Monday, October 22, 2018

Save the Crafty Youtuber hop, video

Craftin Desert divas:Bright deer

I made this, week one, release card with the Bright Deer digi from Craftin Desert Divas.
I also used the little candy cane from Sweet time penguin. I printed both on marker friendly paper and had my plotter cut them out.
Colored them with both Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers.
I printed the sentiment from the same set onto a panel and adhered it to the cardbase.

For the background I masked off the  middle of the card with tape, ripped one piece of tape and used it to make my snow banks. I used Oxide tumbled glass for this. The splattered in white ink.

Mounted the deer with foam tape and adhered him to the card. I used Nuvo deluxe glue for the candy cane, which I thought might also look a little like the North Pole
White gelpen on the deer's nose and cane for shine.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Release week one at Craftin Desert Divas: singing penguins

I made this card with the new Craftin Desert Divas digi: Singing Penguins.
the Sentiment is also from the same set.

I printed the penguins on marker friendly paper and had my plotter cut them out. It also cut apart all the music notes, but I don't mind, now I can add them where I want, or not ;-).
I colored with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers.

I printed the sentiment on a card panel and diecut a circle from it.
Traced the circle onto the cardbase and then applies Distress oxide inks
I then mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. mounted the penguins with foamtape and liquid glue.
Then Added the music notes with liquid glue and the snow flakes or stars with a white gelpen.

Materials used
Craftin Desert Divas:
Singing Penguins:


Cracked Pistachio:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Merry Christmas with glittery backing- glitter achtergrond

Today I'm showing you a card I made Marianne Design/Karin Joan products.

I started by diecutting 3 circles from a panel and Stamped the sentiment from KJ1719 with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Then I stamped the leaves from KJ1715 with 3 colors of Memento inks and diecut them.

I glued a strip of silver glitter paper on the cardbase, so it lines the windows.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.
Mounted the twigs with small bits of foamtape and tucked them in and under the window openings.

Materials used/ Gebruikte materialen:
Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1715
Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1719
Memento inks: Bamboo leaves, Cottage ivy and Nothern pine.

Voor mijn kaart van vandaag ben ik begonnen met het stansen van drie cirkels in een kaart paneel.
Daarna heb ik de groet van KJ1719 met Versafine onyx black ink.
Ik heb een strip van zilver glitter karton gesneden en op de kaart basis geplakt, zodat de cirkels een mooie achtergrond hebben.

Ik heb de takjes van KJ1715 met Memento ink gestempeld en daarna uitgestanst.
Ik heb kleine stukjes foam achter de takjes en de voorkant geplakt en op de basis geplakt  en dan de takjes in de openingen geplaatst.

A tribute to Melissa Lane

Sad news had arrived at AAA headquarters, the untimely passing of our team member Melissa Lane.
 We deceded to commemorate her with Butterfly cards, her favourite colour was red.
For my card I used the Concord and 9th Butterfly beauty with Versafine Clair black ink (Nocturn) and red magic Versamagic ink and a layer of Love letter Memento ink.
The sentiment is from the same set and  I've added 3 red pearls.

My heart goes out to her family in this sad times, I am thinking of you.

See our AAA blog for all the DT tributes.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #126: moonlight

This fortnight the AAA Cards Challenge is: moonlight.
Our sponsor is Uniko and the prize is the choice of an in stock stamp set.

I was given this gorgeous die of an owl on a branch and I thought the circle around it looked like a full moon, that's why I inkblended a yellow Orange moon.I wanted some kind of candy corn colors because of the time of year.
I used Versamagic mini inks (thatched straw,mango madness and persimmon) on the cardbase.
Diecut the owl from black card and mounted it with foam tape.
As I wanted as much empty space (not white this time) as possible, I didn't add a sentiment. I do not send out cards with Halloween and so I will decide on the sentiment when I use this card, maybe my friend who's a crazy owl lady.
For more information, more examples form our Design Team, or to play along, see this.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas creative challenge: florals and fairytales

For my card this week I printed the fairy from Magical day and the sentiment in Photoshop.
I printed it on marker friendly paper and colored the fairy with both Spectrum and Illustrator markers.
I used the grass border from Outdoor landscape 2 dies to  cut off the bottom of my panel.
I also diecut three of the birches in the same dieset for my forest feel.

