Nuts About You!

CardMaker - - Contents - De­signs by Robin Arnold



Card­stock: Marco’s Pa­per Kaleida-Pa­per (dark red, dark or­ange, light brown); X-Press It (Blend­ing Card)

Echo Park Pa­per Co. Fall Is in the Air Fall Fes­ti­val pat­terned pa­per

Art Im­pres­sions Mini Squir­rel Spin­ner stamp and die set (#4735)

Ink pads: Imag­ine Me­mento (tuxedo black); Ranger Dis­tress (wal­nut stain, brushed cor­duroy)

Copic® mark­ers: E13, E15, E17, E19


Clear thread or fishing line

Spell­binders® Re­nais­sance Jubilee La­bel 56 die tem­plates (#S4-646)

Darice Wood Grain Back­ground em­boss­ing folder (#1217-62)

Die-cut­ting ma­chine

Scor-Pal scor­ing board

Low-tack tape

Ad­he­sive foam dots

Pa­per ad­he­sive

Project note: Use black ink to stamp all images. When cre­at­ing the in­side sec­tion, re­fer to photo on page 62 as a guide.


1. Form a 41/4 x 5-inch card from dark red card­stock.

2. Cut a 4 x 43/4-inch piece of pat­terned pa­per. Wrap twine around pa­per and tie a knot on right side; trim ends. Ad­here to card front.

3. Work­ing di­rectly from ink pad, ap­ply light brown ink ran­domly on in­side of em­boss­ing folder. Em­boss a piece of light brown card­stock. Swipe dark brown ink over em­bossed piece. Die-cut a 23/4 x 35/8-inch la­bel from em­bossed card­stock.

4. Die-cut a 23/4 x 35/8-inch la­bel from dark or­ange card­stock and a 2 x 21/2-inch la­bel from white card­stock.

5. Stamp sen­ti­ment on white la­bel with light brown ink.

6. Trim wood­grain la­bel so it is slightly smaller than dark or­ange la­bel and ad­here to­gether. Ad­here to card slid­ing it un­der­neath twine as shown. Use foam dots to ad­here white la­bel to card.

7. Stamp two acorns on white card­stock; color with mark­ers. Die-cut. Ad­here to card with foam dots.

8. For in­side, cut an 81/2 x 43/4-inch piece of light brown card­stock. With long side hor­i­zon­tal, score at 21/8 inches, 41/4 inches and 63/8 inches. 9. Fold cen­ter score line as a moun­tain fold; fold outer score lines as val­ley folds. Un­fold panel.

10. In the same man­ner as in step 3, ink and em­boss two 17/8 x 41/2-inch pieces of light brown card­stock; ad­here to cen­ter sec­tions of light brown panel.

11. Place 23/4 x 35/8-inch la­bel die cen­tered on top of light brown panel and se­cure with low-tack tape. Cen­ter points of die should be po­si­tioned along cen­ter fold of panel. Run through diecut­ting ma­chine to cre­ate open­ing.

12. Stamp front and back of squir­rel on white card­stock; color and die-cut pieces. Ad­here front and back pieces to­gether sand­wich­ing end of a 2-inch piece of clear thread be­tween pieces. Tape other end of thread to back of light brown panel along top edge po­si­tion­ing squir­rel in­side die-cut open­ing.

13. Cut two 15/8 x 41/4-inch pieces of pat­terned pa­per. Ad­here both pieces to dark red card­stock; trim small bor­ders. Ad­here to end sec­tions of light brown panel. 14. Open card and ad­here light brown panel in­side, ap­ply­ing ad­he­sive to end sec­tions only. Note: Do not ad­here cen­ter sec­tions. In­side of card will not lay com­pletely flat when opened. 15. Stamp an acorn on white card­stock; die-cut and ad­here to in­side of card as shown.

Treat Box

Project note: Re­fer to Fig­ure 1 on page 62 through­out. 1. Cut an 81/2 x 6-inch piece of dark red card­stock.

2. With short side hor­i­zon­tal, score at 1 inch and 5 inches (Photo 1).

3. Ro­tate piece so long side is hor­i­zon­tal and score at 4 inches and 8 inches (Photo 2). 4. Score at 2 inches and 6 inches, stop­ping at 1-inch hor­i­zon­tal score line (Photo 3). 5. Score di­ag­o­nal lines to cre­ate two tri­an­gle shapes as shown in Fig­ure 1 (Photo 4).

6. Cut out top and bot­tom cor­ner rec­tan­gles on 1/2-inch end. Trim sides of re­main­ing 1/2-inch flap at an an­gle (Photo 5).

7. Cut along 2-inch, 4-inch and 6-inch score lines stop­ping at hor­i­zon­tal score line (Photo 6). These will be­come the bot­tom flaps of the box. 8. Crease along each score line and un­fold.

9. Cut two 33/4 x 33/4-inch squares from pat­terned pa­per.

10. Use a pen­cil to make a mark along bot­tom edge of one square 17/8 inches from left cor­ner. Us­ing ruler and pen­cil, align mark with up­per left cor­ner of square and draw a di­ag­o­nal line; re­peat with up­per right cor­ner. Cut along di­ag­o­nal

to cre­ate three tri­an­gles. Re­peat for sec­ond square. 11. Re­fer­ring to photo, ad­here tri­an­gles to ap­pro­pri­ate sec­tions of panel. 12. Cut two 33/4 x 3/4-inch strips of pat­terned pa­per; ad­here to top sec­tions of panel.

13. Ad­here 1/2-inch flap to op­po­site end to form box (Photo 7). Fold in bot­tom flaps and ad­here (Photo 8).

14. Wrap a 12-inch length of twine around top flap and tie a knot; trim ends. Stamp two acorns on white card­stock; die-cut and ad­here to box as shown with foam dots. •

Nuts About You! Fig­ure 1 Score on dashed lines. Cut on solid lines.

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