Thursday, 14 April 2011

Easter Treat Box

Hi Everyone,

Well this is a first for my blog - It's NOT a card! Thought I'd give a box a go to hide some Easter Treats inside for a lucky recipient! Although the treats have come dangerously close to being eaten by me on more than one ocassion :o)

I began by cutting out and scoring 3 box bases, starting with the largest then cutting the next slightly smaller and then one smaller again. I then cut and scored a lid to fit over the largest base. Before assembling the boxes and lid I cut various patterned paper to fit the panels and stuck them onto each panel, I also added a peel off sentiment to the front panel of the lid. Once I had covered all of the panels I stuck the 3 box bases together by their bottom panel and assembled the lid.

I then layered up some flower die cuts and attached those to then ends of some thin strips of acetate, I then attached the other ends of the acetate to the inside of the smallest box's panels using some co-ordinating border strips. I created a fan style flower for the lid using some glittery cardstock from the DCWV Glitter Stack, before scoring the card I cut one edge with a scallop border punch then scored at the inner cut of each scallop so that when folded the fan would have a rounded edge to each folded section. I then finished this off with a couple of punched circles and a 12mm Dotty Pastel Brad from Dovecraft.

At this stage I thought I had finished my box however I then realised I needed to put something in the center to hold those little treats! so I again cut and scored a box base, slightly smaller than the last but I cut it so the sides were taller than I required so i could then use my scallop border punch again to finish what would be the top edges of the box. Before assembling the little box I again added some patterned paper. Then it was finally ready for the yummy treats!

I would like to enter my Easter Treats Box into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional


NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous Easter Project hun! Thanks for joining in with our Easter Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Karen said...

What a gorgeous box, its beautiful and I love the pretty Spring colours you have used :)

Mona Evy said...

Oh, a gorgeous Easter Box! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Love your exploding spring project box! Well done with great details. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

Marcea said...

Beautiful dimension and such gorgeous details. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week

jonaks said...

wow, its a lovely collapsable box!!! Happy easter!