Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Exciting things are coming this way!

Hi! My name is Kathy Berger, and I am "guest blogging" for Fran today. I wanted to give you a heads-up that new and exciting things are coming to this blog. Be sure to stay tuned, and let your friends know, too!

As a little teaser, here is a fun project for you to try. There just might be more stuff like it in the near future!

Magic-Lid Box
This 2"x2"x2 1/2" box appears to have a separate lid, but in fact is a single piece whose lid opens and closes almost like magic!


  • With the card-stock in the landscape orientation on the Scor-Pal, score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches.
  • Turn the card-stock to the portrait orientation. Score at 1, 2, 3, and 5 1/2 inches.
  • Fold on all score lines. Cut as shown in the figure below; all solid lines are cut lines, while dotted lines are score/fold lines.

    Decorate the Box
    • White emboss, using the Versamark ink and your choice of Botanical stamps, randomly on the portion of the box form that lies between the 3" and 5 1/2" score lines.
    • Sponge the various blue Vivid inks over the same region, covering all of the white card stock.
    • Use a tissue to wipe the ink off the embossed images.

    Assemble the Box
      • First, valley fold the top one inch panel forward, covering the top half of the cut out triangles. Then mountain fold (away from you) on each of the vertical folds, forming a squared tube. Use strong double-sided tape on the 1/2” wide, 2 1/2” long tab to adhere the tab to the inside of the tube.
      • Next, fold the bottom panels in to create a bottom for the box. Use strong double-sided tape to adhere the two outermost panels to the two inner panels.
      • Carefully push down the top of the box. As you do the lid will reveal itself. Once the top is all the way down onto the rest of the box, use red liner tape to attach the small tab to the inside of the lid. Leave enough space when attaching the tab so that the “lid” to move easily up and down over the remainder of the box.
      • Use a small piece of strong double-sided tape to attach the ribbon to the side of the lid, simply as decoration. Tie a ribbon into a bow.
      The box is completed!

      I hope you've enjoyed this project. Check back often for more information on what is coming to Frantic Stamper Happenings.


        1. I love boxes - definitely going to give this a try at the weekend. Thanks for the tutorial.

        2. Velda1:26 AM

          I love this new feature and esp the fact that the supplies list links to the needed items, in the store. Welcome Kathy to my favorite site and blog.
          Velda (ask Fran, she knows me well)

        3. Awesome, love this box!!

        4. That is a beautiful little box! And yes i love it when the materials are linked.

        5. Anonymous10:29 AM

          Kathy, Welcome!! Love your box and love to see your work. You are the perfect addition to Fran's Blog. Hi Fran, Good luck Kathy. Thank you both for all you do for the art of rubber stamping. Candy Diaz
          (home from Maui and freezing)

        6. Great presentation piece. Love the colors you've used Kathy. Looking forward to many more.

        7. Awessum Possum! Gorgeous!

        8. It is great to get so much positive feedback on my first post! Makes a gal blush!

          If you have some nice, heavy designer paper you can also use it to give this box a try. If you don't, you can find a lot great ones at !

          I am making a bunch of these little boxes in red with some glitter and glitz to hold chocolate goodies for little Valentine's Day gifts.



        9. Great tutorial! Thanks for passing this on - I'm going to file this for great Valentine's ideas! xx

        10. Anonymous8:21 PM

          Hi Kathy, I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see you here. I'll have to stop by more often. Your box is very cute, I'll have to give it a try!!

          Maria F

        11. What a great little box -- will have to add it to my things to do!

        12. At first I didn't have a clue how this was going to work, but you gave some great instructions and what a cool little project. I will definatly be sharing this with the gals at scrapbooking tonight! Thanks! I'll be looking forward to seeing you here more!

        13. Anonymous11:20 PM

          Opulently I assent to but I about the post should have more info then it has.