Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Egg-stra Special

During the sneak peeks, you may have seen the egg box I made for a dozen Cadbury Mini Eggs. Well, Taylor asked if I thought the Taylored Expressions Window Favor Boxes would work for an egg box, and they work perfectly! As a matter of fact, it makes it MUCH easier because you don't have to fuss with measuring and cutting the box! All you have to know is how to create the egg insert!

So, here you go:

1. Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" and score the two ends at 1/4". (this will make the "inside" length of your egg insert 5 1/4" and able to fit inside the favor box)

2. Flip the cardstock over to the underside and measure and mark at the following:

The 5 1/4" side - 3/4", 1 15/16", 3 5/16" and 4 1/2" (make sure you measure from the score line you made and NOT from the edge of the paper)

The 3 1/2" side - 1/2", 1 3/4" and 3"

3. Now center your 5/8" circle punch at the intersections of the measured lines you drew and punch out your circles.

4. For the two middle, end circles, fold the 1/4" scored end before punching to enable the punch to reach.

5. Double stack dimensional tape on the underside of your insert. This helps to keep the center from "drooping" and keeps the insert in place.

6. Place insert into box.

7. Add eggs and embellish center as desired.

8. Embellish outside of box, add some acetate to the inside of the window and tie with ribbon!

I hope this helped you to create a simple and quick little Easter treat!
SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Sweet Spring (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine); Paper- Pink Pirouette (SU), Easter Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), acetate; Accessories- Copic markers, Plain and Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, 5/8" circle punch (Marvy Uchida), white grosgrain from Easter Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), window favor box


Jami said...

That is adorable! So easy too! Thanks Charmaine!

Karen Motz said...

You're so clever Charmaine!!! What a fabulous project!

Shannon said...

Very adorable!! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation! God bless :o)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute project! Love the bright and fresh colors and cute images. TFS!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Adorable, Charmaine! Thanks for the tutorial!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So sweet and charming Charmaine!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh Charmaine! You are brilliant! Love this idea...so stinkin' cute!

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely adorable, Charmaine!!

Sankari W. said...

This is soooo cute Charmaine! I loved it the first time and now I am in love and awe! You make it look so easy - so amazed how you transformed some paper in to art!!

Bev said...

So sweet with the pastel colored eggs. tfs the project.

Tami Wood said...

totally awesome now if I could just find the eggs!! This blog rocks.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How AWESOME Charmaine!! I am going to make one of these tonight! Thanks for a FAB tutorial!!