Explosion Box w/ Cake

These cute little boxes are what we made in Sizzix Club this month. Each participant got to make one box with the purchase of the Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Sizzix Die.

They had their choice of Pretty in Pink or Certainly Celery Accent Papers and also their choice of embossing folders.

This is the Pretty in Pink box with Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

This is what it looks like when the box lid is lifted. The sides 'explode' open and show off the sweet little cake inside. This one is stamped with the Love & Care (Hostess Level II) Stamp set from the Summer 2011 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. We used Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizazz Inks. Notice the sides of the cake are scalloped? I don't like to follow directions so I cut these 1/2" taller than the directions say to, and scalloped the edges with the Scallop Edge Border punch. That way, you don't see any of the raw edges like you would if you followed the directions on the package!

Here it is in more detail. We stamped an extra flower and glued it to the top since we weren't using the candle or bride & groom. Then we added 3 little Rhinestone Jewels to finish it off. Too sweet <3

And here is the same cake, only it's stamped in Real Red and Old Olive instead:

I promised my students I'd post the basic sizes, etc. for the explosion box so here is my version:

Lid: Cut Whisper White CS to 5-7/8" square, and score 7/8" from each side. Use one of your 4x4" squares to cover up ribbon ends on underside of lid.

Ribbon: 12" for Bow, + Two 10-inch pieces for the crisscross on lid.

Box: Take a 12x12" piece of Whisper White CS and score 4" from each edge. Cut out all 4 corner squares (use one of these for the underside of your lid).

Box Sides: 3-7/8 x 3-7/8", you'll need 4 for the outside and 5 for the inside of your box.

Alternative sides for Cake: Cut strips to same length as listed in directions, but instead of cutting them 7/8" tall, cut them to be 1-3/8" tall. Then use the border punch to add decorative border at top.

That's all there is to it! Let me know if you have any questions.

All images and products used are available from Stampin' Up!

Have a great day!
Terri :)
phone: 614.777.9288
email: terri.meehan@att.net


Butterflies Shadowbox- Home Decor Class

Good Morning! I've been playing around on the blog and have made some more changes since last night.

All Events and Classes are listed on my Events Calendar for the month of May. I may or may not be posting them in order on the blog from now on so this should be a helpful resource for you.

Click on the pretty little link on the right hand side to see the calendar. You may have to switch months because I believe that the current month pops up automatically.

Our current Mini Catalog and Promotions are linked on the left hand side, as is the MDS Catalog up through March of this year.

Without further ado:

Butterflies Shadowbox - Home Decor Class
Cost: $35 prepaid / or $65 for Deluxe Kit
Date: SUNDAY afternoon, May 15th from 1:00 to approx. 4:00pm

Join us as we make a beautiful work of art that is perfect for gift giving and even more perfect to just keep for yourself! You can see the picture above, but this is even more stunning in real life. We'll cut and emboss metal butterflies, add Rhinestones, Heat Embossing and Decor Elements to complete each work of art. A basic black shadowbox frame IS included as are all the accessories you'll need AND a 5 page tutorial!

You'll only need to bring a strong adhesive (we don't want your pictures sliding!), scissors and 4 Black and White Photos cropped to 3-3/4" square. Pictures are optional, you can add them later if you'd like.

Deluxe Kit is available for an extra $30. It includes the base class kit PLUS: a full bottle of Crystal Effects, a package of the Basic Jewels Rhinestones and the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die for the Big Shot. You're definitely going to want this die once you complete the class! This would normally cost you $38.92, a savings of almost $9.00!

Class space is extremely limited so you'll want to RSVP with your class payment as soon as possible. Once you're paid, if you can't make it for any reason, I'll have a class kit ready for you after class. Thanks for your understanding!

Let me know if you have any questions. Payment on this class CAN be made with a credit card. Thanks!

Have a great day!
Terri :)
phone: 614.777.9288
email: terri.meehan@att.net


Under Construction

My to do list today looked something like this:
New Blog Header? Check!

Add Hot Button for upcoming Classes & Events? Ch-ch-ch-check! This is a biggie, I've been trying to figure it out for awhile now. Look on the right hand side about 1/2 way down the page. From now on, all you'll have to do is click on that hot button and it will take you directly to my calendar. Oh, and notice how it even matches my new blog header? Yay! :)

Correct sizing on columns? Not quite, still working on this one.

Embossed Butterflies Shadowbox Frame. Sample for May 15th home decor class? Check!

Prep for this weeks Sizzix Club? Mostly done.

