Friday, April 5, 2013

One Idea leads to the next, to the next, and to the next!!!

Welcome to Day Five of JustRite Papercrafts April Release!  Today we are featuring JustRite's two newest background stamps and I've used one on my creation today!  My daughter has put together wonderful glass containers of toiletries for the rest rooms at church and reception for wedding guests, so this Momma decided the paper towels on the wall would just not cut it, lol!
So, I picked up packages of paper hand towels and decided they needed a holder, right?  Damask Wallpaper Background Stamp is the one I used for my holder!  It is a deeply etched red rubber stamp and clings on any acrylic block. HERE is the link to other background stamp being featured today! The other fabulous background stamp, Secret Garden is found HERE. 

I wanted to make two boxes and use an entire 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock for each, No cutting the card stock, hooray! I measured the package of towels which was 8" x 4 1/2". I subtracted that measurement from the 8 1/2" x 11" measurement.  The answer is 3" x 4".  After dividing this measurement in half, 1 1/2" x 2" I scored these markings, 2" from the top and bottom and the sides 1 1/2".  I didn't have to cut any excess card stock.  

Of course we need the height of all sides to be equal.  To accomplish this, I measured 7/16" in from each side and scored that line!  At the top and bottom on each side I cut the score line to the 2" line and folded in that tab.

Each tab has ScorTape applied to adhere sides together.  A strip of ScorTape is also applied to the 7/16" flap on each side.  This finishes off the box well, covering the tab connections!  Lets move on to the stamping!

Background stamps measure 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" perfect to fit a quarter section of a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock!  I marked the cardstock down the middle on the width and length, as you can see pictured above.  I also show white paper I placed up to each line before stamping the Damask Wallpaper stamp

Look how beautiful this paper is after stamping the background four times.  I stamped two sheets of paper so I could create two boxes.  If you look closely you can see right down the middle of the paper, the design does not match perfectly, but with a background stamp like the Damask Wallpaper, it's not noticeable, which is what we want. I feel selecting a busier design when stamping an entire cardstock sheet is key for a more successful & uniform look! 

I'm showing the placement of a round circle punch that I used on each box on the top & bottom ends.  It adds a bit of interest and will make removing a towel from the box easier!

Here is the placement of the ScorTape, on the left side of the box.  I applied the same to the right side too.  

Here is a picture of the two boxes side by side!  I will not have a bow and tag on these, but I wanted to show you what it would look like if I wanted to gift a package of towels.  Wouldn't holiday towels be a perfect hostess gift?  

The tag sentiment is found in JustRite's clear set, Live, Laugh, Love Vintage Labels Two.  (You will see this tag soon, as we use it on the table favors!  Stay tuned!)  An inexpensive and easy touch that tells your guests you are thinking about their needs, while adding a decorative touch too!  Hope you've enjoyed JustRite's April Release!  I know I have!  Thanks for stopping by, make your Friday a fabulous one!  

Check out the fabulous inspiration from the following super talented Justrite Papercraft Designers!


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marilynwillauer said...

WOW quite impressive!!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous project and a fabulous idea. I love the stamps! The box with the bow and tag looks sumptuous and you're right, it would make a lovely present. I often give makeup gifts for Christmas and think I'll have a go at some of these for little extras. Thanks for the inspiration. Maddy x

Sparkly Engineer said...

Neat project.

Dottie said...

I love boxes and this one is just wonderful. Those hand towels are fabulous too and wonder where they were purchased. The design is gorgeous which lends to a project I have in mind for them. Thanks for the tutorial on the box; wonderful idea.