Friday, January 31, 2014

Tutorial - Gift box punch board

Hey everyone!

Pratiksha here today with my first post for the CCC blog :)

Im sure we're all drooling over the new punch boards from We r memory keepers! There are 5 designs in all - envelope, gift box, gift bag, pillow box and candy box!! You can get them all at our craftshop! Check them out if you haven't already.. :)

So i will share with you a super simple tutorial on using one of these boards. They all come with their own instruction manuals and a matching scoring tool as well. They're all very very simple to use.
I love the fact that each of them have their own specific colours that defines them :)

Here is the tutorial on the gift box board :

Step 1
Choose your box size from the chart printed on the board itself - S, M, L or XL.
At this point be careful while picking the size as a small box can be square or rectangle as well. Based on this the chart will have the paper size required. Trim your paper to this size.

I choose a small box made with 6x6 paper resulting in a 2x2x2 finished box :)

Step 2
Place the paper at the 'S' marking. Make all three scores - vertical, horizontal and diagonal.

Punch the paper.

Step 3
Rotate the paper by 90 degrees and repeat step 2 for all 4 sides

Step 4
Now flip the paper over and starting at the 'S' marking punch the paper as shown in the pic -

Step 5
Use the other side of the punch and make the slit punch that will hold the box together.

Step 6
Using the bone folder fold and crease all the scored lines. This will help in putting the box together.

Step 7
Now fold the four corners inwards and then using the punched slits you can close the box. Voila'!!

You have your box in a matter of minutes. Embellish it as you please!

Here are my boxes that i made with this board!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Secret / Magic Box Tutorial

Hello everyone!!!

This is Charu from Crafted Creations . Hope everyone's at their highest crafting spirits in this first month of the new year.
Today I am going to share a picture tutorial on
How to make a Secret Box / Magical Box
Remember this one, I made as inspiration for you all for our this month's challenge 3-Bs..

So lets start...

You will need five pieces of card stock, one- 6" by 10 1/2 ",
one 7" by 10 1/2 ", three pieces 5 5/8" by 5 5/8 "

Step 1 - Place the 6" x 10 1/2" card stock on your scoreboard with the short side along the top and score at 3". and then  Rotate the card stock so the long side is along the top and score at 3" and 7 1/2".

Step 2 - At one corner of the card stock, score diagonally by lining up the corners along one of the inch grid line on your scoreboard.

 Step 3 -   Score also at 1" away from the first scoreline.   Do same scoring at the 
other corner also (same side of the card stock )..

Step 4 - Trim off the small corner triangle. Both corners as you can see in below picture. 

Step 5 - Cut the triangles at the other side also.   

Step 6 - Cut along the horizontal scoreline up-to the vertical scorelines at both sides. Refer the Picture below. Your card stock should look like this.

Step 7 - Now fold along all the scorelines.

Step 8 - Apply glue all over the corner piece that has the flap as show below.

Step 9 - Stick the opposite triangles one on other to form a corner. And fold the flap inside.  

Now its turn for the other card stock which 
is 7" by 10 1/2 "

Step 10 - Place the 7" x 10 1/2" card stock on your scoreboard with the short side along the top and score at 3" and 6".  That extra 1" of paper is for the connecting flap.
Repeat all steps further up to step five. You get a similar shaped cardstock except that extra 1" flap which will be used as a connector..  

Step 11 - After doing the same procedure you get the second part of the box like shown in the picture below.

Step 12 - Now connect both the parts of the box by applying glue on the flap.

You get this...

Now its turn for the trays..

 Take your 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" card stock and score at 1 3/8 " at all the sides. 
And cut along one side score line at each corner.

Glue the flaps and form the tray container.. Make all three similarly.

Now stick all three trays inside the box by applying the glue at two sides of the tray.for the bottom most tray you can apply glue at the base of the box.

And .. Taddaaaa... Your Secret Box is ready ...  Decorate it to your accordance..

I had decorated mine ... And here's the finished look...  :)
Tilda is colored using Tim Holtz distress markers and those lovely flowers
 are hand made by me... :)

All the material variety used to make this Secret Box is available at 
Hope this tutorial is of some use to you.. Njoiii Crafting !!!

Please do not forget to participate in this month's challenge
 3 - Bs, Bag Box 'n Basket.
Thank you !!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Box Tutorial with a Single Sheet

Hello Friends...

This is Nupur here & today I am going to share a small & simple video tutorial with you all...

This tutorial will show you how you can make a 3"x3" box with a single sheet of cardstock, some scored lines & little cutting.

I have decorated the box with Love &  Valentines day theme...

The box is opened by untying the ribbon...

There are 2 small pockets inside each of the lid flaps...

I have added few cute little love theme tickets inside the pockets..

Here is the video tutorial to make this fast & easy box..

P.S. : This is my first attempt at video tutorial & I have made some mistakes.. I don't know how some parts of the video went out of focus & got blurred during the shooting of this video.. Sorry for that... please bear with me... 

Products used:

Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Black Memento Dew Drop
MS Doily Punch
Just Rite Clear Stamps
MS Score Board
Cutting Mat
Blending Foam
Acrylic Block

P.S. : Have you participated in our ongoing challenge 3B's : Boxes, Bags, Baskets ???

Thank you for visiting...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Winners for Challenge #6 Stamping Techniques

Hi Ladies,

        Good day! Rather late, but here comes the Winners list for Stamping Techniques!!

