When I saw this challenge I began wracking my brain trying to come up with something different - not on the list. I was stumped because either the idea worked but I didn't have anything to go make it with or I wasn't happy with the idea. In the end I was getting a little bit frustrated when that voice in my head blurted out "man this is a BEAR of a challenge". Blink the lights went on! Houston we have liftoff! I'm doing a BEAR card!
For my project today I've actually incorporated five "B's" into my challenge. You'll see that some of the other design artists have multiplied their "B's" too, but you don't have to do that - the rules say "a B".
As you've already guessed, BEAR is one of my "B's". But, how about the other four, can you guess what they are? Well, BEAR with me, because you'll have to read through to the bottom of the post to figure out all five "B's".
Aren't these bears from the Bear Hug stamp set all nestled into this card just adorable? They were my inspiration for this fun project.
|The back panel of the card was adhered with the new foam strips instead of glue or tape, I'm able to enclose a gift card or lottery tickets. |
Supplies:Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs #139546, Time of Year #141790, Party Pants #141327 (R Sab 2016)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie (one 12 x 12 sheet), Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe Whisper White and Gold Glimmer Paper. DSP is from Welcome Neighbor (R)
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tip Top Taupe, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Bear Hugs Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Tree Punch (R), Small Star Punch (R), Itty Bitty Accents Punch (R), Foam Strips and Crystal Effects.
Details for Assembling the Rectangular Box:
Rectangular Pop Up Card Base and Inserts:
1. Cut Pumpkin Pie base to measure 4 x 12"
2. Score the base at 2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 11"
3. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2" the length of the card base.
|This is a very rough diagram of the score lines and cutting lines. The dotted lines represent how far down on the score lines you cut.|
4. From the remaining Pumpkin Pie card stock cut two insert pieces measuring 1" x 4 11/16". These will be your support pieces.
Panels and Gift Card Holder:
1. For the outside of the card you need the following card stock layers: Cut two pieces of Old Olive 1 7/8 x 3 3/8" and two 1 7/8 x 1 7/8".
2. For the DSP layers, I cut two pieces of Welcome Neighbor (R) dsp to measure 1 3/4 x 3 1/4" and two measuring 1 3/4 x 1 3/4".
3. For the Gift card panel cut a piece of Old Olive 3 7/8 x 3 3/8", and a piece of Whisper White 3 3/4 x 3 1/4". You will be adhering the gift card panel to this layer with foam strips.
I was having so much fun making this box card I decided to add a BONUS treat box to this post, made with the images I had left over. Here it is:
|This cute little box measures 4 x 4 18" tall. It can hold a set of 4 small cards (3 1/2 x 3 1/2) and matching envelopes, candy, or other goodies.|
|The side view|
|Here it is "glammed" up with some crinkle wrap.|
Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs, Oh My Goodies (R)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Tip Top Taupe, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive,
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tip Top Taupe and Welcome Neighbors DSP (R)
Accessories: Big Shot, Trimmer, Crystal Effects, Basic Rhinestones, Scissors,
Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue, Bear Hugs Framelits, Corner Rounder
Measurements for Gift Box:
1. Cut One piece of Old Olive card stock measuring 4 x 10" and scored at 4 1/4 and 5 3/4". Round corners on each end and fold on the score lines - this forms the bottom of the box.
2. Two pieces of Old Olive measuring 2 1/2" x 3" and scored at 1/2" on each long side are for the side supports of the box.
3. Piece of DSP measuring 4 x 3 7/8" with corners rounded for box front.
The sentiment is from the Oh My Goodies retired stamp set. I stamped it in Old Olive and then again in Pumpkin Pie. I cut the "Umpteenth" strip from the Pumpkin Pie image and adhered it in the center of the Old Olive image with dimensionals. Rhinestones in each corner finished it off.
Well that's it for me today and my two projects. I'd love to have some comments. How do you like these projects?
Also if you try out either of my projects, I'd like your feedback on my directions and I'd like to see what you came up with. Oh and before I forget, although I'm sure you figured out from the bold hints that I gave you what my five "B" theme items were, here they are:
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