Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An Elegant Box in a Bag set and a Cheerful Thanks

Day Two of GlueArts Week here on the Scor-pal blog and we have not one but two great projects to share. 

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First up is the Elegant Bag in a Box set from designer Katie Tate.
Keep reading to find out how she created this great project.

Papers - Countryside Villa by The Paper Studio; Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal; Daisy Punch - Martha Stewart; Butterfly - Large Monarch by Martha Stewart; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; Glitter - German Glass Fine in Blush; Sentiment - Starfish and Dreams Inspirational Talk; Pearls - Bridal Dept; Ribbon - Michaels


I decided to make another card and box set and this time used the template called Box In A Bag found at Split Coast Stampers.


It starts very simply with a square of cardstock 4 1/2" by 4 1/2".
You score at 1" on all 4 sides and then score the diagonal from the outer corner to where the 1" score lines meet. Add tape to the squares so you can attach the form the base of the box. The box corners are then burnished to form a neat tight edge.

You then add the patterned paper as in the tutorial to form the sides of the box. Then add a reinforced tab to the top to form the ribbon closure.


With the "Raisens" I decided to try and see if I could use them to add glitter to my flowers. I love the look of German Glass Glitter but as it is heavier than regular synthetic glitter it needs a good form of adhesive.


I added the "Raisen" to the center and shaped it slightly to make it more circular.
When it is wet is is difficult so I carried on and hoped for the best!

I poured on the glitter and pressed it down with my finger. You must be carefully with this product as it is made from real glass.


I shook off the excess glitter and continued shaping the glittered "Raisen" with both my fingers and an exacto knife.


They came out pretty good and I used more "Raisens" underneath to glue them to the box.


Here is a close up of the final results



For the card I decided to go with a simple Z style fold.
The cardstock measures 12" by 6" and you score at 3" and 6" along the long side.


Burnish the folds, one in one direction, the second in the other forming a Z shape card with a large base of 6" by 6".


Decorate each panel with designer paper.


For the card decoration I used butterflies on flowers and I adhered them to the card using the Extreme Tac Adhesive Squares.

Here is what they look like when added:


The inside of the card can now be decorated as desired




Our next project is a Cheerful Thanks created by designer Diane Zechman.


This week the Scor-Pal Team is crafting with Glue Arts products and today I'm sharing my project with you. Yes, I know we are way past spring and blooming trees, but I couldn't help but use some of these fun Jillibean Soup papers again!
stamps- SU! Happy Harmony (sentiment); paper- Jillibean Soup- Blossom Soup, white, SU! Marigold and Old Olive; ink- SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Scor-Pal, PTI Cloud die, MFT Teardrop Tree die, U Cut It foam, Raisen's adhesive squares, Flower Soft- Spring and Polar White, SU! Oval punches.

I used the Glue Arts U Cut It 3D adhesive foam to diecut the top of the tree and the cloud. I literally said "Wow!" when the foam popped right out! It is so cool how easily the dies cut so cleanly through the foam...fun!

The foam has adhesive on both sides so it's super easy to cover one side with glitter, etc. I decided to use some of my long-neglected Flower Soft on the diecuts. I used Spring on the treetop and Polar White to make a fluffy white cloud. I also used one of the Raisen's adhesive squares to attach the sentiment so it pops slightly off the cardfront.


Below you can see how I used my Scor-Pal to create 1" grid lines on the white layer. These made it super easy to place the patterned papers (7/8" squares) just where I wanted them. It also gives the card a little more texture.


You know I love my Scor-Pal and the Glue Arts products get 2 thumbs up. U Cut It foam = fun stuff!


Thanks for stopping by! 
We will be back tomorrow with 2 more projects!

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are both great projects !

Love the vintage look of Katie's and the cheery look of Diane's !

Patty Williams

CheckerBeads said...

Wow, the first is super elegant and the second so bright and fun. I didn't know you could die cut the foam! Sweet!

Anne

Sempermom said...

both projects are beautiful and fun!

Molossus said...

I just love the this bag, box and card. They're beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the card. The scoring really makes the squares pop!

Linh C. said...

Love the foam idea.

Eva said...

Very nice projects, I just love the first one that is so elegant and pretty.
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Cyndie said...

What lovely projects are these. The bag in a box and matching card are so elegant, and I love the patchwork background of the second card. Nice job!

