Today I've got a little Mothers Day set to show you that I've made for S J Crafts
, I made a card and a matching box which holds 4 tea lights.
For my card I started with a scalloped card blank, I cut a 14 x 14 cm piece off a 12 x 12 sheet of paper from the new Teresa Collins Daily Stories collection
, this sheet is called flowers. I rounded the corners off and inked the edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink
. The sentiment is a digital stamp from Pink Petticoat which I cut out using Labels 1 Nestabilities Dies, again I have inked the edges. To finish the card off I added a die cut rolled rose and swirl, a tiny punched butterfly and some of the gorgeous wood grain Studio Calico Enamel Dots.
Onto the little box
Starting with a piece of card 14 x 29cm, score at 8 cm, 16 cm, 18cm, 26cm and 28cm along the long edge and 1cm, 3cm, 11cm, 13cm along the short edge. I've drawn up a little template to help to show what your card should look like once you have scored the lines.
The bits I have shaded in purple you need to cut off and discard so that it ends up looking like this
You can see I have cut out a window with my Labels 1 dies and I have rounded and angled some of the flaps. Behind the window I attached some acetate. Fold the box up the and stick it together remembering to leave an open flap so you can fill it with your tea lights.
I used some more of the Teresa Collins paper
to decorate the top inside and outside and around the edges, before I stuck this down I attached a piece of ribbon the the lid which runs down the back of the box and underneath it to tie the box shut. I've printed another digital stamp to add to the top and decorated it to match my card.
Here you can see the inside of the box with the tea lights.
I hope you have enjoyed my little project and don't forget if you have a go at making one leave me a link so I can come and have a peek.