Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chatter Boxes!

Did that get your attention? This is a box that I have made for swapping for the Auckland Stampin' Up' Regionals. I also demonstarted this for a WOW presentation at the regionals.
Inside the box has cards which you can use for conversation starters. The box is small enough to carry aound in your hand bag or have in the car. Great for appointment waiting times and the meal table.

I have put together a tutorial, so you can make one yourself!

Step 1: For the base, I used the cardboard which is in the DSP packets. It is sturdy and has a lovely smooth finish. It is cut at 5 1/4" square and scored 1.5" on all sides.
For the lid I have used Tempting Turquoise card cut at 3 7/8" square and scored 3/4" on all sides.

Step 2: Cut on the score lines, up till where the other score line crosses over it, as shown. Fold all score lines.
Add sticky strip on the corners:

Step 3: Stick the base and lid together:

To decorate, I stamped the large flower from Punched Posies which is the Level 2 Hostess gift from the Summer Mini. I used Rose Red for this. I punched the flower out with the XL Fancy Flower punch. I stamped another flower with Pumpkin Pie ink and punched out the middle with a 1" circle punch. You can also add designer paper to the base of the box.

To make the button, I stamped an image from the Itty Bitty Bits onto Whisper White cardstock. I then punched out the image using one of the coordinating punches out of the Punch Pack. I dotted a tiny bit of Tombo glue around the image and placed the Bitty Button on top. So cute.

Now your ready to create your cards. The Rose Red piece is 2" square and the Whisper White piece is 1 7/8" square. The outline is from the Great Friends stamp set.

I have used the Rose Red marker to write my conversation starters.

Happy Chatting!



Tammy Hanlon said...

What a great idea, and that little box is cute, would look great full of chocies and a matching card for easter too!

Debbie Lamb said...

You did a fabulous job presenting yesterday Debbie. Thanks so much for the swap - I love it and it's such a wonderful idea :)