Friday, 29 April 2016

Emerald Envy Gift Card Holder Explosion Box Tutorial

Told you I would be back soon with this project... and seeing as it is Friday here is a Tutorial for you. And here is the link to the It's My Party version posted nearly 2 weeks ago...
But before all that detail.... this is another project made for the Stampers Showcase at On Stage in Telford, UK showcasing the new 2016-18 In Color Emerald Envy and the Swirly Bird stamp set....

I also used the greetings in the Balloon Builders stamp set and the 1" circle punch... and oops the matching scallop circle punch too... which is unfortunately retiring come 1st June... bit of a misunderstanding between SU! and myself over being able to use that one.... as we were supposed to only use items that would carryover to the new 2016-17 catalogue... oops!
And spot the kite which is in the new and coming Swirly Bird stamp set... and a funny story about it for you... The kite is made by stamping 2 triangular stamps... one solid... and 1 striped... and voila... 

But I didn't see it... so I kept looking at these triangles wondering what they were for... thought that maybe they went together... tried them both out... rubbish! Very weird shape... Tried again in a different orientation... and then laughed at myself as I looked at an easily made and great kite!! 

Metric Recipe for Base 
Card Emerald Envy 21cm Square
Card Whisper White 6.5cm Square (x4)
Card Pool Party 6.5cm Square (x3)
Paper 6cm Square - Polka Dots (x4); Script (x2);
Card Pool Party 9.2 x 6cm
DSP Stripe 5.9cm (x1)

Metric Recipe for Tag/Sides
Sides - Card White 6.4cm Square (x2); Paper Polka Dots 5.5cm Square (x2)
Tags - Card Pool Party 6 x 6.5cm (x2); Paper Flowers 5.5 x 6cm (x2)

Metric Instructions for Base
1. Score large (21cm Square) card panel at 7 & 14cm
2. Turn 90 degrees and score at 7 & 14cm
3. Cut diagonally across each corner from each outer tip to corresponding corner of square in the middle...
4. Bone Fold

5. Fold side/diagonal flaps in & completely adhere on 2 opposing sides

 For other 2 sides...
6. Place thin "Sticky Strip" along outer edge, remove protective layer, fold 1 flap over and adhere
7. Fold and glue other flap... but take care where you put your glue!! You only want it to stick on the first flap and not onto the box side... or you won't be able to pop your tag in the pocket!!!

8. Cut 2 white mats in half diagonally
9. Cut 2 smaller (5.5cm) polka dot papers in half diagonally
10. Adhere your 4 card/paper triangles together and adhere to Tag/Pocket Sides
11. Adhere your 2 tags together... trapping a short piece of ribbon between the card and paper
12. Insert tags into pockets

13. Score PORTRAIT 9.2 x 6cm Pool Party panel at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5cm
14. Concertina fold Valley, Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley

15. Adhere 2nd and 3rd sections from each side together

16. Adhere doubled middle sections together at the sides using thin "Sticky Strip"
17. Adhere the whole thing diagonally across the card mat and trim overhang at each corner

18. Cut paper in half diagonally
19. Adhere to card mat... which will in turn cover the gift card holder "gubbins"
20. Adhere to the centre/bottom section

Gosh that was so so much easier to talk and show in a class than it was to write it!!!

Metric Recipe for Lid
Card Emerald Envy 11.4cm Square
Card Whisper White 6.9cm Square
Paper Stripe 6.4cm Square
Card Pool Party 1.5cm x 7.3cm
Ruched Ribbon Emerald Envy x 60cm (24")

Metric Instructions For Lid
1. Score at 2 cm on all 4 sides
2. Bone Fold
3. Dart on 2 score lines... on 2 opposing sides... and stick together using tabs...
Note  - as a general rule when making box lids I advise you to stick your lid together whilst it is in place on the box! This isn't essential with this project though as there is enough "wiggle room" to stick it as tight as possible (though I may come to regret those words!!! But it has been tested quite a few times.... and no-ones didn't fit!)

