Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K April Release Hop Day 2

Hello! It's our second blog hop for the Gina K Designs April Release. Today we are showcasing two new sets. First up is a set I illustrated, called Follow Your Dreams. I made a matching card and box, featuring images from Follow Your Dreams, the new Scor-Pal and Spellbinders Fleur De Lis die set.


Here is a close up of the card. The overall size is 4.25 by 4.25 inches. I used both sizes of the dragonfly from Follow Your Dreams.

Here is a close up of the matching box. Instructions for making this box are below.

Next up is a fabulous new stamp set from Melanie Muenchinger, called Branching Out. There are so many wonderful silhouette images in this set, that can be used in many different ways. On this card used the large rectangle frame and added the small branches on the right side, then used the smaller square frame for the focal point. The sentiment is from Follow Your Dreams. 

Here is another card with Branching Out. I shared this during the release party, but wanted to share it here, too. One this one, I used the circle frame and the longer border image on the sides. There are just so many ways to combine the images in this set, plus they coordinate with some of my favorite Spellbinders Nestabilities.

For more inspiration using Follow Your Dreams and Branching Out, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has to show you....

Now the instructions for the box, but first check out the new Scor-Pal! I just love this new version with the darker numbers that are easier to read and especially for the .25 inch grooves! Gina just got a new shipment of the new version in stock.

I started by cutting a piece of Lovely Lavender Pure Luxury cardstock to 6.25 by 6.5 inches. Then I scored the 6.5 inch side at 1, 3, 4 and 6 inches.

On the 6.25 inch side I scored at .5, 1.5, 4.75 and 5.75. It was so great to be able to make score lines in .25 inch increments and not have to adjust my cardstock. The grooves in the new Scor-Pal make it so much easier to make 3-D projects!

After scoring, I cut away the sections shown in the photo above and made snip lines for the four tabs.

I used my scallop rectangle Nestabilities to add a scallop edge to the flap of the lid. I fed the edge through the opening and lined up the edge of the die with the score line.

I did the same thing for the two side flaps.

I like to use Scor-Tape when I make boxes because it is such a strong adhesive and really holds boxes together. I added Scor-Tape to the tabs and folded them in, then adhered.

And here is what the basic box looks like before it is decorated. I designed it to fit three Ghirardelli squares, but I couldn't test it out because my Ghirardelli squares kinda disappeared before I got the chance. Sorry about that. They were good! The dimensions of the box are 3.5 by 2 by 1 inches.

To decorated the box top, I sponged Memento Lulu Lavender ink on Pure Luxury White cardstock.

Then sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Then sponged a bit of Memento Paris Dusk.

I used Copics to color the dragonflies, starting with B00 on the wings.

Then added B04.

Added V04.

Then V06.

For the body, I used N3.

I stamped the water grass with Memento Paris Dusk and layered my background with Pure Luxury Black Onyx cardstock.

Using one of the Fleur De Lis dies, I cut an accent piece using Pure Luxury Vibrant Violet cardstock. Then I added a score link with my Scor-Pal.

I adhered the accent piece so that the fold line matched up to the fold line on the lid, then adhered my background. I added the cut out dragonflies, using Pop Dots.

I held the lid down and used a pencil to mark where I wanted a hole, then punched a hole for an eyelet, then I added the eyelet.

I wanted my brad to stick out a bit so the Fleur De Lis clasp would catch on it, so I use my Cutterbee scissors to create a gap between the brad and eyelet. I folded the prongs of the brad while holding it in place with the scissors.

Since the prongs would be visible on the inside of the box, I added some Scor-Tape to a scrap.

Then adhered it to the inside of the box, covering up the prongs.

Here is a close up so you can see how the Fleur De Lis clasp catches on the brad.

I used my scallop rectangle Nestabilities to add a decorative element too the bottom of the box.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

171 comments:

JaniceAileen said...

Theresa these projects are awesome!

--Marcy said...

So stunning! Always a pleasure to visit your blog - your tutorials are so detailed, and your ideas are so fun!

Kary said...

Theresa, these are Fabulous!! I love the box and thanks for the tutorial too. Awesome!!