For the background I used alcohol inks and rubbing alcohol on Yupo paper and let it dry.
Then I used Scortape to adhere the  alcohol panel to the cardbase and Nuvo Deluxe glue to adhere the trees to the panel.
Mounted the grassy border with foamtape and placed it on top.
I also mounted the fairy with foamtape and stuck her on  an angle on the card, as if she's fluttering through this forest. Added some shine with the Lollipop sequins, I stuck those down with gluedots

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:



Alcohol inks:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Making a stencil with a die- maak een eigen stencil met een stans

Today I'm showing you a card that has a stencilled background I made from scratch.
To do so I diecut the little Christmas tree from KJ1716 14times from grid paper in an attempt to get it as straight as possible.
I then Applied Distress Oxides through it and Stamped the present lines from KJ1716 also and the sentiment from KJ1717 with Versafine Onyx black ink. the stamps wasn't as wide as my cardbase ,so I extended the lines with a marker.

I diecut the bow from Col 1441 from black card backed with the Craft tape  to make it a sticker and adhered it to the card.

Then I applied the same craft take on both sides of craftfoam and diecut the deer from KJ Col 1442 from it as well as silver glitter
paper and adhered them together and then on top of the bow.

Materials used/gebruikte materialen:

Marianne design/Karin Joan KJ1716
Marianne design/Karin Joan KJ1717
Marianne design/Karin Joan col 1442
Marianne design/Karin Joan col 1441
Versafine onyx black ink
Marianne Design craft tape LR0014
Distress Oxides: cracked pistachio, iced spruce and mowed lawn.

Voor mij kaart van vandaag heb ik een stencil gemaakt door de kleine kerstboom 14x uit te stansen. Ik heb geruit papier gebruikt in een poging het so strak mogelijk te doen.
Daarna heb ik Distress oxide ink aangebracht door de stencil.
Toen heb ik de strik "draden" van KJ1716 en de groet uit
KJ1716 gestempeld met Versafine onyx black ink.
De "draden" waren niet zo breed als mijn kaart, dus heb ik de lijnen doorgetrokken met een fineliner.
Ik heb de strik  van Col1441 uit zwart karton gestanst met achterop de Marianne Design craft tape.

Voor het hert heb ik ook craft tape gebruikt aan beide kanten van foam en daarmee het hert op de kaart geplakt en het glitter hert erop.

Every Week one Christmas card #9 Baubles

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Yeti Artist Trading coins

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: anything but a card, showcasing My Favorite Things products.

For my anything I chose Artist Trading Coins, they seem a hot trend and this is my first try.

I'm not entirely sure how big ATC usually are, but I diecut about 2.5"inch circles from 300grams Schut Cold pressed watercolorpaper for my coins.

I chose the Beast Friends from MFT and stamped them with MFT hybrid ink onto Crafter's Companion Neenah Paper and had the Scan N Cut do it's thing.
Stamped the little trees from the same set on Inkadinkado masking paper and cut them out.

Masked off the bottom of my coins with Post its so to make it look like snow. I Also placed the trees and inkblended Distress inks around the masks to make a sort of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

I've used Distress inks: Black soot, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade.

I've splattered most skies with water.
Some I spritzed with Shimmer Spritz, both the Sparkle and the Frost one, I also used the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil and Deco Art modelling paste. Seems more transparent than I thought, but the effect is there.

Colored my Yetis with Alcohol markers and mounted them with foam.
then stamped the little paw prints in the snow with third or fourth generation stamping, but they're still dark. This was Versafine Clair Nocturn ink.

For more information or to play along the Simon Says StampWednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Airwick candle in glass jar box-with video and free pattern

I found these little glass jars from Airwick and I thought they'd make cute little presents, of favors, or hostess gifts, baby shower things enve stocking fillers, all depending on what cardstock you use.I chose to use colors that match the candles, I have found red berries scent, but it's  purple and Orchid wich is pink.

