Sunday, May 31, 2015

Juicy Bits

I've yet another box to share this time, made with more of the fantastic Funky Hand designs from the CD "V. Funky

It's always good when you can combine 2 tasks into one project, isn't it?  Well as I had a project to make the Get Funky blog, and I wanted to wrap the "Established 1994" t-shirt I'd bought for the 21st birthday of one of my nephews in a more interesting way than just a sheet of paper, or even a regular "flat" box I looked around for something to cover both jobs.
Based on a milk carton style box, but in size more like a juice carton, this one stands 26cms high and the sides all measure about 10cms, so it's quite a chunky beast - and there's no hint at what could be inside! 
The t-shirt came folded up in a sealed plastic bag, so I rolled the whole thing up like a Swiss Roll and worked out how big to make the box.

Materials and Tools
"Boho Chic" from the Funky Hand  CD "V. Funky
the designs were all printed on textured white Bazzill card 
EK Success border punch to make decorative panel
For the tag:
More of the paper designs, printed in smaller sizes
Corner Rounder,
Pointed Circle dies and plain circle die (both Spellbinders)
Numerals are felted stick-ons (sorry, I can't remember the make)
Natural raffia
If you google "Milk Carton Box" you will find loads of basic templates and also video tutorials too.  As I needed this box to be much bigger, I half on each of 2 sheets of printed card (front and left side on one, back and right side on the other).  I also needed more height, so I only had enough card at the lower edge to make some flaps (about 1.5 cms), then cut two squares from plain card for the actual base of the box - by sandwiching the flaps between the 2 squares it made a neater and firmer base for the box
I had a moment of inspiration and printed the card with this great horizontal striped design -  which made lining up and joining the 2 pieces together ito make one box a breeze!

love these bright and bold colours and designs - I used more of them to make this card, which I blogged last week, but hey, here it is again ;)
Thanks for visiting today


Erin Stewart said...

This is so clever! He's going to love it. I think I might knick your idea for my OH's birthday. The card is brilliant too. xx

Linda Simpson said...

Love this Kathy, it matches the card perfectly. Cut tag too.
Linda xxx

Laine said...

Fabulous project and card Kathy. Perfect for a male recipient.

Chris said...

This is great love the striped paper and the border. Chris xx

Andree said...

A fabulous gift box and card Kathy. The papers are brilliant xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy the milk carton and the card are fantastic just right for a young man. Hugs Jackie

Dawn said...

Great way to wrap a t shirt. Lovely gift set. x

Jennifer Grace said...

This is so cool, very unique gift wrapping! I love the bold colours too. x

Beverley Lowe said...

Great project Kathy! Love the colours. Lovely gift set.
Bev xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is great Kathy x Jan

Angelnorth said...

Great way to "disguise" a soft pressie and a lovely stylish box in its own right - fab project Kathy!