Thursday, August 23, 2007

Party Box

I participated in a swap earlier this week and the challenge was to create a 3-D project for the group. Since I've been painfully pressed for time over the past few weeks, I opted for a quick and easy project. This is a box that Nichole - designer extraordinaire from Papertreyink - posted on her blog a few months ago. (You can find the tutorial here.) It is a breeze to make and super cute! Nichole also suggested making a few of these as nesting boxes - great idea! This is a perfect little box for baby or bridal shower favors and are great filled with small candies. Even sturdy enough to store beads or other small crafting items.

The swap gave me an opportunity to pull out some of my new Stampin' Up! sets. I initally wasn't sold on the whole western theme but since seeing so many great creations from bloggers using the sets...I broke down and purchased all three of the coordinating sets! Yes, yes, of course I also got the matching patterend paper and Stampin' Kit! :-)

These boxes are so fast and easy to make...After making the bottom of the box, which was left plain, I stamped various images on the box top (while still flat, before all the folding) in complimentary colors. I then folded and secured the box top. Now I was left with a small area, about 4" for additional decoration. What could be better than a scalloped circle punch? Punched and pierced my scalloped circle, layered another plain circle; a "popped-up", embossed horse completed the look. The "you and me" is part of a hostess set and that was stamped on a piece of window punched cardstock, that was slide in between my two circles. The ribbon was attached to the underside of the lid and I aged all of the corners with a Basic Brown ink. Total time to complete - about 10 minutes!

Enjoy and Happy Thursday!

All supplies by Stampin' Up!


Hazel said...

I love this box - it looks as if it took you much, much longer to make (I think it would take me a long while and I still wouldn't achieve anything as professional).

Julie Masse said...

Cute project Kim!! Missed not being able to come- thanks for sharing your project though! :)

amanda said...

I love the color choices. Orange is my fave.

ingeniouslycreative said...

Hi Kim, thank you for signing my blog! I am so happy to play in SALT!!!! I love your artwork here, it is so exhuberant!!! I just is lovely!!! Hugs, Carol

Gillian :O) said...

Oh this is Brilliant Kim... I'll check out that link thankyou :O)
love everything about this, the colours choice of stamps...everything!!!!