I am so excited to be going on my first Stampin Up retreat with Sam from Pootles and the rest of the team. I am even more excited to be taking part in swaps!
I am a relatively new demo so have limited current products from the new catalogue (got shed loads of retired products and paper!) so it was important to use minimal products. I bought a bag of mini Smarties. Using a sheet of A4 cardstock I cut it in half at 4 1/8 (on the short side) then cut again at 4 1/8 on the long side, cut again and repeated on second piece. You now have 4 squares (4 /8 x 4 1/8) and 2 spare pieces.
Using the envelop punch board I scored and punched at 2" and 3" and then repeated the punch and score on other sides using the scored lines as a guide to where to punch and score.
Then I created flaps by cutting down the side of the 2 small squares on the smallest pointed sides and notched them. I then cut approximately 1/2" off the 2 larger pointed ends and applied Tombow to these 2 sections to glue together and form the belly of the box. The 2 smaller pointed ends were rounded off using the corner rounder on the board and the flaps were folded in and the ends tucked in to form the box.
The Belly band was cut from 12x12 DSP - 2"x5" - so you get 14 out of a sheet.
I then decorated using the balloon punch and a balloon stamp from Happy Birthday Gorgeous but you can decorate how you wish. I stuck this to the from of the box with a dimensional and added a bow made from bakers twine - I took whisper white twine and coloured it using ink that matched the cardstock I used.
I used Eastern palace DSP
Dapper Denim - Tranquil Tide - Very Vanilla - Lemon Lime Twist cardstock