Sunday, October 11, 2009

Inside Out Box

Hope you're all having a nice, relaxing Sunday!! Yesterday we had a make 'n take at J's Knicknacks, where we made this "inside out" box. I call it that because from the outside it looks like this:



But, when you turn it inside out, it looks like this (the cover of the gift box becomes the base for this standing greeting):



To make this box, start with an 8" x 8" piece of card stock. Score it at 3" away from each side (as shown on the left, below). Then cut away the four corner squares (as shown on the right, below):



Fold along each of the scored lines in both directions (front and back). Stamp your sentiment on one of the sides (close to the fold, if it's a long sentiment...you want to make sure the words clear the base when you turn the box inside out). To get a pattern for the other 2 pieces needed, click here. For both pieces, cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. For the the cover/base, apply double stick tape to the four tabs (as shown below), and adhere to make cover/base. The other piece is a "stand" where you can attach your stamped images...use double stick tape on the one tab to form the cube shape shown below.



I used my Marvy (blue) oval punch and Marvy (pink) scalloped circle punch to make a frame for my 2 stamped images: #C128 (Ornament) and C129 (Pine Branch). Next, I used double stick tape to attach the "stand" to the center square. Glue or tape you stamped images to the stand. I also used a little bit of double stick tape on each side of the cover to help hold the ribbon in place:



Here's a bird's eye view of how the stamped images look when you first take the cover off the box:


Now for the giveaway!!! Thought I'd try something different this time!! There will be 2 winners!! One will be totally at random from all the entries...the other will be randomly chosen from all the entries that come outside of Hawaii (thought it might be fun to send my stamps to some far off land!!!). So leave a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Tuesday, October 13...and I'll announce the winners on Wednesday, October 14!! Please be sure to tell me where you're from...and maybe a little bit about yourself!! Oh yeah...here are the stamps I'm giving away:



Good luck!!

35 comments:

Janis said...

Hi Jean-

Cute images. I've only recently restarted stamping when I started following your make & takes in Feb/Mar of this year. I'm from Hawaii.

Thanks for the opporunity!
Janis K.

Fay said...

Hi Jean! Loving your Christmas stamps...looking forward to picking some up soon. Thanks for sharing such a cute project!!

Kris said...

What a great project... very creative Jean... i'm from hawaii and i'm a craftaholic and shopaholic... =D hugs, Kris

Regina said...

How creative, fun and just plain adorable!! You are so creative, Jean!
Greetings from Germany - Regina

Lynn said...

Oh, Jean you are just too clever. I am definitely going to try this project. Maybe a gift card will fit inside. If not I'll make the box bigger. I don't know why everyone is telling you where they are from but I think you know that I live in Hilo because you met me there. Thanks for the super crafty project.

Maureen said...

Such a super clever project - LOVE it!! I'm from Hawaii - yay!

Saskia said...

Wow... lovely project!! Thanks for the tutorial!

I LOVE cute things, as you can see on my blog! :) There's still a child in me... :)

Sweet greetings from Belgium!!

Saskia :)

Anonymous said...

What a great project and adorable images! Thanks for sharing the project and new images! Warm aloha! I am in Hawaii! Tammy

Shari said...

Love your new Christmas stamps!

Jenny said...

This is a wonderful project. These are adorable stamp image and I love Christmas.

I'm from Hawaii. I started stamping beginning of this year. So hard to keep up with all the differnt stamp images out there and now there's digi stamps. So little time. But when I find the time I enjoy every moment of it. And I just love coloring them with my copics. Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win these cute stamps.

Val from Hawaii said...

I love it!

Jenine said...

Soooo cute! I love all the Dandelion stamps and always try to buy some when I visit Hawaii from Seattle. Thanks for always posting your cute designs!

kg said...

Hi Jean,

It's always good seeing you. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed this project......... kg

Linda said...

Hey Jean - such a cute project! I saw your Christmas stamps at Cute Stuff last week - definitely need to pick some up soon! Thanks for always sharing your awesome creations! Have a great week!

Rainbow said...

HI Jen

great make and take on sat I really enjoyed it :)
beautiful new christmas stamps
you are so creative!!
have an awesome week!!!

Charlene said...

What cute stamps for Christmas!! Love the make and take box that you did, I will have to try making it. Thank you so much for sharing all your great ideas with us!! I love to scrapbook and stamp, and I live in Mililani.

Thank you for the chance to win the stamps.
Charlene

Happy Stamper said...

Your stamps are just too adorable! And your projects too! Thanks for a chance to win in the Aloha State!

Cassie said...

Hi Jean,

You've done it again. These stamps are so cute.

Cassie from Hawaii

naya said...

Hi Jean,
Glad I was able to make it to J's on Saturday for your make 'n take. It was such a cute idea. Now I need to make some for my friends who weren't able to attend.

Dawn said...

Hi Jean...Waiting to buy some of your Christmas stamps from you. Thank you for a chance to win.

Janet S said...

Hi Jean!
Love the box! You are so creative. I just love your stamps. I'm Janet from Michigan again(kind of rhymes!) and I am hoping that the snow farther west doesn't come my way. These Christmas stamps are the cutest!!! Thanks for a chance to win them. :D

Evie said...

Aloha from Aiea! What a neat project! I missed your M&T this weekend, so am glad you're giving us a look here. Your images & ideas are very cute.

Have been stamping/crafting for a while. And just love to shop as well. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Liann said...

love your images.....and the box is too cool....TFS...aloha from WA

BlueRose said...

Oh, I'm so upset that my post didn't post. Anyway, I love your little box and like always love the stamps. Thanks so much for the chance to win....♥

nbells said...

These are just too adorable =) Thanks for a chance to win!

Cyndi said...

thanks for the instructions! it was fun coming to the make and take!

Cori from Hawaii said...

Hi Jean!
Love your new stamps! I started out making cards, but now enjoy 3-D projects, so I can't wait to try this one!
Mahalo!

Denise said...

Adorable stamps! And that box is such a beautiful & creative project!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I live in Ashland, Oregon. I enjoy lots of different crafts but recently became addicted to cardmaking. I check your website frequently for inspiration. Your designs make me smile! Thanks.

Deana

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

Love your cute stamps. Keep them coming because we just love your creations!

Aloha from Hawaii!
BJ

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my gosh...just the cutest creation and such darling stamps! I am most definitely going to have to try one of these!

Ethan Mashimo said...

Love your stamps! (again!!)

and loving your stamps all the way from Washington!

tina

Lori said...

What a cute idea. Love the little mouse on the ornament and the saying that goes along with him. Perfect for the holidays!

Jodi said...

These are super cute holiday stamps and I love this cute idea!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Berenice said...

Awesome project! TFS :)