Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Picnic Explosion Box Scor-Pal Paper Smooches Cross Promotion

Top 3 at 2 Sisters
Winner at Crafty Catz
Top 3 at 613 Avenue Create
Winner at Sentimental Sundays
Featured Artist at Anything But a Card

Today I'd like to share my creation for the cross promotion on both the Scor-Pal blog and the Paper Smooches blog
As the set of stamps I worked with were food orientated I decided to go with an explosion box designed to look like a picnic basket :)

Project Recipe:
Picnic Paper - Hobby Lobby
Stamp Set - Think Fast by Paper Smooches
Grass Border Punch - Fiskars
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape

In a 12" square piece of cardstock score at 4" on all 4 sides.

Burnish all score lines and trim away the squares formed at the 4 corners as shown in the photo.

Decorate as desired

For the lid you need a square measuring 7 1/8". Score at 1 1/2" on all four sides.

Burnish all score lines, snip up to the first score line on the squares formed at the corners (to make the flap to make the corners of the lid) and add Scor-Tape to the flaps as shown in the photo.

Form the lid being adhering the flap to the inside edges and burnish on the inside to form crisp corners.

The lid should be only just slightly larger than the base so that it hold the sides of the explosion box in place.
Decorate the lid as desired.

Use a 12" strip of cardstock to make the handle (it is only a decorative handle, if the box is lifted by the handle the box will open)

Add the handle to the lid and decorate the rest of the box as desired.

Finally on the inside of the box add mats for you to add photos to.
I hope that you have enjoyed my project.


Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - A Fancy Fold or Two (1 entry only)
2 Sisters - Outdoor Fun
Sentimental Sunday - Outdoor Fun
Anything But A Card - Dust off Supplies (old items are the papers)


Janette said...

Hi Katie, Love your box,really gorgeous.xx

Sharon said...

Such a fab tutorial and I love the finished results. Lets hope the only ants to get near the lunch box are on the papers!!!
Hugs Sharon. x


Fantastic box Katie and love the tutorial thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Billie A said...

What an awesome project. I love the directions for the box and the paper choices are awesome. I think this is such a cute stamp set. Great work. thanks so much.

Chana Malkah said...

Fantastic Project! Beautifully designed and executed! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!

Chana Malkah said...

Oops, I forgot to say thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Magnificent project with awesome tutortial. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Unknown said...

I just love your project and that its for photos!! Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create! Hope to see you again and good luck!

Carol Ric said...

Lovely, great tutorial. Thanks for playing in our neighbour hood at 613 Ave Create.

Jac’s Playground said...

This is such fun and a great tutorial too, love how you've decorated it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x said...

This is very cool! Love the ants marching over your box. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card.

Unknown said...

This is fabulous, Katie!!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Olivia said...

Fabulous tutorial and love the pages and images used. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Creations by Shirl said...

This is so super cute... I'm your newest follower... I will have to try this out... Perfect for any gift it...

Melissa Bove said...

This is super cute!! Love that paper with the ants on it!! Too sweet!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!

Simon Says DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

total cuteness!!

Archana Joshi said...

Congratulations, you are the winner of $15 GC from CraftyCity.
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Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays Challenge.