Saturday, 23 December 2017

Envelope Punch Board Box

Hello, Crafters.

Oh my goodness, what a disappointing day yesterday was! 

Fortunately it's not often I have cause to say that!

I was set, and ready to start videoing for Sunday's project. 

It all started well, but then I found I'd put my embossing powder away - OK minor problem!

I retrieved it and carried on. 

Then I was trying to work with my Decorative Ribbon Punch sideways, so both the camera and I had a clear view of what I was doing. 

After explaining how to use the punch correctly, I moved the paper in the wrong direction! 

I repeated the process and went the wrong way, again!

I succeeded on my third attempt!

Next I was explaining what had to be done with the completed decorative strip, and had a lightbulb moment!

I suddenly realised there was a very easy, and straightfoward way of dealing with it! 

I tested out the theory and it worked a charm!

All these stops and starts meant the video ended up as one hour and one minute long!

I had estimated it should be about forty - forty-five minutes long, so this was totally unacceptable. I had no choice but to me on that! 

I set everything up again, and the second video went like a dream!

I think it was probably about fifty minutes long, but as it had gone so well, I was happy. 

I came into the office to download the video onto my laptop and was shocked to see it was 12 minutes 57 seconds long!! 
My heart hit my boots!

My camcorder had run out of memory at that point! 

Unfortunately, I don't get any warning when the memory is running low, or at least, not from where I'm sitting! 

I could have cried, and decided to shelve take 3 until today, when I knew my heart would have returned from my boots back to where it should be!

After I'd tidied up as much as I could, I decided to make a box for some chocolate Father Christmases I'd bought recently for a project I never made!

I started with a piece of Basic Black Cardstock (CS), and used my Envelope Punch Board for the score lines and the shaped sides.
I cut one triangle off so I had the straight line across the back.

On the opposite corner, I cut up on one side of each of the two side triangles - this created two tabs. 

Using Tombow, I adhered the two tabs to front triangle, and then adhered the two side triangles to the front triangle as well. 

Next I took a strip of the Be Merry Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) that measured 8" x 2".

I put a piece of Tear and Tape on both of the 2" inside ends.

Holding the strip in place, I gently creased where I needed the first fold to be, put it on my table, and made sure I had a straight line. I used my Bone Folder to give it a gentle burnish.

I put the strip back in place on the box and found where the second crease should be. As before, I put it on my table, and made sure I had a straight line. Then I used my Bone Folder to give it a gentle burnish.

After I'd worked my way round all four corners, I removed the covering to one piece of tape, and adhered the DSP strip to the front of the box.

I followed the strip around the box to make sure it fitted nicely and that it was level, and met up with the beginning of the strip. 

When I was happy, I removed the second Tear and Tape covering at the end of the strip.

To cover up the seam, I stamped the Father Christmas from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, using Basic Black Archival Ink. 

I coloured the image using Real Red and Basic Grey Marker Pens, and the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

I punched the image out using the Cookie Cutter Punch and adhered him, using Tombow, onto a scalloped circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  

As it takes a few minutes for Tombow to get a grip on Glimmer Paper, I placed it under a weight for a few minutes.

While I was waiting, I die cut a larger, straight cut circle using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies in Real Red CS.

When Tombow was dry, I adhered the Father Christmas and Glimmer Paper circle to the Real Red CS circle, and then I adhered it to the front of the box.

I put the chocolates into a cellophane bag and tied it up using a piece of the Solid Red Ribbon. 

I will make a video showing how I made this, but I'm not planning it anytime soon - please watch this space! ☺

That's it from me today.  I hope you have a lovely weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting! I'm off to make a video!! LOL!


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