Wow! Vacation gets you behind in normal life! Whatever that is!:) It's been a while since I've posted- I've been catching up on laundry and helping with my son's school since being back from our Spring Break vacation to Moab (Utah). We had a lot of fun and went on some amazing hikes! It is a hot spot for people all over the globe! Lots of tourists from Japan and Europe go there and it's an outdoor enthusiasts dream! I am lucky enough to have a sweet aunt who has a vacation home there. She is very generous to lend it out to us for which we are very grateful. Never been or heard of Moab? Click here to visit Moab's official website.
Today's project are these fun little Easter boxes. I love the new Petal Cone Die for the Big Shot Machine- so awesome! I was greatly inspired by these boxes here. I basically followed the same format, but added some embossing and then some Shimmer Paint to top it all off. Super fun, and super easy! I love that about the Big Shot Dies- roll the paper and die through the machine, assemble together and voila! Done! Sure, the extra embossing and shimmer add a little more time, but I couldn't resist- they turned out fabulous! I wish the photo did the Shimmer Paint justice. I don't think you can see it very well. In person, the box glistens- so cute!
Here is a list of the supplies. I used these as gifts this month and had the 'Somebunny loves you' stamp in my stash. All other supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamp Set: by Studio G
Card stock: I used both Pumpkin Pie (#105117) and Peach Parfait (#119794) for these boxes, one sheet of card stock makes one whole box. Old Olive (#100702), Whisper White (#100730)
Accessories: 1/8" Taffeta ribbon in both Old Olive (#119256) and Certainly Celery (#119255), 1 1/4" Striped Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon (#115618), basic white embroidery thread, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806) mixed with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Refill (#111841) – I used one part shimmer paint, one part ink and one part water, mixed in spray bottle and then spritzed onto the box. It will need about 20 seconds to dry. You can use alcohol as well, but water was what I had on hand and worked great. I also used Sticky Strip (#104294) and Stampin' Demensionals (#104430)
Ink: Tangerine Tango Classic Ink refill (listed above), Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pad (#111834), StazOn Ink Pad- Jet Black (#101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (#113439), Petal Cone Die (#121810), Standard Premium Crease Pad (#113476), Elegant Bouquet embossing folder (#115964), 1 3/4" Extra- large Circle Punch (#119850), 2 3/8" Extra-Large Scallop Circle Punch, 2×1 3/8" Extra-large Oval Punch (#119859), Crop-A-Dile (#108362), a wedge of a Stamping Sponge (# 101610), and a Small Flat Cello Bag (#103104).
TIPS: After embossing each pc, but before inking, I applied the Sticky Strip. THEN I used my sponge and Tangerine Tango Ink Pad and sponged the edges and embossed image and spritzed the shimmer paint on top of that as a 'final coat'. If you wait to apply the Sticky Strip after you've inked your paper sometimes it does not adhere as well.
You place the two pieces of the box together and before you close it up, trim the excess card stock next to the last piece of sticky strip, leaving just the portion of the tab that's covered by the Sticky Strip. This will allow you to punch the oval window in the middle of your front panel, and it won't be off-center.
Stuff the cello bag with chocolate, place inside. Then to close it all up. use your Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in each tab at the top, loop your ribbon through, use your fattest pc of ribbon to tie a knot/bow around the skinny ribbon and that keeps your box closed!
If you'd like additional pictures just shoot me an email and I've happy to take some for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this fun Easter project!