Welcome back to another edition of Teamie Tuesdays, where the Ugly Bug Stampin’ Up Team get together and create a new project using the same theme. It’s a great way to see all of the different ways that Stampin’ Up products can be used. This week our theme is ‘Spring’. That is a pretty open ended theme and it means different things to different people. I sat down to think about what spring means to me. We just recently celebrated Ostara which is all about the rebirth of the Earth. The weather starts improving, the days get longer and new growth starts to sprout in our gardens and green spaces. We celebrate with symbols of this like Eggs, Rabbits and Flowers. School just broke up for Spring Break and the clocks have gone forward too. Before we know is Easter is going to be upon us! Spring has well and truly sprung!
Even although we have already shared our chocolate eggs on Ostara, I know plenty of people will be doing so on Easter Sunday instead, so I am sharing this tutorial for making a cute little Egg Box which makes a lovely little Easter gift. It fits 2 standard chocolate eggs – Creme Egg, Lindor Egg, Caramel Egg etc.
Easter Egg Duo Gift Box
I am using DSP from the Festive Birthday range because they are so bright and colourful! You will need one piece of paper measuring 6 inches by 6 inches and also the Envelope Punch Board. The only other items you need for this are your choice of adhesive and any embellishments that you want to use.
The first step is to punch and score our paper. Your starting size is 6 inches by 6 inches, so you will be able to get 4 boxes out of a single sheet of 12 by 12 DSP. Start by lining your paper up at 1.5 inches on your Envelope Punch Board and punch the edge. You then score the paper at this setting too.
Rotate your paper 45 degrees and line it up at 3 inches. Once again, Punch and score the paper at this setting. You are then going to repeat both of those steps on the other two sides of the paper.
So, to summarise :-
- Side 1 is punched and scored at 1.5 inches.
- Side 2 is punched and scored at 3 inches.
- Side 3 is punched and scored at 1.5 inches.
- Side 4 is punched and scored at 3 inches.
Once the first punches have been completed this is were it gets slightly tricky as we need to make a second punch on each side of the paper. Your envelope punch board has a little indicator on the punch that you would normally use to line up your envelopes. What you need to do is line up the score lines with this indicator and then punch. Do this on each side of the paper.
Now flip your punch board around and use the reverse punch to round off the edges of the two largest ‘points’ on your paper.
Now we need to make a couple of cuts in the paper in order to allow us to construct our little boxes. If you look at the smaller ends of the shape you will see that the scoring has created tabs. On each of these you need to make one cut along the score line. It doesn’t really matter which direction you go, but do make sure that all four are the same direction. Personally I make the cuts on the longer side.
Fold these tabs and use your favourite adhesive – snail or fast fuse is ideal – and secure the tabs inside the box. You now have your basic box shape!
You can use your choice of embellishments to decorate the boxes. I have added Bright Enamel Shapes and a little tag stamped in Flirty Flamingo using the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set.
Now all that is left is to pop your eggs in and secure the boxes shut. You can glue them or use magnetic tape or even velcro – the choice is yours!
If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.
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