For my first card, I stamped the crayon stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper five times so I had a few crayons to work with. I decided to try out my ZIG markers to color them in, using a watercolor brush to blend the colors. While I was working on the coloring, my mom gave me the idea to make a crayon box to put the crayons in.
To create the front of the box, I cut a piece of brown cardstock in half with my paper trimmer, then I continued to trim it until it was just the right size for my crayons. I did the same for the back of the box, I just kept it slightly bigger then the front. Using a circle die, I placed it on the back piece of the crayon box and I ran it through my die cutting machine to give it a rounded top. I also did that with the front of the box to give it a slight cut-out, just like a box of crayons.
The next part was to assemble the box. First, I attached a piece of foam tape to four of the five crayons I colored and I placed them near the top of the box to make it look like the crayon box was being dumped out. Next, using some foam tape, I attached the top piece for the box over the crayons.
To decorate the box, I found a star border sticker in my collection that I thought worked well and then I stamped the word “crayons” with the clear letter stamps from Stampendous using the mini Key Lime ink pad from Simon Says Stamp.
The next step was to design the background for the crayon box to sit on and the rest of the elements. I decided to use a piece of yellow cardstock for the base, and then die cut a piece of polka dot patterned paper using the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame from My Favorite Things to use as a frame. I also used the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp to die cut a piece of white cardstock that I planned to use as the “paper” in my design.
Now it was time to assemble all of the pieces on the card. First, I attached the yellow background to the card base and then placed the white piece of cardstock at the bottom corner. The scalloped border I had die cut was placed on top of both pieces as a frame.
With the background complete, I attached some foam tape to the back of the crayon box and placed it on the card so that the tips of the crayons were laying on top of the white piece of cardstock. The idea was to make it look like they were coming out of the box.
To complete the design, I took the last crayon piece, which happened to be colored in green and attached it on top of the white cardstock using foam tape to give it dimension. Then I used a green marker to make it look like the crayon had been used to draw on the paper.
For my second card, I stamped the same crayons from the Color my World stamp set by Lawn Fawn onto a piece of watercolor paper five times again. Using my ZIG markers and a watercolor brush I went about coloring them in. Once my coloring dried, I fussy cut them out and I set them aside so I could design the background of the card.
I chose a piece of blue patterned paper with stars all over it for this design, and die cut it using the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp. Then I took a piece of white cardstock and die cut that using the Stitched Rectangles as well.
To make a sentiment for this card, I used the Layered Hello die from Paper Smooches and I die cut a piece of orange, blue, pink, red, and yellow using the bigger “hello” die. Then, using the smaller “hello” die, I picked another piece of blue cardstock and die cut that as well.
I attached all of the bigger “hello” pieces together by layering them in a way where you would see all the colors on top of each other but giving them a slight fanned effect. I placed the smaller “hello” piece on the top layer.
Now that I had all of the pieces I was going to use for my card prepared, it was time to attach everything together,
First, the blue patterned paper with the stars was adhered to the card base, and then the white piece was attached on top of that.
The final step was attaching the “hello” die to my card. I chose to attach it at an angle to give it a little pizazz.
I hope you enjoyed the two cards I shared today. Have a good day everyone!