Thursday, 31 March 2011

JAI #62 - Just Add A Box or Bag


Look at this:

How exciting - this is my first week of being a Guest Designer for Just Add Ink!  I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest Designer for all of the challenges in April.  Thanks so much to Bronwyn, Delys and the rest of the team for the invitation!

Here's my project for challenge #62 - Just Add A Box or Bag - an Easter Box.

This was a simple little box to make.  I just cut some 12x12 cardstock to the height of the box plus half of an inch.  I then scored along the long side at half an inch, turned the cardstock and scored every 2 and a quarter inches until I got to the end.  There should be a three quarters of an inch piece left at the end.  I cut the tabs on the bottom of the box, making sure I cut at an angle so that the box sits nicely when assembled.  I then put some double sided tape on each of the flaps, including the one at the side of the box.  I then adhered this last flap to the other end of the piece, making the box shape.

To get the correct shape for the base I cheated a little.  I adhered one of the base flaps to a piece of cardstock that was larger than the base size.  I then took off the rest of the tape covers and adhered the rest of the flaps to the base.  It helps if you stand for this step, as you can look directly from above and get an even position for the sides.  I then trimmed the base to size, decorated each side and I was done!

I can't wait to see what you come up with in this week's Just Add Ink challenge!

Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Chocolate Chip
DSP/Cardstock: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Other: Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Lots Of Tags Sizzlit, White Eyelet (non SU) and White Embroidery Cotton (non SU)

Catch you later,



  1. Welcome, Tina, to the Just Add DT for the month of April. We're so glad you could design for us. What a gorgeous box to hold all those yummy Caramello eggs for your debut!!

  2. Tina, welcome to JAI as a Guest Designer for the simplicity yet stylishness (is that a word?) of your Easter box...what is inside looks very YUMMY!

  3. Lovely Tina, great instructions too! Looking forward to seeing your creations over the next few weeks.

  4. What a great box - love the yellow against that DSP, great combo. Such a happy colour. And mmm I feel like a caramello egg now!

  5. What a cute little box Tina. I love the colours you have chosen, just perfect for Easter I think.
    Who wouldn't love this gift!

  6. This is superb Tina! Cant wait to see what you come up with for the rest of April.
    I love your colour combo too.

  7. Hi Tina,
    I love the colours you've used for this and it looks like it will hold ALOT of eggs - definitely a good thing ;) Lovely to have you aboard for the month!

  8. A very cute box Tina, and a great size too, very nice.

  9. Love the beautiful colour combination lots of lovely easter eggs fit into this box

  10. Hey Tina, so lovely to have you add some creative goodness to the team this month. Welcome!

    Absolutely love your box of goodies this week, your colours are divine. Wish I was devouring those yummy little caramel eggs.


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