Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Chocolate pyramid

This is a really fun and easy template; it’s just a square with four triangles coming from it. No fiddly flaps to line up, just join at the top and leave gaps in the sides to offer a tantalising glimpse of the contents. Inside this one is a bag of Quality Street, so I can’t see this box lasting long before it’s dismantled!

To decorate the sides, I used the Stampin’ Around® Watercolour Vine wheel on Certainly Celery cardstock. Here’s a great tip for saving money and making life easier when using the wheels: I mostly use my wheels to create backgrounds and wanted the flexibility of different colours without having to buy lots of cartridges. So I bought an unlinked cartridge (p83) and a Versamark® refill (p82) and inked up the cartridge with Versamark ink. This means I can create tone-on-tone background with my wheels… in any colour! I’d love to claim that idea as my own but it was actually one of my customers who put the idea into my head.

So, sides decorated, I added the chocolates, then joined the tips of the triangles at the top with linen thread, although you can’t see it so that was a bit of a waste of time. I finished it off with a punched image layered on some Designer Paper and some Certainly Celery ribbon.  

Here's a close-up... the faint black line is most likely a cat hair. They're moulting madly. 

Stamps: Circle of Friendship (p62), Watercolour Vine (p89)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Paper: Prints Designer Series Papers - Certainly Celery (p73)
Ink: Versamark®, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 1”, 1 3/8” circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch (p80), linen thread (p87), 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery (p86)

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  1. This is so cute! And the black cat hair is the story of my life - except they are chocolate brown or bluish gray from my siamese cats' tails, lol!

  2. Hi Helen, what a great little gift box - looks so fun to make! Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you here on my blog: http://stampwithlisat.typepad.com/stamp_with_lisat/2008/08/well-look-at-th.html

    Happy Stamping!

  3. That's a great idea! I love the look and the simplicity of it all and versatility of it too!


    ~Spike :D


  4. Nice box and love ur blog too.

  5. This gift box idea is so nice and cute! All your SU samples are amazing!! I am a SU demo as well and loved all your samples!! Jill


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