Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cute Bug Box

Good morning! Today the project I am sharing is one that we did at club last night and will do again at tomorrow nights club. I offer two nights of club with the same projects so that the ladies coming can have some flexiblity in their schedule.

I recieved the Stampin'Up! Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die (115965) before I left for convention but didn't have time to make a box until yesterday. The die cuts out a 6" x 12" piece of card stock or designer series paper into a perfectly scored box that just requires two pieces of sticky strip to finish. We cut out our box in Green Galore Card Stock (107110) and then stamped the bugs from Bugs & Kisses Stamp Set (116580) in Green Galore Classic Stampin' Pad (102122) randomly all over the box. We then assembled the box with Sticky Strip and moved on to our tag. The Brilliant Blue Card Stock (100721) was punched out with the Tag Punch (105934) and then using a technique called thumping we stamped the Cute As a bug! To thump you first ink up your stamp with the lightest of your colors, in our case Green Galore, then using our Brilliant Blue Stampin' Write Marker ( 100057) we lightly tapped the brushed end of the marker over the inked image. After doing this we stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock and it gives you are multicolored stamped image. We punched out the Cute As A Bug! with the Small Tag Punch (108264) and layered it on the larger tag. I used the paper-piercing tool (116631) and mat pack (105836) to add a hole at the top of the tag and then placed a Green Galore Brad from the Bold Brights Brads (105957). The tag was added to the box with a dimensional. We added a handle which is Brilliant Blue Card Stock (100721) cut to 1" x 8 1/2" and stamped with more bugs in Brilliant Blue Classic Ink Pad(100691). I attached the handle with more Green Galore Brads. This box would be perfect for a little boy's birthday party, simply fill it with some party favors and all the guest would have a great treat.
The Bugs and Kisses is just one of the great stamp sets in the Growing Up section of our catalog. Purchase any combination of these sets that total at least $35 and you will recieve your choice of Designer Buttons. I just recieved the Playground Buttons and they are so fun looking that I can't wait to use them.
If you have any questions about today's post or if you would like to order the supplies to make this box you can do so online at my website. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

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