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Embossed Stationery Box and Cards
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Collect your correspondence materials in a box pretty enough to display in any room of the house. It also makes a great gift, especially when you fill it with handmade cards and matching envelopes.

Finished sizes:  3 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Box
         4 1/2" x 5 1/2" Cards

You will need:
BOX
•  3 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"  papier-mâché box with textured accent
•  One pkg. oven-bake polymer clay*
•  Brown gloss spray paint*
•  Copper metallic surfacer*
•  Metallic rub-ons*
•  Antique Postcard & Stamp Images*
•  Copper Dresden foil trim*: Medieval Border
•  Printed cardstock*
•  Embossing plate*: Floral Screen
•  Antique pen nib & holder*
•  Hemp*
•  Clear microbeads
•  1" red liner tape
•  Stamp scissors*
Clay roller, glass baking dish or ceramic tile, paintbrush, waxed paper

CARDS
•  Cardstock*: vanilla, navy scrap
•  Assorted printed paper scraps
•  Brown inkpad
•  Dresden foil images*: Birds and Butterflies, Hearts on a String, Puffy Hearts
•  Collage Sheet*: I’ve Been Framed!
•  Cuttlebug & embossing plates*: A2 D’vine Swirl, A2 Script Texture, A2 Leafy Branch, A2 Textile Texture, Swiss Dots
•  One yd. 3/8" color? ribbon*

FOR BOTH
•  Permanent adhesive*
•  Paper glue
Ruler, scissors

*The following products were used for this project: Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip adhesive • EK Success Paper Shapers • K & Co. Ancestry.com paper slab • Krylon spray paint • Polyform Sculpey III polymer clay • Provo Craft Cuttlebug, texture plates • RockCandy Studios collage sheet, Antique pen nib, postcard & stamp images, Dresden foil images & trim, ribbon, rub-ons • Sophisticated Finishes by Triangle Coatings Copper Metallic Surfacer • Stampin' Up cardstock, hemp.

Note: For product information, see end of article.


•  Use spray paint only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
•  Follow manufacturer's directions for all products.
•  Allow paint and glue to dry between steps.
•  See photos for details and placement.

Box
STEP 1: Make clay squares.
Measure box top and divide into 12 squares, allowing 1/8" between squares. Condition clay thoroughly. Roll out to 1/8" thickness. Press Leafy Branch embossing plate into clay and cut into squares (Photo A). Place on glass baking dish or ceramic tile and bake as directed.

STEP 2: Cover box. Spray paint box brown. Dry brush with copper surfacer. Glue clay tiles to box top and paint with copper paint. Apply metallic rub-ons to each tile and to any textured surface on outside of box. Apply Dresden border around sides of box top.

STEP 3: Embellish. Cover postcard image with red liner tape and cover with microbeads. Trim stamp images with stamp scissors. Apply red liner tape and microbeads to stamp images only, leaving a white border (Photo B). Paint pen holder with copper surfacer. When dry, apply blue metallic rub-on. Tie hemp around pen holder. Glue postcard and pen holder to box top as shown.

STEP 4: Finish. Measure inside of box and lid. To line box, cut printed cardstock to size and attach with paper glue.

Cards
Wild-haired bird
STEP 1: Make card.
Cut vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

STEP 2: Texture paper. Trim printed paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and run through Cuttlebug using Script Texture embossing plate. Rub brown inkpad over textured paper, then glue to folded cardstock.

STEP 3: Finish. Trim frame from collage sheet. Sponge edges with brown inkpad and adhere to card as shown. Attach Dresden foil bird.

Bird on a Twig
STEP 1: Make card.
Cut vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

STEP 2: Texture paper. Trim printed paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and run through Cuttlebug using D'vine Swirls embossing plate. Rub brown inkpad over textured paper, then glue to folded cardstock.

STEP 3: Finish. Glue ribbon to textured paper as shown, then attach to folded cardstock. Attach Dresden foil bird.

Puffy Heart
STEP 1: Make card.
Cut vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

STEP 2: Texture paper. Trim printed paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and run through Cuttlebug using Textile embossing plate. Rub brown inkpad over textured paper, then glue to folded cardstock.

STEP 3: Finish. Glue ribbon to textured paper as shown, then attach to folded cardstock.
Trim navy cardstock scrap to 2" square. Layer 1 3/4" square of printed paper onto cardstock and glue to card front. Attach Dresden foil heart.

Butterfly
STEP 1: Make card.
Cut vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

STEP 2: Texture paper. Trim printed paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and run through Cuttlebug using Leafy Branch embossing plate. Rub brown inkpad over textured paper, then glue to folded cardstock.

STEP 3: Finish. Glue ribbon to textured paper as shown, then attach to folded cardstock.
Trim navy cardstock scrap to 2" square. Layer 1 3/4" square of printed paper onto cardstock and glue to card front. Attach Dresden foil butterfly.

Card 52 (Hearts on a String)
STEP 1: Make card.
Cut vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

STEP 2: Texture & assemble. Trim a second piece of vanilla cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5"and run through Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots embossing plate. Attach ribbon. Trim printed paper to 4" x 5 1/4". Layer textured paper onto printed paper, then glue to folded cardstock.

STEP 3: Finish. Cut two pieces of printed paper, 2" x 3" and 1 3/4" x 2 3/4". Sponge brown ink on all edges. Add more ink to smaller paper to darken slightly. Layer smaller paper onto larger piece, then glue both to card front. Attach Dresden foil hearts.


Sources:

Beacon Adhesives, Inc.
(914) 699-3405
www.beaconcreates.com

EK Success
(800) 442-0455
www.eksuccess.com

K & Company
(888) 244-2083
www.kandcompany.com

Krylon
(800) 4KRYLON
www.krylon.com

Polyform Products Co.
www.sculpey.com

Provo Craft
(800) 937-7686
www.provocraft.com

RockCandy Studios
www.rockcandystudios.com

Sophisticated Finishes by Triangle Coatings
www.patina.com

Stampin' Up
(800) 782-6787
www.stampinup.com


 


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comment By karen52 @ Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:58 PM
I like this project alot. Very elegant. Karen C

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