Friday, August 9, 2013

Birthday packaging

 It was my dear friend Christine's birthday on Wednesday of this week and she wanted Stampin Up! buttons. To start with I was just going to put them in a decorated bag but then decided I would make a purpose made box for them.

The hanging star dies are from Memory Box, they are so cure, aren't they? I plaited the twine (The Twinery) before adhering it to the box because it is thicker it makes it easier to apply the adhesive.

I first cut the holes for the containers by drawing around them but realised when I assembled it that they needed a little more wriggle room in order to go in and out easily, so I had to take it apart and make them bigger. A good tip to remember if you are going to have a go at making it yourself.

 My photo of them does make them seem wonky but they do look better in the flesh.
Here is the card I made for Christine. Somehow I have failed to edit this correctly and the colours look a little dull, they are actually quite bright and cheery.

All products used were Stampin Up! other than those I have mentioned separately in the post.


Christine Blain said...

Okay, you beat me to it! I was going to blog this fab-o box this weekend! Love, love, love my gift (the buttons and the box). Thank you for creating a one-of-a-kind box for me; you are far too clever, my friend!! xx

Leanne said...

Wow Kerry, the card and box are beautiful. You are one clever lady

Judy May said...

Gorgeous packaging, as usual Kerry!