Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Origami Easter box of chocs using Forest Friends

I've made one of these little chocolate boxes for each set of parents as an Easter gift.

Using Sweet Always Designer Series Paper I made an origami box following the instructions over at Splitcoaststampers, altering the size to fit 2x2 chocs. I covered the backing card from a pack of papers with Chocolate Chip patterned DSP and folded it around the box, securing the box to the base with sticky strip. I added dividers of Chocolate Chip card to keep the chocs in place.

The chocs were made the same way as the Christmas decorations here.  I stamped the bunny from the Forest Friends set with Regal Rose ink onto Whisper White card and matted onto Pretty in Pink card and stamped the Owl with Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White card and matted onto Close to Cocoa card. Elizabeth Shaw mints were sandwiched between the scallop circles.

I added jumbo eyelets to the lid and base at centre front and threaded Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon through, to tie the box closed. For the lid I used markers and stamped a little scene using the tree and the deer from Forest Friends. I then added the Easter Wishes sentiment from the Occasional Greetings set in Regal Rose ink. The scene was matted onto Close to Cocoa and then Pretty in Pink card, with all corners punched with the corner rounder.

Not sure what I'm going to do when Easter's come and gone and I don't have an excuse for making these little gifts.

Keep Stampin'

Sara xx


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Sara, what a wonderful gift idea!! LOVE IT :-)

margaret said...

What a super gift idea Sara. I love the colours and the cute stamps.xx

Helen said...

what a fab idea, this is my new favourite stamp set, I've been making book marks with my set.

Julia Aston said...

very cute! love the candies inside with their pretty stampings- great idea with the large eyelets for the closure!

Alex said...

WOW: Great box Sara, love it :) The "Forest Friends" stamp set is adorable.

Hope you have a good Easter weekend.

Alex x