August Bonus Project
Each month when I hold my class – I tease the ladies who are coming by telling them that as well as completing the five cards I have shown them, they will make a “surprise” project which I try to make some sort of 3d project. For my August Class we made a box using the Baker’s Box Thinlits Die.
Our Baker’s Boxes were cut from Whisper White card and since I wanted the ladies to be able to make it from an A4 sheet of Whisper White card, we cut the first box piece with the “handle” piece in the centre of the card and then flipped the card around and cut the second box piece – you need two pieces to create the box. Most of the videos I saw recommended using 12 x 12″ card stock that is cut down to 6″ squares and cutting both pieces at the same time. Anyway, once our two pieces were cut we layered them together to cut out out handle. You get a choice of 3 handle styles with this die – we used the double hole handle style. The boxes went together very easily using Fast Fuse. We also added Fast Fuse to the base of our box to make it extra strong.
Since we focused on the Build A Birthday stamp set for this class we used this stamp set to decorate the box. I stamped the “banner” image onto Whisper White card using Bermuda Bay ink and punched it out using the 2″ Circle Punch. I attached it to a 2-3/8″ Scalloped Circle cut from Tip Top Taupe card before attaching it to the front of the box. I stamped the largest of the “cake layer” images onto Whisper White card using Crushed Curry ink and cut it out. “Birthday wishes” is stamped onto the Crushed Curry image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I cut a small “v” in each end. The “banner” was curled between our fingers and attached to the front of the box using dimensionals in the centre and a glue dot on each end. The rest of the panels were decorated with Bermuda Bay card which was embossed using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and attached to Tip Top Taupe card. We tied a length of the beautiful Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim through the holes created in the handle. Obviously we didn’t tie a knot because we need to fill our box before we give it away.
Want to see how it works, watch this video by Stampin’ Up!.
This is such a cute box and will hold quite a lot of chocolate or jewellery or even a mini cup cake! I’d love to hear what you think.
Bye for now,