This challenge had some awesome entries and the DTs had a tough time selecting the Top3!! We discussed, discussed and discussed again trying to come to a conclusion :). DTs mainly looked for techniques first, then comes neatness, presentation, photography..etc.

       There was undoubted one crafter who was going to me among Top3.. She bowled us over with her stamping cards, again and again, throughout the month! All her cards spoke of beautiful techniques.. here are a few - Deepti Stephens!!

This lady claims that she used a simple stamping tech on the card.. But the results are just fabulous!! You would agree with me!! - Bhavana Kesarkar

Look at the color range Lekha Jain brought into the card!! So Happy and Vibrant colors with Emboss Resist!! Lovely!!

Congratulations!! Please collect Top3 Badges from the blog!And now on to the random winner, it is

No 24 Jasleen

She wins herself a gift voucher worth Rs 500 from the store! Please mail to claim your prize! Thank you all for participating! Make sure you play along this months challenge too!!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Make Upcycled box with our Guest Designer - Hussena Calcuttawala

Hello ladies!!

         Good day to you all!! You know our this month challenge is '3 B's -Bags/Boxes/Baskets '  and our Guest designer should be making pretty Bs !! Actually whatever she makes is pretty !! Her flowers are to die for!!The more you see her works, the more you love them!! Her unique style of projects could nt be seen anywhere ! and I know you all would agree with me!! Our GD today is

                                                     Hussena Calcuttawala!                  

Over to her!

Hi everyone,
           This is Hussena here from 'Quill and Punch Works' and I am really very excited to be invited as a Guest Designer for Color Conceptions current Challenge '3 B's -Bags/Boxes/Baskets ' As many of you know, I love making boxes, bags and altered stuff, and when Priya invited me for the Guest Design post, I knew right away that I wanted to share an up-cycled heart-shaped box which was lying in my stash, begging to be altered for quite some time now :P
I won't bore you all with a lot of details and rather just take you to the photographs of the box and how I have upcycled it. So, let's begin with the pictures which I will then, follow up with the explanations!                                                     
 This is the original box. Sorry, I forgot to click the pictures before I had applied a layer of Gesso on it. I just remembered about it, after the first layer had been applied. But,as you can see , it's an old box in which I had received some homemade chocolates from a friend. I applied  two coats of Gesso to it, before I began decorating it.

After applying Gesso, I have covered the  box with some pattern papers from the DCWV Fresh Florals stack, on the top,sides, and bottom using Mod Podge Then, did some stenciling on the top using Texture paste from Camlin and The 'Mini-Hexagons' Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and distressed all the edges of the box with Spun sugar Distress ink, as my base paper is also pink.Then, I embellished the top with  handmade flowers using Spellbinder's Rose Creations die colored with Distress Inks -Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed, MDF Flourish, Pollens ,Tulle and Pearls.
The sides panels are embellished with crotchet laces and some Martha Stewart punched Doily laces.

I hope you like my upcycled project! And, I want to Thank Priya, for inviting me over as a Guest Designer. I really had a lot of fun creating this project. And, please do join in for the current challenge at the Color Conceptions blog! :)

Hussena!! The box is so beautiful!and the blooms are gorgeous!! Sure it will be loved by all!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Design Candy baskets with your stamps

Hello lovely ladies...

Hope you all had a lovely start of the year 2014 !!

Most people love and even prefer hand-made over store bought gifts and also prefer to make them more precious by giving them handmade presentations. Gift baskets are as fun to make as they are to receive. The choice of the basket or similar container can also help define the sentiment and theme.

What if I suggest  you to design your own gift baskets using stamps...??

As you all know our current challenge is on making 3 D boxes, bags , baskets or any altered or recycled gifting item. Today I'm here to inspire you with my paper candy basket using Justrite stamps. I myself got inspired  to make the same by Marisa Job's candy basket. You can also click to her blog link to see the instructions she used while making this basket. I have used Justrite Clear Stamps - Enjoy The Day and Spellbinders Vintage Labels Four die set to create the four sides of basket .The handle of the basket is made using MS vintage Doily Lace Punch and decorated with black ribbon and pearls.
The flowers are handmade with Joycrafts floral flourish.

I have tried two baskets using same technique and also took same dimensions for the base but with two different stamps from same stamp set.
1. Cut a black card stock measuring 4 3/4" by 4 3/4 '' and score all sides at 1/2 an inch.
Cut extra corner.

2. Again take 1/4" on all the four sides and make a slit. Cut it diagonally. This will make the base of the basket.

3. Stamp four images with justrite - Enjoy the day stamp with deep maroon (currant) Adirondack ink and fussy cut the edges. I have cut the base of the image to give a flat look to the basket.
4. Cut four pieces using black card stock with Spellbinder's Vintage Label Four and cut the base.

5. Color all the stamped images with distress markers/inks /copics.

6. Construct the four sides of the basket by sandwiching one stamped image and one vintage label die-cut to the base of the basket using red tacky tape or with any strong glue. 

7. Lift all the sides and tie them with a ribbon bow and decorate the basket as per your choice.Here is the complete look....of both 

And this one without handle...

 A little close-ups of both...

these pretty??Show your friends and family your love with beautiful handmade baskets made
 from your very own heart and hands!

So...what are you waiting for??
Just give yourself a little try on handmade presentations for your gifts for your loved ones. 
Also don't forget to participate in our current challenge,boxes/bags /baskets,hosted by my co Dt Tanvi

All the supplies used are available at The Craft Store or you can even customize your orders with Priya Sivaraj.