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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Stamp Set Showcase Week 4 (5)

Day 5 of this weeks Stamp Set Showcase of


Today is a 3D project  and storage solution. Easy to make and practical. I bet some of you are thinking 'why hasn't Kim used any Designer Series Papers (DSP) to help with the stability of the mini magazine folder?' Well, here it is ... Kraft Cardstock

Kraft card is a studier than normal cardstock so will hold up under the strain.
I have used Kraft Card for years and was delighted when this years catalogue came out and there it is ... Kraft Card  ... so now you know why I have been making rather a lot of projects with it ;) but I promise to try and keep a balance and not bore you with just Kraft Card projects.

Anyway, when I started on this project, i had two thoughts in mind. The first was a box to easily store my Blendabilities Alcohol Pens, and the other was a box to hold my Kraft Grid Journals with all my daily notes in. And this box satisfies both of these needs, So you could make one for the pens, and another for the journals. Mix up the colours and the stamp sets and the scope is endless storage solutions

You will need a piece of 12" x 12" Kraft Cardstock
Get out your Simply Scored Tool with the imperial board
Place the cardstock on the scoring board and score at 4" & 8"
Rotate the cardstock by 90 degrees and score at 2" & 6"
Fold and burnish all score lines with a bone folder.
With the 2" score line towards you, cut the 2" score line on the left and right as far as the first score line on each side.
Repeat this with the 6" score line.
keep the 2" score line toward you and get a ruler and pencil. 
At the 6" score line  on the left hand side, measure up 4 inches from the score line and on the outside edge of the cardstock make a small mark with the pencil. Draw a diagonal line in from the pencil mark to the the first score line at the very top of the cardstock (creating a slanted side) Cut the line with Craft Scissors for the neatest cut line, or your could use a Trimmer. Repeat with the right hand side.
That is the basics of of the box done, now for the creative part.

Fold up the box ... I have designed it with an extra flap to fold in on the side pieces to add to the robustness ... so yes, they are meant to be there, Fold up the box without stocking to decide a way of folding the flaps that you find most pleasing, and park the visible sides and their direction with a discrete pencil arrow.
Unfold the box and start stamping. I began by stamping the Starburst from the Kind of Eclectic Stamp Set in Hello Honey ink, ... it just seemed to work for me.  Then overstamp this with the Goose image in Lost Lagoon (I also used the small wading ducks on the narrow front flap). Over stamp with the Grass stamp in Mossy Meadow.

Now for some Washi Tape ... another of my loves! I have collected hundreds of the things over the past few years, It is perfect for prettying up handmade gift wrap
Anyway, Washi Tape is fab for finishing ras edges. So before sticking your box together (make sure you use Tombow Multipurpose Glue for that job) trim all the raw edges of the box with Watercolour Wonder Washi Tape, and then all that is left for the doing is sticking the box together

And then filling it!

Enjoy and Happy Stamping
Kim xxx

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