"Peek-a-boo Box"

Our Guest Instructor is Brenda Quintana

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Brenda and her husband, son and Shetland Sheepdog moved from Canada to Memphis several years ago.  Although she is still a Canadian at heart, she enjoys the mild winters and the friends she has made down South.

Pop-ups and 3D projects are Brenda’s favorite things to make.  Some of her designs have been featured in the Rubber Stamper.  She has been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 2006.  When not stamping, Brenda enjoys walking, bird watching and volunteering at her son’s school library.

Basic Supplies:

Scor-Pal®

1/8" Scor-Tape™ - “Premium” double sided adhesive

1-3/8” Circle Punch (SU!)

Cutting Mat

Hobby Blade

Ruler

Scissors

Acetate (also called transparency or window sheets)

Additional Supplies for Embellishing:

 

Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Heart Whale of a Punch (EK Success), Word Window Punch (SU!), 3/16” Corner Rounder (SU!), Distressing Tool (SU!), Wheel Handle (SU!), Color Spritzer Tool, Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen, Pink Gingham (SU!), Pretty in Pink Buttons (SU!), Valentine’s Candy (M&Ms)

Stamps: (all SU!) Unfrogettable, Loads of Love, Love Wheel

Ink: Black Staz On, Regal Rose Classic Ink Pad (SU!), Brocade Blue Cartridge (SU!), Garden Green & Regal Rose Markers (SU!)

Card Stock (all SU!): Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi

Instructions (for square box): 2" x 2"

Step 1:

Cut box cardstock to measure 4" x 9-1/2”.

Step 2: 

With the 4” length along the top of the Scor-Pal, score at 1” and at 3”.

1"

3"

1"

3"

3"

4"

6"

Step 3:

Rotate cardstock as illustrated.

Score 1”, 3”, 4” and 6”.

8"

10"

Step 4:

Orientation remains the same.

Align left edge of paper with the

15/16” mark ( between 7/8” and

1” mark). Score at 8” and 10”.

This is how your cardstock will look. The score lines have been enhanced for visibility. Keep your card stock in this same orientation as the remaining steps will be in this direction. Remember the right side of your work is the indented score lines. You will eventually be folding with the score lines to the outside of the folds.

Step 5:

Cutting lines are shown in black solid lines. The corners will fall away. Angle cut

the four tabs as illustrated. Create a centered, 3/4” tab on the right side of your

cardstock.

Step 6:

Cut a centered 1” slot (enhanced for visability) with a hobby blade. One pass with the hobby blade is enough, the slot needs to be narrow.

Step 6

Step 7:

Make a mark in the center of the 2” square section. Use this to center the 1 3/8” punch.

Step 8:

Use a stamping wheel to create a design on the box. Remember you are wheeling the side that has the indentations (score lines) on it.

Step 9:

Apply Scor-Tape™ around opening. Cut a piece of acetate  a little less than 2” square. Removing covering of tape. Stick acetate in place.

Step 10:

Apply tape to the front side of the box on the four tabs. Diana - I put two strips on each tab so it is completely covered.

Step 11:

Bend the card stock inwards

along score lines.

Step 12:

Remove the adhesive liner and assemble the

bottom of the box. Tuck in the circular

 window piece. Close the lid of the box by slipping

 the tab into the slot.  Embellish as you wish.

 

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Finishing Peek-A-Boo Boxes.

 

For the Unfrogettable Box (square box), run a 3/8” x 8-1/2” strip of regal rose card stock through a crimper and adhere it around the box.  Add a pretty in pink button tied with pink gingham ribbon.  On the top of the box, add a layer of 1-3/4” x 1-3/4” layer of soft sky card stock (distress edges with distressing tool), followed by a regal rose heart and topped off with a frog (frog was spritzed with regal rose & garden green markers and its eyes were highlighted with a white gel pen). On the inside I punched out the message “have i toad you lately that” with a heart punch and added another marker spritzed frog.  “i love you” was punched out with the word window punch and adhered underneath the window.  The box was then filled with Pink M&Ms!

For the Loads of Love Box (rectangular box), run a 3/8” x 11” strip of regal rose card stock through a crimper and adhere it around the box.  Add a pretty in pink button tied with pink gingham ribbon.  On the top of the box, add a layer of 1-3/4” x 2-3/4” layer of soft sky card stock (distress edges with distressing tool), followed by the Loads of Love Truck and hearts. On the inside I punched out the message “Loads of Love” with a heart punch and added the back end of the truck.  The box was then filled with Pink M&Ms!

*Variation (Rectangular Box)

 

For the Loads of Love Box (rectangular box), start with a piece of 5” x 9-1/2” card stock.  In step one, score at 1” and 4” instead of the other measurements given.  All the other steps are basically the same with some minor adjustments for the window and front tab.