First things first, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For those who will be going out to celebrate tonight, please do so responsibly and don’t drink then drive. Thanks!
Before I get started with my project post for today, I just wanted to share the news my Just a Note card was selected as a “featured” card following last week’s Mainly Manly Makes card challenge over at the Little Red Wagon blog. I just wanted to say thanks to the DT for selecting my card!
Now, on to today’s project. I saw a YouTube video a couple of days ago where Caroline from Crafty Caroline Creates made an adorable double flap “picnic basket” box. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try making one and thought it would be perfect for an Easter project. Since it was a picnic basket box design, it was also the perfect project for this week’s challenge over at StampNation (more on that later in this post). Here’s the version I created.
It wasn’t easy photographing my final project because this box is actually a very nice size considering it’s made with regular 8.5 x 11″ cardstock. The finished box size is 4 x 7″ and is two inches in depth. One of the things I thought was so unique about this box is how both ends open up like a picnic basket, hence the name.
I created the base of the box using a piece of white Pure Luxury heavy base weight cardstock from Gina K. For the lid, I used the piece of Mermaid cardstock in the rainbow pack from Lawn Fawn. I used a leftover strip of the Mermaid cardstock and stamped the words Happy Easter from the Happy Everything stamp set from Lawn Fawn in Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin’ Up!®. I rounded the corners with the 1/4″ side of my Corner Chomper then adhered it to the basket handle using some Tear & Tape to ensure it wouldn’t come off of the curved surface of the handle. I then attached the handle to the base using some very small silver brads. I’ve had them in my stash for AGES, so I have no idea who makes/made them.
To decorate the lid, I used pieces of the Ivy diagonal plaid from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack. I stamped the bunny and Easter basket from the Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the images using Copic markers then cut them out and adhered them to the lid using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a touch of cool gray Copic markers at the bottom of each images to “ground” them a bit and that finished the box.
I’m entering this box in the following challenges:
- Stampin’ Celebration – the current theme is a photo inspiration challenge.
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – the current theme is cute & cuddly.
- StampNation – the current theme is Gone with the Wind. My picnic basket box is an homage to the barbecue scene in the movie.
Until next time …