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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Learn How To Make Paper Boxes for All Occasions 0 comments  

Paper Box Class

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Seed PacketGift Card HolderPaper BoxConePyramid BoxCrimped Edge ConeFry BoxGift Box #1Mini BagTrapezoid BoxTempting TemplateTake Out Box

We all have parties - birthdays, Christmas, wedding showers, baby showers and more.   Now we don’t do favors for all parties but some.  Want to wow them with favor containers?? Want to give a gift at a party in something personally made instead of something bought at a store?? Want to include something creative that they can keep and use for something else when the gift is gone?? Well here we go.  Boxes, bags and cones that you can use to fill with stuff.  Something you can give in a creative way.

We will start with the more simple things and go from there.  I will be doing most of the items with both paper scrapbook stuff and digital scrapbook stuff and will include the supplies for each project as well as a list at the end.  In the end you will have many options for parties or anything else you want to give them for.

A few things to know and remember:
1. It is best to cut down your paper to printer size and print the template directly on the paper. This way you have all the lines you need for cutting and folding
2. You will cut on solid lines and score on dotted lines.
3. You want to use a good adhesive so that the boxes stay together.
4. Most of these projects will work best with a double sided paper. That way you have a design or color inside and out.

Seed Packet

This is very simple and takes very little time.
Digital Template: ACOT #501-9002877 - Printable Seed Packet/Envelope Template by Di Hickman

Paper Supplies: ACOT #313-00445 - Fancy Pants Potpourri Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT # 328-9005053 – Love Birds by Amy Teets

Step 1: Print template on back of desired paper
Step 2: Cut on solid lines
Step 3: Fold on dotted line (or at corners where they would be a line)

Step 4: Fold bottom flap in

Step 5: Fold one side over and tape or glue to the bottom flap

Step 6: Fold other side over and tape/glue to first flap

At this point you can decorate it however you would like on the front.

Be sure to have a way to close the flap.
Here are the 2 finished ones:

Gift Card Holder Digital Template:

ACOT #396-9004219 – Gift Card Holder Template by Sweet Cherry Designs

Paper Supplies:

ACOT #38-02522 – Bo Bunny Grease Monkey Paper

Digital Kit:

ACOT # 351-9004693 – Pear Extraordinaire by Bella Gypsy

Step 1

: Print template lines on the paper.


: This is one of those projects that using a double sided paper would be best.


You can also print on both sides of the paper for the digital one. Just don’t print the lines on both sides – just one.

Step 2

: Cut along cut lines

Step 3

: Fold on fold lines

Step 4

: Cut small slit for tab to fit in

Step 5

: Decorate

here are my finished ones


Paper Box

Paper Supplies: ACOT #421-00460 – Cosmo Cricket School’s Out Paper

ACOT # 162-01647 – Bazzill Beeswax Cardstock

ACOT # 162-10384- Bazzill Jacaranda Cardstock

Digital Kit: ACOT # 38-9005074 – What A Zoo By Becki Kress


Step 1: Cut paper into desired size square (I used 11 x 11)
Step 2: On back of paper draw an X
Step 3: Start with one corner and fold up to center of X and crease then fold the paper again up to the line.

Do this on all 4 corners – this will leave a block pattern on the paper

Step 4: On 2 opposite side cut in 2 squares across and 2 squares deep.

Step 5: Sides with triangle flaps, fold in and tape/glue on both sides.

Step 6: Fold in triangle flaps on both sides – overlapping and gluing – you will now have the look of a box with extra parts

Step 7: Fold and tape the extra flaps into the box

Step 8: Do this same thing for the bottom of the box but cutting the square a little more than ¼” smaller.
Step 9: Decorate


now there are lots of different ways to do the cones. I have given one template here and then for the other you just need a half circle


Template: Half Circle
Paper Supplies: ACOT #305-09777 – KI Memories Girly Girl Multi Stripe Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT #333-9004531 – Elliot by Kim Hill



Pillow Box


Paper Supplies: ACOT #262-61022 – We R Memory Keepers Newman Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT #480-9004912 – And Many More by Danielle Young

I really like this one

I found it easier to place one hand one each side of the folded box and use my fingernail on the inside and my finger on the outside to score the curve part


