Monday, March 12, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s Zoo Review Stamp Set...

Last weekend, I held a class using the Zoo Review stamp set.  I saw a cute box with cards at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference and thought I would copy her box and cards for the class.  I ended up doing a different box and completely different cards too but I am glad I used the Zoo Review stamp set.  It is so fun to work with and is great for masculine cards which we are always needing, aren't we?

Here is the box that we created.  Over the next week or so, you will see the cards that we made at the class and also some other cards that I made using this very versatile set!
Here's what you need to create the box:
  • Simply Scored & the new Diagonal Plate
  • 12"x12" cardstock - cut to 11" x 11"
  • Ribbon
  • 2 1/2" Circle Punch
  • XL Scallop Circle Punch
  • Ribbon
  • Texturz Plate
  • Sticky Strip
Place Diagonal Plate in Simply Scored with arrow on back at the top.
Cut your cardstock to 11" x 11".  and place it in the Simply Scored using the Diagonal Plate.
Score at 3 1/2" and at 5 1/2".
Turn Paper 180 degrees and score again at 3 1/2" and at 5 1/2". (This is opposite sides.)

Turn paper 90 degrees and score at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2".

Turn paper 180 degrees and score again at 4 1/2" and at 6 1/2".
 On each side of your paper, you will see two little "V"s which you need to cut out.
 Place your paper with the corners up and down with the box being in the landscape layout.  Trim the tabs down from the top and up from the bottom as shown in the picture.
To texturize your flap, you need to fold the tabs down and the sides in.  Once you begin to roll your cardstock in the Big Shot on your texturz plate, you need to make sure to press the sides down because they are a bit wider than the opening of the Big Shot.  Stop rolling through the Big Shot when you get to the score line of the flap.  DECORATE YOUR BOX AT THIS POINT BEFORE ASSEMBLY.  Make sure you have your stamps facing the correct way on the box.
Place sticky strip on your tabs and bring the bottom of your box up to secure.  Make sure that you keep the sides at a 90 degree angle.  You can use the corner of your Simply Scored for this.
Put Sticky Strip on the bottom edge of the sides and secure bottom flap to make box.  Fold the pointed center behind and secure with sticky strip or a glue dot.  Attach your ribbon, stamp the Zebra on a piece of cardstock, punch it out and attach it to a punched Scallop Circle.  Place dimensionals on box where you want your Scallop Circle Zebra to be and secure.

1 comment:

  1. ZOO REVIEW is super! I love these cards -- too many to even mention them by name. THANKS for sharing. Your blog is wonderful. I will have to return again to see your great ideas! THANKS! Diane