Lusiana said...

Theresa, great job. Love the cards and thank you for showing how to make that pretty box.

Sheila said...

I'm blown away with the array of gorgeous projects that you've created. Sincere thanks for the visuals showing how you used the Copics. You must require little sleep if you're constantly making these amazing projects.

Susan said...

Amazing cards, wonderful tutorial and a beautiful dragonfly box! Wow! I love the colours on your dragonflies -- they just pop! Your use of the Fleur de Lis piece for the box catch is perfectly wonderful.

Su said...

wow great projects I love the box. Thank you for the tutorial, excellent!

Mrs Ham said...

Wow Theresa, This is fantastic. I love the card and box combination. Thanks for the tuturial.

catdidit said...

OH so gorgeous T! And what a neat way for the closure of the box, got to try it!

Joan said...

Gorgeous projects....thanks for the tutorials too!

jazy1m said...

Thanks for sharing your great projects with all the viewers. Awesome.

Teri said...

How pretty! LOVE the little box and the dragonfly is beautiful!!

judybob3 said...

THose are take your breath away gorgeous!! THanks!

Joyce Thurston said...

love your cards especially the coloring on the dragonflies

Sue said...

These projects are gorgeous.

emilymomto3boys said...

wow - that box is just amazing! Great job Theresa!!

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa what a great set you have created. Love that box! Fabulous color choice!

Melanie said...

gorgeous coloring on the dragon flies, they look like a Tiffany lamp! Your scalloped flaps on the box are such a great touch, too!
fantastic Branching Out samples, you rock the silhouettes always! :)

Cindy said...

Theresa, a girl after my own heart!! I just absolutely LOVE PURPLE!! These creations are just awesome!!! As always, I just LOVE your tutorials!! You are such a talented person!! I;m hoping to learn from you!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhh bestill my heart!!!!!!!!!! Lordy these are fabulous!! That box and card are awesome!! *sigh* So so amazing!

Sharon Harnist said...

GORGEOUS box and cards, Theresa -- I love the vivid purples and the pretty decorative elements you added to the box!

Leigh M said...

Beautiful projects, Theresa. You do monochromatic better that anyone! So inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

Beautiful projects.

Debby said...

well now Teresa, you have been one busy woman. I love the box, the coloring everything. Thank you for the tutorial...am going to do this box this afternoon. You have inspired me...thanks

JOYCE said...

Great use of monotones and LOVE that box. I'll be using that!

Lynette said...

Such beautiful colors. I love the dragonflies,

patski said...

love love it in purple

MiMi63 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your instructions on making that adorable box! The coloring on the dragonflies are gorgeous!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial on the lovely box - great job!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

nannapat said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the box - I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours! Pat x

L8ybug2 said...

Awesome projects. Thanks for adding instructions to the box, it's beautiful.

lakergirl said...

Just LOVE your new stamp set & cards- but, I love everything you design. Both sets are very nice for scrapbooking- already have some new ideas! Thanks for you beautiful work as always...
Kim

Nancy R Grimes said...

Thanks for the tutorials. You are always an inspiration!!!

Rita said...

NICE! Especially love the purples. :)

stamper said...

Love the new stamp set! Thanks for the step-by-step for making the cute box!

Deanna C said...

How absolutely stunning! I love your little box and thank you for the tutorial on creating it. I love little projects like that. What a gorgeous use of that beautiful stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

Beautiful cards & project, I love them! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!

JoanL said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial. Must come back after the blog hop and try it.

Bloomin Rose said...

The box and cards are just gorgeous - what beautiful colors. I love that you showed how to do the box, that is just soo cute. thanks for sharing.

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely boxes...and cards..and excellent tutorial...thanks!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous projects, Theresa!

Becky said...

Theresa, these are stunning! That box is just fabulous and love the colors of the dragon flies.

Nana Connie said...

Theresa, Love your projects and the color palette you used! Thanks so much for the instructions on making the box. I'll use those many times in the future! Your new set is incredible!! I love both new sets and the way they comine with each other makes them so versatile. They are definitely on my wish list.

Jenny H. said...

