I’ve been wanting to use the Love Letter DSP with the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set. The patterns are beautiful and as usual I always have a problem deciding which side to use. I made this box with three cards and stamped the envelopes to match for a friend’s birthday. This project came together very easy. I first made the box with the chip board that comes with the DSP. You can also use Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock but if you want to use DSP you need to adhere it to a thicker stock therefore I used the chip board. SCS has a great tutorial on how to make this box.
I first cut the chip board to size then adhered a slightly larger piece of DSP over the chip board and trimmed to the size of the chip board. I then scored as instructed and assembled the box as instructed on the SCS A2 box tutorial.
I decorated the top of the box with a strip of the Love Letter DSP red medallion DSP. I was dying to use the frame for the Notably Ornate stamp set which I stamped on a Very Vanilla layer with Basic Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I rounded the corners then sponged with Basic Black and Riding Hood Red. I stamped the crown on Very Vanilla and used my paper snips to cut out then sponged with Riding Hood Red. The Eiffel Tower is stamped with Basic Black then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Paper snips and a hobby blade were used to cut the Eiffel tower. The crown and the tower are adhered with Dimensionals and embellished the frame with the Basic Pearls. I love the Basic Pearls. They’re perfect for embellishing any card because they come in three sizes. The knotted ribbon is adhered with a mini glue dot. I punched a border out of a strip of DSP and adhered to the back of the frame layer then adhered the completed layer to the box.
I created the three cards with different DSP from the Love Letter group and used the Artistic Etchings stamp set. The fan fold instructions can be found on SCS.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.
Finished Box Size to Fit A2 cards
Cards, Finished Size: 4.25″ x 5.50″
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate
Paper: Love Letter DSP, Very Vanilla CS, Basic Black CS
Ink: Basic Black, Ridinghood Red
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Antique Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Basic Pearls, EK Success Fleur De Lis Edge Punch
Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embosssing
Filed under: 3D projects, Boxes, Feminine Valentine projects, Valentine's, Valentine's | Tagged: A2 box tutorial, Antique Brads, Artistic Etchings, Eiffel Tower, fan fold flower, Love Letter DSP, Notably Ornate, Paris |