So, um, you’ve come to expect some sort of 3-d thing and some sort of shaped card from me, haven’t you? I really tried to step outside my box (Go PUN MASTER), really I did, but then I ran across this at Big Lots:
Cute, isn’t it? I decided to draw it in Inkscape and then imported into MTC. I haven’t used Inkscape to draw before but it was actually a decent experience (in other words, I didn’t want to throw my lap top out the window).
I got some chipboard from KNK and thought I would try to make one using chipboard. It turned out boring. So I spray painted it black:
Meh. Still boring.
So I cut out a damask pattern in vinyl (got the idea from the damask cake on the post down there somewhere…)
I drew a rectangle the size I needed and placed it over the pattern and did a boolean something-or-other in MTC. I don’t remember which one I did because I try them all until I get what I want.
Getting better, but I didn’t like how the ribbon and paper fit on top.
A little ribbon, a quilled rose and some lace and now we’re in business. Burned the living you-know-what out of my hand with the glue gun. I’d show you a picture of it (I took one) but I won’t.
It needs cards. This was the hard part. The way I decorated this box reads wedding or love or some mushy kind of thing and at some point I tried to make it school-related (I have the unused pencil cards to show for it and I’ll probably put them together and stick ’em up on my blog at some point). But then when I was cruising Google Images, I saw the cutest flyer with a cupcake with damask, black and red and thought: Bazinga! Cake cards! Everyone loves cake. If you don’t, you’re weird.
I only got one put together. I was up until midnight and I was tired.
A couple close ups so you can see the details (and glue stains, oops).
I haven’t done the inside yet, but I think I want it to say: Keep Calm and eat a cupcake. I think Stampin’ UP has a set of stamps with that, but I’ll probably do a print and cut inside.
I used the KNK Maxx for the vinyl (has a nice new blade and was all set for vinyl)
Zing did the chipboard and other schtuff.
white vinyl from KNK USA http://knkusa.com/shop/wall-vinyl-matte/
Chipboard from KNK USA http://knkusa.com/?shopp_product=12-x12-chipboard-5-pk
Paper: Recollections printed card stock (from Michael’s)
Make the Cut Software http://knkusa.com/shop/category/design-software/
Thanks for reading my loooonnngggg post. See you next month!