Pyramid Box


Paper Supplies: ACOT #151-02951 – Heidi Grace Ribbons of Love Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT # 538-9005090 – Sassy Princess by Becki Kress

these are very simple

this one is so much easlier than I was thinking but you will need a paper crimper

Crimped Edge Cone

Paper Supplies:
ACOT #419-00502 – Moxxie Slumber Party Paper

ACOT #166-50911 – Pebbles Inc. Happily

start with a rectangle and fold in half long ways and tape or glue the open side together

tape one end closed

then you would fill before taping the other end closed but you are gonna make the close go the opposite direction

now all you have to do is crimp the ends


Fry Box


Paper Supplies: ACOT #166-50906 – Pebbles Inc Together Paper

Digital Kit: ACOT # 351-9004690

– Doodle Me Happy by Bella Gypsy
I love this one and I think it would be great if you are giving a fast food resturant gift card

Now i'm not giving alot of written instruction here but most of these once you print the template they will either tell you or they are very simple.

i have 5 more items and these next 2 i only have digital templates for. But don't let that stop you. Even if you don't do digital you can still use digital templates.

Gift Box #1

Digital Template: ACOT #501-9004740 – Gift Box #1 by Di Hickman

Paper Supplies: ACOT #421-00452 – Cosmo Cricket Sunday Paper

ACOT # 421-00487- Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday CS Stickers

Digital Kit:
ACOT #488-9004641 – Feeling Happy by Julie Bullock


Mini Bag

Digital Template: ACOT #501-9002875 – Printable Mini Bag by Di Hickman

Paper Supplies: ACOT #38-02167 – Bo Bunny It’s My Party Day

Digital Kit:ACOT # 515-9004892 – Sweet Dreams by Little Mrs. Liz Designs

this is another of the digital ones but still very simple and very cute. Put a little tissue in them (I didn't have any) and it will look great.


Trapezoid Box


Paper Supplies: ACOT #412-00466 – Cosmo Cricket Mischievous Max

This one is really need and easy. Don't forgot to punch your wholes for the ribbon


This one is much easier than you would think and really cute

Tempting Template


Paper Supplies: ACOT #205-09764 – KI Memories Family Tree Neighbors

Digital Kit: ACOT # 333-9004666 – Slumber Party by Kim Hill



ok ladies here is the last one and let me tell you it almost drove me nuts but I got it. So take your time and done give up

Take Out Box

Paper Supplies:  ACOT #199-31835 – Chatterbox Fabulous Buttons Paper


ok that is all i have for the class. I hope that you got some great ideas and when you get some done let me know so I can check them out. I will start on the article soon but until then you have the treat with things. Thank you for joining me today.


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Friday, April 17, 2009

Punk Your Layout 15 comments  

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Most everyone loves music.  Different kinds of music bring out different emotions in you.  Rock music makes you move and brings your mood up.  Slow songs can make you sad.  What does a song do and say about you??? Well lets see it from the Creative Teams view.  They were asked to use lyrcis on a page but also to make the photos a color.  Blue, green, orange, pink - something other than black and white.  There is what they did.

First we have a great layout by Angie (nun69). She chose to make each photo a different color.  I love the variety of the colors on the page and the lyrics she choose. "the future's so bright I gotta wear shades"  Terrific job Angie.


Next we have a page from Janell (janello).  I adore her use of the different colors across the page.  She chose one color on the photos and elements to match the paper colors.  Her song choice was "True Colors" and it make a wonderful looking page.  Give Janell a hand on this one.

Now we have a layout by Laura (Art_Teacher).  She did a terrific extraction and also chose one color for the photo.  Her lyric choice is from Chicago's "Color My World".  I love the colors used to accent the photo and the lyrics matching them.  Great job Janell.

Here was have Ronny's (Smiley-Scrap8) page entitled Born to be Wild.  She choose her photos to be the boy/girl colors.  And I love how she made the background the color but left the clothing the normal colors. She also did an amazing job at making the whole picture show in the background. Obviously her song was "Born to be Wild".  Terrific layout Ronny.

Sara (Keling) make a pretty layout using a pink photo and the title " Tale As Old As Time".  I love how the page is set up simple yet is very eye catching.  Great color combination and elements Sara.

