Thursday, April 23, 2009

Triangle Boxes

A while back, I posted some photos on this blog, of some triangle boxes that I made. I promised to share the pattern with you, but I have not had the chance to do it. I made another box last night, for one of my new downlines introduction into Close To My Heart party. At her gathering, we will be featuring the Daydream paper packet from the Spring catalog, so I decided to use products from that kit to design this box. I also used a coordinating stamp set and inks. (I love that about Close To My Heart, everything coordinates so it takes all the guess work out of your projects, and when you finish with your art, everything matches giving it a professional look!) I sure hope Kate's friends like this project. Personally, I think it screams cuteness, just like my new downline Kate! Enjoy the pattern.


Directions for Triangle Box:

Start with a 5" x 8" piece of cardstock for your base. I used Lilac Mist. Next, cut a coordinating 2" x 5" piece of background and texture paper, which will be used for an accent on the front of the box. (pink print- not sure if the photo shows the darling pattern on the pink paper)!

I used several images (words and hearts) from B1320, Adoration Stamp Set to create a custom background stamp. I did this by adhering several stamps on one acrylix block. (I love the way that you can do this with our acrylix stamps). Next, I random stamped my base cardstock using Lilac Mist Ink. I love stamping tone on tone as it gives a subtuble but great look to your projects.

Once, I finished stamping, I scored my Lilac Mist Base Cardstock in half at the 4" mark, on the back of the side of the cardstock that I stamped.

Turn your paper vertically, and find the middle of your paper. (2.5"). Score from the middle to the outside edge on each side, creating a triangle on the top of your paper and on the bottom of your paper. (see photo below for better understanding). It is difficult to see the score lines in the photo above.

Fold our paper on the score lines!

Glue the coordinating strip of paper on the front top half of your box. Score the pink paper lightly.

Fold your box up, and punch two holes in the top of the box (on the sides). Put a goodie inside and tie with a ribbon. Embellish! I added a Sticker from the Daydream Stickease, mounted on a piece of green background and texture paper. Of course, I couldn't have a frog that is not slimey? I added liquid glass to the frog stickease so that he would look wet and slimey. Too CUTE! The only thing that I forgot to do is to add sparkles to the top of his crown! Off to do that now! Enjoy!


SamieVt said...

This is just absolutely adorable. It is amazing the things that can be created with CTMH's products. I am finally beginning to step outside the box and get creative. Thank you for sharing! Everyone is going to love this!

Superjaxster said...

This is too cute Tina, but I wouldn't expect any less from you :)