Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Harvest Shaker Box card

This card uses the Stampin' Up! stamp set Happy Blessings which will be on sale October 1 - January 18, 2009. The card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is meant to be hand delivered. You might be able to get it through the mail with a bubble envelope, but I just like to set it out on a table to display. Here's the list of materials you will need and directions to make the card:
  • Happy Blessings stamp set
  • 5" x 5" Old Olive double-sided scrapbook paper (sponged around edges with Chocolate Chip ink)
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock in following sizes: 3 1/8"x 3 1/2", 3" x 2 3/4"
  • Really Rust cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 11"(sponged around edges with Chocolate Chip ink)
  • More Mustard cardstock cut to 3 1/4" x 3", 1 1/2" x 3"
  • Baja Breeze cardstock cut to 2 3/4" x 2 1/2", 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • white for stamping images and one tab punch
  • Old Olive cardstock cut to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" with center punched out with square scallop punch
  • 8 copper mini brads
  • white gel pen
  • colored pencils or other coloring media for coloring images
  • 17" of 1/4" More Mustard grosgrain ribbon
  • 14" of 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • One 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1/2" clear plastic box*
  • various beads in different fall colors
  • 1/16" or 1/8" punch (handheld - not anywhere punch!)
  1. Fold the large Really Rust cardstock in half and sponge around front edge of card.
  2. Sponge around edges of DS Old Olive paper and affix in center of card with 4 copper brads in the corners.
  3. Stamp images on white cardstock, color in, and cut around as shown in picture. I stamped the crow on the scarecrow's right arm.
  4. Affix the corn stalks image to the larger Baja Breeze cardstock so that it is about 1/8" from the right edge and centered vertically.
  5. Affix this to the smaller Chocolate Chip rectangle, then to the More Mustard rectangle, and finally to the larger Chocolate Chip rectangle.
  6. Put double-stick tape on only the bottom edge and both sides of this piece so that the tag can slide down in behind it. Affix this entire image to the right edge of the card leaving about 1/16" of Really Rust showing on the right edge.
  7. Affix the scarecrow with Stampin' Dimensionals to the smaller rectangle of Baja Breeze cardstock.
  8. Punch out the center of the Old Olive cardstock with the square scallop punch.
  9. Slide the Old Olive "frame" down inside the box on the front side of the box. The "front" of the box is the side that the flaps don't show on when folded all up closed. Punch 4 holes with either the 1/16" hole punch or the 1/8" hold punch in all 4 corners. You will have to keep the box open on both ends until it is punched. Every time you punch a hole, slip a copper brad in and open it up to hold the frame in place.
  10. Once all 4 corners are in place with brads, affix the scarecrow to the inside of the other side of the box with adhesive so it stays in place.
  11. Fold the bottom in and secure with tape on the back side, add beads or other shakers, and fold the top down and secure with tape on the back side.
  12. Wrap wider Chocolate Chip ribbon around edge of box, center of ribbon on bottom (I used double-stick tape to hold the ribbon in place.) Tack down the end so it hangs over the front-top of box.
  13. Wrap More Mustard ribbon around box, placing it in the center of the Chocolate Chip ribbon and tie in knot at top.
  14. Punch a tab punch out of white cardstock, fold in half and stamp the pumpkin on one side and color in. Sponge around the front edges with Pumpkin Pie ink. Affix this to the short end of the smaller piece of More Mustard cardstock.
  15. Stamp the verse below the tab and use the corner rounder to round the bottom corners of the tag. Slip it into the pocket created by the cornstalk image assembly.
  16. Use the white gel pen to make "stitch" marks around the bottom edge of the tab on the More Mustard, around the cornstalks on the smaller Chocolate Chip piece, and around the DS paper on the Really Rust card.
  17. Use strong adhesive to affix shaker box to left side of card as shown.
*See links for sources!

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