Monday, July 27, 2020

Stampers Showcase July Blog Hop - Whale of A Time Gift Box

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute little treat box similar to one that I made this past weeked during my Online Stampin' Retreat.  So it was perfect for this month's Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.  I used the Whale Done Bundle as the main focus on my little scalloped top box.  Here's a look at my box.  

Tips & Tricks: 

This little box is not really hard to do; it's really just a simple box construction and decorated up nice and pretty like.  The base of the box starts out as any box would.  It's just a piece of cardstock cut to 8 1/2 x 6 1/4".  Then it's scored to make the sides and top of the box.  It's scored on the 8 1/2" side at 1", 3 1/2", 4 3/4", & 7 1/4".  On the short side it's scored at 1 1/4" and 5.  

The scalloped top and bottom are two of the largest Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies cut from Calypso Coral Cardstock.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach both.  I found it was easier to use the Liquid Glue to attach them than the Seal+.  The Liquid Glue allows you to move the top and bottom around for a little while so that you can get the placement just right.  

After attaching the scalloped rectangles it was time to decorate the box.  So for this version of the box I used Whisper White Cardstock to Mat the Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper.  I then attached the matted layer to the top of the box with a little liquid glue.  I then stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White and punched it out with my 2" Circle Punch.  Next I punched out a 2 1/4" circle with my 2 1/4" Circle Punch and attached them together.  I popped the circles up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped the whale from the Whale Done Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink and punched him out using the matching Whale Builder Punch.  I then attached him to the circle with a few more Stampin' Dimensionals to finish off the box.  

Project Recipe Card: 

I have created a recipe card for my project today.  It contains the main elements needed to create this project.  You can see all my recipe cards on my Pinterest board and you are more than welcome to pin this image to remember what was used to make it.  To see all my project recipes click here.  

Video Tutorial: 

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For the next blog on the blog hop you can click on the next button or click here and you will be taken to right there.  Easy peasy!  Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you like my little Scalloped Top Treat box featuring the Whale Done Stamp Set and matching Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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If you place any size order with me during the month of July, you will receive the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.

Don't forget about Bonus Days are going on now!  You get reward for shopping now with every $50 qualifying order. and you get to spend the $5.00 coupon codes when you shop in August.  

If you enjoy card making and love to play games I have a fun event for you coming up in August.  I always loved playing Bingo as a kid, and even as an adult.  This is a card class but we will be playing a few games of Bingo for fun as well.  You can find out all about my Online Stampin' Bingo and Card Class along with Register by July 31, 2020 by clicking here.  

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  1. Such a FANTASTIC BOX!!! I love it!!! Great job, Rick!

  2. Love your cute box Rick, those scalloped rectangles really give it an unusual look, love the whale suite xx

    1. Thanks I love the scalloped rectangles they are so much fun

  3. Such a wonderful box! I am definitely going to give this a go.xx

  4. Cute Box!! Will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. What a cute box! I'm going to have to give this a try and I have a gift idea in mind too!

  6. The scalloped edges add a real WOW factor- lovely little gift box!

  7. fabulous project Rick. Genius use of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

  8. What a gorgeous little box and those colours really pop x

  9. Very Cute, love it!


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