Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fishy Takeaway! by Nicky Cresswell

Good day fellow stampers.. 
I thought that instead of cards or tags i'd get a bit more technical today..
So i've made some gift boxes.
And the great thing is all you need is 1 sheet of paper and no glue!
Oh and a template which you can find HERE
 All you need to do is print and cut out your template..
Also punch out the 2 black dots as these are where your wire will attach.
Lay it over some nice paper, you should use a good quality paper/card stock, 
for example Tim's paper stacks work great
I have chosen to give mine an aquatic feel using stamps for the Seaside #1 plate.
I stamped directly onto the paper after scoring all the lines but before folding.
 I also stamped and cut out elements and stuck them on with foam tape to give dimention.
 Then its as easy as folding it up. 
If you use a double sided paper you have a nice inside too. You may also notice here i have added a little bit of  reinforcement to the opening flaps to stop accidental tearing when opening and closing.
The only thing left to do now is attach the wire.
To do this you will need to gather the 2 flaps inside the box at either end and using the already punched out hole as a guide go through these 2 flaps, I used my big bite for this but you could use a pokey tool.
And there you have it, the perfect little treat box for him or her!
{Oh if your wondering how i got the boat wheel without the people in, I just masked the inner part of stamp b4 inking it, then remove the mask and hay presto, no captain and his mate!}
If you give this a try i'd love to see your creations, so be sure to leave a comment x
Until then Stay Inky


Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Those are really fun!

Lynn Stevens said...

darling boxes!!! What fun!

Helen said...

Great looking gift boxes, very clever and I love the decorations.

Sid said...

Very fishy methinks !! Super project !

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

These are great little boxes, thank you for the pattern.

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the template....the boxes are so cute!
xoxo Sioux

Shazza said...

these are great!!

craftytrog said...

They're brilliant Nicky! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Sam said...

These are FAB! Great for Father's Day coming up! Thanks!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how cool. Wonderful boxes.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your fishy boxes super . Fab stamping too looks a bit tricky though.


Minxy said...

Thanks everyone x
Marie the stamping isn't tricky at all it's really easy, you do it all before folding the box up x

shirley said...

Awesome boxes.Thanks for the template.

Hels Sheridan said...

this is fab and I think one filled with sweeties would be a fab birthday pressie... erm... hint hint lol x