Monday, December 8, 2014

Three Dimensional Thinking

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 ;)

Cheers, peeps!

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


CCsMom said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!! And I'm with you -- I don't think I would go to all that trouble. But here we are, people who cross stitch, too. People who see my stuff say I'm crazy for doing that, too. Speaking of which, we saw a whole booth at the German Fair with cross stitch ornaments. And she had a whole lot of them. CRAZY!

Love the colors and I'm sure your friend will be thrilled. Love you and have a great week!

Christine Blain said...

I so 'get' the whole 3D avoidance thing, Christy - give me cards any day! Love this special gift you made for your friend, though, and you've used the cheery colours beautifully. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Margaret Raburn said...

Oh how cute is this?! I don't remember having seen this style gift card holder in a box and I love it! So glad you played with and met the challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Love the way the lid opens and that gift card sort of pops up. Also love the rose and the treat inside. Really fun idea! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week!

Melissa Davies said...

WOW! That flower is amazing! What a gorgeous gift - your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us in the Gift Card Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said... the idea of a box for the gift card and it's a pop-up! Beautiful rose flower, too! Thanks for playing along with the gift card challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

This is so clever! Love the box idea! Very clever and creative! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

I love the idea of creating a box for the gift card! The flower adornment and all the glimmer really dresses it up. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Nikki Spencer said...

Love your sweet gift box/gift card holder Christy...It looks great in the JAI colours too!
Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jodene said...

What a great gift box! Love that gorgeous flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)

Mary Brown said...

How sparkly!!! What a cool way to do the box and with the little extra treat inside too! GREAT flower on the cover! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Tina said...

Your box is fabulous and I'm sure the recipient will appreciate the time and effort you put into it. You've used our colours beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.