Stampin’ Celebration June Blog Hop, Tutorial and Blog Candy!

Happy New Catalog Day! Hooray! The new Stampin’ Up catalog is live today and you can see it HERE!!
Orders on new catalog items can begin at noon!
**Also, Today is The Friday Mashup Challenge, which I have joined as a regular designer! Make sure you scroll down to the next post for that one!**
Today is also June 1, which means it’s time for another Stampin’ Celebration Blog Hop! If you’ve already been hoppin’, then you just arrived from Cori’s blog! Cute stuff, right? I got to pick the inspiration this month, and what do you know, it’s pink! Yep, this pretty much screams me and my girls!
For the challenge, I decided to go with a Card Keeper Box. I love the idea of having one place for all your cards so that when you need a card for “insert occasion here” you know just where to find it and you don’t have to dig around everywhere (not that I would know about that!)

This would also make a great box to give some cards away in as a gift!

And Zebra! Yep, that’s handmade zebra pattern. It’s is not DSP! I have a tutorial on how I made all of this down below.

The dividers are very simple. They measure 4 7/8″ X 7″.

The tabs were created by cutting a 1 3/4″ Circle in half. The labels are from Fabulous Phrases and Teeny Tiny Wishes. They were punched with the Small Oval Punch.

The flower was created by using the Daisy Die, which sadly has retired. But, the monogram has not. It is from Broadsheet Alphabet. Ribbon is Melon mambo Polka dot ribbon, also long retired.

And, I created a couple of simple cards that just might be nice to put in the box if your giving it as a gift!

That’s a bottle cap. have you seen these being squished in the Big Shot! Love it! Stay tuned for more on them!

Zebra Card Keeper Tutorial
You will need two pieces of Melon Mambo Cardstock;
#1 should measure 11″ X 7″ and
 #2 should measure 7″ X 6″.

Using the Simply Scored, score the longer piece on it’s longer side and .5″, 3″, 8″ and 10.5″ Place the Diagonal plate on the Simple scored and at the 8″ mark, score down.

Flip the page completely over (not turn, but flip to the back side) and score again at the 8″ mark diagonally.

Fold and trim off the corners.

Add Sticky Strip to the two .5″ flaps on the side.

Remove the diagonal plate from your Simply Scored. On your next piece of cardstock, score at .5″and 3″ on the longer side. Turn 90 degrees and score at .5 and 5.5″ on the shorter side.

Trim the flaps as shown above. Place sticky strip on each of the .5 flaps.

Fold the .5″ flaps up and line the longest one along the inside back for your other piece. Adhere.

Fold in the wings and adhere to the base flaps.

Fold up the front and adhere to the remaining .5″ flaps.

To make the notch, measure in half way from the side and mark with a pencil. Make sure you mark it, don’t eyeball it. Trust. Me. 🙂

Next, you will need two pieces of white cardstock  that are 6 7/8″ X2 7/8″. Line them up with the diagonal plate and score straight down from the 0 mark. Trim this corner  piece on each white strip.

To create the zebra stripes, I free handed strips from Basic Black card stock. I made them wavy and I tried to give them a pointy end. I had them coming from either side, creating a central line on each piece.

For the front, cut a piece of whisper White 4 7/8″ X 5 7/8″. Mark again in the middle and this time, punch it with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. Repeat the Zebra print as described above.

And there you have it! it comes together very quickly! I think I am going to make these on a variety of scales. It’s so cute!
Ok, so now that you have visited me, it’s time to hop along to the next Designer. One of my sweet real life friends, Erin Gonzales, is next! She is so amazing and I can’t wait for you to see what she has come up with!
If you want to jump around on your own, here is the list of our designers:
Ohran –Sweet Impressions
Lawlor – not participating this month
Kozak –Creative Chat
Cerwin – Pink Buckaroo Designs (thats me!)
Gonzales –Hand Stamped Style
De Leeuw –Krystal’s Cards
Peters – not participating this month
Gould – I stamp, I create, I have fun!
We really hope you’ll play along and come back to our main page and link up with us!
AND, leave me a comment for a chance to win one of my In Color Stitched Satin Ribbon Shares! Yep, I’ll give it away to one lucky person. I am actually giving away two shares, and you can enter twice. Scroll down to the first post from today (below this one) and enter again! I’ll announce the winner from this one on June 15th.
Thanks for stopping by!
And, in case you’ve forgotten:
Product Shares can be seen HERE.
All my classes can be seen HERE.
Stamper’s Round Up Card details can be seen HERE.

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39 thoughts on “Stampin’ Celebration June Blog Hop, Tutorial and Blog Candy!”

  1. Holy guacamole!! What an amazing project! I love it! And the monogram inside the flower is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial – I will be casing and pinning this for sure!

  2. Oh, I can't wait to try out your tutorial! 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy, too.

  3. I love the project and the tutorial;I plan to make some of these great gifts.
    I would love to win blog candy!

  4. Just love the card keeper – can't wait to try out your tutorial. I made your holders for the bath and body works mini hand sanitizers last year and they were a big hit! Thanks for sharing your talents with everyone.

  5. So cute!! Love it!! I have several friends that are zoo-animal lovers. What a great gift for them! Thank you!

  6. What a great project, Erica! I'll definitely be trying this one. Love your blog and all your fabulous ideas!

  7. What a great gift idea. I will be trying this to give as birthday gifts I have coming up. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. This is totally awesome and thank you thank you thank you for the tutorial!! I have to make one of these for myself!! I will be featuring this card box on My Crafty Picks #66 with a link back to your blog on 6-5-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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    Have a great day!!

    Tiffany Bauer

  9. Wow…I love the card holder! I'm going to try to find time to make one tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your tutorial! Have a great week, Terry

  10. Love this card file, gorgeous bold cold colour scheme – a great idea, thanks for sharing. I think it will make a perfect gift, I will link back once I get one made

  11. Love it, thanks for sharing. What dividers did you use? I see birthday, thanks, baby, & sympathy.

  12. Love the card holder Erica….that will definitely be on my must do list for the summer. You would be so proud of me…I made a card for the Challenge as well…not as great as the ones you make but fun none-the-less.

  13. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I started making my card box this afternoon and I like it! But the measurements for the white pieces don't make sense. These are too big.

  14. This looks marvelous!
    I will be making many of these sets for gifts. I am new to card crafting and was wondering the overall dimensions of the box and the number & size of the cards it can hold.

  15. This card box is so creative. I just love it. The pink with the zebra stripes make me smile and inspires me to make my own. Thanks so much!

  16. What a fantastic tutorial and just what I needed to hold some cards for gift giving. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! I love your cards too.

  17. Just what I needed to hold my hand made cards! Can't wait to make it! I love it and the zebra print too 🙂

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