Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Digital Studio experimental box

I have been wanting to experiment with MDS to see if I could use it to make hybrid boxes. This first attempt, while rather simple, shows that it certainly does work.

Here is the screen shot of what my canvas looked like prior to printing. I used the rectangle punch to create the layer that would be the base and sides of the box. The rulers at the sides were used to determine how big each section would be. I continued to stretch the punch until it was large enough for the sides of the box and bottom plus flaps for putting the box together. I then added the large oval punch and stretched it to fit the front and back of the box. (I used copy and paste to get the front and back ovals the exact same size and used the align function to make sure the front and back of the box would match.) All areas were filled with the same color cardstock.

I added other punches filled with designer paper from the My Sweet Pea Designer Kit and "stamped" the Happy Birthday and scallops on the sides.

It was then printed on Whisper White cardstock on my home printer, cut out, scored and assembled. I added the ribbon handle and tag made from the coordinating Sweet Pea designer series paper stack to complete the box.

I plan to continue to experiment to see what other box designs I can make MDS. I think this has possibilities!

Supplies: My Digital Studio, Whisper White cardstock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Word Window punch, hemp twine, Ribbon Originals Alpine (retired).


  1. FABULOUS job Betty!!!!! Makes me want the program now!

  2. Wow, this is sooo cute! Can't believe you made it with MDS! Great job! :)