Sadly you can only get one box out of one sheet of 12x12 cardstock, but you can get the lid and the base out of the same sheet.. My blocks from Craft Sensation are double sided, so for the first box I used the "other side"but they do not always match, so I also pulled out solid card that matches and two colors of ribbon, that are the same color but darker for a  pop of color. One would aslo work of course, I just like two and have too much ribbon anyway haha.

OK for the lid you need a piece of card sized 4"1/4 x 4"1/4 (square)
You score on all sides at 1 inch, or 1"and 3'1/4 on both sides.

for the base you need another square piece measuring   6"3/8x 6"3/8
you score on all sides at 2"1/8 or 2"1/8 and 4"1/4, see the video  to see what I mean/do.

Burnish all score lines and cut and notch as indicated on the pattern Glue the lid and base together, I use hot glue.

Finished box measure appr. 2: 1/4 square.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Essential embossing

The Craftin Desert Divas weekly creative challenge is: essential embossing.

For my card I used two kinds of embossing, dry and heat embossing.

I started my card by diecutting the mountains and cacti from  Southwest Border Dies and I passed the cacti through the machine again on the embossing setting, it's faint on camera, but you can see the lines in the cacti.

I then traced the upper mountain range so I knew where to inkblend my sunsetting sky.
I made the sun by masking the circle first as I did the sky, then I used the negative to mask the sky whilst I was applying ink on the sun or moon if you prefer as there's a coyote/wolf howling at it.

For my image I used the Scorpio digi, printed in on marker friendly paper and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. Looking back at it it's more cooked lobster than scorpion haha, there are red ones with black extremities so that's why I chose black hair. Anyway I thought a scorpion would live in this arid place ;-) We had them in Italy where Ilived, always had to check the bed, tiny black ones, burt also snakes would curl up in between your sheets...

For the sentiment I used Versamark to stamp it and then sprinkled on Wow!  embossing powder (fairy tail) and heat set it.
Mounted the scene with glue, scortape and or foamtape.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Southwest Border dies:

Zodiac kids Scorpio:

Scortape ¼”:


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Let's get ready for Christmas

That's the new Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp, showcasing Clearly Besotted products.

I only have this Clearly Besotted Christmas stamp, many others, but only one Christmas set...I should do something about that haha...

Anyway for my card I used the Let's prance from Clearly besotted and I stamped the reindeer on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored them with Spectrum Illustrator markers. Then I used the dies to cut them out.
I stamped the sentiment from the same set, with Versafine Onyx black ink onto a panel and then I diecut the three windows with the SSS tri square die. Traced the openings onto the cardbase and applied Oxides: Peacock feathers and Tumbled glass. I then splattered the blue with Distress Brushed pewter spray stain and Kuretake white ink. Mounted the panel with foamtape, adhered it to the cardbase and tucked in the reindeer.
There's only one Rudolph, so I gave the others a purple and blue nose ;-).

For more information onthe Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Eye believe it's your birthday

Today I'm showing you my second card with the googly eyes cake from Craftin Desert Divas.

I've printed it on marker friendly paper and colored it with Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, then cut it out and glued googly eyes on top, I  mean that's just mandatory I think ;-)

For the background I masked off stripes and  I used Distress inks to color the stripes, but dragging/swiping the inkpad on the paper, much quicker than inkblending haha.

I've used what I believe to be Halloween like colors, I;ve added the pink though for fun.
(mustard seed, black soot, twisted citron, wilted violet,carved pumpkin, picked raspberry).

I made the sentiment in Photoshop and printed it, then cut it into a banner and mounted it with foamtape on the cardbase.
I also  mounted the googly eyes cake with foamtape and added it to the card.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Googly eyes cake:

Distress inks:


Sunday, September 30, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #125: Inspired by a TV Show

This fortnight The AAA Cards Challenge is all about TV shows, chosen by our DT member Cheryl.
Our sponsor is STAMPlorations.