And for my US followers... the imperial (inches) version for the main part is as follows.... as 21cm is 8 1/4" ...so...

Please note that this project has been made from A4 card/Metric measurements... There was a lot of fine-tuning in the decoration down to a millimetre ( about 1/24" of an inch!) so I am unable to just quickly convert to an inches version and produce an accurate recipe and tutorial without a total re-make... which is just not on the cards I am afraid... so I have to admit defeat with all the recipe/detail...! Hence a few ?s...

So I suggest that you make the main box and lid and then mat/layer as you see fit ( I allow the old 1/4" variation) ... and if anyone wants to feedback and give me real measurements... then I would be eternally grateful... and I can update this as necessary! Sorry...

Imperial Recipe for Base 
Card Emerald Envy 8 1/4" Square
Card Whisper White 2 1/2" Square (x4)
Card Pool Party 2 1/2" Square (x3)
Paper 2 1/4" Square - Polka Dots (x4); Script (x2);
Card Pool Party 3 5/8" x 2 1/4" (any smaller than 3 5/8" and the gift card will not fit in! So allow overhang as necessary!)
DSP Stripe 2 3/16"? (x1)

Imperial Recipe for Tag/Sides
Sides - Card White 2 7/16"? Square (x2); Paper Polka Dots 2 3/16"? Square (x2)
Tags - Card Pool Party 2 3/8"? x 2 1/2"? (x2); Paper Flowers 2 1/8"? x 2 1/4"? (x2)

Imperial Instructions for Base
1. Score large (8 1/4" Square) card panel at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
2. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2"
3. Cut diagonally across each corner from each outer tip to corresponding corner of square in the middle...
4. Bone Fold

5. Fold side/diagonal flaps in & completely adhere on 2 opposing sides

 For other 2 sides...
6. Place thin "Sticky Strip" along outer edge, remove protective layer, fold 1 flap over and adhere
7. Fold and glue other flap... but take care where you put your glue!! You only want it to stick on the first flap and not onto the box side... or you won't be able to pop your tag in the pocket!!!

8. Cut 2 white mats in half diagonally
9. Cut 2 smaller (2 3/16"?) polka dot papers in half diagonally
10. Adhere your 4 card/paper triangles together and adhere to Tag/Pocket Sides
11. Adhere your 2 tags together... trapping a short piece of ribbon between the card and paper
12. Insert tags into pockets

13. Score PORTRAIT 3 5/8"? x 2 1/4" Pool Party panel at 3/8", 3/4", 1 1/8", 1 1/2" & 1 7/8"
14. Concertina fold Valley, Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley

15. Adhere 2nd and 3rd sections from each side together

16. Adhere doubled middle sections together at the sides using thin "Sticky Strip"
17. Adhere the whole thing diagonally across the card mat and trim overhang at each corner

18. Cut paper in half diagonally
19. Adhere to card mat... which will in turn cover the gift card holder "gubbins"
20. Adhere to the centre/bottom section

Gosh that was so so much easier to talk and show in a class than it was to write it!!!

Imperial Recipe for Lid
Card Emerald Envy 4 1/2"? Square
Card Whisper White 2 3/4"? Square
Paper Stripe 2 1/2"? Square
Card Pool Party 5/8"? x 2 7/8"?
Ruched Ribbon Emerald Envy x 24"

Imperial Instructions For Lid
1. Score at 3/4" on all 4 sides
2. Bone Fold
3. Dart on 2 score lines... on 2 opposing sides... and stick together using tabs...
Note  - as a general rule when making box lids I advise you to stick your lid together whilst it is in place on the box! This isn't essential with this project though as there is enough "wiggle room" to stick it as tight as possible (though I may come to regret those words!!! But it has been tested quite a few times.... and no-ones didn't fit!)


2 comments:

  1. How fantastic! I wasn't sure I liked this color very much but now that I've seen it in "action", thanks to you, I do! Love the tutorial! As always, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Tracy... Glad my little share has helped you like the colour! Enjoy....

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