Saturday, June 20, 2009

top note box

I tried 2 techniques with this share. First was making a Top Note Box, second was the quilt technique. What better way to try out 2 new things than to use brand new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP! I've seen this quilting technique several times and wanted to try it, but just hadn't gotten around to it yet. It's so simple, but looks great. Using the 1 1/4" square punch, cut 2 squares of each of the 6 patterned papers. That gives you all twelve designs since the paper is two sided. I used snail to mount the 12 squares onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then ran it through my Big Shot with the Top Note die. Now if you want to make a card, you'd mount the "quilted" Top Note shape to a card front, then decorate from there. In making the top note box, you'll repeat the process, so you'll have 2 quilted top note die cuts when you're done. I used the new Rich Razzleberry cardstock to build the box. I cut a 1 1/2" x 11" strip of cardstock and scored it at 2", 5", 7", and 10" which leaves a 1" tab to adhere the box shape. Before gluing, I scored 1/2" along the entire length of the cardstock and added sticky strip, cutting at each score mark. Once the box is formed, remove the red liner and center the box onto the quilted top note shape. Repeat the process with another 1 1/2" x 11" strip, adding a 1/8" to each score mark - 2 1/8", 5 1/4", 7 3/8", and 10 1/2", this time leaving 1/2" for the tab. Adhere this box to the white side of the second top note shape so the quilted pattern is on top and slide this box over the other one. I decorated the top with the new Circle Circus stamp set in Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry cardstock and ink, and punched those out with the Scallop Circle punch and the 1" circle punch. I added a white scallop Circle behind the Melon so it would stand out more and added the Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon. Fun project!

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