for the tutorial! I just got my Grand Calibur in the mail today. My dh bought it for me... isn't he sweet? Now all I need is all the grand dies! tee-hee! To tell the truth... I now have two of them (one came in the pkg deal through HSN) and the other one, Grand Labels Four, I had purchased knowing that I would be able to use all but one in the Big Shot. Now I can follow your tutorial and make one of my own! *smile*

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Dear...

I am coming from Craft gossips and very happy to find you. such a pretty project it is... very lovely... I am archiving it for my inspiration... your newest follower too...
Happy Spring Time
Hope you like to pay a visit to my new flower basket...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Своенравная said...

Очень красивая работа!!
Спасибо за подробное описание)))