Thanks for the project ideas!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You just knock my socks off with these projects! Wowzer!

crotnem said...

These are just awesome!!! ty for a chance to win them!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome projects. I really like the little box.

Ciao Bella! said...

positively lovely!

Debbie B said...

Love your cards!!! Thanks so much for the tutorials too!! I'm going to have to try to make your box -- love it!!!

Linda said...

The cards are awesome--wonderful colors. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the box!

Lori said...

LOVE the box, thanks for sharing the directions Theresa!! Your cards are gorgeous too!!

Bette said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial to make the box. Very clear instructions - even I can follow them!!

jan farnworth said...

very nice thanks for sharing the box instructions.

naneruth said...

Oh so lovely! It was great to see how the box was made, thanks.

Sandy M said...

A girl after my own purple heart! lol. GREAT tutorial/directions. Thank you.

Jill said...

Love your box and thanks for the tutorial---just fabulous!!

Jo said...

Oh my! Love the colors and the instructions. Thank you!!! Beautiful box!

imastampin said...

Oh wow! Beautiful creations.

Donna said...

Wow Theresa, your cards are over the top and just lOVE that box. You are the best!!!

Thanks
Donna Przy....

gramig05 said...

Beautiful cards and great box! THanks for showing us how to make it!

Glamour said...

did not think I would like anything better than Hop #1 but I do! Love this design. LOVE the box.

I need new stamps to get my mojo going!

Diane

Gale said...

Your blog and projects are just amazing! thanks for sharing this and all your other projects with us.

Gale

paperfun said...

I have seen a lot of man cards with this set, so it was a nice change to see a girly one.

Joy said...

You have created a wonderful set. I love the details in your designs! Thanks for the tutorial on the beautiful box. Always amazing!

Mary Leeson said...

Ooooooooo, Theresa love what you did with these! Love the colors, love the design, love it all. TFS.

sprgstn16 said...

Wow, this is such an awesome project! I just love your work! How do you come up with so many neat ideas? Thanks for sharing.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love making boxes, so I want to thank you for sharing this one! Thanks Theresa- your work is always gorgeous!

Di said...

Shades of purple...my favorite colors! Thank you for showing us how to make the box....elegant!

Laura's New Place said...

Thanks for you great ideas, using these new stamps.

Gerry said...

Beautiful!! love the colors

Auntie Marg said...

OMGoodness I love that box.. and my favorite color, I am sure you had to make that box for me! LOL
thanks for sharing.

http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

cstargard said...

I love your creations! Your new set"Follow your Dreams" Is wonderful.I love that you show us step by step. Thanks!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Thanks soo much for sharing the how to on this spectacular box, love it!!
Cindy

Kris said...

I'm so glad I subscribe to your blog by email so I can keep your instructions! Love purples! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

HandySandy41 said...

WOW - Amazing - all the projects are beautibul. Thank you

Joan V said...

Wow, the box is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial. I love the pink card, also. What a versatile stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Rae said...

The box is a work of art. Your colors are beautiful. You always come up with such great projects.

Patti J said...

Just when I think you simply can't 'wow' me again, you DO!!! Beautiful projects, Theresa, and thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration! Have a great day!

Caity Sue said...

Oh Theresa...I could not WAIT to see what you had for us and I was not disappointed! The colors are so gorgeous but that box is just stunning! I can't thank you enough for the tutorial...It makes me want to run and create one right now! As always, thanks for the inspiration. You are an amazing artist.

Bandon, Oregon said...

THANK YOU so much for posting the tutorials also!! These are wonder projects.

Faith

POSH said...

LUV the box and dragonfly card..too cool!

Cathy P in AZ said...

That box is FABULOUS. So beautiful and creative! Amazing stuff shared here!

DebbieM said...

Love your cards and box! You've made another great stamp set. :)

kim said...

Love the box and thanks for showing step by step how you made it. I cant wait to try it out.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Valerie said...

WOW!

SherylH said...

Beautiful cards and box -- thanks for the great instructions. Also thanks for designing such versatile images as in the Follow Your Dreams set.

sandi said...

I will be trying the box and cards today!!! I always look forward to see what amazing creations you have come up with. Thank you so much for everything.

