I made this cute little box for a bit of fun and to give myself a challenge in terms of drawing it up. The original template can be found here. I altered the template by putting flaps on each end giving you an enclosed box.
The only trouble I had was getting the Maltesers to stay in the little cellophane bag. It was very late or early depending on your perspective (2am EST Australia) and just a couple of these lovely little chocolates jumped straight from the packet into my mouth. I’ve never seen anything quite like it 🙂
Anyway, back to the project. I ended up using the Stampin’ Up! grid paper to ensure everything was square and even etc. Prototype 1 didn’t line up as neatly as I’d hoped, so that’s why I used the grid paper. This 2nd attempt is much better.
1-3/8ths” Circle Large Punch (Item # 119860 A$30.95)
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch (Item # 119854 A$33.95)
Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch (Item # 120907 A$33.95)
Eyelet Border Punch (Item # 119853 A$30.95)
Butterfly Extra Large Punch (Item # 119848 A$33.95)
Textured Impressions Folder – Square Lattice (Item # 119976 A$15.95 – Summer Mini)
Regal Rose Patterned Designer Series Paper pack (Item # 117155 A$37.95 – 40 sheets mixed colours)
Whisper White card – scraps
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (Item # 119262 A$11.95 for 9.14m)
Sponge Dauber (Item # 102892 A$20.95 for 12)
Sticky Strip (Item # 104294 A$12.95)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (Item # 104430 A$7.50)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Item # 110755 A$7.50)
Big Shot (Item # 113439 A$179.95)
Well Scripted stamp set (Item # 118601 A$27.95 – Summer Mini)
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Regal Rose (Item #105211 A$11.95)
Trace the template onto your card stock and cut out
Score lines and fold – use your bone folder to get a nice crisp crease
Use the circle punch to punch the window
Punch a strip of Whisper White with the Eyelet Border punch and adhere to the bottom of the front of the box
Punch a piece of Whisper White with the Scallop Circle punch and then centre the Circle punch and punch out a window.
Adhere this Whisper White embellishment around the window of the box using the Multipurpose Glue
Place Sticky Strip on all the tabs and put your box together. You’ll need to place your items inside the box before sealing the whole thing up.
Butterflies – punch 1 in DSP and 2 in Whisper White. Put the latter 2 through the Big Shot inside the Square Lattice folder. Use Dimensionals to layer them together – I did white, DSP, White. Adhere to box with a dimensional.
Tie some ribbon on the handle
Make up your sentiment – I stamped the sentiment first in Regal Rose, then punched it out with the Decorative Label punch and sponged Regal Rose ink around the edges using a Sponge Dauber.
I also cut a ‘template’ of the Decorative Label punch, in stiff card and used it with Magic Matter to trace around and make a bigger decorative label in the DSP. I layered the 2 pieces together using dimensionals and placed it on the box, also using dimensionals.
You can get my turorial and template here.
I’m going to try and embed the template and instructions here using Scribid. If you know of an easier or better way to do this, please let me know. Thanks
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …