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A Little Box That’s All Business…

Oh! how I have missed talking with all of you…but taking the “littles” on the Disney Cruise was all the fun and more we had expected.  If you haven’t …you must take your g’kids or kids.  I’ll share just this one pic so as not to bore you with all the wonderful details.

imageBefore I left with the “littles” I had been working on this little box for my new business cards.  I realize it won’t last forever, but I can make many more and change up the design.  Here’s the box…Now that the cruise is over I’m planning a SU! Retreat with several other demonstrators in Tucson, AZ in less than two weeks!  Yikes…there are lots of projects to complete before I go, not only for you, my blogger friends, but for a swap at the retreat and a couple of special gifts I’d like to give while there.  I’m so looking forward to meeting some of the demonstrators I’ve only corresponded with and some I haven’t seen for quite a while.

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And the back…

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and the inside…

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Oh yes, I will be toting this to Tucson with me.  This was made using the Envelope Punch Board and went together in a snap.  Would you like to make one?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Sweet Sorbet DSP,  Coastal Cabana and Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamps:  None
  • Ink:  None
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Envelope Punch Board, Owl Punch, Delicate Borders Framelit, retired brad (:-( ), Paper Doilies and Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

Digits:

  • Using the measurements on the Envelope Punch Board for a 2″ x 3 1/2″ envelope, I added 1 1/4″ to the initial cardstock size of 5″ x 5″ and cut a square of 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.  On the board scoreline measurement I moved 1/8″ from the 2″ score it calls for and punched and scored at 2 1/8″, slide your paper over another 1″ and punch and score again.  Follow these two score lines around the other three sides to make your box.  You can make any size box on your Envelope Punch Board by using this formula of adding 1 1/4″ to overall size of cardstock and adding 1/8″ and 1″ to the punch and score figure.  Clear as mud, right?  Well, you need to just try one and you will see how it works out just right every time.  If you have questions…email me or leave a comment.  Emboss with the Fancy Fan Folder.  It takes a couple of times through the Big Shot to cover all the paper.
  • Before you decorate your box give it a coat of Mod Podge to strengthen it and then decorate any way you like.

Do you feel confident giving this a try?   I hope so.  It’s all about playing around and trying different things.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”It’s a great day to be Awesome!”

Inky fingers will make you happy…

B