Cheryl S. said...

Theresa, you are so creative. Thanks for sharing it with all of us and thank you for the directions for the adorable box!

Lynn B. said...

Brilliant! Original! Thanks for being such a good teacher. I learn so much from you. LOVE the box and the use of the intertwined vines to border your card . . . I wish I could have just a tenth of your talent!

Carol said...

Theresa, your sets simply amaze me. Follow your dreams is another amazing set. I love the Herons or Cranes, they call out to me...lol.

Krystal said...

I love that box, and being from New Orleans La. I LOVE the fleur de lis, and love all the stamp sets!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Holy Shnikies T!!! Wowee Wow Wow!! All I can say OMG!!! I can't wait to try making that stunning box!! You are just amazing my friend!!!

DebraM said...

Words totally escape me right now. These are so awesome. BEAUTIFUL

Sharon Mattingly said...

What wonderful projects! And you always give such great instructions. The coloring is just beautiful.

Penne said...

Absolutely love the projects and what you did with the dragonflies! Thanks for the inspiration, Theresa.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Oh Theresa, these are gorgeous! I love all of your shading/sponging.

Sue D said...

Great projects--I really like how you colored the dragonflies.

golf_meg said...

pretty

Peggy said...

Love the way you make the color fade on your projects. Well done.
God bless,
PeggyS

bernietom47 said...

Your stamp set is fantasic! What an amazing box and cards! Your coloring and sponging is superb!
Blessings Bernie

Gayle said...

Totally awesome, Theresa. You really are extremely talented and generous sharing your ideas and directions. Love, love, love everything.

Sandy said...

Great projects with detailed instructions.

MyAuntKath said...

Outstanding! Thanks for the great tutorial on the box and getting those gorgeous colors. Kathie

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! We can always count on you to give us something extra special Theresa... LOVE this box, the brad closure is so cute, LOL! Your coloring always amazes me, all of your creations look luminescent! They just glow! Breath-taking!

tgtboswell said...

Congrats! on another awesome design set! I LOVE your work! This project box is going to make sweet grad. gifts!

Bertha W said...

Wow the cards were great, the box was awesome - thanks for sharing details.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful work but really love the box...such awesome colors.

alienanessa said...

Well, my jaw drops every time I visit your blog, and today is no exception. The lengths you go to, offering your readers so much help, advice, and great pictures, I don't know how to thank you.

Brenda said...

Beautiful like always!! Love that box I will have to try making one.

Birds i View said...

I like the box very much. I like your stamp set.

Anonymous said...

I soooooooooooooooo enjoy seeing/droooooling over alllll of your cards. These are B-U-TTTTTTTT-FUUUUUULLLLLLLLL as usual. And the box ----W O W ! ! ! Thanks for the tutorial.
Jean McGee

terri d said...

Wow lots of work in your projects Thanks for sharing the tutorials

Glitter Fantasies said...

Oh wow!!! I have saved this page so I can read and reread how you made them!!! TFS idea on placing paper in Spellbinder to get edge effect.
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Neesey said...

OMG the box is amazing. Just beautiful. These sets lend themselves to so many great projects. Thank you for sharing.

RozW said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the colours~

Dottie Watson said...

I just loved your beautiful card and box. Thank you sooooo much for sharing the instructions on making the box. I am going to make one tonight.. Hugs, Dottie

Brenda B said...

Just beautiful - love the dragonflies!

Anonymous said...

Oh Thersa, beyond words again!! You are one talented lady. Love the adorable box.
crafty teacher

Golda said...

What gorgeous work!

Donna said...

wowza! gorgeous creations and that box? out of this world awesome!!

Linda Berger said...

I just LOVE your blog, you are so kind to put all the detail you do on there for the rest of us. I really appreciate it. Love, Love your stuff
Thanks
Linda

Parker said...

You've given us much inspiration for using the Follow Your Dreams and the Branching Out stamps which these two just go together like milk and cookies. :) Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

I am blown away by your projects! Amazing box and I love how you colored those gorgeous dragonflies!

Darla said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
I have to say I am in love with those dragonflies Theresa!!!!!

coloradoleen said...

