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I Made a Box…


It’s my first January post here on the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog, so happy 2022! I’ve actually been taking a bit of a crafting break to deal with some other *stuff*, and to get back into the groove, I spent some time making something totally different from the usual – I made a Graphic 45 chipboard box!



Scrap ‘n Stamp offers a number of different Graphic 45 kits, and I picked the Ocean Blue Kit, which has everything you need to make this box, as well as a mini-album and decorative matchboxes, with lots of paper and ephemera left over.  The full-colour instructions are detailed and easy to follow. Of course, I had to add my own spin, and switched the papers around so that I could have a blue box with a tan interior, rather than the reverse. I did this both because I prefer blues to neutrals, and so it would fit with the January Random Acts of Cardness prompt, BLUE! 😉

To start, I covered the bottom inside pieces of the box with my chosen papers and adhered them together. I think adhesive choice is important with a project like this, so for paper-to-chipboard I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and for chipboard-to-chipboard, I used Ranger multi medium matte for extra strength. Here’s the box base:



The box lid comes next, with paper on both sides before adhering it to the bottom using a paper hinge. The lid flap is also attached with a hinge. Extra long strips of paper are adhered around the the box to strengthen the sides. At this point, my box was essentially done apart from a few embellishments:





In keeping with my usual style, I kept my embellishments clean and simple, with a few die cuts on the lid, and a reinforced sticker element as a lid clasp. Here’s another view of my finished project, along with a close up of the lid:



This project was quite the departure for me, but it turned out to be a lot of fun to make! Next up, I plan to make some cards using the kit elements to add to my box. I’m thinking one of the matchboxes would be a perfect addition for holding postage stamps! Thanks for checking in today, and I hope you’re playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift code to the Scrap ‘n Stamp store!


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August Sketch Challenge #3

Every Friday we post a new sketch challenge, each sketch will have a sample for inspiration made by one of our talented Design Team members.  In order for you to play along and be entered in this Months Sketch Challenge draw, you will need to:

1. Make a card using one of our August Sketches, make sure to use at least ONE item currently for sale at Scrap ‘n Stamp

2. Upload your card to our August Sketch Challenge Gallery

3. Once your Card is uploaded leave a comment on one of the Sketch Challenge Posts letting me know you have completed the Challenge

PLEASE READ: Revised Entry Details

4. Make one, two, three or all of the sketches – it’s your choice!  For each card  you upload you will receive an entry in the monthly draw.  That’s right – upload as many cards as you like and receive an entry in our monthly draw for each one!

It’s that simple!

For the month of August the Sketch Challenge Draw Prize will be a Dream Weaver Stencil and both stenciling brushes, this bundle is valued at $14.77.

Here is the first sketch:


And here is Spike’s card:


For her card Spike used: Graphic 45 Papers, Tapestry Stamp, Black Onyx Versafine, Studio K Clear Embossing Powder, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Ranger Blender and Ranger Blending Foam.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!


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