Saturday, 10 April 2010

A Pint of Milk

Doing a bit of blog hopping is such a great thing to do. I love seeing what people from all over the world are up to and leaving comments on their work,lets face it,we all like to hear what fellow crafters think of our creations. You can find some great ideas and adapt them to suit your needs. I like to let people know if I've followed any tips,sending them links to things I've made.

Before Easter I found this neat little idea on a blog called "On The Cards"where someone had made these brilliant little cartons to put sweets into. I held it in my memory bank and decided to use it as a gift box for the make up items my daughter is giving for a friend's Birthday

I wrapped a strip of paper around the box first and then embossed a strip of white card using an embossing folder I scored this 1mm bigger than the edges of the box.I brushed the embossed area with a chalk eye and added stickles and punched flowers on to this before placing it around the box.

The large flower was cut using a sizzix die the large gem that I used in the centre comes from Paperchase,as does the peg that I used to hold the box shut.
If you follow the link you can find details of how to make these boxes.I adjusted the measurements to make a slightly larger box than was shown, using an A4 piece of card. If anyone would like to know the measurements that I used I will post a photograph of the template I made.
They are so easy to make,let me know if you have a go so I can visit your blog, I love a bit of blog hopping.
Thanks for stopping by,
have a great weekend,


Joan said...

Wonderful package. Love the extra bling you added to the flower.

Louise said...

This is gorgeous Julie, I love that embossing folder and the little dasies you have added look very sweet.