Today is my father's birthday. I'm sad that I'm not there in person to celebrate. I never know what to get him. But, he usually has a long list of tools on his wish list for his shop. So, I decided to just package up some cash to put towards his wish list this year. But, just giving cash is boring. That's when I spotted today's cute packaging idea over on Shelli's blog. I knew it would be perfect for my photographer of a father!
Shelli provided some info, but didn't really provide any dimensions or instructions other than the shutter button was 20, 1/2" circles stacked. Funny enough - when I adhered 20 circles on top of each other, I thought it looked too tall. But, she gave some ideas of the supplies needed. So, if you want to make a similar package, here's what I did:
My box is 5" wide, 3-1/4" tall, and 3/4" deep. I cut my paper to 12" x 4-3/4". I then scored the long side at 3/4", 5-3/4", 6-1/2", and 11-1/2". I scored the short side at 3/4" and 4".
On the box Shelli showed, she used two Glue Dot rolls to make the lens. However, the box I was using to ship his gift wasn't deep enough for two. So his gift box doesn't have quite as much zoom!
Let's chat about the stamps. Shelli didn't give any hints about which sets she used. But, I quickly found them! Wherever You Go was used for the black starburst background. The greetings were both from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.
Both of the Designer Series Paper pieces are from the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP collection. The chevron pattern is 12" x 1-3/4". I'm honestly not positive of the dimensions of the piece around the glue dot roll. I used the glue dot roll as a guide.
The view-finder is pretty cool. You can actually look through the box like you would a real camera! I created it using my 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches. None of the circles in the layering circles framelits were small enough. So, slid the 3/4" circle punch in as low as I could. For alignment, I lined up the edge of my punch with the score line so that the circles on the front and back of the camera would be lined up. I used a small square window sheet to cover the circle.
I embellished using some Real Red Enamel Shapes (the larger circle) and some 1/8" Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I sure hope my father likes it!