Hello all and welcome to our Eureka Stampers 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop.

You may have hopped over from the talented Carly Middleton, or you may be starting here. Either way, hop on around and take a look at what our talented group has made to say a fond farewell to some of our favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

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My project is inspired from another in our team – Maureen Crameri.  She made these adorable little boxes for our team day swap back in February. You can see more of her work here.

Fast forward a few months to my daughters birthday – she wants a Red Carpet Party – these gorgeous boxes immediately came to mind!  A little birthday present where you pull out all the party details on a ‘red carpet’!  I tried to talk her (my daughter) into using Baked Brown Sugar or a similar colour – but she was having none of that – so Strawberry Slush it is! One of our 2013 – 2015 In Colours that is retiring.

I teamed that with our Silver metallic Ink to add some extra sparkle to the numbers from the Memorable Moments Stamp Set!  All the important party information is created using our MDS program…all of which are retiring :'(  I did add a little embossing powder in the end to brighten up the silver a bit more.

These boxes are the smallest boxes using the Gift Box Punch Board, with the folded corners simply trimmed to make a simple box fold.  I attached the ‘carpet’ to one of the inside flaps of the box.  The box is turned upside down for this project to work.  I must admit – getting the folding right was the trickiest part of the box for that bow to sit just right!  The bow is of course made with the Bow Builder Punch from the occasions catalogue, using silver glimmer paper.

Here is the finished product!

This is what the pull out looks like. Its attached to the one of the flaps at the base of the box, and the bow is what you pull to ‘drag’ the information out.  I had to add a white strip to the red carpet so the information could be read clearly. Nothing worse than Party Date confusion!

The box is made using the smallest measurements on the Gift Box Punch Board.  I then added a small ‘slot’ in the middle square using a craft knife.  Then trim off the ‘corner folds’ that help create the box, but leave approx 1/4″ extra from the score line on the left and right sides opposite the slot.  I have completed one side in the picture below – you need to repeat it on the other side.  Those 1/4″ flaps is what you will use to join your box together.

Pictured below are the folds that hold the party information.  For privacy -This is the back view ๐Ÿ˜‰
I used a piece of our real red yardstick and trimmed it 1 3/8′ x 11 1/4″ (long length of card stock).
I then scored it at 1″ intervals.  I needed to trim off excess at the top end that joined to the bow.  The main thing to watch for is that you can see all the information when you extend your strip from your box.

I hope you enjoyed this.  Don’t be too sad with all the retired products….just think about all the brilliant things that will replace them…..I CAN’T WAIT!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the amazing Rebecca Scurr by clicking HERE to see what she has created for us!  I have added all the links below so you don’t get lost along the way ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy creating everyone!

6. Mel Pagano – YOU ARE HERE!

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