Monday, January 30, 2012

Fresh Vintage Blog Hop Projects

The weekend Stampin' Addicts blog hop was so inspiring!   Lots of GREAT ideas for the Sale-a-bration products.

Today I have the details of my projects featuring the Fresh Vintage stamp set.

First the box:
1. For the scored grid, cut a 6" X 6" piece of black cardstock.
2. Turn it "on point" on the Simply Scored Board.  Place the points at 4-1/4" at the top and side to make sure it is perfectly straight.  Score at 1/2", 2", 3-1/2", 5", 6-1/2" and 8".  Turn cardstock 1/4 turn and line up the points again.  Score at the same markings.
3.  View of finished scoring.
4.  With Melon Mambo ink stamp once on each Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and Melon Mambo.  Punch with Postage Stamp Punch.  Also punch two Whisper White, three Pink Pirouette, two Pretty in Pink, and two Melon Mambo pieces.  Using the grid lines it is easy-peasy to line up the squares on the box top!
5.  Layer on 6-3/8" X 6-3/8" piece of Whisper White.

NOTE:  SU! has announced a new diagonal score plate will be available in March.  I will update this post when I get one to show you how to use that-- it will be even easier to do!

For the box top I used a shim that I made to fit on the edge of my Simply Scored Board.  Connie Stewart has a great video on making a shim.  I changed mine a bit as I wanted it to go the whole length of the score board so I cut my Window Sheet 2" X 12" and scored it at 1/2" and 1-1/4".    Then adhered a folded colored cardstock strip that is 1" X 12", scored at 1/2" over the edge.   
When making the box TOP,  place the shim on the left edge of the score board before scoring and the box top will automatically be just a bit bigger than the box bottom.
So now for the directions for this specific box:
1.  For the box bottom, cut a 10-1/4" X 10-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.
2.  Score at 2" on each side.  (Do not use the shim.)
3.  For the box top,  place the shim on the left side of the Simply Scored board.  Cut a 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo.  Bump it up against the shim at score at 1-1/2" on each side.
4.  Cut tabs to the score lines and assemble box with Sticky Strip.
5.  Run a line of Sticky Strip around the sides of the box top and adhere 3/8" Dotted Scalloped Ribbon.

For the Bookmark:
1.  Stamp with Versamark on a seven inch length of 5/8" Black Satin ribbon.  The clear mount stamps are an advantage here as you can see the exact placement.
2.  Heat emboss with Melon Mambo embossing powder.  
3.  Stamp and emboss the round images on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch remaining circles from Basic Black and Melon Mambo cardstock as shown.
4.  One each end, layer largest circle, the end of the ribbon, a black circle,  a stampin dimensional, the Melon Mambo circle and the stamped image.

If you would like more ideas for using colored embossing powder please see the posts HERE and HERE.

For the rocker card:
This one is super easy!
1. Cut two circles with the Circle Scissors- Basic Black 7-1/4" diameter and Melon Mambo 7" diameter.  Fold each in half.
2.  Adhere Basic Black Dotted Scallop ribbon to Melon Mambo circle.  Layer circles together.
3.  Die cut two of the largest ovals in Whisper White cardstock with the Ovals Original Bigshot die.  Stamp image with Melon Mambo. 
4.  Apply adhesive around the edge on the backside and adhere Basic Black Dotted Scallop ribbon so it just peeks over the edge.  Adhere another oval on the backside to make it pretty.  (I have a mini tutorial here of how to do the ribbon border.)
5.  Add two Basic Black swirls die cut with the Scribbles and Swirls Sizzlit.
6.  I also added a white circle to the inside to have a place to write.

For the Vellum Party Favor:
1.  Cut two Melon Mambo circles with the Clear Circle die.
2.  Cut eight of the smallest shapes with the Dresden Plate die using White Vellum Paper.  Stamp the floral image with Melon Mambo Craft Ink on each piece.  When dry layer on top of each other and punch a hole near the top with the Cropodile.
3.  Adhere the eight sections to one of Melon Mambo circles.  Start at the top and work around the circle clockwise overlapping the pieces.
4.  Adhere remaining Melon Mambo circle top.  Thread 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon through the holes threading from top of each section.
5.  Cinch the ribbon and tie a bow.  The petals will automatically overlap forming the pretty shape!
I hope you have enjoyed these projects.  I would love to receive a comment if you found this helpful!


  1. You are awesome! These creations are beautiful and I can't begin to tell you how much I love the Vellum Party favor. I've been waiting to see what some of the talent does with the new Dresdan die other than quilts. Thanks for sharing the details.

  2. Thanks for the deets on all your projects. They are all wonderful. See you soon on UStamp.
    Marsha E

  3. Wow! LOVE the vellum favor! When I first saw it, I knew it was similar to the Blossom Box, only different. Thanks for showing how you made this! :-) And I wouldn't have thought about heat embossing on the ribbon either - gotta go try that one. Won't the box top be easier when the new Diagonal Plate comes out?? :-)

  4. Great projects and wonderful directions. Thanks for being so generous with your talents. The vellum favor is a definite WOW!
    Martha L.

  5. WoW! What a lot of work you have put into this blog post. I hope you know how much it is appreciated! It's posts like yours that inspire me to give projects like this a try. Thanks so much!!!

  6. Betty, as always, your projects are a delight. I am grateful you showed the step-by-step directions. I am intimidated by the blossom box and this gives the look of it without using the die. Love it!

  7. Wow! This is what I call creative! Great alternative use for the Dresden Die. Beautiful box!