Friday, April 11, 2014

April Club Projects! - KISS Cards & Envelope Punchboard Cardbox

 For my April club, I wanted to show my stampin ladies how to make a card box with the Envelope punchboard, if you make a cardbox, you know you've got to fill it with cards, so I decided we'd make a set to fill our boxes.  Normally at club we make one 3D item and one card, but if I made this card set to be as complicated as the individual cards we normally make, I knew we'd never get done in an evening, so I decided to introduce club to KISS cards...Keep It Simple Stamper.

Above is the cardbox we made with the Envelope Punchboard.  We used the Afternoon Picnic DSP that is going to retire at the end of May.  We also used the Papillon Potpourri stampset and coordinating punch as well as several other punches (blossom, 2 1/2 circle and 1' circle) and the Lovely Little Labels stampset and coordinating punch.
Instructions for making the box:
Base - 9 1/4 x 9 1/4
First score 3 5/8
Second score 4 5/8
Then line up score lines as you turn the box and score & punch the other 3 sides
Rule of Thumb for making these boxes ** You can make them for any envelope size on punch board just increase the size of the paper by 1 1/4" (both height & width) & increase first score by 1/8" and do second score an inch from there
Above is the KISS card I came up with for the card set and coordinating envelopes for this project.  We used the Layered Labels, Notable Notions, Papillon Potpourri and Sweet Essentials stamp sets to create this cards with inks in:  wisteria wonder, coastal cabana, basic grey & smokey slate.

The idea behind a KISS card is to keep to a few layers.  Right now a tone on tone matting is on trend.  Also, do each step for all cards at once before going on to the next step.  Here are the dimensions for this particular set:

Base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; score at 4 1/4
Insert 4 x 5 1/'ll get 4 out of one sheet of cardstock along with 2 pieces that are 1/2 x 4 and one long 1/2 x 4 for your sentiments...cut all at once
Do every step for all 4 then move on...saves time

1 comment:

Tanya said...

And they turned out beautiful! :)