Friday, March 4, 2011

Sweet Blushing Rosette Parade Pizzazz box

Hi there!  You're probably thinking - what a crazy blog title!  Well, it's appropo I think because I repurposed the colors from this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge into another fun project.  I have to say I am hooked on this color combo...AND the cute In Color DSP stack!  Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, and Pear Pizzazz  -  it truly is such a YUMMY combination!  So, about my project. Believe it or not, I was inspired by the explosion box concept, but wanted to create a shallower box, so this is what I've come up with.  The cool thing is that this cute little box is made out of two 6"x6" pieces of DSP, so you can make a BUNCH of these from the DSP stack!  Isn't that awesome?  Here's what you see when you open the box...
It fits this adorable little calendar {yes - I'm hooked on making those, too!}
Are you wondering what the dimensions of these projects are?  Wonder no more, dear friends! The box base is the full 6"x6" piece of DSP, scored at 1" on all 4 sides.  Then for each of the corners, score at a diagonal, so that when you fold the score lines, you get something that looks like this:
For the top of the box, cut the 6"x6" piece of DSP into a 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" piece of DSP, then score on all sides at 3/4".  You'll want to cut the the 2 score lines on the top and bottom and then glue the ends to make your box, so that the top securely fits on the base. As for the little calendar, You'll need a 7 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of cardstock and score the long side at 1 7/8" and 3 3/4".  Super easy peasy!  As for the pretty rosettes an leaves - those fun flowers were made from the Table Setting Bigz XL die, which I just recently got and already LOVE since it makes the rosettes a snap to create! 

Here's a look from the side of the box.  You can see that the top is a quarter of an inch shorter than the base of the box.  Now one last, thing - how about that top note die?  I love making this shape with the top note!  Basically, you create your top note die, then place the die cut piece over the top note die again, turning it a quarter turn, and run it through the Big Shot.  Viola!  You get this fun shape!  Hope you guys liked today's post.  Here's a parting shot:
Isn't this such a sweet little package?  Try it out for yourself!  And, if you want to use this same color combo, come and play along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and post your finished project! Would love to see your take :)

Enjoy the rest of your Friday!  Toodles for now :)


sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous box and calendar, rose! love the colors and the pretty roses. thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend girl! *hugs* steph :)

Becky said...

Rose, I enjoy reading your blog, and would like to give you the Stylish Blogger Award. You can check the details for the award on my blog:

Have a great weekend!

Minnie Cieslak said...

ADORABLE -- Totally love this project.

Regina Mangum said...

Very cute, Rose! I love this! XOXO

Marsha said...

Cute cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Regina said...

hello, Rose
this is simply gorgeous!
Your choice and use of designer paper is brilliant! Your roses are just adorable!

Th♥nks for sharing!

hugs Regina

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Clever girl! This is precious.


Omg!! I love that box.. The rose is so pretty great job! I'm your newest follower..