The new Pool Party and Primrose Petals Core'dinations CS is wonderful, I love it and I love those two colours together! The A6 size card was made with Primrose Petals CS and the mat layer is Pool Party Core'dinations CS that has been embossed with the Vine Street embossing folder and sanded. I then embossed Primrose Petals Core'dinations CS with the Manhattan Flower folder, sanded and cut out the two roses. I glued the top rose flat but popped up the lower rose. I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White CS using Early Espresso ink, cut it out with the Extra Large Oval punch, sponged the edges with Espresso ink and popped the oval up. I cut out a tiny butterfly using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die and the Primrose Petals Core'dinations CS, sanded the butterfly, glued it to the oval and added a jewel.
I used the Madison Avenue stamp set for the inside and the envelope flap - it's great that the leafy stem stamp matches the Vine Street embossing folder!
I showed the ladies how to make a mini pizza box using the Simply Scored tool, the Quint-Essential Flower stamp and various circle punches. The finished box size is 3 1/4" square and is 1" deep.
I made the box topper before assembling the box. The Pretty in Pink panel measures 3" square. The Old Olive circle was cut out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and I glued that to the pink square. I then stamped the Quint-Essential Flower 5 times in all - twice in Pretty in Pink ink, twice in Raspberry Ripple ink and once in Old Olive ink. I then used 2 3/8" scalloped, 1 3/4" scalloped, 1" plain, 3/4" plain and 1/2" plain circle punches to cut out the five flower layers. I glued the 1/2" circle flat to the 3/4" circle and added an Old Olive brad to the centre.
To make the box, I cut a piece of Raspberry Ripple CS measuring 9 1/2" x 5 1/4" and scored on the long side at 1", 4 1/4", 5 1/4" and 8 1/2" and scored on the short side at 1" and 4 1/4". I cut 4 slits on both sides to make 3 small square tabs on both sides and used Sticky Strip to adhere them. I glued the pink square to the box, laid my length of Raspberry Ripple ribbon down, popped up all the flower layers and tied a bow at the side of the box.
This photo has the measurements and shows the box at the pre assembly stage, after the lines have been scored and the tabs have been cut. You can click on it to get a larger view.
This photo shows the box open.
Stamps: SU! Vintage Verses & Madison Avenue sets
CS: SU! Primrose Petals, Pool Party & Whisper White, Primrose Petals & Pool Party Core'dinations CS
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Vine Street & Manhattan Flower embossing folders, extra large oval punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, sanding block, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals
Supplies for mini pizza box:
Stamps: SU! Quint-Essential Flower stamp
CS: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink & Old Olive
Tools: SU! Simply Scored Tool, 2 3/8" & 1 3/4" scalloped circle punches, 2 1/2", l", 3/4" & 1/2" plain circle punches, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Raspberry Ripple stitched ribbon, Old Olive brad, Dimensionals