Monday, March 30, 2009

Chick It Out!!!

Want a fun little project that is perfect for boxing up some small Easter Treats? Well, this little "tag" box is easy peasy to make! Want to see how it's put together?
First, here's a peek at the supplies you'll need to get started!

• ¼-Hole Punch
• Sm. & Lg. Oval Punch - Stampin Up
• Urban Prairie Paper by Basic Grey
• 1/4" hole punch
• Sheer Yellow Polka Dot Ribbon - May Arts
• Ruler
• 1" wide Pink Satin Ribbon - May Arts
• Palette Noir Ink
• 1/2" wide Pink Scallop Ribbon - May Arts
• Fine Tip Orange Marker
• Fine tip back pen
• Yellow Ink Pad

Next, to whip through this box in a flash, I like to cut my paper/decorative paper before I even get started. I used Basic Grey Urban Prairie for my patterned paper!

• Start by cutting 2 strips of white card stock to measure 2-1/2” by 11”. From the long side, score at 1-3/4”, 4 - 1/4”, 6-3/4”, and 9-¼”. Do this to both pieces.
• Corner round all of the edges of your strips.
• Cut dec. paper #1 into 4 pieces that measure 2.5” by 1.25”
• Cut dec. paper #2 into 4 pieces that measure 2.5” by 2.5”
• Cut dec. paper #3 into 1 piece that measures 2.5” by 2.5”
• Cut dec. paper #3 into 4 pieces that measure 2.5” by 1.75”
• Cut pink satin ribbon to measure 11” (this includes excess)
• Cut scalloped pink ribbon to measure 11” (this includes excess)
• Cut yellow sheer ribbon to measure 11”

Let's Get Started!
Rememer the two long strips that you created and scored? You'll want to criss cross them adhering them in the center square. Mark the center of each end and punch a 1/4" circle roughly 1/2" from the top.

Next, adhere decorative paper #2 so that it looks like the picture below.
Adhere decorative paper #1 so that it overlaps decorative paper #2 and looks like the picture below.
Adhere the decorative paper #3 so that it looks like the picture below...
Next, it's time to deck out part of your box. I stamped the little chicks from the Signs of Spring set from Flourishes using Yellow Ink (Memento Dandelion). After I stamped my chicks in yellow, I went over the beak with a fine tip orange marker and the feet with a fine tip black marker like this.....

After that - wrap your box with 1" pink satin ribbon and 1/2" pink scalloped edge ribbon and secure using a high tack tape - cutting off excess.
Stamp the words Happy Easter and For You also from the set onto some scrap decorative paper using black ink. Then, using a small and large oval punch (SU) punch out both phrases and punch a hole at the top of both of these ovals to make a kind of tag.
Knot the 1/2" wide yellow polka dot sheer ribbon and thread through all four flaps. To keep the flaps secure, slide the ovals over the ribbon like this....
All you need now are some fun treats to stuff inside! If you make one of these boxes, be sure to link it up so I can see! I had a blast making mine and can see making some for the kiddos in my life!

p.s. I'll be back with the winner of all of Laura and I's blog candy tomorrow---- so stay tuned!
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