Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Pocket Box

Pocket of Sunshine: Giving credit where credit is due: This little pocket favor "box" is from a template designed by the Hot off the Press DT and can be found (as a free download) among their webisodes at Wanna see it? Go HERE! Want the download? Go HERE and see page 6 and 7 of the file!

It was super easy. I printed off the template to a sheet of white cardstock in order to reuse it, rather than printing the pattern directly onto my turquoise cardstock. (Now that I have the template cut out, I only have to trace around it and score it onto whatever I want to make the box.) There's even patterns for the triangles so you don't have to measure them! Be sure to print out those, too!


I placed the template over my turquoise cardstock and traced it. Then, I cut it out and scored it according to the template with a bone folder and a ruler. I used Scor-Tape to assemble the "box". Scor-Tape has a great hold and you need to use an adhesive that has great STICK so the flaps at the bottom won't give way when you add something inside! The Scor-Tape 1/8th inch was perfect for the job.

I cut the triangles out of white cardstock. I used the set "Sunny Skies" from Lawn Fawn to embellish the triangles. I stamped out my clouds first then masked them. I applied Broken China Distress Ink over the background with a sponge. I wasn't looking for total coverage just a hazy sky. The clouds pop out once the masks are removed. I stamped the sun and the sentiment from the same set. The sentiment is highlighted with the rainbow created by Distress Markers.

I decided to leave the embellishment there. But you can adapt this template to suit almost any occasion. I'm sure my niece would love to find these decorated with snowflakes and Olaf the snowman from the movie Frozen. They would make great Easter decoration/favor boxes, too, as the middle triangle could be made into a carrot or Easter bunny head!

The box just pops open at the top and really need no closure as it stays shut of it's own accord. That I like! These are just perfect to hold a little tea bag, chocolate truffle, coins, a gift card, small crafty gifts or jewelry! And no one says you have to add those triangles could just decorate it then assemble. :)

Whatever your desire, try it out. ITS FUN!!!!
"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..." --A Few of My Favorite Things, Sound of Music

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