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A Year in a Box Details

My Guest Stamper Cindy Major's Year in a Box was a big hit.  Here's the original post.  Despite Typepad (my blog company) issues preventing comments from being left in some instances yesterday, many of you persisted (thank you) in asking for the product details.  Cindy, being the gracious stamper that she is, has delivered.  Thanks, Cindy.  Your extra effort will make lots of stampers (including me) very happy!   TIP:  Click on photos to enlarge.

Year in a Box ? Supplies List
By Cindy Major

Box from Stapples (hinged clip container)
Inks: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze
Papers: Urban Garden
Punches : Handheld 1/8 in Circle, Scallop Edge
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Accessories: Brushed Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Pretties, daubers, Designer Buttons, Circle Coluzzle template

New Year
Stamps: Paisley, To Have & To Hold (champagne), Calendar Alphabet & Numbers
Cardstock: Silver, Basic Grey, Basic Black
Inks: Versamark, Basic Black
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Accessories: Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), Grey taffeta ribbon, silver and black embossing powders, Crystal Effects and silver beads, Curly Tag punch

o    To Have & To Hold is a wedding stamp set, but you can definitely use it for other events.
o    The black cardstock has been heat-embossed with black powder with the Paisley background stamp.
o    I used Crystal Effects to glue a silver bead in the middle of each scallop and also as bubbles coming out of the champagne glasses.

Valentines?s Day
Stamp: Paisley
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Inks: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Bella Rose
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Accessories: Circle Coluzzle template, paper piercer, 1/8-in. Circle handheld punch, Crop-a-Dile and heart eyelets, white, pink and red taffeta ribbons, Scallop Square punch, piercing template, Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), chipboard heart

o    To decorate the chipboard heart, I covered it with Whisper White ink by tapping the ink pad directly on the chipboard, used my heat gun to speed up drying, and then I overstamped the Paisley background stamp in Riding Hood Red ink. Since it is Classic ink, it didn?t produce an even coverage like Craft ink would, hence the shabby chic look.

St.Patrick?s Day
Stamps: Holiday Happenings Bundle (Level 3 Hostess set), Paisley, Polka Dot, En toutes occasions (Occasions Collection, Level 2 Hostess)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Inks: Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Punches: Horizontal Slot, Handheld 1/8-in. Circle, Scallop Circle
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one), Top Note, Scallop Circle #2 (smallest circle)
Acessories: Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), Celery grosgrain ribbon, Garden Green marker (doodling around card), Ice Circle Rhinestone brad

o    The clover was created by stamping the heart from the Holiday Happenings Bundle four times.
o    I overlapped the Top Note on the Scallop Circle die (Certainly Celery part)

Stamps: Occasions Collection (Level 2 Hostess)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Papers: Holiday Happenings Bundle (Level 3 Hostess set ? stripes and polka dots), Ski Slope (minicatalogue)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Punches: Round Tab, ?-in. Circle
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Accessories: Punches Plus Classy Brass template, Build-a-Brad epoxy sticker, markers (Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink, for egg), Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), two-way glue pen and Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Baja Breeze striped ribbon, Circle Coluzzle template

Note :   
o    I dry-embossed a circle in each of the scallops around the card.
o    I also made some of the stripes sparkly on the patterned paper. I simply masked on both sides of the stripe with Post-It Notes, used the two-way glue pen to add glue, and then pourred some Iridescent Ice embossing powder and melted it with the embossing gun.
o    To keep the ribbon bow in place, I simply slipped the ribbon between two scallops at the top and tied my bow.

Mother?s Day
Stamps: Des voeux parfaits (Hugs & Wishes)
Carstock: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy
Papers: Urban Garden
Ink: Versamark
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Accessories: Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), Ice Circle Rhinestone brads (blue), Oval and Circle Coluzzle templates, silver embossing powder, white gel pen, 1/8-in. Circle handheld punch, white taffeta ribbon

o    To give dimensions to the flowers, I used both the brown and white rub-ons of the same image. I rubbed the brown on my project first, and then simply overlapped the white slighly off to the left. Instant shadow.
o    I used rhinestone brads, but took the gemstone out of the brad with plyers and glued the gems in place with mini glue dots.
o    The ribbon was inserted through two holes in the scallops and tied in place.

Father?s Day
Stamps: All in the Family, Holiday Blitz (sentiment and tie)
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Papers: Frostyy Day (minicatalogue)
Inks: Basic Brown
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Markers: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Brushed Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), Large Star punch, Designer buttons, Natural hemp twine, Circle Coluzzle

Note: The main image was colored with markers.

Stamps: Well-Worn Alphabet, En toutes occasions (Occasions Collection – Level 2 Hostess set)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Silver
Papers: Ghostly Greetings
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Punches: ?-in. Circle, 1-in. Circle
Accessories: Silver cord, Punches Plus Classy Brass template (to pierce around skull image), Stampin? Pastels, Circle Coluzzle template, daubers, Paper snips

o    The letters were colored using the Poppin? Pastel technique (Versamark and pastels rubbed on top) with black chalk to give a smoky look.
o    Basic Grey ink was applied with a dauber all around the card to keep the smoky look also.
o    The spiderwebs were created with silver cord weaved through holes in the papers.
o    The skull was punched out of the Ghostly Greetings DSP.

Stamps: Fall Flair (Level 2 Hostess set), En toutes occasions (Occasions Collection – Level 2 Hostess set)
Cardstock: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Real Rust
Inks: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Real  Rust, Versamark
Paper: Autumn Vine (minicatalogue)
Big Shot die: Scallop Circle (large one)
Punches: Large oval, Word Window
Accessories: Holiday Happenings Bundle rub?ons (Level 3 Hostess set), Circle Coluzzle template, buttons, Earth Elements brads (Mustard), Punches Plus Classy Brass template (piercing around sentiment), gold embossing powder, Fire Circle Rhinestone brad (yello ? gem only), Natural hemp twine, Chocolate Chip marker (dots around card)

Stamps: En toutes occasions (Occasions Collection – Level 2 Hostess set)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Silver
Papers: Ski Slope
Ink: Versamark
Big Shot dies: Scallop Circle (large one), Go Go Boots alphabet
Accessories: Chocolate Chip stitched grosgrain ribbon, Pretties (white rhinestone brads), mini library clip (silver), Little Felt Flurries, Round Tab punch

o    To make the background, I weaved strips of patterned paper (like a woven basket) and after everything was glued down, I cut my circle out of the weaving. Cool way to use paper scraps.
o    I once again used the overlapping of rub-ons trick with the gift (brown first, then white on top).
o    To make the sparkly letters, I covered some scraps of Real Red cardstock with Versamark and then Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Then, I ran the scraps on the Big Shot to cut out my letters. The two dots on the ?E? were created with a circle punch.

1 thought on “A Year in a Box Details”

  1. Oh, wow, must have taken you a lot of time to post all this info! Bet your readers will be happy!

    You truly have the nicest blog. I’m sure you’re investing a lot of time in it, and it shows! It is both pretty and informative!

    So glad I found you!


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