Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dahlia Club Scrap Blog Hop

The Dahlia kit from Club Scrap features lovely pattern paper created using beautiful watercolor paintings from one of my favorite watercolor artists - Swarup Murthy.  I think you're gonna love this kit!  I know I sure do.


And here's what I made for you.... Originally I had planned on adding several flowers I had left over from the Welcome sign I made but I just loved this dahlia print so much...I couldn't bring myself to cover it up. I added the "Fun" tag off to the side so it wasn't plain yet still showed off most of the flower.


Pop open the lid and what do you know... it's filled with a set of Dahlia cards and envies!  I made this box large enough to hold a set of 6-10 cards + envelopes.  Normally these boxes are sized to just fit A2 size cards but people often forget that the envelopes are a bit larger and never fit quite right.  I did the math and came up with a box that will hold both cards and envies nicely (sizing below).


Each of these were stamped with a sentiment from the Dahlia kit stamps except for the "Find Beauty" that stamp is from last month's Paris Flea Market kit.  I thought it fit this kit nicely as well.

And here's how I made it...


Cut 1 box base - 7 3/4" x 9" 
Score 1 1/2" on all 4 sides.
Snip and crease as shown.
Glue 4 tabs to create the box bottom.


Cut 2 panels 4 5/8" x 7 7/8".
Score at 1.5" on 2 short and 1 long sides.
Snip and crease as shown.
 

Glue tabs on each half of the box top.


Secure the box top pieces to the box base using a bit of tape - I used fabric tape that somewhat matched the box colors but you could use a fancy masking tape or whatever you can adapt that you have in your stash.  You could even use some heavy duty cardstock cut into 2" x 3.5" strips and double stick tape for your hinges.  Whatever you've got that works.


Now you need to cut the following (if you want to cover all sides like I did):

Top of the lids:

(2) Mat - 2 7/8" x 4 5/8"
(2) Pattern Paper - 2 5/8" x 4 3/8"

Short Sides:

(4) Mat - 1 1/4" x 2 7/8" 
(4) Pattern Paper - 1" x 2 5/8"

Long Sides:

(2) Mat -  1 1/4" x 4 5/8"
(2) Pattern Paper - 1" x 4 3/8" 



Adhere all of the pieces to the box as shown...  Add the tag and fill with all sorts of fun cards & envies!

Hope you've enjoyed my little creation and give it a try yourself sometime. It's time to find more inspiration right around the corner...

You can do so by hopping on over to


to see what she has created.

The complete list can be found here:


Supplies:

ClubScrap.com - Dahlia Kit Papers, Stamps, Tag, Fiber
Imagine Crafts - Memento Inks

23 comments:

  1. I love this project - thanks for the directions!

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  2. Beautiful box and set of cards, Roni! Great instructions.

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  3. Roni, your cards and box came out absolutely perfect! I really love how the black and white sentiment really adds such a simple but dramatic look to your cards.

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  4. My "TO MAKE" list is getting longer and longer today. The watercolor prints in the kit are just so beautiful, you showcased them in the most perfect way!

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  5. Hi Roni! Saved this on Pinterest to make later - perfect for Mother's day gift! Have a great day!

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  6. What a great gift! Thanks for doing all the math for us...math is HARD! LOL. Love how your box came out!

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  8. That's awesome! Beautiful card set, great job Roni!

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  9. Love this! I have to try making these boxes to give as gifts with cards inside. You made it look super easy

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  10. fantastic project, Roni! A great gift idea for teachers and friends!

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  11. Stunning and a great gift idea!!

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  12. Oh its just so pretty! What a great combination! Nice you took the time to share all the measurements, I really should whip up a couple of these, however I don't know if they will look as wonderful as yours!

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  13. What a fabulous gift set! Thanks for the detailed instructions and photos.

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