Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Easter box

Easter looms but if, like me, you don’t have any Easter-y stamps, don’t despair. I think I can get away with this springy, florally box.

I haven’t had time to draw up a template for you but it’s really easy to make. It’s just a 6” square piece of cardstock (thought you’d like that, imperial-lovers!) which you score along each edge at 2” until you are left with a piece of cardstock sectioned off into nine squares.

Place a square of patterned paper (or stamped cardstock) on two opposite squares. Cut along the score lines either side of your patterned sections (that’s four cuts) and fold all creased edges inwards.

Then stick it all together – you are sticking a much larger surface area with this box than with the 5-10-15-20 box so it’s a lot stronger. Strong enough to carry quite a few chocolate eggs, in fact!

You can attach the handle any way you like – I used Glue Dots® which are strong and neat (I also noticed that Stampin’ Up!’s Glue Dots® are a bargain as you get twice as many as in the usual packs).

You can probably just see from the photo that there’s a strip of patterned paper on the handle, too. I love this paper – it’s Petals & Paisleys which co-ordinates perfectly with the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley (p51)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Paper: Petals & Paisleys (p73)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Tempting Turquoise (p86), Scallop Circle Punch (p80), 1 3/8” circle punch (p80), 1 ¼” circle punch (p80), Glue Dots® (p81)

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10 comments:

  1. Great look. Really enjoying what you have been doing with this stamp set. TFS!

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  2. This is so cute! I love the colors you used..perfect for easter! Keri

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  3. Really neat! Thanks for all the explaining how to create this!!

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  4. That is so cute! Just stopping by to let you know that I tagged you! Play along if you like!

    You can see the rules here: http://happygiggles.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/ive-been-tagged/

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  5. Very cute basket...one of my favorite colours. Joan

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  6. What an adorable basket! Perfect stamp, no one said Easer had to be all egg and chick stamps ;) Very nice!

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  7. Super cute - perfect for Easter! CC

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  8. This little basket is adorable!! The chocolates inside match perfectly!

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  9. I'm really loving this! Do you think I have time to make one before Easter??

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  10. Hopping over from the blog forum Splitcoast to pay you a visit...love your blog! This basket is too cute! I really miss the Polka Dot & Paisley papers...but I have some leftover and just made a card with it last week. Come visit me too!

    http://debbiestamps.com

    Have to go now, but I'll be back later to check out the rest of your blog...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I love receiving genuine comments - I do get bored of deleting dodgy links though!

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