Hi everyone and welcome to our first OSAT Blog Hop of 2019! It has been a few years since I have had the pleasure to join in with this hop, and I’m excited to be back! We are highlighting Sale-a-bration and the new Occasions Catalog during today’s hop. My project today features the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Climbing Roses bundle. Read on!
Here is what I put together for this month’s project. It is a matching birthday card organizer and card.
I made these card organizers at a class in November, and people have been asking how to make them. Today I’ll share the instructions with you, but first, let’s take a look at the card.
I LOVE how the gold turned out. It really makes them pop. When I started making this, I didn’t have Valentine’s Day in mind, but the colors would be perfect to use this as a Valentine’s gift for a friend. I guess you could use it for a V-Day gift for your spouse if they really love to make and organize cards?!?!
Here’s a quick rundown of how I made the card. I used the Stampin’ Up! Climbing Roses stamp set and Rose Trellis thinlits set, which are available together as a bundle for 10% off the regular price. I used the trellis die to cut the trellis out of gold foil paper. I stamped the roses onto white shimmer paper using Versamark ink, embossed them using gold embossing powder, then used an aqua painter with Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick, and Powder Pink inks to add color. For the ‘Sending Love’ sentiment, I stamped it onto white shimmer paper with Lovely Lipstick ink, then cut it out with that amazing die that is part of the Rose Trellis thinlits set.
Here is a closer look at the card organizer. I saw a picture of one of these a while back and fell in love. I think these are just awesome! First, this organizer will give me a cute spot to write down birthdays and anniversaries too. Second, it is going to sit on my desk staring me in the face each time I sit down. I no longer have an excuse to forget birthdays! Third, when I make a card and think, “This would be a perfect card for (so and so),” I can just slide it into the organizer behind the right month for their birthday and it will be ready and waiting when the time comes!
Read on below for the tutorial to make this card organizer!
Here’s another close up of the artwork included in the Climbing Roses stamp set and Rose Trellis thinlits. Just gorgeous!
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Card Organizer Tutorial
Begin with a piece of 12″x12″ Lovely Lipstick cardstock. Score it at 1″, 3 3/4″, 8 1/4″, and 11″.
Rotate the cardstock to the left (counter clockwise) ninety degrees and score at 3 1/4″ and 6″.
Again, rotate the cardstock to the left (counter clockwise) ninety degrees. Measure down from the top left corner 3 1/4″ and make a pencil mark.
Next, measure down from the top right corner 3 1/4″ and make a pencil mark.
Next you will cut off the top corners. On each corner, cut from the inner score line down to the mark you created.
Cut off the bottom corners and also cut inwards from the left and right edges to create the flaps as shown.
On the two flaps you just created, you need to make another score line about 3/4″ out from the middle section. Lay the paper back on the scoring board, and score a vertical line about 3/4″ out on each side.
Now trim on the marks you just created.
Next you will cut designer paper to place on top. I suggest using paper that is not directional (does not have a ‘top’ or ‘bottom’). If you choose paper with a top and bottom, use care to make sure that it will be aligned the right way when the box is folded together. Cut pieces in the following sizes:
- 1 front piece measuring 4 1/4″ x 3″
- 1 back piece measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
- 2 side pieces measuring 2 1/2″ x 5 5/8″
Now it’s time to trim the pieces you cut for the sides. Measure down 2 1/8″ on the left side of one piece and the right side of the other. Then trim from the opposite corner to the mark you made.
Now they should fit onto the box base as shown. Go ahead and attach the designer paper onto the base.
Place tear and tape adhesive on the flaps as shown. Keep it on the inner edge of the flaps, close to the score line.
Loosen up the score lines by folding them back and forth. Then you can assemble the box. Remove tape from one of the lower sections, and fold the box to adhere the adhesive. Then do the other flap on the bottom of the box. Next you can do the sides that attach to the front.
Now let’s look at the inserts for each month! I created a file which you are free to use. View it here. You need to print it double sided onto thick white cardstock, then cut the pages into quarters. I punched the tabs on top using the Circle Tab Punch. I stamped the abbreviation for each month using the Pick a Pennant stamp set, and then punched them with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.
Here you can see the back side of January and February. If I have a chance sometime, I think I’ll punch a second label for each month so that one can be on the back side as well.
There you go! Happy creating!
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