Karin (mayerkt) made a very eye catching page with bold colors to make it pop.  Here is what she said about her layout design: "I used the colorization of the main photo, as well as repeating circles & rectangles, to take on the happy, snazzy feel of the song. For the colorization, I created a yellow rectangle in the layer above my photo, clipped it to the photo (Ctl+alt+G), then set the blending mode to color. I did the same colorization method on the alphabet, to make it pop a bit more. Great effect!"  Amazing work on this Karin. 


Here we have one from davsar.  Sarah used the song "I Never Saw Blue Like That". She added a soft glow to her picture and filled in areas with a cloud background to highlight the words in the song "across the sky".  She did a great extraction and the blues on the layout make the eyes really pop out. 

 Kristianne (MamaK321) did a great job mixing colors on her layout 1,2,3.  She says "The hardest part was finding the perfect mix of song and photo. I chose a song that my girls and I love at the moment, the lyrics make for a sweet layout".  She also chose to color just the background.  Perfect job Krisianne.

Last I have mine.  I had a really hard time decided what to do. So I chose my song first, then the kit and then the pics and color of them.  I am using pics of corriekates son Cody.  I love the Rubby Ducky song and knew it would make a cute page.  I chose the orange photos cause it was something different from the blue option.


Ok Ladies, I hope this inspires you in more ways than one.  Take a favorite song and scrap some colored photos.  They don't all have to be color or black and white and they can tell something about your story or in this case song.  Hope you enjoyed this reveal :)

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Digital Out of Bounds 8 comments  

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Ok ladies, here is something new for you to try in digital.  This is a tutorial that will take your photos OUT OF BOUNDS.

I will be taking this photo and showing you have the process goes and in the end you would have this

And how you might ask.  Well here is a step by step to do this in photoshop.

Step 1: Open your photo and make a dulipcate layer.  Rename your original layer Original and turn this layer off (make it invisible on the layer palette)

Step 2:  Extract the portion of the photo you want sticking out of the frame.

Step 3: After you have done the extraction turn that layer off and turn the original layer back on.  On this layer you will use the tool to draw a rectangle the size and shape you want the new photo to be.  Pay attention to what you are including. I like to overlap alittle on where the extraction starts but very little.

You will notice that my rectangle is out of shape a little.  I did this by going to IMAGE > TRANSFORM > PERSPECTIVE and then grabbing the upper corner and dragging it in until you like the shape.  This will make the image look like it is laying on the table.  This is not something you have to do but it does look neater.

Step 4: Select the new shape you have just drawn (use the magic tool and choose it - it may tell you to simplify it but once you choose ok it will select it).  Now choose SELECT > INVERSE and hit DELETE. You will have this left.  Once you have done this you can turn off the recantagle layer or delete it.

Step 5: Add a frame around the photo area from Step 4. Make sure that if you changed the prespective of the photo, you also do this to the frame.  Also make sure that the frame layer is below the extraction layer.

Step 6:  Now turn your extracted layer back on and you should have you Out Of Bounds Photo

I hope that you all think this is as fun and neat as I do and if you have any questions please feel free to PM me - mkcdaisy.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Newbie Scraplift CT Reveal 6 comments

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For this weeks reveal we decided to scraplift new members of A Cherry On Top.  For those unsure of scraplifting, it is when you take a layout someone produced and use it as inspiration for your layout.  It can be something as simple as a technique but using intells using the layouts placements ...

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

How to Use Scrapbooking Sketches 3 comments

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What is a sketch??

A sketch is a drawing of a layout design showing placement of papers, pictures, elements and journaling. These are used to inspire layouts and give scrapbookers new ideas ...
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Glimmer Mist Summer Crop Class 0 comments

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Spotlighting Julie Bullock 3 comments

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We decided this time to highlight Julie Bullock.  She has some wonderful kits and they are so easy to work with.  Lets take a look.

First we have a Christmas in July page by Keling. She has shown great use of Julie's elements and ribbons ...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Dating 4 comments

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May is May is prom season, Date Your Mate Month and Biographer's Month.   Aww the memories we have of dating.  Remember your first ever date? Your first prom? &nb ...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Year in Review 2 comments

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How do you do yours? Whether its about your family, your self, your kids or events in the news, having a year in review can be a great thing.  Fast forward to 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years from now. Wanna know what happened in the month of March, wanna know your families big events or do you just wanna take a trip down memory lane - this is how you do it ...

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