So Many Smiles
Cardstock: white smooth, Bazzill Basics (limeade) Patterned papers: Bo-Bunny Double Dot (wasabi, passion fruit); Doodlebug Design (flowers) Stamps: sentiment; Cornish Heritage Farms (Flower Wheelbarrow digital) IMAGINE Crafts Memento tuxedo black ink pad Copic® markers: B00, B02, B05, C3, C5, C7, C9, R81, R83, R85, V22, V25, V28, W0, W3, YG03, YG07, YG09 24 inches ivory seam binding White self-adhesive pearls in assorted sizes Mini chocolate bar ¼-inch length 3M picture-hanging strip Punches: Martha Stewart (Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page Set); Stampin’ Up! (small label); 1⁄8-inch hole Scor-Pal scoring board Adhesive dots Adhesive foam dots Paper adhesive
1. Place a 12 x 12-inch piece of green cardstock on scoring board. Score vertical lines at 3½ x 8½ inches. Rotate piece 90 degrees and score vertical lines at 3½ and 7 inches (Photo 1).
Rotate cardstock piece to original position. With a pencil, make a mark 11/2 inches along left edge of piece; repeat on right edge. Align marks with ruler and draw a pencil line connecting both marks (Photo 2). 3.
Cut off top two 31/2 x 11/2-inch corners (Photo 3). 4.
Score along pencil line on cardstock piece. Score another line 1/4 inch to the right of first scored line (Photo 4). Erase pencil line. 5.
Working in upper left corner square, score a diagonal line from upper left corner to lower right corner (Photo 5). 6.
Repeat step 5 for each outside corner square scoring line from outer corner to inside corner (Photo 6). 7.
Working in left center square, make a pencil mark along left edge to mark center (Photo 7). Note: Mark at 13/4 inches. 8.
Score diagonal lines from pencil mark to upper right and lower right corners of square (Photo 8). 9.
Repeat steps 7 and 8 with right center square.
Referring to photo, cut pieces of patterned papers to fit each section of cardstock piece, layering pieces as desired (Photo 9).
For center panel, stamp “…begin with you!” onto center of a 43/4 x 31/4inch piece of white cardstock. Punch lacy border around edge of stamped panel. Adhere to green dot paper; trim a small border. Adhere in place.
Turn cardstock piece over. Referring to photo, cut two pieces from patterned paper to fit center triangles (Photo 10). 13.
Valley-fold all diagonal lines (Photo 11). 14.
Mountain-fold all straight lines (Photo 12).
Cut a 5½ x 3¾-inch piece of white cardstock; punch lacy border around edge. Adhere a 4½ x 3-inch piece of pink dot paper to green dot paper; trim a small border. Adhere to lacy border panel. Adhere to what will be front of top flap.
Print digital image onto white cardstock; color with markers and cut out. Adhere to top flap with foam dots.
Stamp “so many smiles …” onto white cardstock. Center sentiment in small label punch and punch out. Adhere to green dot paper and trim a small border. Trim left edge straight. Adhere to top flap with foam dots as shown.
Color seam binding with YG03 marker. Tie a bow at each end; adhere ends to corners on front of top flap as shown using adhesive dots.
To close box, first fold bottom and center diagonal corners inward so they lie flat on top of each other (Photo 13). 20.
Repeat with top diagonal corners, folding top flap down (Photo 14). 21.
For closure, cut length of picturehanging strip in half. Attach one half to center bottom on back of top flap. Adhere second half to front of card where it closes.
Embellish card with pearls as desired.
Cut a 5½ x 4-inch piece of white cardstock; punch a lacy border around edges.
Adhere lacy piece to a 5½ x 4-inch piece of green dot paper. Center and adhere a 4½ x 3-inch piece of pink dot paper to layered panel. 3.
With long edge horizontal, score vertical lines at 1½ and 4 inches. Fold and adhere where ends overlap.
Hold one end of treat holder together and punch a hole through end; insert seam binding through holes. Push mini chocolate bar into holder sandwiched between sides of seam binding. Once chocolate is inside, tie a bow and trim ends of seam binding.
Decorate front of treat holder with patterned papers as desired. ●
Form a 31/4 x 61/2-inch card from pink cardstock. Apply double-sided tape along bottom and right edges and secure closed forming a pocket.
Cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than pocket front. Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than black piece. Adhere pieces together.
Cut a 31/4 x 3/4-inch strip of white cardstock; punch scallops along bottom edge. Referring to photo, adhere scallop strip to reverse bottom edge of a 53/4 x 1-inch strip of patterned paper. Adhere to layered paper panel as shown. 4.
Wrap white organdy ribbon around paper panel and tie a bow; trim ends. Adhere panel to pocket front.
Embellish chipboard letters as desired using metal flower, twine, ribbon and buttons. Note: Use ribbon to attach buttons securely to letters. Adhere letters to pocket.
Stamp “have an” and “adventure” onto pink cardstock. Cut out words. Attach cutout words, felt shape and gems to pocket.
For bookmark insert, cut a 3 x 63/8inch piece of yellow cardstock. Cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than bookmark; cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than black piece. Layer and adhere all pieces together.
Use awl to pierce a hole through center of a felt shape; insert velvet brad. Fold an 8-inch length of ribbon in half; adhere folded end to back of felt shape. Knot ribbon ends. Adhere to center top of bookmark.
Stamp “adventure” onto white cardstock; cut out and adhere to scrap piece of ribbon. Adhere to felt shape on bookmark. Slide bookmark inside pocket. ●