Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Notepad and pen gift set

This is a notepad and pen set that I made for last year's Christmas gifts- updated with Love you Bunch set for this year. I did not have a blog and was new to Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) and when I posted it on line a lot of people asked how it was done and as I was a newbie to the electronic world I was only able to describe what I did in words- but here it is step by step picture tutorial for you all.

The size of the paper will depend on the size of the cube- here I am using a 3x 3 size note cube so my measurements follow that size.

Take a 8x8 ridinghood red CS and put it diagonally on the scor-pal with the top and bottom on the 6" mark- which is the exact center. Because my cube is 3x3 I scored 1 1/2 in from either side from the center so at 1 1/2, 3, and at 4 1/2 and on the right 7 1/2, 9, and at 10 1/2. If your cube is bigger or smaller use 1/2 the width of the cube to figure out which increments you need to score on either side.

Turn the CS 1/4 turn so your score lines that you just made are now going across left to right.
This is a little tricky but shift your point from the center score line about 1/8 inch as shown on the left and then score again on the right at 7 1/2, 9, and at 10 1/2- (so that the box is a little bigger on this side), shift the CS then 1/8 to the right of the 6 inch mark then score again on the left 1 1/2, 3, and at 4 1/2 (so the box base will be 3x 3 1/4.

You should have a box kind of like this now. One side of the box will be a tad bigger than the other side.

Cut the corners in like this. This is done because I am obsessive compulsive and like my corners to have no raw edges when all folded.

along the shorter side use 1 1/4 circle punch to punch a half circle after you fold the edge over.

This is what the box will look like after you punch it out and fold the box in and tape it down. Fold up the shorter sides up first and tape down. then fold over the longer side as shown with sticky tape- very important- you do not want your box to fall apart!

You may have to trim a little of the corner on the side that the 1/2 circle is punched because it shows through your punched circle.
The edge of your box will be nice and neat-as shown on the left if you do it this way.
The cube will fit nice and snug- you need the 1/4 inch leeway on one side so that the bulk of the folded cardstock will fit inside the box.

take a 1/2 DD paper - here is Candy Lane from the Love You Bunch bundle special. It will be a little short at 12 inches. Tape it as shown with the gap in the front- it will be hidden by the accent element.

Stamp the scalloped image from Love You Bunch Set onto pink pirouette CS and punch out with the 1 1/4 circle- I trimmed it a bit more to follow the image.

Color with blender pen with ridinghood red as shown.

Attach with dimensional as shown. This is cute as is if you want to keep it for yourself but as a gift you want to do a little more.

Add a belly band with 1" chocolate chip CS and sticky tape down followed by 3/4 inch DD paper- here coordinated Candy Lane paper.

Stamp the heart image from Love You Bunch set onto Pink Pirouette CS with ridinghood red ink then white gel pen to accent some of the flowers. Add Dazzling diamond Glitter with 2 way glue pen and attach with dimensionals.

Take a RSVP pen and take out the pen part- take a 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch strip of same DD Candy Lane paper - use the pen to roll it tight and replace inside.

Put the cube inside a acetate bag and tie ribbon- here ridinghood red striped and tie pen onto gift.
This is for a Christmas gift swap for my local stamping group. I hope they like it!
15 days to Christmas!


Mercedes said...

I love this & I'm totally casing it for cute little Christmas gifts! Thank you so much for posting the tutorial.

Megan said...

I love this! It is so fun! :) I just have one question...where did you get the note cube?