Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just Hatched Egg Box

I created this egg box to enter in the Papertrey Guest Star Stamper contest. I came up with the idea to alter the box with basket weaving (dang, that takes a long time!). I started out by painting box yellow. Then, I figured out my measurements that I needed for an even weave and cut out all the strips. Then, I started by basket weaving the bottom and attaching it to my box. Then, I continued up over the sides of the box. I added a ribbon around the box to cover the tops of the paper strips and included a bow on the front.
Here is a close up of the top of the box. I made a basket weave rectangle for the top and matted it with aqua mist cardstock. Once I had it on the lid, I created my label using the Just Hatched stamp set. First, I stamped the label in aqua mist ink and cut it out. I made the two mats using nestability dies. I added paper piercing on the scallops and brads. Then, I attached everything to the lid (label is pop dotted up).

Here you can see the inside of my Just Hatched box. I found these adorable duck and chick candles at Dollar Tree. They fit perfectly in the egg holder insert. To finish the interior, I stamped aqua mist cardstock with polka dots and lined the sides. Then, I added the candles and the paper strips. (I got a bag of these at the local grocery store.) I love how it turned out, but all the weaving took forever!

Stamps: Just Hatched, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: aqua mist, white Stamper's Select (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Everyday Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: aqua mist (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), brads, candles (Dollar Tree), nest material
Tools: paint (Making Memories), nestabilities (Spellbinders)


Lee said...

Wow what a lot of work!! But it's absolutely gorgeous!! And what precious little chickie candles!!!

Lesa said...

Super cute! These colors are to die for!

Casey said...

so adorable!!

Danyelle Kessler said...'s beautiful, like all your creations. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Joan B said...

Wow, this is a winner in my book! Absolutely gorgeous.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this egg box, Niki! Great job, the colors are gorgeous and the weaving is ingenious!

Lisa Thibault said...

This is very cute. I love the depth that the woven paper creates on this project. Great job - and TFS!