Wednesday 24 March 2021

More Inspiration for Challenge #6 with Jo

 Hi there, Squashettes, I hope that you are all safe and well out there in Blogland!

It's Jo here with more inspiration for Challenge #6 where we're asking you to Box Clever and make an embossed box or upcycle an existing box with the help of an embossing folder or two!

We have had some wonderful entries in the gallery, but I'm sure there are still some of you who'd like to join the fun but haven't yet taken the plunge. If you're still seeking inspiration for this theme you need look no further than our fabulous Empress of Squash, Robyn, who has created some beautiful additional makes for this challenge. 

Easter boxes...

Thank you so much, Robyn, you really have done us proud!

I'm gonna come clean and admit that I've found this challenge to be, well, quite a challenge! I tried to make boxes using templates from the internet but none of them looked like something I'd want to share. My attempts at milk carton boxes were especially disappointing and quickly found their way into the wastepaper basket!

Fortunately, I eventually came across the instructions for a sweet little triangular box.

I worked between the instructions I found at the Scorpal site from Diane and then over at Deb's Split Coast site. I've really struggled to find the right weight of cardstock/DP to use for boxes and hit upon this nice, light card as the perfect solution. Unfortunately, I have no idea where the card came from but it's thicker than DP and held the creases well. I added a little square of embossing, which looks so cute!

These will make perfect little Easter boxes to be filled with little chocolate eggs.

And finally, because I love making them soooo much, here's another pillow box!

I finished this one by adding a Stampin' Up! bunny. Fun, fun, fun!

We'll be BOXING CLEVER until March 31st, so you still have plenty of time to play along.

Take care, keep safe and keep crafting!


ionabunny said...

Robyn's boxes are all beautiful. I love that little triangular box Jo. Love it's one piece and folds up to such cuteness and the little embossed panel is adorable. Gotta admit I'm pretty taken by the bunny pillow box too. Cuteness overload. Hugz

Angelnorth said...

Robyn’s definitely on a roll - fab projects! Love the little concertina triangle box with its embossed finishing touch - lovely!

Riet Harikini said...

These are great, really very creative.