Today’s project is brought to you in collaboration with my two and half year old son, George.
After I had a play around with the Gift Box Punch Board making prototypes of all the amazing different sizes you can make, George was intrigued and wanted to play with them. It turns out that one of the boxes can house a Happy Land figure perfectly. Hence where this idea came from today.
These boxes would be great at a children’s party as favours on the table or as an alternative to a take home party bag. They could be filled with treats, a little dinky car, a little packet of crayons. (A mini Peppa Pig is inside this one as George decided trying to fit Daddy Pig and his big tummy in the box would break it!). Also, if you’re a nursery/primary schoolteacher and into crafting, they would be lovely to hand out to your class at the end of the school year as you bid them farewell as they start the next stage of their school adventure.
Of all the pictures he could have chosen from my various options on my craft room shelves, George chose the ballerina from the Sweet Stuff stamp set as he said she looked like Princess Holly from Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom! Melon Mambo was chosen as the base colour as Holly wears a pink dress and then I thought I’d mix that with a bit of Calypso Coral as the accent colour (orange and green are my favourite colours).
The box size is the 8′ x 8′ S/L choice on the Gift Box Punch Board. All the different sizes and instructions are marked on the board and it is so easy to use, you needn’t struggle to find a gift box ever again!
The band round the box was made using the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper which you can currently get free with every spend of £45 during the Sale-A-Bration promotion up until the 31 March (see page 15 of the promotion catalogue) You get 12 sheets of 12 x 12 paper in the set with 2 of each of the 6 different designs. Using them on the own, they exude luxury due to their glossy pattern. They can also by used for a variety of colouring techniques which create an embossing exist effect, really showing off the glossy, raised pattern. On this band I used a sponge to swirl Calypso Coral ink all over. With this technique you can go as light or dark as you like or even to gradients of the same colour or different colours. I then used Snail Adhesive to stick it round the box.
The ballerina image I stamped with black Memento ink and then coloured in with Blendabilities markers which are also available free with a £45 spend during Sale-A-Bration (page 20 of the promotion catalogue) I punched it out using the 1 3/4 scallop punch and then sponged round the edge with some Melon Mambo ink. I finished it off by using Dimensionals to adhere it to the Dazzling Diamonds Note Tag I punched out.
Rather cute don’t you think?