Sunday, 28 June 2009

Pack a Picnic Gift Box Template

NB. The Pack a Picnic template is NOT free, it costs $5, and worth every penny... or cent :o) Also the small side panels do not come with the template, I made those myself.
OK, hold on to your hats, I've actually made something that ISN'T a card !!! I made this after visiting Raisa's Blog and seeing her lovely little handbags she made and decided it was about time I had a go at doing something other than a card, which for me was a rather scary prospect. I found a lovely template by Paper Tray Ink - My Timeless Templates - Pack a Picnic and decided to go for it and make a gift box from it...

Sorry about all the photo's but I couldn't decide which one I liked best.

The size of the box is 13.5 cm high (from base to top of lid) x 14 cm wide. There are two templates in the pack, this is the larger size. Right here goes with a list of stuff used to make the box.
1. Stardream pearlescent pink card for the main structure of the box.
2. Double sided ( dark pink one side, pale pink on the other) pearlescent thin card for the ovals, mount and flowers.
3. Heart Swirl DP is from Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme Vol. 1 CD ROM printed on to white hessian card. Who are looking for DT members, click HERE if you're interested.
4. Taffeta watermark paper used for the lip of the box ans punched with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Punch.
5. The ovals were cut with Nestabilities Petite Large ovals and embossed with Spellbinders Impressabilities Flowers template.
6. Flowers on large side were made with Woodware 1 1/2", 1" and 3/4" Daisy punches, and the little nicks in the top of the petals was done with Woodware Teardrop punch and the leaves were made with Martha Stewart's' branch punch and Bazzill card.
7. Side flowers were made with Woodware 3/4" Daisy punch, Bosscut Flourish die and the leaves were made with Woodware 1 1/2" daisy punch and Bazzill card. The centers have Stampendous Raspberry Tart Fun Flock in them.
8. Butterflies are made with Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, Stardream pearlescent card and heat embossed with Versamark pen and Heat It Up Pink EP.
9. Bow, handles and sides of box lid - Vanilla 1cm Grosgrain ribbon
10. Flat back pearls, 1mm rhinestones/gems and pearl brads for the finishing touches.

Well this took me a week to make, most of my time was spent making flowers. I did four different types before I decided which style I liked best. I could have saved a lot of time if I had used flowers I had already bought, but being a glutton for punishment I went for the handmade option :o) I did make a couple of mistakes but hopefully there's that much going on they're not that noticeable, and it's all good experience for my next one ... which won't be for a while yet. I hope you like it and have a wonderful Sunday.
Take care & keep smiling


Wildärtan said...

Such a lovely hand bag, I have to try that out when I come home!! I'm still an aussie, for 1 week more...

Keep smiling and take care, dear!

Raisa said...

This is absolutelyt hte most adorable box I've ever seen! Just perfect and so beautifull. I will have to try to do something like this too when I have time. I've been a bit quiet cause my mother visited us for a couple of weeks and then my brother with his daughter for a few days, so I was quite busy. Today we came back from Stockholm and I'm on vacation :) I feel like creating but lets see how it goes...