What an adorable project! I have to say your newest set is by far my favorite!

Karen said...

I loved your projects. Beautiful job!

Lynne said...

What a wonderful box. Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Of course your cards are stunning but the way your photograph them -- totally jumps right off the page!!

Monica said...

Your blog is always a favorite of mine to visit. Simply stunning work!

sharman said...

Beautiful cards and GREAT tutorials...........It is a keeper...Thank you. Love the colors you chose..

creativearts said...

Awesome projects! I want to try that box!

Traci said...

I just love your creations. Thank you for all your step by step directions. It is really apreciated. Beautiful. ;0)

Karen said...

Gorgeous and so many possibilities with the Branching Out set.

Kelly said...

More beautiful projects and cards--but I wouldn't expect anything less from you! This is a beautiful new set Theresa!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Awesome! Those dragonflies are amazing!

cjgusloff57 said...

Love these projects! They are fabulous! Love the dragonflies! And the colors!

lisa808 said...

Your card & matching box are gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorials.

Bonnie said...

How very beautiful your projects were. I love your work.

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards and fantastic tutorial!

Lorraine said...

I only have three words for your cards. WOW WOW WOW

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

jean w. said...

Theresa great cards and box and thanks for the tutorial on the box. You are a great teacher!

SandyK said...

These are master pieces. Love each one.

Paulette Still said...

Theresa, I love this litte box, I can't wait to get to it in my in box, so I can try it too. Love all of your tutorials!! =D

Nana Jo said...

Great projects and thanks for the tutorial.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Janeen said...

you made the dragon flies look so pretty and what a beautiful box.

Sue said...

What a great idea to use the Dreams set for a box lid. It looks fantastic, especially with the Nesties latch. Your 2 Branches cards look divine & show 2 lovely ways to use this set. So much inspiration from so many great designers. TFS

Betty Neville said...

How awesome Theresa! Stunning projects!

Jan Castle said...

Love your dragonflys...wonderful projects Theresa!!! Great colors too!
Jan Castle

AJ said...

still in awe of your coloring/sponging! fun project Theresa!

sghay said...

Wow, wow, and wow!!! I always love your cards, Theresa!

Diane K. said...

It is wonderful to buy something you l like and then someone talented teaches you how to use them. I tell you these things so you will not cease! TX

Beastybunny said...

The projects are just lovely! And I am seriously in love with the Branching Out stamp set. I use my Nestabilities all the time and love stamps sets that are designed to go with them. Yay!

JessicaK said...

Wow, those wings look irridescent! That's amazing.

Karen said...

Wow what a lot of work thanks for the tutorial love the box Karen TB Ontario

Susan said...

I love the little box. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Joni said...

I appreciate the way you show us how to lay down the colors. It is very helpful. Beautiful projects one and all.

Judy Boyd said...

Fantastic! Thank you for the great instrucitons to make this beautiful box!

Sue said...

Love your matchstick box! Beautiful!

bluemoon said...

Soo Beautiful, great creativity! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial.

Jenny McGee said...

The dragonflies are beautiful, along with all of your projects.

Marsha said...

These are just beautiful.

Jessica Y. said...

The colors are fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

marilynwillauer said...

OMGosh!!! These are just beautiful!!!

Shirley B said...

OMG that box is beautiful. Purple is my favorite color and I love dragon flies. All my favorites in one design.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards and that box is so sweet - I love how you used the die cut as a fastener!!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous box and cards! Stunning! And those two stamp sets are definitely calling to me, lol!

Diana said...

Loved your box, thanks for the tutorial

richardbreaks said...

Theresa, LOVE this box! I have a question about the nestabilities being used on the edges...Does the box fit in a cuttlebug? Or did you use a wizard or something bigger?

Theresa Momber said...

Hi, Richard. Yes, I used my Grand Calibur. However, if you have something smaller, like a Cuttlebug, you could fold over the parts are extend over the sides.

Arlene said...

What a great tutorial. Theresa Momber, you are a great designer and artist. I love your work. Gina , I hope you keep her on your team for a long , long time. Thank you for making all this possiable for all of us.