Patti J said...

Wonderful projects!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sandra said...

These are beautiful:) Sandra H

janine said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to show how these projects were created!! I realize it's not always possible to do that but I do appreciate it!! I love these projects and your blog =) xoxo

Ravengirl said...

Great projects ladies! I am so glad to see a product that hold glass glitter and the die cut foam is super cute when decorated with flower soft!

babyjsmom said...

great projects

Teri said...

Oh my, both are gorgeous! Love the box in a bag... so elegant! And the card that matches is beautiful as well! The patchwork card is super cheerful and I LOVE the idea of scoring the lines to make the squares!!! Wonderful idea!!!
Teri

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing them with us!

Yelyn said...

Están preciosos los proyectos. Felicidades y muchas gracias por compartirlos con nosotras.
Saludos.

Noreen said...

I like the way you matched the edgings, butterflies and flowers colors. Lovely set!

Catherine Atkinson said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing and providing tutorials!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

Wonderful projects and hints...thanks for sharing.

Kim H said...

The first set is so elegant, what a great presentation they make. And the second is so bright and cheery, I love the tree. Thanks for sharing.

Amy E said...

AWESOME projects! And I'm loving the tutorials!!

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Wendy Zick said...

Love the tri-fold! Great projects, I love my scorpal- it's fun!

Sue D said...

Very elegant first project and love the flower soft on the foam on the second.

Cathy said...

I enjoyed all the projects, the bag in a box is my favorite. TFS
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Donna said...

Gorgeous elegant set by Katie. Love all the glitz and sparkle. And love the bright thank you card. Really grabs your attention. Thanks for sharing these projects!

craftymom205 said...

Love the box in a bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Katie said...

Love those glittery flowers! And thanks for the tip with the u-cut-it foam, great idea for embellishments! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Sherry said...

wow! what cool projects!! I especially liked the bag and card set!

Cami said...

Two wonderful projects here! I like Katie's elegant set and Diane's fun cheerful card. Those adhesives are amazing and comes in different types and seem to have a strong hold. I need to check them out at our LSS.

Lorie said...

Wow! What amazing projects...I love them both!

jusaweecatnap said...

The bag in a box and card are gorgeous! Thanks for how to. Love the embossed lines on the card.

Riette said...

I echo what my little girl said when she saw these: "They're AMAZING!"

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful projects
Hugs Julie P

Mailee said...

Beautiful cards. Love the box!

Leona said...

Very cute projects.

Sonia said...

Great projects! I have not made a Z card; will be trying this! Beautiful card and bag. The spring paper you chose fits perfectly! I can not wait to try the U Cut It 3D adhesive foam.

Julia said...

Fantastic projects again today! Diane have to say we loved how you used the U Cut It Foam with your dies! Isn't it the best!

Tanya said...

wow, amazing projects! The first set is so classy and elegant. and the card, how cute! And oh so clever to cut the 3d foam and use the flower soft, LOVE this idea!

connie said...

Great projects! Thanks for the tip on using the foam--great idea.

Carol E said...

What wonderful projects I can't wait to try the u-cut it foam, thanks for sharing all these ideas.

Carmen said...

Beautiful! I don't know if I'm talented enough to make one of those bags

Renee VanEpps said...

Awesome projects!! I never would have thought to put glitter on the Raisens, what a cool idea! And didn't think you'd be able to cut U Cut-It Foam with a die cutting machine... Gosh I love this hobby/obsession! Learn something new every single day!!!!

Angel said...

I have never heard of glass glitter but if I can find some I will defanitly give them a try. TFS angeldon6@yahoo.com

scrapdiva said...

beautiful projects, love the butterflies

Margreet said...

2 lovely projects....an elegant one and a fun one!
xxx Margreet

McVic said...

oh wow! Great projects!
kacee

Annette said...

amazing ideas... love it..

Lillian Child said...

Ohmygoodness, that flowersoft tree is SO beautiful!! And the butterflies turned out so striking. GREAT projects!

steph said...

Both great projects.

Caroline said...

all so fun! thanks for sharing these projects!

Deborah345 said...

I love the papers used in these two projects. - Great ideas.

Sandy said...

Nice projects! I've never worked with flowersoft... might have to try. Beautiful job with the butterflies, the flowers, the glitter... awesome!

Julie S. said...

Amazing !!! So verry pretty.

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