For my card I used the Kindred Stamps set called Happy Accidents, and it's obviously based on Bob Ross. I loved watching Bob Ross when young. What he made wasn't really my cup of tea, but HOW he did it, was genius...zoof zoof and there's a tree or mountain or lake, little cabin...

I stamped Bob with My Favorite things hybrid black ink and colored him with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, cut him out.

I diecut a stitched square from a panel, so it
looks like a canvas Bob might be painting.
Stamped the sentiment from the same set  with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Traced the window or canvas onto the cardbase and applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress oxyde ink and Versamagic inks: Aspen Mist, Oasis Green and Hint of Pesto.
Splattered the inblending with a water and bleach solution.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the card base. Used tape runner to adhere Bob.

For more information, more DT examples and or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hey Hey Little Monkey...

I made this card for the Less is More Challenge and the September challenger for Gerda Steiner Designs.

The image is a Gerda Steiner digi (hang in there) and I thought it would fit the card that is to be CAS-ed from Less is More albeit flipped to the other side...As a digi I could have flipped it in Photoshop, but I didn't feel the need, added the sentiment whilst I was there and printed it onto Marker friendly paper, then colored it with my alcohol markers, in this case Copics, Illustrators and Noirs, the whole lot...I made the leaves look like it's Autumn with red and oranges and such. Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

For the Less is More Challenge, see this.
For the Gerda Steinder Designs Challenge, see this.

National coffee day with Craftin Desert Divas digis

I made two card for the Nation Coffee day. On October 1st it is international coffee day.
One with the Coffee Fairy and one with the spooky mocha.

For the first card I used the Coffee Fairy digital stamp, printed her out on marker paper and colored her with alcohol markers, then cut it out using my plotter.
For the background I tried to make a soft focus autumnal forest with watercolors on a watercolor panel. I used fall type colors and dabbed them on randomly, sprayed more water to mave the colors, added some more until I was happy with it.

I diecut a grass border from the Outdoor landscapes 2 set. Glued the watercolor panel to a cardbase, glued the Fairy on top. I love Nuvo deluxe glue for this, perfect stay. Mounted the grass border with foamtape and adhered it on top

The spooky mocha card is a little different. I printed the digi on a panel of marker friendly paper. I used Illustrator markers for this and I found out they do not like big expanses. The smoothblend you get with the Noirs or small items with the illustrator is not there, but I rolled with it anyway.

The "body"of the bat is glittery embossing powder I applied by using the Versamarker to "wet" the area. I had to dip the tip of the marker in the actual inkpad, I think it's running on empty but it worked fine. I chose Halloween like colors for the  image and the sentiment is included in the stampset.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Alcohol lift ink background -Aurora Borealis with alcohol inks

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: anything goes, showcasing Hero Arts products.

I used the Hero Arts Tiny Stars background stamp for my sky.

First I stamped and cut the row of houses from Lawn Fawn (simply celebrate winter) with My Favorite Things Hybrid ink onto Marker paper and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I let the Scan n Cut do the cutting.
Stamped the sentiment from the same set with Versafine onyx black ink onto a panel and cut strips from it, for the bottom and top of my card.
for the Aurora Borealis (northern Lights) kinda back drop I've use Adirondack alcohol inks (purple twilight,botanical,indigo and mermaid) on Yupo paper.
First I sprayed the paper with rubbing alcohol and then dropped the inks onto it, sprayed it again and tilted the paper until I was happy with the coverage, adding a few more drops of certain colors. Heat set it slightly and carefully as it's plastic not actual paper and it might curl as it melts... then I inked up the Hero Arts Tiny Stars with Alcohol lift ink and stamped it on the background, then stamped the lifted bit onto an empty sheet of Yupo, it worked, but I'm not sure I like it  on the white.
Dabbed off extra ink from the background and then rubbed the background to reveal the starts. The show up better in the darker  bits, but there's a faint starry sky.

