3 7/8” x 3 7/8” solid cardstock (same color of choice as box bottom-color A)
3 5/8” x 3 5/8” solid cardstock (same contrast color of choice as box bottom-color B)
3” x 3” printed scrapbook paper of choice (same printed paper of choice as box bottom)
Gerbera Daisy head (color of choice)
Nylon Butterfly Tie 30078786
16 ½” of 3/8” ribbon (color of choice)
1” Terrifically Tacky Tape 30009376
12” Euro Paper Trimmer 30017641
Scoring Blade 30011611
Low temp. glue gun and glue sticks
Non-stick scissors-Honey Bee 30025675
Supplies used for sample shown:
Bazzill cardstock-Hillary 30041438
Bazzill cardstock-Pansy 30041427
Heidi Grace Flocked Paper-Urban Acres Blvd. Patch
Mark Richards Round Crystal 3-6mm-blue 30071473
Mark Richards Round Crystal 3-6mm-clear 30071476
Mark Richards Round Crystal 3mm-lt. pink 30071488
Mark Richards Round Crystal 3mm-lavendar 30071495
Chipboard Alpha-cupcake 30081231
Martha Stewart tape Ribbon-Decorative Fabric Patterns 300078436
Heidi Grace 6-pk. Common Ribbon-pink 300070526
22” Gerbera Daisy-burgundy 30062953
First, you will work on the box bottom. Cut all cardstocks for the bottom and cover to size with the paper trimmer. Change out the cutting blade to the scoring blade (follow manufacturer’s directions) and score/fold both of the 3 ¾” x 11 ¼” solid cardstocks (color A and B) 3 ¾” from the shorter edges of the cardstock-the 3 5/8” edge (see Fig. A). Each cardstock should have 3 panels. Overlap color B’s first panel over color A’s last panel (see Fig. B). Adhere the panels together with double stick tape. Overlap color B’s last panel over color A’s first panel and adhere with double stick tape. You should have a 4-sided box with no top or bottom. Half of the box (2 panels) should be color A, and the other half (2 panels) should be color B.
Center each of the 3 ½” x 3 3/8” printed papers over each panel and adhere with double stick tape. If you want to add photos, trim leftover cardstock pieces at least 1/8” larger than your photos. These will be your photo mattes. Center each photo onto the matte and adhere with double stick tape. Adhere photos to any of the panels of your choice, but leave 1 panel blank (this will be for the butterfly magnet).
Slide your 4-sided cardstock box into the clear acrylic box bottom. Take the 16 ½” ribbon and adhere it with double stick tape along the bottom edge of the box. Add any embellishments you want onto the outside surface of the acrylic box (chipboard pieces, crystal stickers, etc.) Use the Mini Glue Dots to adhere chipboard pieces. Glue the Nylon Butterfly Magnet onto the blank side of the box using the 527 cement. Let dry.
Now you will work on the cover. Center the 3 5/8” x 3 5/8” solid cardstock onto the 3 7/8” x 3 7/8” solid cardstock and adhere with double stick tape. Center the printed paper onto the 3 5/8” x 3 5/8” solid cardstock and adhere with double stick tape. Cut about 1” of the Terrifically Tack Tape and place the sticky side down onto the center of the printed paper. Peel off the backing and adhere to the top of the inside of the cover of the box. Take the 3/8” wide 16 ½” ribbon and adhere it with double stick tape along the side edge of the cover.
Pull off the Gerbera Daisy head and trim as much of the stem off of the calyx using the wire cutters. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the calyx and glue the daisy head onto the center of the outside of the cover (the daisy should be hiding the tacky tape).
Take the Nylon Butterfly Tie and glue the ends of the ties (wires) in between the Gerbera Daisy’s center and inner petals with the hot glue gun. Bend and form the wires so that the butterfly looks like it’s hovering over the daisy.
© 2008 Ben Franklin
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