Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi there Stampers! Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there! Hope your family is treating you right and letting you stamp to your hearts content! ;)
Today I am going to show you a project I made to give my sister and some friends for Mother's day. I learned how to make this at my Woo Hoo Stampers event last month. It's pretty simple and uses one of my favorite dies, the Top Note.

I started out with some Kiwi Kiss cardstock cut to a regular card size (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half). I also took a single piece of Bella Rose DSP (sooo pretty!)and stacked it on my folded cardstock piece. I layed that down on my Top Note Die with one side just inside the dashed lines and ran it through to cut it. I then took my folded piece and cut it on the fold so I had two partial Top Note pieces in card stock and one in the DSP. I cut them all at the same time so they would match perfectly. I trimmed along the dashed lines of the DSP piece and then adhered it to the top of one of the cardstock pieces to make the top. I used my Crop-A-Dile to set an eyelet in it and then worked on the box part. I took a piece of Ridinghood Red cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8" and scored on the long side at 1", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and 7" then turned it and scored at 1" on the two short sides. I snipped the scored lines from the edge to the 1" scores on the long side and then assembled it into a box using Sticky Strip. Next I added some White Grosgrain Ribbon and the Top Note top and bottom pieces. Last I added a Little Leaves die cut and a Cherry Blossom Embosslit to the top to embellish it. Super cute! I hope my directions are clear-I'm a visual person generally but think you can figure this out. :)

thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


  1. Hi Elizabeth! Happy Mother's Day! I love your take on the die cut box! I also wanted to share that I appreciate you looking at my blog leaving nice comments, so I have given you a Lemonade stand award. You can get the details on my blog!

  2. This box is absolutely gorgeous. I love it.
    This is something I am going to have to try.