Measured how big my panel has to be to fit in between the two white strips, cut it to size and mounted it on the cardbase with strong red tape.mounted the strips and the  row of houses with foamtape and adhered them on top.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

gift tags on cards- kadokaartjes op een kaart

Today I have two cards to show you.
 They are almost the same, same supplies, just different parts of the stampsets or diesets and different colors.

I started by diecutting the tags (Col1442) from kraft card, then the stage from the same set  out of black card.
Then I diecut all the leaf shapes and stamped them after. Tried it the other way, but my dies kept shifting. I used two colors of Memento inks for each leaf or twig and for the sentiments.

The sentiments are from KJ1718, the leafs are KJ1715.

I wound some string around the tags, adhered the stags and the leaves. Then I glued on googly eyes, one first as the stag is looking sideways, but that looked weird.

I placed the tag so I knew where to stamp the sentiments.
Then I mounted the tags with foamtape and placed them on the cardbase, tucked in some more foliage underneath. I made sure the red berries and the red twine went on the card with the red sentiment en the same for the green.

I think you can still used them on a gift, or just as a card, maybe even a giftcard tucked inside.

Materials used/Gebruikte Materialen:

Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1718
Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1715
Marianne Design/Karin Joan Col1442
Memento inks

Vandaag heb ik twee soortgelijke kaarten gemaakt. dezelfde sets, maar andere onderdelen ervan of andere kleuren.
Ik ben begonnen door de tag twee keer uit kraft karton te stansen, dan het hert uit zwart karton, beide zijn van Col1442.

Toen heb ik de takjes/blaadjes (KJ1715) gestanst uit wit karton en pas na het stansen gestempeld met twee kleuren Memento inkt. Ik stempels meestal eerst en stans daarna, maar dat ging niet zo netjes als ik wilde.

Ik heb de teksten van KJ1718 in groen of rood gestempeld, ook twee tinten, zoals de takjes.
Het hert heb ik op de tag geplakt en toen wiebel oogjes erop, eerst een, oimdat het hert  opzij kijkt, maar dat zag er vreemd uit.
Toen het ik bakerstwine en zilver lurex om de tags gewikkeld en geknoopt en er een takje achter gestoken.
Ik heb rood bakerstwine genomen, rode besje sen rode tekst, zodat alles mooi bij elkaar hoort. bij zilver had ik ook groen twine kunen gebruiken, maar vond zilver ook wel iets voor Kerst.

Foamtape achter de tag geplakt en toen de tag op de kaart. Daarna nog wat takjes erachter gestoken.

Ik vond dat je deze kaart ook prima op een kado kan plakken, or gewoon als Kerstkaart gebruiken en of er een kadopas in te stoppen, dat dan weer mooi met de tekst samenvalt.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas: Happily handmade a Halloween treatbag

This is week tow of release weeks from Craftin Desert Divas (CDD)

For my project I made a little treatbag.
CDD sells a treat bag die, but I don't have it, so I used my scoringboard.
And it's really simple.
You need a piece of card 6x12inches.
You score on the short side at 2" only.

then you score on the long side at 2", 5" 7"and 10" from top to bottom
You partially score at 1,6 and 11inches to make the fold line.

cut and notch flaps and stick it together. I like to use hot glue, but score tape or liguid glue, a strong one like the Nuvo deluxe glue will also work, you just have to hold it till the glue grips.

This is totally optional and you don't need to do this to make a cute little treatbag, but since I have the Harvest border dies from CDD, I diecut them from the top. Cut loose the bits on the ends and where they overlap I cut one row of pumpkins. Be careful as they're very delicate.

Then I fold the  box shut and glue all the sides and bottom flaps shut.
For the handle I used orange ribbon as I thought purple and orange are nice and Halloween like.

For the image I sued the new digi from CDD: Frankenstein cake. I have colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Adhered it with the Nuvo glue to the bag.
For the sentiment on the back I just printed it onto 80lbs card from Word.

The haunted house is diecut from black card. It's also from the Harvest border dies, I cut it to fit as it's much longer.

Fille dit with chocolates. Sadly no candy corn as it's near impossible  to get in the Netherlands, or crazy expensive...I went for wrapped chocolates.

