Tapered Box by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
All a Flutter by Madame Wing and MKC
Photoshop Elements 6
Epson Premium Presentation Paper
Distress Ink and sponge
Magnetic closure by Basic Grey
Stamps by Papertrey Ink
Ink by Colorbox
Button and twine by Papertrey Ink
Today I am working with Kelleigh’s Tapered Box and Madame Wing and MKC’s kit All a Flutter . To begin my project I opened up the template in Photoshop Elements and added my digital paper from the kit. These papers and elements are truly gorgeous and so perfect for hybrid projects! I printed the template off and printed a second portion of the same paper to use as part of the project.
After trimming and scoring the box, I inked all the edges to help hide the score marks and to give the box more dimension. I then added Scor-Tape to the few areas to be adhered and closed it up. After looking back at the images of the box from Kelleigh, I realized that I made it upside-down—oops!! It still works! Nevertheless, it is a very simple box to put together and I love the clean lines!
I decided to add a magnet to the top to keep the lid shut, so I also added a bit of Scor-tape to the back of each magnet to get a stronger hold. Another cute way to close it would be put tie a ribbon at the top, but being that the box is going to my kids, a ribbon would last about one second!
I then got to work on decorating the box. To make a three-leaf shamrock, I punched three hearts out of the same green digital paper using a heart paper punch. I inked all the edges of all three hearts, and adhered them one over the other using mini glue dots. Once you have all three adhered together you can wiggle them around a bit to get the right shape and angles.
The button is threaded with twine and I left a long trail to serve as the stem of the shamrock. I adhered the button to the shamrock also using a glue dot. Super simple and cute!
The last piece of my project is a stamped saying and frame, which I then cut out and matted with brown cardstock. That also got adhered to the box, this time using foam tape. I decided to add a second shamrock to the back so it is fun to look at from all sides!
I’m thinking of filling this with candy to leave for my kids to find on St Patrick’s Day. You never know what the sneaky leprechauns are up to! I hope that you have been inspired to create something fun for St. Patrick’s Day!
Other Articles by melissaj17:
- Card Caravan: Color Challenge - April 14th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge: Hearts - February 4th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge #32- Winter Photo-inspired - November 25th, 2012
- Card Caravan #27: Round - September 16th, 2012
- Card Caravan 22: Christmas in July - July 8th, 2012