Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Treat Box

Hello scrappers. It's my turn to share a project over at She's A Sassy Lady today...and it's a quick and easy one. I racked my brain for something creative and new to share with you, but it just didn't come together. I know you can all understand how that goes.

I am loving the 3-D boxes available in the Silhouette store, they are so easy to put together (no score board necessary!) and they are only 99 cents, can't beat that combo. So, I put together a little St. Patty's Day treat box.

Above is the box exactly as it came off my cutting mat. I also cut several shamrocks (also from the Silhouette store).

I decided to use a background stamp and embossing folder to spice my shamrocks up a little.

After stamping and embossing I added a little more embellishment to the shamrocks with buttons, brads and twine.

Generally when I cut boxes from the Silhouette I don't have to worry about covering up all the score marks because they're usually very small, but for this project I did decide to ink the edges. I like the added dimension and pop of color it provides. Obviously this is personal preference.

And the finished project...I told you it was quick and simple!

  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink-New Leaf and Stamper's Select White
  • Ink: Jenni Bowlin 'Seed Packet'
  • Buttons: Maya Road (wood) and October Afternoon
  • Brads: My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey
  • Twine: The Twinery
  • Stamp: Hero Arts 'Zig Zag'
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'Polka Dots'
  • White Seam Binding
  • Label Stickers: Authentique and October Afternoon

Thanks for joining me today! I'm working on getting my crafting mojo back so I hope to see you back hear soon.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is adorable! Love the bright colors and the extra stamping really made it stand out. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Michelle said...

Great job Kate - I love the inking on the edges, the box is super cute.

Rebecca said...

Love the project Kate! Beautiful colors and the boxes are so great! Thanks for sharing!