Materials used
Craftin Desert Divas:
Frankenstein cake:

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Sneak peek week: Frankenstein cake 18-312

Today I'm sharing another cake card.
This time it's the Craftin Desert Divas (CDD) Frankenstein cake digi.
I printed it onto marker friendly paper and colored it with my alcohol markers, then cut it out.

I let the Scan N Cut make a rounded triangle window in black cardstock, as if it's candy corn.
Then I divided the area into 3 strips and inblended Distress oxides inks on the cardbase.

I mounted the black panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.
I used both foamtape and Nuvo glue for the Frankenstein cake, so it  would be supported where the window is.

I have no sentiment, as I don't know how to add it to black except with a strip of white card and I didn't want to ruin the spooky look. Also no Halloween stamps so I could white emboss it onto the panel, that would be my suggestion.

I will just write Happy Birthday on the inside ;-)

Materials used:

Craftin Desert Divas:
Frankenstein Cake digi:



Saturday, September 22, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Sneak peek week: Googly eyes cake 18-311

It's Sneak Peek week over at Craftin Desert Divas (CDD) and I have the Googly eyes cake to show you and it's so much fun.

Not sure cute comes in with Halloween things, but it's also cute ;-) .
I printed my digi on marker friendly paper and colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out.
Glued on actuall googly eyes with the Nuvo Deluxe glue

I then cut a strip of white cardstock and inkblended Oxides on it:
Carved Pumpkin,
Picked Raspberry,
Seedless preserves
and Dusty Concord
with a mini inkblending tool

I ripped strips of black card and glued them to the back of the inkblended panel and mounted it with foamtape to the cardbase.

The sentiment I made in Word and printed it.
I thought the play on "cookie" into kooky was funny and apt for the occasion although it's a cake...but hey...

Materials used:

Craftin Desert Divas:
Googly Cake digi stamp:

Carved Pumpkin:

Scortape ¼”:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Christmas wishes

For today's card I started by inking up a circle with the use of a stencil I made by diecutting a circle from some acetate.
I've used Distress oxide Tumbled glass and Versamagic Spring Pansy.
Then I stamped the little stars from the Karin Joan set with Versamark and heat embossed Wow! golden  flame embossing powder.

I diecut the geometric looking stag from metallic gold cardstock and adhered it on top with liquid glue.

The sentiment I stamped iwth Versafine Onyx black ink.

Materials used/ Gebruikte materialen:
Distress oxide Tumbled glass
Versamagic Spring Pansy
Wow! golden flame embossing glitter
Marianne Design CR1445
Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1719
Versafine onyx black ink
Versamark embossing ink

De kaart van vandaag is gemaakt door eerst de circkel aante brengen. Hiervoor heb ik een circkel uitgestanst uit acetaat/plastic, en die gebruik ik als stencil.
Ik heb aangebracht Tumbled glass en Springpansy.
Daarna heb ik de sterren met Versamark gestempeld en bestrooid met Wow! embossing poeder en verhit.

Het hert heb ik gestanst van gouden metallic karton en met lijm aangebracht op de kaart.

De groet heb ik met Versafine Onyx black ink aangebracht op de kaart.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Happily Handmade

Today I am sharing how to make a jumbo tealight box.
Mine are from Ikea, but I think they're all the same size.
For mine you need a piece of card  4"1/8 x 7"1/4

you score on the long side at:
 7/8", 3"1/4, 4"1/8 and 6"3/8.
on the short side at: 
7/8 of one inch and 3"1/4

Burnish the score lines and cut and notch as indicated in the pattern, then glue together.
I use a hot glue gun, but a really strong  tape or glue will also work.

Make a thumb notch with a circle punch, not required, but I think it looks more professional.

To decorate my little box I used a Craftin Desert Divas digi stamp that I printed on marker friendly paper and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, then cut it out.
I mounted tow layers of foamtape with space in between so I can feed the ribbon through this canal.

For the sentiment I stamped the Just because from Say it Big with Versafine Onyx black ink on a small tag.

Materials used
Craftin Desert Divas: