Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Sale a Bration 2013 and A Happy New Year...

 
Hello Everyone,
 
A Very Happy New Year to you all.  Hope you had a nice Christmas break and ready to get back to crafting!  I know I am.  I have been so busy decorating our home since the end of September but its nearly all done now, so Crafting here I come.....
 
Stampin' UP! are celebrating 25 years in 2013 and it looks like its going to be a very exciting year ahead.  First up is Sale a Bration which starts 22nd January to 22nd March.  I have had a little play this New Years Day with a FREE product which you can achieve during Sale a Bration.  More details will be available soon, but until then here's a Sneak Peak and a little tutorial for a card box for you, to get your crafting juices flowing!
 
The Happy Hello Simply sent card kit comes complete with die cut cards, printed envelopes, sticker flowers, bakers twine and rhinestones.  Firstly I made a new calendar for the New Year.  It's actually one of the die cut cards opened out and added to a piece of Basic Grey cardstock (which isn't in the kit)
 
I used the stamp set Memorable Moments for the numbers and frame, which was cut out with a label framelit.

 
I used another card base for a New Year card.  The numbers were punched out with another SAB Freebie and tiny curly label punch, so cute!  It fits the numbers perfectly.  The numbers were stamped on one of the printed envelopes in black stazon, then punched out using the new punch.
 
The die cut sticky flowers were added with 3d foam pads. 

 

 
Half of the die cut base cards have the Hello sentiment already printed on them, perfect for a quick note.  I added a small piece of basic grey card under the front section for a different look.
 
 
I used one of the base cards to make a card box.  The base cards that come in the kit will NOT fit into this box but the Note Cards and Envelopes on page 160 of the Main catalogue will fit inside perfectly.
 

 
Take a piece of basic grey cardstock
 
 
22cm x 21cm
Score along the 22cm side at 1cm, 4cm, 18cm, 21cm
Score along the 21cm side at 11cm, 14cm
 
or
 
9" x 8 1/4"
Score along the 9" side at, 1/2", 1 3/4", 7 1/4", 8 1/2"
Score along the 8 1/4" side at, 4 1/4", 5 1/2"
 
Cut away the long side sections with part of the thin sections as shown below.
Cut along the score line on the middle section as shown to form two side tabs.
Add double sided tape on the thin sections and the two tabs as shown below.
 


Use the two middle tabs behind the short sides with the tape.

Bring in the thin sections to join the back of the box.

 
The box base will look like this, the higher section is the back of the box.

 
Take a die cut card base and score along the top of the blue printed section, its about 1 1/4" or 3cm from the centre score line.

 
Turn the card base over and add double sided tape to the section that is not printed on the front.

Add the die cut card to the back of the box base, the higher section.


 
Use the sticker flowers to make a closure for the card box.
 
I took two large flowers and stuck them together, so they were no longer sticky,
 
Layer up some of the smaller ones with 3d foam pads and add a rhinestone.

 
On the back of the flower only add 3d foam pads to the bottom half, which will allow the lid to sit behind the flower and keep the lid closed.

 
 Add the flower to the front of the box base.

Slip the lid behind the top of the flower to close the box.


 
This is the completed card box ready for the note cards and their envelopes.
 
 
Ask your local Stampin' Up Demonstrator for a copy of the Sale a Bration Leaftlet. 
 
Email me for your copy if you don't have a Demonstrator.
 
Happy 2013,
 
Thanks for looking,
Jenny:-)xx
 

1 comment:

Karen Bourke said...

Happy New Year Jenny - hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family. Great tutorial and I can't wait to see the tempting delights of the Sale-a-Bration!

Hugs.

Karen x