My M.E. has got worse and for months I have been struggling with Chronic Pain/Fatigue and partway through making the box I had to take some timeout to rest and relax. After a few weeks of rest I have now finished the box and I'm so chuffed with it I wanted to share it with you.
Outer Sleeve/Wrap - Very Vanilla cardstock 8-3/4" x 4". Score the short side at 1-5/8" rotate 180 degrees and score again at 1-5/8" (by scoring it this way it ensures both the top and bottom are the same size).
The Very Vanilla ribbon I used has sadly now retired but you can use any ribbon you have in your stash. I attached the ribbon with Tear and Tape and to give the box a more professional look (to hide the ribbon on the top section) I glued another piece of 8-3/4" x 1-5/8" Very Vanilla cardstock.
Reinforced Tray - Very Vanilla cardstock 11-1/2" x 4-1/2". Score at 3/4" & 1-1/2" on all 4 sides. Fold along the score lines and burnish well.
The picture below shows which sections of the cardstock need removing to make the 4 tabs for the reinforced tray and which panels to stamp on if you would like to add a stamped border to the front and sides of the tray. If your stamped image is directional the 2 arrows show which direction to stamp your image.
I used my Embossing Buddy before embossing the gorgeous flower border from the Floral Phrases stamp set with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. I found Tear and Tape was the best adhesive to use when putting the tray together and I used Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tray to the base of the outer sleeve/wrap.
Tray Insert - Very Vanilla cardstock 9-7/16" x 2-1/2". Score at 1/2" on all 4 sides.
The Sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set. This was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder.
Matting and Layering
8-5/8" x 1-1/2" Gold cardstock. 8-1/2" x 1-3/8" Very Vanilla cardstock.
3-5/8" x 1-1/8" Gold cardstock. 3-1/2" x 1" Very Vanilla cardstock
Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you have time to leave a comment I would love to hear from you. I have listed the products I used to make the box below, if you need any of these products click on the image and it will take you to my 24/7 online shop. When I was making the box I didn't have enough Gold Foil and had to use something else but I have added the link below for the Gold Foil sheets in case you're like me and need to order some.
Have yourself some crafting fun.
* When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin' Up! cardstock. I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made. When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock. *