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February 7, 2011

Steam Punk Mad Plaid Love

Hello everyone, it's Ohhh Snap and today is my day to be the Guest Designer which is always exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time lol.

This started out with the last image from Love Struck 2010. I'm not the typical Valentine's Day Person, so I chose a black and plaid combination. A couple of tips about box making I've learned over the past couple of weeks: it's much easier to decorate a flat box, so decorate before assembling, and use the edge of a craft table to fold score lines rather than a ruler.

I decorated the heart with the Viva Decor Hematite Glitter Line (from my October Club Ruby Designers kit). With the height set at 9.04" on the Gypsy, the box dimensions are 4" x 1" x 6.5". So I used the Your Story (the Your Story Photo would also work for this) to make a mini book that will go in the box with a candy bar.

I made the mini book cover 3.5" (the front cover is 3.25" to show some of the pages, but that didn't show up in this picture) x 5" with a 0.5" spine that I scored in the middle so the spine had a little dimension. I used Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock and ran the front through my Cuttlebug Clockworks folder (which is a whopping 5" x 7" btw). I used my hot glue (high temp) down the middle of the spine (and stayed away from the edges by a little more than 1/3 of an inch). I waited for it to cool and then I put it in the Your Story with the pages (unembellished). It's the perfect size for those Tim Holtz message stamps I've been collecting lol.

Thanks for looking everyone, and here's hoping you have a wonderful crafty day :D

8 comments :

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Lovely box. Would have loved to see how you assembled this so that we could also try to make this. I love the embossing on the mini book. was the yourstory photo easy to use? Where did you get the glue strips

Ohhh Snap said...

Thanks :D. I made the glue strips with my hot glue gun (high temperature). I just squeezed a line down the spine about 1/3 of an inch away from the edges.

The Your Story was really easy to use, another one of those gee I really overthought it tools lol.

The only downside to the books is that it is really difficult to photograph the pages. It's a hold it and read it book, rather than a keep it open book (like you get with a bind-it-all).

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Hot glue gun. Wow. Now you have to give me a tutorial lol. I cannot seem to be able to use the dang gun! My elder son who constantly keeps sneaking away my gun literally snickered at me!Snickered I tell you. Ok ohhsnap you better make this a video tutorial or one with lots of pictures and post it today or if not this saturday.

Amy said...

I want the cuttlebug folder you used - awesome!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love the embossing. I like your untraditional colors too. TFS

Karen said...

Like the black and pink combination. Thanks for sharing!

TR said...

I love that "Clockworks" folder!
A MUST HAVE.

TR

217 Creations said...

Great mini!

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