Friday, October 24, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp Challenge #2


This handled box was a great project, which I made some modifications to. I don't have nestabilities, so I made mine with one sheet of 12x12 paper, cut to 6x12, scored at 4" panels, and the 4th side was cut at 4 1/2". The 1/4 inch sides were scored. A 1/2 inch bottom was scored on all 4 panels. All 4" panels were embossed with the Swirls and Birds folder. Then I used Tacky Strip to attach the 4th side to create the box. Snip the score lines, and fold up the bottom edge, add tacky strip and attach a 4" square to the bottom to complete the box. Easy!! Next I added a 12" handle with tiny brads, and accented with fall ribbon and a leather button. I learned a few tricks along the way....1) it is easier to color the embossed design BEFORE you tape it together (learned the hard way!) 2) thanks to Barb Rose for telling me about using my Xyron to adhere aluminum foil to cardstock to create mirror paper!!! That's how I did the bird and limb decor on the side of the basket, and colored it with alcohol inks. The front panel is a CTMH stamp. All edges are inked in MS brown. It was fun! check out the Cuttlebug Challenge, and give it a try!!

4 comments:

Trudi said...

Great job on the basket. Did you color all of the embossing in? Aren't these projects so much fun?!

Perky Nihilist said...

Very pretty. I love how you colored the birds and vines separately. Gorgeous!

~JulieH~ said...

OH my this is beautiful!

juliexx

Rleen said...

Aloha Betty!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and left some love in my creations. I really appreciate it!

I really love your basket so beautiful! I love how you color the embossed paper that is so creative. TFS!