I'm so excited to share this cute little box with you today! I have a free PDF tutorial for you and a video. The Layering Oval Dies, which I used for this project, are retiring!!! I hope you have them in your stash - they are SO versatile! If you don't have them, you can pick them up HERE.
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Back to our bunny project! The flap of the box is punched with the Delightful Tag Topper punch which gives the bunny the scalloped, fluffy head. Of course I HAD to add a fluffy tail - so I used the Small Blooms Punch (also retiring and on sale!) - I punched two of them and curled the top one a bit to look more "fluffy". This project was inspired by UK Stampin' Up! demonstrators Michelle Last and Emma Fawcett, I just changed it up a bit.
The nice thing about this box is that it is fairly deep so it can hold bigger candy like these Ferrero Caramel Eggs - I fit five inside the box! The window cut out in front is done with the 2nd from smallest smooth sided oval and then covered with a Window Sheet. The opening is optional but it is really fun to see the candy inside!
One of the things that I like about this box is that the recipient can open it with out ruining the cute box. I used half of a velcro closure to keep the box closed. The eyes are the Matte Black Dots and the nose is from the Dog Builder Punch (which is also retiring AND on sale).
Of course, I just could not stop at a bunny. Just think of all the fun critters you could turn this box into! I decided to make a ducky. His tuft of feathers on top is the same punch I used for the bunnies tail, the retiring Small Blooms Punch. But can you guess what punch I used for the beak, wings, and feet?
If you guessed the Kiss Punch from the January through June Mini Catalog then you are correct! The lips made the wings and feet, the heart was the beak. Taking a punch and using it in a new and different ways is one of my FAVORITE things to do!!
As you can see, my hubby got into the back of Butterfinger Nesteggs but I managed to save a few for the project - lol! As you can see, the duck's head opens the same as the bunny. I tried using just a quarter of a Velcro circle (I was running low) but it really needs a half circle to stay closed well. Now, ready to make some cute projects? Grab a tag topper punch and check out this PDF tutorial and the video below!
For the free PDF Tutorial click HERE.
Thank you so much for visiting me today! Be sure to check out all of the bargains on the retiring list in my online store before they disappear! You can find the deals HERE.