Thursday, 16 May 2013

Treat Box with T Lights and Stampin' Up! Washi Tape

Today's project is a cute box containing decorated T Lights - a perfect thank you gift. I first saw this idea demonstrated by Amanda Fowler at a Pinkies team training event a couple of years ago - thank you Amanda!


With the introduction of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool this box is now super speedy to make.  I have done a quick tutorial to show how easy it is.  

The box base was made from a piece of Calypso Coral card cut to 7 1/2" x 4 3/4": ( I am so glad this colour is staying with us as part of the Colour Refresh!)


 Score on each side at 3/4" and 1 1/2":


 Fold and cut along the score lines as shown:


Assemble the box using Tombow Multipurpose Glue or Sticky Strip (I prefer the glue as it gives you a bit of "slide")


 The sleeve is a piece of Baja Breeze (retiring so get it while you can!) card cut to 6" x 4 1/2"


Stamp the card - here an image from the Bordering on Romance stamp set was stamped all over using Baja Breeze ink.


Score at 7/8", 2 3/4", 3 5/8" and 5 1/2" as shown:


Using a Framelit from Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Big Shot cut an aperture in the sleeve. Stick a piece of Window Sheet behind the aperture to prevent the contents falling out of the box! 


Fold along the score marks and stick the sleeve together.



A tag was stamped using the sentiment from Kindness Matters and cut out using the Hearts a Flutter Framelits. Punch out a flower using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack finish with a Pearl Basic Jewel.  


Have you noticed the T Lights have had a make-over? I used the fabulous NEW Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape to decorate them. A genius idea suggested by the super talented Sam Donald.  And of course because this is Stampin' Up! the Calypso Coral colour matches perfectly!  



The box was then tied up with a piece of the gorgeous Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon. And there you go - all ready to go!


Hope you find this useful - I would love to hear from you if you make this so don't forget to leave me a comment.



Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! Products used to make today's project:

Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, Kindness Matters
Inks: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivroy
Punches: Itty Bitty
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits
Other: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, This and That Washi Tape, Window Sheet, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Don't forget that the discontinued colours (card, ink and accessories) are only available while stocks last so don't leave it too late if you NEED to stock up on your favourites!

If you would like to order any of these products please either email me or give me a call on07530 368466 and I will be happy to help.