Friday 28 April 2017

Eastern Palace Gift Box

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I really do love this set, the stamps put together make stunning patterned paper and the dies work really well together to make medallions and flowers.

To make this cube box I stamped the lid and used some of the new in colours for 2017-2019.  I LOVE Fresh Fig <3.

I have created different patterns using this set, photopolymer stamps allow you to see through them which makes creating patterns really easy.

I used the new Eastern Beauty stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock and the ink colours I used were the 3 new in colours, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Lemon and Lime Twist.

I used 2 pieces of card stock cut for the lid and the base
Lid = 4' x 4'
scored at 1' on all 4 sides
Base = 6' x 6' (minus 1/16th of an inch on each side) it is important to take this sliver off so that the lid fits.
Score at 2' on all 4 sides

This gives you a box that is 2x2x2 forming  a cube.

The box was decorated with a flower cut using 2 dies from the Eastern Medallion Die set.

To make the box once of the score lines are cut up, turn cardstock 90 degrees and cut again and then repeat until all four sides have one cut up to the score line. All four corners are notched and a small section cut off.  Glue is applied (fast fuse, tombow or tear and tape should be used - snail is not strong enough for a box. Each flap is glued to a different side of the box so each side is reinforced.

The lid is made in the usual way , cut up two score lines on opposite sides, notch them and then stick flaps on opposite sided.

The flower was cut in the same colour cardstock as the base (Fresh Fig) and a 1/2 inch circle cut with the 1/2 inch circle punch. the petals were separated and bent up, the circle was stuck in the centre and then glued to the top of the lid.

I really like the result.

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