It’s a veritable free for all, lol. Actually, this month’s challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables allows us to make anything we want with any product we want. I decided to use the digital paper, which is kind of an unsung hero. There are so many great cut files, it’s easy to overlook the patterned paper…now available as a physical product as well.
But before I get too far into my post, I want to remind you to take advantage of the Freebie of the Day! That’s right a new free item each and every week!
Now back to my project!
I’ve been wanting to make a stationery box for a while now as a thank you gift for a friend. I found a video tutorial on YouTube from MayMay Made It which was excellent and it made making this a breeze. In fact, the hardest part about making this was picking which paper I wanted to use as there are so many from which to choose. After much deliberation, I opted for the Love is in the Air Paper Pack.
I duplicated the measurements in my Silhouette Design Studio so I have it all ready for my next stationery box…and there will definitely be a second one. I filled the smallest mats with one of the 16 patterns available in the kit and print and cut them first. Next, I print and cut the polka dot pattern. Then I color-matched the mat and box cardstock and cut the remaining pieces. Here’s the box, opened. An incredible handcrafted gift!
The base of the tags and 3″ x 3″ note cards we cut from the same cardstock as the box. The initial, as well as the words, were created using the MK Thick Type Font. Here’s a closer look at each set of six.
Also included are six greeting cards. I filled a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel with the polka dot paper and then topped it with Miss Kate’s Label with Flowers. As much as I would have loved to use this as a cut file, it would have added too many layers for the cards with envelopes to fit. Instead, I converted it to print only for a perfect centerpiece to the card fronts. I placed three different greetings in the middle and placed them on card bases in three colors. Here’s a peek at them:
Last but not least, the little notepad, stamp holder, and pen. I duplicated the look on the tag front. This is the same pen as used in the video, but it doesn’t fit in this box for some reason. So, I didn’t attach it to the box with a loop as shown in the video. I just popped it in the top before closing the box.
So now it’s your turn
to enter the challenge at Miss Kate’s Facebook Group. The requirements for the challenge are to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttable’s file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have. The challenge will run from this evening through the 4th Monday of each month. Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday the end of the challenge week. Remember this month’s it’s Anything Goes! Good luck!