Happy Monday! It got SO cold here last night and today...I think our high was -8 degrees Fahrenheit (when I woke up this morning it was -24). We haven't strayed too much from the comfort of our house...just went outside to get some more firewood. I sure hope it's warmer where you all are! :-) Also, I have really enjoyed your comments and emails about my last post! It seems that I'm not the only one that is not a morning person! LOL!
As promised, here is the pattern for the Pencil Holder Box. Just a warning...I have never created a pattern on the computer before, so I just took a picture of a real one! LOL! I did type on the measurements for you, though.
To start, you'll need a piece of c.s. that is 6 3/8" x 3 5/8". As you can see by the picture, you will want the long side going up and down (so it is tall). Score it at the following intervals: 3/8", 1 5/8", 2", 3 1/4". Then turn the c.s. 90 degrees (so it is wide) and score just one end at 3/8". On the end where you just scored, make a cut on each of those score lines, just until the next scored line. This will create little "flaps". I cut one of the end flaps off, as it is not necessary...and just adds bulk.
Fold on all the score lines to make nice creases (this really helps your box to be a true rectangle), apply adhesive and fold together! That's it! They are super easy!!!
I like to add a coordinating piece of c.s. to the top and add embellishments. If you would like to add the "band" at the top, the measurements for that is 3 5/8" x 1 1/2".
This pencil holder will be for my 9 year old son for Valentine's Day. Green is his favorite color...so that is why it is SOOO green! LOL!
I stamped the small striped star from Verve Visual's newly released Seeing Stars set on the body of the box. For the larger star, I stamped the medium striped star, cut it out, and mounted it on a punched out star (I used Stampin' Up!'s new large star punch). I added little black dots around the edge of the punched star and a small black brad on the striped star.
I embossed the sentiment (you amaze me - from Verve's Uplifting Phrases set) using Green Galore craft ink and Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
Here is a close up of the top.
I will be back tomorrow with another project to share! ~Laurie
Recipe Stamps: Seeing Stars, Uplifting Phrases (Verve Visual) Paper: Green Galore, Basic Black Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Green Galore craft pad Other: Iridescent Ice e.p., Lg. star punch, Black grosgrain ribbon, Mini black brad, Black marker