Wednesday 16 April 2014

Easter Boxes

The box making addiction continued with these Easter themed boxes I made for my niece and nephew.  These boxes are so easy to theme and adapt to any occasion using different papers and embellishments.  Click on this link to take you to Card Making Magic's blog to find excellent video tutorials on how to make the origami box bases and lids. 

The bases for these boxes were made from 12"x 12" double sided patterned paper from Stampin' up and the sides were decorated with bows made from Sue Wilson's Classic 3D Bow dies from the Finishing Touches Collection.  This is a lovely set of dies and cut and emboss really crisply.  The bows on these boxes were flattened with little ribbon bows added on top which were from the Papermania Sunshine Capsule Collection by Tina Higgins.  The ribbon handles on top were also from the same collection.

The green version is for Angus.

The lacey edges on the flaps were made using a Stampin' up border punch and little floral stickers were added down the middle of each flap.  This was to camouflage where a fold in the paper split because I'd used too much pressure when creasing the folds.  The little stickers were bought from Asda many moons ago when I first started crafting.

The yellow version is for Leanne.

Different shades of card were used for the layers on the lids, the lining layers inside the boxes and to cover the bases of the boxes.  Nestabilities and the first die from the Grand Nestabilities Labels 1 sets of dies from Spellbinders were used to cut these layers. 

The chickens and shredded paper decorating the lid of the box were bought from Tesco and the only other added embellishments were self adhesive pearls on the peaks of the lid.

These were great fun to make and have been delivered full of Easter chocolate goodies with a little spending money hidden underneath.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter these in the following challenges
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - 93 - Monochromatic and Ribbon Theme
Creative Card Crew Challenge 59 - Spring
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Easter
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - It's Easter (flower stickers)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - It's Easter
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge - Monochrome
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 14 - Anything Goes/Use Yellow 
Craft Your Passion Challenge 209 - Bunnies,Chicks and Eggs
Created With Love Challenge 79 - Easter
Dream Valley Challenge 79 - Easter
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes/Easter
Alphabet Challenge - E for Easter
Craft for the Craic April Challenge - Something for Easter or Spring
Hobbybook Design Challenge - Easter
The Little Red Wagon Challenge - Easter
The Paper Shelter Challenge 154 -Spring is Here


  1. Lovely easter box thanks for sharing with CWL this week Rachel dt

  2. oh wow these are stunning liz.gorgoeus spring colours and i love the sweet chicks on the top :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Oh my Liz these are stunning I have just been drooling over the close up pictures of them. They look absolutely perfect and love the bows!! Susan xx

  4. what a make really wowww - thank you so much for sharing with us at CFTH and very good luck Judith DT x

  5. Stunning! What a sweet project in more than one way. Fabby work! Thanks for joining us in our spring challenge over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  6. What fabulous little easter goody boxes...very impressive. Thanks for bringing them along to OBAG!! Sarah

  7. ohhh how gorgeous are these
    Thank you for taking part in Craft for the Craic's Easter\ Spring challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

  8. These are AMAZING..... I love the colours and the embellishments that you added to this.... what a fabulous job... thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge... xo Nikki

  9. Wow these are gorgeous Liz! Look like you've perfected the paper folding. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

  10. Wow these are fab!! I love them! What a great idea. Thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic :)

  11. These baskets/boxes are stunning. So gorgeous. What a lucky niece and nephew you have to receive such a beautiful gift.

    Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  12. Such gorgeous boxes! Thank you for joining our Easter challenge at Dream Valley :-) love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  13. Lovely boxes with beautiful colors. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hope to see you next time

  14. GASP!! I don't think it gets any cuter!! This is DARLING!!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Papertake Weekly Challenge! :)

  15. Oh that is just sooo cute!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


  16. Your Easter Boxes are just stunning! and great that they are so adaprable for any occasion

    Thanks for taking part in the Craft for the Craic challenge with us.

  17. Wow! Those boxes are seriously cute. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  18. Wow these are fabulous boxes and just so pretty. Thank you for joining in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TPS DT

  19. How cute are these boxes! Love them! Thank you for playing with the Hobbybook challenge.

  20. wonderful love it!!!! thanks for joining us at hobbyboook

  21. Wow! What adorable Easter boxes! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.