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Other Products: Hot glue gun, Die Cutting machine, Scoreboard, Linen white cardstock, Liquid glue, Trimmer, Bone folder, Moss, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door and Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Markers - Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Zig clear Wink Of Stella Pen,

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Instructions: Click here to see how this project was made. Final size of the project is 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". To create a lid, cut a piece from linen white cardstock 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" and score it at 1 1/2", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times to have a 1 1/2" score line from every edge. Cut the flaps and adhere them to the sides to create a lid. Cut the following pieces from paper collection: 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" (1 piece), 3 5/8" x 1 3/8" (4 pieces) and adhere them to the lid. Fussy cut sentiment from the paper collection, adhere it to the lid's side.

To create a card base, cut a piece of linen white cardstock 11 1/" x 11 1/4 ". Score it at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2", rotate and score again at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2". Place a card base on the trimmer at 7 1/2" and make a partial cut following the vertical score line till first horizontal score line. When you do so, remember this corner of card base is finished, don't make any cutting or scoring on it. Score diagonally from the corner end to the first score lines cross on the following 3 corners. Cut off the corners diagonally using score line starting points as a guide. Prepare following pieces from designer paper collection: from sheet with the camper scene cut 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" (3 pieces) and 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" (2 pieces). From sheet with 6" x 6" designs cut 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" (2 pieces) continuously, from sheet with checkered pattern cut 3 5/8 " x 3 5/8 " (4 pieces). Take 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" pieces and cut each one of them diagonally to create 4 triangles from each panel. Start with adhering checkered pattern panels to outer sides of the box. Place the box's base with the uncut corner in top left as shown. Adhere panels with camper scene to the top right and top center part. Adhere triangles and two 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" panels leaving the center of the box empty. Take the last square panel and distress it with Peeled Paint Ink then adhere it to the centre part. Fold all score lines using bone folder.

Stamp camper using Jet Black Archival ink, and colour it with Barn Door and Chipped Sapphire Markers. Apply clear Wink of Stella to the uncoloured parts. Die cut with the coordinating die through the die cutting machine and stack extra 3 layers of die cuts under stamped image to allow it to stand upwards. From the paper collection sheets with elements, die cut camper door, window and wheel using coordinating dies and die cutting machine, stack extra layer of die cuts under each one of them to add more dimension, then distress the edges with Chipped Sapphire and Black Archival inks and adhere them to the stamped camper. Adhere the camper to the box base as shown. Make sure to add extra layer of hot glue to secure it in place. Cover all of the hot glue marks with moss.

Stamp flowers with Chipped Sapphire and Peeled Paint (2 times), Barn Door and Peeled Paint (2 times) and colour them in with Peeled Paint ink. Stamp fence (2 times) with Jet Black Archival ink, colour them with Chipped Sapphire marker. Stamp banner with Chipped Sapphire 3 times) and colour them with Barn Door and Chipped Sapphire markers. Apply clear Wink of Stella to uncoloured banners. Die cut everything with the coordinating dies with the die cutting machine. Mix the flowers and cut one of the fences off to create a more realistic scene. Add extra die cut layer to the fences. Adhere flowers and fences to the panels. Prepare flower composition for the front of the scene, stock them to the extra layer of card stock and glue them to the box base in front of the camper using hot glue gun. Cover all of the hot glue marks with the moss. Inspect all of the free-standing elements and add more glue if need be. Apply glue to the part of the box's base which doesn't have any decoration yet and adhere the back of the top left panel to it.

For the finishing touches adhere two banners above the camper then split the third banner in half and glue the two pieces as shown. Close the box using the lid.

Created By: Katarzyna Ewa Blakala

  1. My Happy Place Die
    My Happy Place Die HCD1-7243
  2. Elements of Home Die
    Elements of Home Die HCD1-7244
  3. Happy Camper Paper Collection
    Happy Camper Paper Collection HCDP1-2103
  4. My Happy Place Cling Stamp Set
  5. Elements of Home Cling Stamp Set
  6. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black