My Stampin’Up Club Project for February

My Club Ladies are so good that each month, it’s a challenge for me to find projects that they will find interesting. Don’t get me wrong, nobody has ever complained, but I know they’re good, so I don’t want to bore them!

I first saw this Origami box on Sharon Harnist’s blog. She found it on Splitcoast stampers. That’s where I found the template for making the box. We’re so lucky to have places like this for inspiration and more importantly patterns and instructions.

So here is my project. It was a 2 in 1. First we made the box, then we made cards to go in the box.

This is the box:

(Click on picture to view bigger)

If you click on the above photo to view bigger, you will see the embossing on the white “Top Note Die cut”. I used the brand new embossing texture plate exclusive to Stampin’Up. It is very beautiful. And there are 6 exclusive plates in the kit. Later on, I tried something I read on someone’s blog (Stamping is my business I think). I sprayed the CS with alcohol before embossing. It makes the embossing a lot more crisp. I’ll do it next time (except that the spray bottle I put the alcohol in has a little crack on the seam of the plastic bottle and I lost all my alcohol… bummer).  The box itself is made of one 12X12 sheet of patterned paper.  You can find the template for folding here (at the bottom of the message).  Then the frame of the box is made by covering 2 pieces of chipboards with patterned papers.  You can see the instructions on Splitcoast in the same message on Splitcoast as above.

I decorated the 2 Top Notes dies (the white one was trimmed on the dotted line) with the new SU (Sizzix) Embosslits “Sweet stems” and of course I had to use pearls and bling (all Hero Arts).

This is the box open, you can see the frame around the box better.  You can also see one of the cards in the box.  I used Stampin’Up white taffeta ribbon to close the box.

This photo shows the 2 cards we made.  They are 4 x 4.  We used the “Sweet stems” stamp set by SU.  Colored the images with markers before stamping (after “huffing” on them).  The first card is trimmed with the Martha Stewart Border Lace punch (I had not received my SU new Border Lace punch yet – my order was late).  One image was cut with the SU square scallop punch and the other one with the SU Curly label punch.  Both cards were stamped with the new “Elegant Thank you” stamp from SU. The French ladies used the new “Merci Bien” just as Elegant! (also colored first with markers).
I think that’s it.  Don’t be shy to ask me if you want more info!
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