Saturday, July 13, 2013

Barkley Sneak Peak and Tutorial

Hi there!  Don't tell anyone but I am going to be a bit sneaky and show you something special that isn't out yet but is coming very soon.  SHHHHHH......


I was lucky enough to get a new CD-Rom to play with and it features our newest addition to Crafter's Companion collection...Barkley!  Total adorableness! (yes, I know that isn't a word but it should be!!! ha) (wait...maybe it is a word since it didn't get corrected by spell check!! ha)

Just wait until you can get your hands on the fantastic stamps or the awesome CD-Rom which is FULL of so much scrappy goodness you will be crafting forever!  ha

I decided to play with the CD-Rom first and let you follow along.  I made an Exploding Birthday Box.

First I printed out the 3 pages of the Exploding box
Then I cut out all the pieces.  I did this while watching TV and it went really quickly.
I went ahead and put the lid together first since it was going to be quick and easy.  I pulled out my Ultimate Tool and scored the edges.  Next I flipped it over and put some glue on the 4 tabs.
See the glue on the tabs?  This is the top of the lid.
I fold it and then I used paper clips to hold the sides together while the glue dried.
I inked the edges of the topper I had already trimmed out and then glued it down to the top of the lid.  To finish off the lid, I trimmed out a small tag and then stamped out a sentiment from one of the Barkley stamp sets.  I added it to the top of the tag and finished it off with a small flower.  I glued this to the top corner of the lid. 

Now let's make the Exploding Box...  This is so easy once you have all the parts trimmed out.  First I used my Ultimate Tool and scored the sides.  Then I inked the edges of the coordinating squares and adhered them to all three sizes of the box shape.
Inking edges
Adhering squares.

Adhered inked squares to the back of the scored box shape.
Now I glued each graduating box shape on top of each other starting with the medium size one onto the large size and then the small one on the medium one.  I added a few flowers to some of the sides with double sided adhesive circles.
I finished up the box by printing out a sentiment sheet and trimming one of the sentiments to fit in the center of the box. 
Here is what it looks like when you bring up the sides of the box and put the lid on them.  When you take off the lid, this is what it looks like:
Thanks for stopping by today and following along.  I know you have to be as in love with Barkley as I am so keep your eyes peeled for his launch in the Crafter's Companion store on July 17th.  Until next time...happy scrapping!!

1 comment:

  1. Yes I have a comment....... Why didn't I get this great box for my birthday? lol