Hello, and welcome to the blog. The Let’s Get Hopping blog team have come together today to showcase some fantastic inspiration for Easter. Hopefully, you will have already got some fabulous inspiration from Sherry and are eager to hop along the rest to pick up some more great projects. We were challenged this month to create a project which wasn’t a card. Of course, we all like to give an egg or two over the season, and I decided to create two Easter Egg boxes to house your little gifts. Do bear in mind though, these boxes are only for the miniature eggs.
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Easter Egg Box 1 details
For the first Easter Egg box, I used a Sizzix die which I got when I originally bought the machine. This box measures at 2″ 1/4 square and is perfect for fitting 2 Cadbury Creme Eggs inside. However, I decided I wanted a little clear window on the lid of my card. So I cut a 2″ 1/4 inch circle from the top before I assembled the card. I placed a piece of clear acetate behind the circle window secruing with strong adhesive. To prevent the adhesive showing through when you open the box, I die cut another circle from a square piece of card and adhere to the inside.
The die also adds the score lines in, so you just need to fold on the score lines and adhere the sides together with a strong adhesive. To decorate my box, I used a strip of patterned cardstock to go around the box. I added a contrasting black and white strip of washi tape for some added interest. The sentiment was created using alcohol markers for an ombre look. I used two shades of Coral from Spectrum noir, gradually darkening the letters towards the bottom. For additional interest, I coloured with my Wink of Stella pen and covered with Glossy accents for dimension. I also added a few little white die cut eggs for decoration.
easter egg box 2 details
This second easter egg box can store small mini chocolate eggs. The box came already assembled, but I modified it to coordinate with my first box. I die-cut an egg shape out from the lid of the sleeve to the box. In order to do this without it die cutting an egg in the bottom of the box sleeve, I carefully took the sleeve apart at the seam. This allowed me to lie the sleeve flat in my machine and only cut through one layer. Following this, I reassembled the sleeve by adhering adhesive down the seam.
I kept the decoration very similar to the first box, and ahered the sentiment down with liquid adhesive. As you can see above, the liquid adhesive squirted out when adhering the sentiment down. When this dried, it was quite visible on the acetate. However, if this happens to you there is a way to solve it. Using the end of a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover, I carefully scrubbed at the glue to lift it off. As you can see from the before and after, there is quite a difference!
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