Sunday 12 February 2023

Sweet as can Bee Valentine Gift Box

Hi! I'm back with another tutorial and today I'm sharing my take on this "Sweet as can Bee" Valentine Gift Box, featuring Bundle Girl Beekeeper

Designer paper (used: Echo Park, Hello Valentine)
Tag Die, Stitched Pennant Die
Corner rounder
Small magnets
Scoring board and bone folder
Grommet, white twine

(1x) 7" x 11" - box
(1x) 2-7/8" x 3-5/8" front layer panel

(4x) 7/8" x 2-7/8"
(4x) 7/8" x 3-5/8"
(4x) 2-7/8" x 3-5/8"
(1x) 2.75" x 3.5"
(1x) 1-3/8" x 2-7/8" - tag pocket

How to:
Stamp Bundle Girl Beekeeper onto white card, colour, then fussy cut around the outline of the Bundle Girl and the  Bees. Set aside. 

Score the large piece of card on the long side at 3" and 4" from each end. Turn 90 degrees and score on the short side at 5/8" and 1-5/8" from each end. 

Cut as per the red lines below. 

Round the corners on both centre end tabs, and on one of the large end panels. 

On the inside of the panel with the rounded edges, adhere a magnet approx. 0.5" in from the edge. 

Lay the other magnet on top and apply some strong adhesive. 

Fold up the box without using adhesive, and close the flap the rounded edges over the other flap to adhere the second side of the magnet. 

Open up the box and there should be a magnet on each side. 

Round the corners of one of the  paper layers and adhere over the magnet. Adhere another paper layer over the other magnet.

Adhere all the paper layers to the outside, rounding the corners on the end section. 

Make a small tag, punch a hole at the top and insert a grommet. 

Adhere the paper layer, then adhere the pocket piece. 
Thread some twine through the top of the tag and slide the tag into the pocket. This pocket also fits a gift card. 

Adhere the paper layers to all the inside sections, except the the sections between the tabs. 

Fold down the  tabs, apply adhesive, then adhere inside the sections with no paper. 

Once the tabs are stuck down, adhere the paper layer over them

Repeat on both ends. 

Cut a tag approx. 3-3/8" long. 

Stamp the sentiment onto white card and cut using a stitched rectangle/pennant die. 

Adhere the tag to the front of the box, and then adhere Bundle Girl Beekeeper to the tag using foam tape/dots. Adhere one of the bees above the honey dipper. 

Adhere the sentiment across the bottom of the image, using foam tape/dots on the end. 

Finally, adhere the other bee overlapping the sentiment. 
Fill the box with candy hearts or chocolates. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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Thursday 9 February 2023

Two-Fold Card | Stamping Bella Stamps

Hi all, I'm back with another tutorial and today I'm sharing how I made this fun Two-Fold Card featuring Mini Oddball and His Frogs

Celebrate Sentiment Dies (retired)
Designer paper (used: Echo Park Birthday Wishes)
Stitched Circle Dies
Scoring board and bone folder
Adhesive & foam tape/dots

Card base - 5.5" x 11"
Belly band - 2.25" x 11"
Sentiment/Handwritten message - 2.75" x 3"

Paper layers
(2x) 3-5/8" x 5-3/8"
(2x) 1-5/8" x 5-3/8"
(2x) 1-3/8" x 5-3/8"
(1x) 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
(2x) 2-1/8" x 4.25" (belly band)
(1x) 2" x 3-5/8" (gift card pocket)

Stitched Circles
Card - 3.75"
Paper - 3.5"

How to:
Stamp Mini Oddball and His Frogs onto white card. Colour, then fussy cut around the outline. 

Use a craft knife to cut away the card between the gift and boy, and between the legs. 
Set the image aside. 

Take the card base and score on the long side at 1.75", 5.5" and 9.75"

Fold in half at the 5.5" mark, burnish well with a bone folder. 

Fold back the 1.75" section, and then the 1.25" section. 

Take the paper layers and adhere to both sides of the 1.75", 1.25", and 3.75" panels. 

Adhere the largest paper layer to the inside of the card on the 4.25" panel. 

Create a pocket for a gift card, and adhere the 2.75" x 3" card panel for a sentiment or handwritten message above it. 

Take the piece of card for the belly band and lay it, centered, across the card. 

Fold back each side loosely so that the band can move freely up and down. 

Remove the band and crease the fold lines with a bone folder. 

Apply double sided tape to the ends, as shown. Then fold in to secure the ends.  

Try the band for size, then adhere the paper layers. 

Adhere the paper circle to the card circle, then adhere them to the belly band, ensuring glue is applied only where the circle meets the belly band. 

Decorate the circle panel, then adhere Mini Oddball and His Frogs using foam tape/dots. 

Add the Celebrate sentiment above the image. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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