Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bunny Gift set and tutorial

Welcome to day 2 of Flourishes March Release. This is a long post since I have a tutorial so bare with me. Reminders: Power Hour Release party TONIGHT 9pm central in SCS Forums. Your chance to win the entire release is by playing in A Cut Above The Rest Challenge. Also your chance of winning the set today called Spring is Sprung over on Flourishes Blog.

The boys teacher is a huge collector of bunnies. Thinking ahead for Easter I thought I would create a little gift basket of note cards with the bunnies for her. I know she is going to love these cards. Here are a few of them showing and what the inside of my box looks like when its empty.
Maybe my second tutorial so be gentle with your thoughts. lol This first photo is the supplies mainly used. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur is awesome! I have pictured the Spellbinders Classic Oval but I never ended up using that one so disregard that part. My box base is using Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Squares
I took a piece of 8x11 soft suede and cut out my shape and embossed it. You see below here.






Then I scored 1 1/4 from both sides. Turned and scored at 2 inches on each side. Folded each scored line and then cut on the shorter scored lines for the edges. Secured the box with scorpal 1/4 inch tape for a good bond.





Next I took another piece of soft suede that measured 4 1/2 x 10 inches long. Scored at 3 inches. From the scrap piece of the square I traced and made a scallop edge on the top.






Next I cut and decorated the inside of the box backing so when the cards are empty their is a little surprise inside.











Below is how I adhered the insert to the inside of the bottom of the box to make it a lot sturdier. I forgot to take a picture when I added tape to the back also.











Next you slip it inside the box and press to adhere the tape and bottom together. Decorate the outside as you would like. I added the Basketweave stamp to the outside and ran some white braided trim around the box. Had some pink Rhinestones that looked perfect and a new Rose Floret Flower to the center. Voila an instant little gift for the boys teacher.


Now if you are still with me thank you. ha ha Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the DT:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara
Jan Marie
The Gambler's sale is now 40% OFF!!! See you tonight at the Release Party! Have a great day.

31 comments:

petra,s cards said...

ooohhhooooo stacy i fall in love on your cards!!!! sooo beautiful!!!
xx petra

Peachy Wessels said...

What an adorable card set! I love the bunnies and the box holder is so cute too! The basket weave stamp is so perfect with those cute bunnies! The teacher will be really estatic with this gift! Good job with the tutorial too!

Anonymous said...

That was a fabulous tutorial, no need to be gentle. What a great idea. I'm always trying to think of ways to give card sets that look pretty. Great inspiration here, thanks
Beth Greco

Heather Jensen said...

Great tutorial, Stacey. This little set you made for his teacher is sure to melt her heart. You did an amazing job. The bunnies are the sweetest. :)
Hugs~

Barbara said...

Awesome project, Stacy! Love how the cards stand up in the box! Thanks for a great tutorial!

Misti said...

Ohhhhhh Stacy! This will be a fabulous gift!!!

Amanda said...

Stacy, this is FANTASTIC!! I NEEDED a box for a friend for some cards and your Tutorial couldn't have come at a better time!!! THANK YOU!!
And I do Love your cards!! You have some crazy great talent for cards!! I'm still loving those embossed edges too!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

What a sweet and beautiful set Stacy! Great idea for the box, this is such a perfect and precious gift with lots of love going into it!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fantastic gift set, Stacy! Your boys' teacher is SO lucky to be receiving it. I love the holder you made for all of your sweet cards. What a beautiful new stamp set, too!!

Beth Miller said...

Love, love, love these bunny cards. What a thoughtful idea for your child's teacher.

Marisa said...

Love all the white space and your fabulously coloured image. Great gift pack.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Fabulous tutorial!!!!! And you are so right, the boys' teacher will love this gift set!!!! I know I do!!!!

Linda

Angel said...

These are gorgeous, girlie! And look at you, ahead of the game as always!!!

Debbie said...

Your sons teacher is going to love this... Especially since you personalized it knowing she love bunnies... Thanks for the tutorial... I will denifately give it a try..

Allison Cope said...

How cute is that??? SOOOO clever Stacy! Love this gift idea!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Stacy! Love, love, LOVE this! Your tutorial is awesome and so easy to follow. I'm really tempted to make one of these, but you know me...always working at the last minute. What a fabulous gift for a bunny loving teacher! All the cards and the box are so ADORABLE!!!

Monique said...

What a beautiful gift set Stacy... Your coloring is amazing!!

Yogi said...

very nice. I'm sure she'll be pleased

Jami said...

Oh my heavens that set is DARLING!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Stacy these are BEAUTIFUL!!

Charlotte said...

OMG! What a cute card set with box holder. [Thanks for the tutorial.] Love these bunnies!

Dawn B. said...

Stacy this is awesome. I love that you did a tutorial.. I would have never thought to do it that way. Perfect for a card holder. I needed this last month.. Great creations..

dpkennedy said...

You always amaze me with your wonderful projects and gift sets! This is just the sweetest card set and card holder! Fantastic Stacy!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous gift set Stacy!!!

Anonymous said...

Really a cute set, but Oh,my! - a lot of coloring!
Jan Gavin

Betty Wright said...

Stacey, this is AMAZING! Gorgeous gift ensemble "construction" and design! I must get me more GRANDS for sure! The back topper and all the cards are true works of art! Beautifully done! Great tute, too!

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous set! Still loving those little bunnies!

Cherie said...

OMG! Your cards are just stunning!What a gorgeous set. I'm sure the teacher will just love this. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous set !! the box is fabulous and the cards are lovely ,,, beautiful work :-)

luv
Lols x x x

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a gift of love! Those cards are beautiful, and great tutorial! TFS.

America said...

Hey these are incredibly gorgeous cards and colored to perfection GF! Love that holder tutorial too. YOU ROCK!