Thursday, December 10, 2009

CSS Designer of the Month

I have the honor of being the Designer of the Month for Clear & Simple Stamps. You can see my interview here. For my project I was inspired by the Beary Well set to create a Get Well Party in a Box. I envisioned bringing this to the hospital as a gift for a child who is recovering. My thought was to fill the box with things to help curb boredom while being in the hospital. I filled the box with crayons and a set of cards to color, a card game, some bandage stickers, a box of tissues, a box of bandages, and a small tin with jelly beans.

Box Directions

Start with an 8 ½ x 11 inch piece of cardstock. Score all four sides at 2 ½ inches. Cut corners, assemble box and secure with scor-tape.

To create the decorative flaps on the box, select a complementary designer paper and cut two pieces to 6 x 2 ½ and score along the 6 inch side at 1 inch. Next cut two pieces to 3 ½ x 2 ½ and score along the 3½ inch side at 1 inch. Round the corners of the 1 ½ inch sides. Apply scor-tape to the reverse sides of the 1 inch flap and attach over the sides of the box. Wrap twine or ribbon around box to hold down the outside flaps of the box. Decorate as desired.

To create the Get Well Beary Soon banner cut 1 inch square pieces of designer paper and fold in half. Note: I folded them slightly off center to expose a little of the pattern on the reverse side of the paper. Stamp one letter on each piece from the Alpha Modern set and stamp the bear image on white cardstock, color with Copics and cut out. Next stamp the word beary from the Beary Well set and cut out also. Attached the pieces to the string with scor-tape to create the banner. Finally attach the string to the chopsticks and add bows.

I also created a 4 pack of thank you  cards that the child could color and  present to their Doctors and Nurses.
For the card game, crayons and bandages I just wrapped the boxes with designer paper and decorated them.

The bandage stickers were created by stamping the bandage stamp several times, cutting them out and then running them through my Xyron machine. Everyone loves stickers and what's more fitting than bandage stickers. I created a little holder to store them in. Cut designer cardstock to 4 1/4 by 4 3/4. Score the 4 3/4 side at 2 1/4 and 2 1/2. Attach scor-tape to sides and fold in half. Round top corners with corner chomper and use the oval punch to partially punch out the top. Stamp bear image on white cardstock, color with Copics and punch out with circle punch. Adhere bear circle to front of holder.

I think my favorite item is the tissue holder. The directions for it can be found here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed my Party in a Box. Please be sure to visit my fellow Clear & Simple Stamps design team members to see what they've been doing and check out the Clear & Simple Stamps new website with lots of fun updates.


Lynette said...

Wow, Beth - this is awesome!!! Some sick child will have their day brightened for sure! What a lot of great ideas.

Anonymous said...

SUPER AWESOME projects!!! If anyone ever gives this to my children when they are sick I think I'd just cry with gratitude! What an awesome idea! Love it!

Kisa Peters said...

HOLY SMOKES BETH! This is awesome! I just love it all!

Neva said...

WOW Beth, there are just not enough words to express how adorable this truely is. I love everything about it. The colors, the details, all of it. FANTASTIC JOB!

Basement Stamper said...

This set is so awesome Beth! You definitely rocked this set! Congrats on designer of the month!

Janelle said...

Eek! This is way too amazing and so cute! I love the color me thank you card idea! Fabulous!

Simone P. said...

I just love this! Such a wonderful idea! So fun!

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Steph Zerbe said...

too fun. Every little thing is so adorable. I must get this adorable set. I love your ensemble her!! Great color scheme and some great ideas!!!!!! Happy holidays!