I had a lot of other things on my list, but this was pretty much all I got done today. Hopefully I'll get to the rest of my list tomorrow :)

Have a great day!
Terri :)
phone: 614.777.9288
email: terri.meehan@att.net


Sorry about the formatting

Just want to let you know that I've spent an HOUR trying to get the formatting fixed on the previous post (April Classes). Grrrrrrrrrrr, I give up!!! Please let me know if you have any questions or want to RSVP. Thanks!

Terri's April 2011 Classes!

Hello! I've been working on some really fun classes for April. Information is listed below and pictures will be added (if time allows) later on. Also, you'll want to check back on Thursday for an Anniversary Special from me. April 4th, 1998 is the date that I originally signed on to Stampin' Up! Can you believe it? 13 Years! So check back in because I want you to share in the excitement with me :)

Class: My Digital Studio
Dates: Evening, Wednesday, April 6th from 7:00-9:00pm *OR* Morning, Thursday, April 7th from 10:00am - Noon
Cost: $10 *OR* See below for details on getting this class for FREE!

My Digital Studio is Stampin' Up!'s software program that allows you to create Scrabooks, Scrapbook Pages, Cards and other digital items quickly and easily. The classes will show you how to create using the software. This month I'll go over the basics and show you how to create a couple of Scrapbook Pages and Cards in the process. When you purchase the My Digital Studio software from me, you'll receive the next 3 months of My Digital Studio classes for FREE! RSVP, class size is limited.

Class: Techniques Hostess Club

Dates: Afternoon, Thursday, April 7th from 1:00-2:30pm

*OR* Evening, Thursday, April 8th from 7:00-8:30pm

Cost $10 or FREE with a $25 merchandise purchase during class

This month's techniques are Stained Glass and Rainbow Vellum. Both are vellum techniques. We'll create a 6x6 instruction page for each technique, complete with a sample and we'll also make a card with each technique. Every month we'll highlight two new techniques. Once you complete 6 classes at the $25 level, you'll qualify for Level 1 Hostess Benefits: that's $15 in Free Merchandise plus a Level 1 Hostess exclusive set. There's no monthly commitment, you can finish your 6 months at any time! So, either pay $10 and just take the class, or spend $25 on catalog merchandise and it'll cound as one of your 6 months towards Hostess Benefits. It's your choice! RSVP, class size is limited.

Class: April Cards

Dates: Evening, Wednesday, April 13th from 7:00-9:00pm

*OR* Morning, Thursday, April 14th from 10:00am-Noon

Cost: $18 for 12 Cards

Create 3 each of 4 different cards for a total of 12! This month we'll be creating an Easter Card, 2 Spring Cards that can be used for Easter, Mother's Day, or general use (Thank You, Birthday, Thinking of You, etc.) and one very cool Birthday Card! Learn the Embedded Embossing Technique on two of the cards. (For those of you collecting technique sheets, they will be available for an additional cost at class.) Envelopes are including for those who like to stamp 'em to match. Please bring your favorite adhesives and scissors with you to class. RSVP, this class is filling fast!

Class: Card Templates

Dates: Evening, Wednesday, April 20th from 7:00-approx. 9:00pm

*OR* Morning, Thursday, April 21st from 10:00am-Noon

Cost: $18

Do you struggle when designing your own cards? Not sure what layout or colors to use? Join us as we create 8 different card templates in class. You'll receive a 'recipe' for each card (sizes, colors, etc.), as well as a card keeper sleeve so that you can start an idea file. Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Stampin' Up! Color Coach for great color combinations! Please bring scissors, adhesives and a paper trimmer to class. RSVP, class size is limited.

April Sizzix Club

Dates: Wednesday Evening, April 27th from 7:00-9:00pm

*OR* Thursday Morning, April 28th from 10:00am-Noon

Cost: $47.00 including the Die, or $15 for Class alone

Join us for some Sizzix Fun! This month we'll be using the XL 3-D PopUp Cake Die -which you'll receive as part of your $47 class fee!- to create a beautiful Explosion Box. Basically, you're paying for the Die itself, including s/h and sales tax, and I'm offering the class to you for pennies! You'll have your choice of Bright or Subtle accent colors (think Birthday, or Baby/Wedding) Bring your BigShot Machine (or email me if you have another die-cut machine to see if it's compatible) and your long plates, scissors, adhesives and a paper trimmer to class. If you don't have long plates, you can use mine during class for a $1 addtn'l fee per person. Class fee and RSVP due no later than April 21st.

Have a great day! Terri :)
phone: 614.777.9288
email: terri.meehan@att.net