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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Gift Box and Card by Bridget Louw

Hi everyone, its Bridget here to share a quick and easy Easter project I made using an few amazing products from Couture Creations.



I am guilty of always leaving things until the last minute and Easter is no exception. Bottom line, I needed a small Easter gift and I needed it FAST. I came up with this Easter egg box and card thanks to my Couture Creations dies.



To create the base and lid, and using Nesting Dies: Scallop Square (C0723043), I cut out the largest square, once out of patterned paper and once out of plain cardstock.
 
      


I score each side at ¾” and cut slits in all four sides. I also cut off the large circle in each corner as when you tuck the slits in to form the lid, the circles stick out.





Cut a piece of acetate at 4” x 10 ¾” and scored it as follows: 2 5/8”, 5 ¼”, 7 7/8” and 10 ½”. Place strong adhesive and the remaining ¼” and assemble.



I created a box “inner” for the egg to rest on from the plain cardstock. Cut a square 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, score at 3/8” on all four sides and cut slits as per the picture. Die cut a small circle in the center for the egg to rest in.
 




Place the base on the acetate box, insert the egg inner, add the egg and put on the lid. Tie a ribbon around the box and that’s the first part done.
  



For the card, cut a piece of plain cardstock 4” x 8’ and score at 4”. Cut a piece of patterned paper at 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”.
Using the Nesting Dies: Oval (C0723044) cut the 3rd largest oval Nesting Dies: Scalloped Oval (C0723045) out of patterned paper. Cut the 3rd largest scalloped oval, out of white cardstock, stamp your image and colour it in using your preferred colouring method. I used Markers. When finished attach the oval to the scalloped oval. Using the smallest dies in both sets, repeat this process for the sentiment.
  




Pop both the large and small oval sets up on Foam mounting Tape (C0721963).
 




Assemble your card as per the picture. There you have it, all done and ready to give as a gift. This quick project can be used for any occasion.
 

There you have it, all done and ready to give as a gift. This quick project can be used for any occasion.

Couture Creations products used
C0723043 Nesting Dies: Scallop Square 
C0723044 Nesting Dies: Oval
C0723045 Nesting Dies: Scalloped Oval
C0721963 Foam mounting Tape

Other products used
White Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Duck Stamp
Markers
Organza ribbon




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