Saturday, December 19, 2009

Paper Garden Walk - Winter Wonderland

Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Winter Wonderland Garden Walk.

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some wonderful wintry inspiration.

While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their Secret Snow Word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their Secret Snow Word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a special frosty prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Dec. 21 to sent your snow-y list.

Here is a picture of the Frosty Prize full of paper crafting goodies.

The prize includes:

So put on your mittens and go for a garden tour (or just stay in you jammies - we won't tell). Here is the garden tour guide list:


My Secret Snow Word is... PURE

And here is my project... a little portfolio box made with the little Skater from Eat Cake Graphics and lots of the paper and embellishments from the Frosted Winter Paper Kit - all available at Paper Garden Projects. Be sure to scroll down for the tutorial!

Here's the front of the box. I paper pieced the little girl's dress and then colored her with Copics. She's cut out with a Labels 5 die and I sponged the edges with Soft Suede. The sentiment is computer generated. The paper, brads and ribbon are from the Frosted paper kit, and the flower is from my stash.

Here's the back of the box...

And here's the inside!! Mmmmm...... :-)

OK... I haven't done many tutorials, so you'll have to bear with the not-s0-great pictures. LOL! Hopefully you'll get the idea and be able to whip up a few of these to package those cards or goodies you're planning to give away next Thursday!! :-)

1. Choose a piece of 8.5" x 11" cardstock for your base. I used a piece of Prism Crabapple Dark cardstock that was included in the Frosted Paper kit.

With the 11" side of the paper touching the top of your Scor-Pal and the left corner of the cardstock lined up at 1/4" (this is important!!), score your cardstock at 2 1/2", 3", 7 1/2", and 8". Then turn your cardstock so the 11" side is touching the left side of the Scor-Pal, and, with the cardstock tucked in the corner, score at 1/2", 1", 7 1/2" and 8".
If you look at the picture above, you'll see that there are three sections. You will cut on the inside score lines down the long sides until you reach the "shortest" section. (see the picture above)
Trim your bottom section as in the picture above. You should be able to click on it to see it better.

Decorate your box as desired...

Apply Scor-Tape to the outside flaps...

Add a Basic Grey magnet. I actually put the top magnet under the button on the top flap, so there was cardstock between the two halves of the magnet. It helps to get it apart later. Those magnets are strong!!

And there you have it! You can fit about 4 (lightly embellished) cards and envelopes in the box, or lots and lots of stamped images, or maybe a candy bar or two, or even a couple hot chocolate packets, mini marshmallows and some peppermint stir sticks like I did above. Yum!! :0)

Thanks for stopping by!! Don't forget to grab my word and then walk over to Debbie's
garden for her project!!




Rhonda Miller said...

Great box. Thanks for the tutorial. Cute stamps.

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome and fun gift idea. I just love the colors and details. Thanks for the inspiring project and tutorial too.

Dawn said...

you did a wonderful job on your tutorial!! such a darling project! yum!!

mekei said...

made me hungry

Tangii Crain said...

I do just LOVE this idea! I hope to make some of these this weekend!!! Fabulous, fabulous job!!

Margreet said...

thanks for the tutorial of that great box....I'm sure gonna make it onze!
xxx Margreet

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

WOW! "Pure" is right! Pure Gorgeousness! What an ingenious idea and an AWEsome tutorial. LOVE the box. I wanna make one ASAP! Fabulous!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This is a cute and fun idea.

Danni said...

You did an awesome job on this project and the tutorial! Great job!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I want one of these filled boxes! Thanks for the info on how to make it.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

What a sweet project! I can think of so many things to fill this with. Thanks for the tutorial!

Khunter47 said...

Wonderful project. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing it.


stitchinfiend said...

What a gorgeous box.

kathy s said...

what a fantastic little holder and thanks for the tutorial- you did fine- May your Christmas be filled with Happiness

Denise said...

What an awesome holder! Love the color choices!

Denise Wells

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This is just adorable Tricia! What a great little gift - all those details are amazing. Great job on the tutorial too!

Paula said...

This is the perfect gift for the weather we are having. TFS!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great idea tricia! this is awesome!!