Sunday, 13 March 2011

Shoebox swap project

One of the few projects I’ve been prepping and unable to show previously is a shoebox swap I’m attending today.  This is my project, its a simple one because there are 16 projects to get through in a reasonably short timescale.


Instructions for the 4 ladies who are completing their projects from home and unable to attend in person

  1. Cut an aperture using the largest nestability from labels one in the centre of one half of the Kraft cardstock (cardstock has been pre-cut to 12.5cm x 25cm and pre-scored)
  2. Pierce all round the aperture using a mat stack and paper piercer
  3. Stamp up the large white piece of cardstock using the YOF: Mums stamp set (I used Old Olive, Ruby Red and Melon Mambo)
  4. Stamp a sentiment onto the centre of the smaller white piece of cardstock using a coordinating colour medium
  5. Adhere the small white cardstock to the terracotta tile cardstock.
  6. Adhere item 5. behind the aperture as shown in the picture using dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the stamped up large white cardstock behind the aperture using dimensionals.
  8. Stamp up each of the flowers using Dot Spot (I used a versamark pad)
  9. Adhere the the smaller flower onto the larger using a glue dot or other sticking medium.
  10. Cut Vs into the ends of the ribbon, fold into a V and adhere to the back of the flowers using glue dots
  11. Thread up the buttons using either twine or colour coordinated floss
  12. Adhere one of the buttons to the flowers using a glue dot
  13. Adhere the flowers to the card as shown in the picture using a dimonsional
  14. Adhere the 2 remaining buttons to the card as shown in the picture using glue dots.

That should be it, finished :O)

If you come back tomorrow you’ll get a closer look at the card candy I made for the swap with the other ladies


All that is:

252 die cuts
108 punches
432 stamped impressions
108 diamontes
36 buttons
1 reel of ribbon
1 skein of floss


Sara said...

I love the dimension created by apertures and this one's gorgeous with the pierced frame and the pretty flowers. Looks like you've been very busy with the candy, lol. Hope it's not resulted in RSI.

Sara xx

Mad for Paper said...

what a beautiful card. I love the piercing around the die cut.

Tigriswillreign said...

So clever!

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