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Boxes of Inspiration

HI! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

Sometimes, I love getting in the craft room and just follow instructions on some cute little pieces. Today was one of those days. I decided that for Easter this year, I would make a cute tiny box for the little ones at church and I started looking for inspiration and a little box to do just that. Of course, I knew who I would look to for inspiration when it comes to boxes, Angie Juda of Chic’n Scratch. She is a goddess of making boxes that are adorable and easy. Seeing as how I am going to be making about ten of these boxes, I wanted to make boxes that weren’t going to take up too much paper. I am well aware of the life span these boxes are looking at having…about three seconds after I hand them to the little ones. They are going to rip these boxes to pieces to get to that candy inside them. I love it!

Now, the thought process when it came to Mrs. Juda’s boxes was pretty simple. I needed something that would fit just a tiny amount of candy, because I want to make more than one type of box for the munchkins. So, with the first box that I am making, I wanted to have something that would hold some egg shaped chocolates, maybe a couple of egg shaped Reese’s. I came across “Best Bunny Mini Tote,” I fell in love! I am not going to give the instructions on this particular project today. I am going to leave the links at the end of this post to her inspirational sheets that you can download and print for free and her youtube video so you can see exactly how she put these adorable boxes together.

Instead, I am going to give a list of what I used and I am going to say how my project is different. When it comes to krafting, I love being able to put my own spin on things. I hope that the projects that I create completely on my own that you recreate, you put your own spin on them. It is amazing to see people take someone else’s creation and add their own spin, it really does make a whole new beauty.

First, the products I used.

Base: My Favorite Things Blu Raspberry Card Stock

Designer Paper: White card stock that I stamped myself to creat DSP

Park Lane Baker’s Twine

Park Lane Double sided Tear Tape

Stamp Sets:

Wish- Birds Stamp Set

JoAnn’s Thinking of You Stamp Set

Elmer’s Tape Runner

Park Lane 1/4” Foam Squares

Ink

My Favorite Things Extreme Black Hybrid Ink

My Favorite Things Cement Gray Premium Dye Ink

My Favorite Things Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Fiskars Bonefolder

Tim Holtz Stamping Tool

Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch

Stampin’ Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Sizzix BigKick

Scallop Cirlce Die

Circle Die

For my hole in the upper right corner, I used the tiny hole punch that is on the We R Memories Banner Punch Board

I decided to move the hole so that the munchkins can have a peek in the box without tearing the box. I also did this because I am notorious for needing to reopen the box because I want to add more things.

I used baker’s twine versus the ribbon because, that is what I had on hand.

I went with making my own designer paper because, I love making designer paper. All I did to make that paper was use a 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” piece of white card stock. I places that paper in my Tim Holtz Stamping Tool. I positioned my flowers and leaves exactly where I wanted them. First I did the gray, making sure to stamp a few times to get a nice crisp and bold image. Next, I cleaned and repositioned my stamps and stamped the images again in Sour Apple. When that was done, I cut my pieces that I needed for the box and was ready to move on to the next step.

From there, I made the box as instructed. I printed off the inspiration sheet so I could make this box again in the future. I love that. Not only does the inspirational sheet have all of the measurements and materials needed, but it also has a diagram that tells me exactly where my cuts and trims need to be. I love having this on hand because I am notorious for forgetting that information. Rather than having to hunt for the link again or search for the video, I am able to pull this paper out and I have the diagram right there.

Thank you to Angie Juda of Chic’n Scratch for sharing such an adorable project. I hope that you all go and check out her amazing website and her YouTube Channel.

The Links:

YouTube Tutorial:

Website:

https://chicnscratch.com/2019/02/best-bunny-mini-tote.html

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, please give this a like, comment, and share so others can join the fun as well. Until next time,

Thank you!

God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

-KraftaholicMommy

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