Ok, if you've been a regular visitor here at Snapdragon Stamps (hi Mom!) you know I pretty much stick to flat paper crafting--cards and scrapbook pages, not 3D items. But every once in a while I want to try something new, so today I'm sharing a gift card holder box I made.
My friend Karyn's birthday is coming up next week, and I'm giving her a gift card, so this seemed like the perfect time to try out Qbee's Pop-Up Gift Card Box Tutorial. The tutorial is easy to follow (I had it up on the iPad while I was at my craft desk) and the box isn't hard to make, but there are a few things I learned on the way that would make a second box easier. For example, after you do the score lines and cut the tabs, next time I would fold along all the score lines and put the adhesive on the OTHER side of the cardstock. I basically had to fold the cardstock the opposite direction that I'd scored because I put the adhesive on the "inside" side (that would make sense to you if you were trying to make this box, I think).
Here's the inside, and that's a pack of Rolos because you know you get hungry when you're shopping if you do it correctly. Here's another thing I learned: maybe I made the slot for the gift card a little too wide, because
it was kind of tilting so that the edge of the gift card was at the edge of the box and it didn't stand up straight. So I stuck a Dimensional down in the bottom of the box and made sure that the gift card was put with the edge in front of that Dimensional and voila! No more tilting.
So anyway, I'd say this little project definitely qualifies for the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.
And I also used the fun color combination from Just Add Ink:
You're probably wondering, where's the Real Red? To be honest, I don't like hot pink and red together, I think they clash :) but I *did* use Real Red ink to sponge the edges of the rose petals. Now, pale pink and red I think is totally fine ;) But just so you know, I DID use all the challenge colors on here. And champagne glimmer paper, because it's fun.
So, would I make a box like this again? Yeah. Am I going to make a regular habit of it? Probably not, I'm lazy and I'm used to thinking two-dimensionally ;)
Supplies, all SU!
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet (retired), Label Love
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Champagne glimmer paper, retired Wild Wasabi DSP
Accessories: Spiral Flower Bigz Die, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Note Tag Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart), Decorative Label Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Hexagon Punch, Dimensionals, hot glue & Sticky Strip to adhere everything together