Friday, April 11, 2014

JAI 210 Just add an Easter bag, box or basket

Hello there,
well just in case you have, with great will power, resisted buying the increasing multitudes of shiny brightly coloured Easter eggs that are spilling off supermarket shelves we are giving you a legitimate excuse to buy some before Easter in the name of your art. Your excuse - well this weeks Just Add Ink challenge is to make an Easter bag, box or basket.  If some eggs essential for the photo shoot don't make it into the bag, box or basket - well that's between you and the Easter bunny - lol. 

I decided it was time to make some new Easter boxes for my munchkins, they used the Bunny boxes I made for them back in 2012 again last year. So here is the 2014 version.

 Close ups

 Basic Instructions
 Step 1: Cut a 12 x 12 sheet of Crumb Cake in half at 6" (15.3 cm). Then score at 5" (12.7 cm) and 7" (17.8 cm)
Step 2: Cut two 2 1/2" (6.4 cm) by 4 7/8" (12.4 cm) pieces of Crumb Cake for the sides of the box. Score 1/4" (0.6 cm) in from edge on both long sides and one short side. Mark a mid point 1" (2.5 cm) in from the bottom and diagonally score to the bottom corners from the midline. Score a central fold from the top of the side to meet the diagonal fold (as pictured above).
Step 3: Decoratively die cut the box top front and back and add embossed pattern
Step 4: Diecut a window in the front side
Step 5: Cut window sheet and using sticky strip secure on back side of the window. 
Tip: I rounded the window sheet corners so the sharp corners wouldn't hurt little fingers fishing around for eggs inside the box.
A view of the box showing how the sides fit in and all the scores work.

I quite enjoy the process of working out how to make a new box. The fact that you can make 3D items effectively from paper never ceases to amaze and delight me! I also enjoyed creating the little scenes on the front for the kids. My DD new straight away the one with the bunny was her's (Ok the flowers might have clued her in) and my DS seems to be quite happy with his duck. One point worth noting is that I made the Easter eggs peeping out of the grass using a small oval punch to punch the patterns from the little banners in the SAB Banner Blast stamp set. 

I did think of adding some ribbon handles but so far have left them off for aesthetic reasons but may in the end need to add them for practical ones like the kids dropping eggs everywhere!!

Hope you can join us to eat some chocolate make a Easter bag, box or basket. Do check out the rest of the JAI DT for some inspiration 3D ideas.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Storybook Friends, Banner Blast
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Soft Skye, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Winter Wisteria
Ink: Soft Skye, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Stazon Black
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Deco Label framelits, Ovals Collection framelits, Punches (Cupcake builder, Itty Bitty Shapes, Boho Blossoms, 2 1/2" circle, 1" circle, small oval (R)), Linen/Canvas Impression plate (PaperTrey Ink), Fringe scissors, Aquapainter, Jewels - rhinestones, Window sheet, Dimensionals, Gold marker, Double side tape (X Press) 


  1. These are just so cute Kim! Love the scene details you've added, just perfect for the little ones...:0) TFS your box instructions, they are a great idea...well done! xxx

  2. Hello lovely Kim!
    WOW these are wonderful sweet little boxes!! I too love the clouds and grass and YIPPEE!!! Sooo fun and perfect in celebrating such a special time of the year!!
    hope your Easter is meaningful and filled with love, with some chocolate too!!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous - your two are very very lucky to have such a creative and thoughtful mum. Love the little scenes you've added to the front of the boxes. x

  4. One of my favorite stamp sets and you've created the cutest box from it, is just the icing on the cake! Thank you so much for your clever tutorial ♥


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