Arianna Blooms Sticky Note Box Tutorial for Heartfelt Creations
Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t use sticky notes? I use them to make lists to help me stay on track with my work, I use them as bookmarks, and I even use them in my crafting when I want to mask off an area, or secure a stencil or die to paper. But since my desk can get a little, <ahem> messy when I am working, sometimes I can’t find my sticky note pad. Not to worry! I’ve designed an attractive flip top box to hold my sticky notes and keep them neat and tidy. The best part is, I can always find them on my desk, even when it’s in an uproar. Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can create your own sticky note holder. Oh, and they make great gifts, too! Enjoy this Arianna Blooms Sticky Note Box Tutorial!
Heartfelt Creations Products and Product Carried by HC:
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms Stamp Set
HCPC 3609 Arianna Blooms Bouquet Stamp Set
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD 747 Arianna Lace Die
HCD 751 Cut, Mat, Create 2A Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 241 Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Bridal Embossing Powder
Other Product: SU Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Strawberry Slush Cardstock; SU Strawberry Slush Ink; Tea Dye Distress ink, Clear embossing powder, heat gun; Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose Distress Paint; Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist; Diamond Stickles, Glue, 3 sticky note pads, foam dots; non-stick craft sheet, cosmetic sponge; ½” corner chomper tool
Gather your supplies from the list above.
Stamp the Arianna blooms onto Pink Piroutte Cardstock using Strawberry Slush Ink. Heat emboss and die cut with the Arianna Blooms Die.
Watch the You Tube VIDEO that shows you how to shape the Arianna Blooms.
Once you have shaped and stacked your flowers, proceed to the next step.
Create a small puddle of Distress Paint on your non-stick craft sheet. Pick the paint up with a cosmetic sponge and dab onto the petals of your finished flowers.
While the paint is still wet, cover the petals with Bridal Embossing Powder. Heat emboss.
Spritz the finished flowers with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist. Set the two small flowers aside for now. Die cut the center pieces from the Arianna Blooms die using yellow paper from the collection. Shape as shown in the video and glue into the center of the flowers. Set the finished flower aside for now.
Cut TWO 6 ½” squares from Crumb Cake Cardstock. Score at 1 ½” and again at 5”. Turn 90 degrees and repeat.
Crease along the folds, creating valley folds on all four sides of the square. Repeat with the second square.
Label one crease square “TOP” and set aside. With the remaining square, cut from the score line to the first crease line on the top and bottom of the square.
Turn the square over, and glue the 1 ½” squares in each corner, as shown.
Fold the tabs and glue to the inside flap, as shown. Repeat with the other side.
This is the base of your box. Set aside, and now we will build the top.
Cut from the score line to the first crease on the bottom of the square. On the top of the square, cut the 1 ½” squares out completely, as shown.
Glue the bottom tabs and the 3 ½” flap at the top of the square.
Tuck the two square pieces inside the lower flap, just as you did on the box bottom.
Attach the 3 ½” flap on the top of the square t the outside edge of the back side of the box base, as shown. You have just created the flip top for your box.
Use a ½” corner chomper to round the back edge of the box lid. This is the edge that is closest to the “hinge” of the box base.
Cut FOUR 3 ¼” squares from the Arianna Blooms Paper Collection and ink the edges.
Glue one panel onto to bottom of the inside of the base and one onto the lid of the box.
Glue one panel on the box top and one on the bottom of the box.
Cut FOUR 3 ¼” x 1 ¼” strips from the paper collection.
Use the corner chomper tool to round the corners on two of the pieces. Then ink all the edges on all four strips using Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Glue onto the sides of the box, matching up the rounded corners with the rounded corners on the box. Now we can decorate our box!
Die cut both lacy flowers from the Arianna Lace Die, one from Whisper White Cardstock and One from Strawberry Slush. Die cut the medallion from Raindrops on Roses from Whisper White Cardstock. Stack these elements on the top of the box in this order: medallion, pink lacy die cut, white lacy die cut, and finally, the stacked flower. Die cut 2 butterflies from the Arianna lace die and stack together, as shown. Glue in the lower left hand corner of the box.
Use the ticket die from HCD 745 to cut out the artwork ticket. Mat with Strawberry Slush cardstock.
Finish shaping the two small flowers that you set aside earlier. Make one into a rosebud. Die cut several sets of small leaves using HCD 751 Cut Mat Create Die 2A. I used green paper from the collection for this.
Finish decorating the top of the box, as seen here. Add Diamond Stickles to the little butterfly.
I attached a vintage rhinestone pin to a small crocheted doily and then hot glued this onto the front of my box. This becomes the “knob” used to open the box.
To finish the inside of the box, add a small matted ticket to the artwork. Stamp HCPC 3609 Arianna Blooms Bouquet onto the top page of the Sticky Note Stack. I have 3 sticky note pads inside the box, each measuring 3 ¼”. Now your box is all ready for gifting!
I hope you enjoyed this Arianna Blooms sticky note box tutorial, and that you’ll have fun making these little boxes throughout the year. Instead of sticky notes, you could fill them with candy, a gift card, buttons or jewelry. The boxes are so quick and easy to make….you’ll want to make dozens and dozens of them!
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Wow, gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial!
Great tutorial Kathy, lots of detail! Love your box!
Hi Kathy thanks for this great tutorial. First time I have seen a box like this explained, so thank you very much. The flowers are gorgeous x
Hi Kathy, super box and super tutorial. I left a comment on the HFC site too.
a good idea for the tag video, or even on like this one would be nice. (your last entry) have a good day.
Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. I’m always very interested in boxes and this one just blows me away! Beautiful blooms as well!
Kathy this is fantastic. I am going to have a go.
You give so much pleasure. Jen xx
Great Tutorial! Thank you for sharing this.
Wonderful tutorial!! I love that box and those yummy flowers!