Thursday, 2 November 2017

Pootlers Design Team Challenge Week 1 - The Little Things

I am a very proud Pootler, and I am very happy to be taking part in the November 2017 "Design Team Challenge".

Our November Design Team have been given the challenge to create five projects using "The Little Things" stamp set, one project for each week of November.

So kicking Week 1 - here is my little Ferror Rocher Chocolate Treat Box.

I have put together a pictorial for you giving step by step instructions on how to create this box.  It is a very "snug" fit.  I could have gone 1/8th of an each bigger on each dimension perhaps, but overall I am very happy with how this little box turned out.

I worked in Real Red card stock, ink and co-ordinating gingham paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper stack.  It reminds me of the red gingham curtains we had in our kitchen when my husband started out our lives as newly weds 34 years ago !!!!

So ....... here we go ......

Cardstock measures 7 x 5 3/4 inches

Short side score @ 3/4, 2, 3 1/4 & 4 1/2 inches

Long side score @ 3/4, 2, 5 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches

Remove each of panels marked with a cross

Next divide the panels indicated in half with a pencil and remove the sections marked with a cross and round off the corners of the remaining side panels as shown.

Your template should now look like the one below.

Burnish all score lines.

You will need 6 decorative panels:

4 @ 2 7/8 x 1 inches Whisper White card stock
   @ 2 3/4 x 7/8 inches DSP

2 @ 1 x 1 inches Whisper White card stock
   @ 7/8 x 7/8 inches DSP

Layer them as shown above and adhere to the cardstock

On Whisper White card stock stamp up the sentiment below in Real Red Ink.   Select two Ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (3rd largest scallop circle & 4th largest plain oval).   Die cut the Scalloped Oval in Real Red card stock, and position the large plain oval as indicate and die cut it.  You will not see the words "For my Sweet" after this has been adhered to the box.

Next, select the 2nd smallest plain oval and the 3rd smallest scalloped circle dies.

Position the small plain die on your template as indicated below.   Run it through the Big Shot.   I did place a shim over the oval die, so that the die cut straight through all the layers.   I ran it back and forwards a couple of times in the Big Shot.

Next, I die cut the Whisper White Oval frame using both the scalloped and the plain oval and adhered over the aperture left by the previous die cut.

Next position the layered sentiment as indicated along the back small panel and adhere in place as indicated below.

Cut a piece of foiled acetate at 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches - score @ 1 1/8 on the short side.

Adhere it as indicated below

Place double-sided adhesive taped as indicated

Bring the opposite across and adhere to the panel with the adhesive tape.

Pack with two scrummy Ferrero Rocher and add a pretty Stitched Felt embellishment.

I love these little great boxes - they are pretty and festive and nice and easy.

Hope you like them too - and I hope you will pop back again tomorrow for my next little project.

Linda xx

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  1. Fabulous, love the use of the stamp, and the bright DSP!

  2. Great step by step tutorial - so easy to follow. Must try this. Thanks, Linda xx

  3. The step by step photos make this so easy to follow! Another winner Linda!

  4. Hi Linda another beautiful project. Love the way the sweet sign sits nicely at t back. With a few alterations could be used all year round.
    Love and huggles

  5. Thanks for the excellent tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  6. OMG!! I adore it!!!

  7. A fabulous project Linda and thanks for sharing your tutorial. Love your chosen colours. xx


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