Thursday 10 November 2011

Scrapbook Boutique - November Blog Hop

Good Morning Blogger's,

Today is Scrapbook Boutique's November Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge post.   Read on.....

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Sue K's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Thursday 17th November. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Friday 18th.
Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

The Blog Hop prize this week is: Hero Arts Decorate Your Holiday.

We would love you to play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
 The theme is add dots and spots. Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration
and you could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.
(Link your project on the SB Blog before 30/11/11)

I've a little Christmas gift set to share today, not too much stamping on this more die cutting and manipulating paper...... The card is pretty straight forward and this little round gift box stands just 2 inches tall.

Dots and spots.....Swiss dots embossed on my card and pretty die cut ribbon and punched spots on the gift box.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from a Heartfelt Creations set called 'Holiday Poinsettia Candle'

Product List

Stamps:          Heartfelt Creations – Holiday Poinsettia Candle.

Paper:             SBB: smooth white, powder blue, crimson and mint.

Ink:                 Memento tuxedo black. Rhubarb Stalk and Pear Tart.

Rangers: Star Dust Stickles. Cotton twine.  Beacon Zip Dry glue. Art Glitter dries clear adhesive3D Foam squares. Hole punch. ScorPal.

For those who like to know how we put things together here are the instructions....sorry they are a bit long winded hope you can follow them!

Instructions: - Card:
1.     Trim, score and fold smooth white card to make a 5.5” x 4.25” top fold card.
2.     Trim powder blue card to 1/8” smaller and emboss with Swiss dots e.f. Adhere to card base.
3.     Trim smooth white card to 1.75” x 4.5”.
4.     Die cut and emboss off the left edge of the card using the 2nd size (with the 1st being the smallest) die.
5.     Stamp Merry Christmas from the HC set in tuxedo black. Wrap some cotton twine around the strip of white card and finish with a bow.
6.     Using foam squares add this section to the card front.
7.     From Crimson card and using the 1st (smallest) die, die cut and emboss two sets of poinsettia petals.  Whilst still in the die sponge with rhubarb stalk ink.
8.     Using dries clear adhesive, assemble the poinsettia, adding three adhesive pearls to the centre and some Stickles to the top layer of petals.
9.     Add a spot of dries clear adhesive to the back of the poinsettia to attach within the die cut shape on the white card to complete.
Round Box.
1.     The box is made with a 2.5” x 9” length of smooth white card.  Score at .5” and snip inverted V shapes along the length to enable you to form a smooth circle or tube.
2.     Using the Spellbinder small circle dies and the 3rd largest die cut and emboss 3 smooth white circles. (2 for the lid and 1 for the base).
3.     Loosely form a tube from the 9” strip, with the inverted V tabs sitting flat on your work surface.  Push one die cut circle to the base of your tube and alter the tube to fit nice and tight around the circle. Once you have this tight mark and trim the 9” length if needed and adhere with Zip dry to assemble your box.
4.     Using the 3rd largest scalloped die from the large die set cut 2 Crimson scalloped circles.
5.     Adhere one Crimson scalloped die to the base of your round box.
6.     Decorate the box by die cutting from powder blue card the edge only with Insert A from Spellbinders Classic Petal set. By positioning the die carefully you can use the negative cut to decorate the lid.

7.     The lid is made in the same way from a 1” strip of white card with .25” inverted V’s cut. Before adhering the sides of the tube make sure the lid fits over the base of your box. Add the powder blue negative cut and using a hole punch. Punch some circles from scraps of the crimson, powder blue and mint card to add between the scallops. Adding the 2nd Crimson scalloped circle to the top of the lid.
8.      Over the top of the Crimson scalloped card add the third white circle.
9.     Die cut, emboss and sponge 1 of the 1st size and 2 of the 2nd size poinsettia petals. Assemble the flower adding three adhesive pearls to the centre and some Stickles.
10.  From mint card die cut, emboss and ink using pear tart ink three leaves. Trim them so they just show beneath the poinsettia petals and adhere to white circle.
11. Add the layered poinsettia using a foam square to pop it up.
12. Tie a double loop bow in some cotton twine and using dries clear adhesive add this to the box lid.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today, looking forward to seeing all your creations linked over at the store Blog..............


Narelle said...

Stunning Sue!
And thanks for the awesome instructions!!

Julie H said...

That gift box is just adorable!

Angela said...

I LOVE IT!! what a gorgeous duo! such beautiful colours too! Thank you for the tut I will def be making one of these this year!! xx

Loz said...

what a great set! I love the swiss dots EF!! xx

Susan Hogan said...

Love that little box Sue - I tried making one a few months ago and it is very wonky - I will be printing out these instructions! Love that colour combo with the blue - really good. My Christmas card collection is growing but not fast enough as yet - I need to make at least 60 more by tomorrow afternoon! Thank goodness for the WMS blog last week - I got so many ideas and went to work asap.

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card and project Sue! I love the poinsettia!

Betty Benton said...

What an adorable box -- I love all things tiny and cute and, of course, all those swiss dots on your card are right down my alley!

Betty Benton said...

What an adorable box -- I love all things tiny and cute and, of course, all those swiss dots on your card are right down my alley!

Marion said...

How adorable is your box and card Sue. Just beautiful. Such a pretty shade of blue as well!

Anonymous said...

This is totally amazing Sue! I adore your gift box and the colours are perfect! Love it!

Gab said...

Wow what a beautiful gift set!

Karen M said...

Lovely chrissy card - the blue and red look so nice together, hugs x x

craftieodmae said...

Oh WOW!!! Sue this is gorgeous!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

How awesome... love that little gift box! I see one or two in my future!

Anette said...

Truly amazing clean and simple design! Love it!

Sue said...

Oh no!! I really didn't think I needed these shapeabilities but between you and Patti, they are going on the list-lol!!!
your creations are stunning (as usual), I love how you have cut the sentiment panel with the die and of course the dots!! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ohhhh, Love that little round box! It is so dainty sweet! Great take on the inspiration photo, Sue!

Carolyn said...

love your card it is stunning

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Sue hope that you and yours are well . Love your sweet Christmas card and that beautiful little gift box . Instructions are clear no worries .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

In love, so in love with this! You are too clever!

Lisa Lara said...

TillySUE I absolutley love this set. I love love love how you cut the poinsettia shape out and put a smaller poinsettia there. I love that. And what a precious little box.

Gayle said...

How beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for the instructions. I love the gorgeous little box.

Jose said...

Gorgeous set Sue, I have got the poinsettia die cut set and love playing with it, but mine arent as good as yours.