Hi everyone. This week’s Out of a Hat Creations blog is hosting a challenge featuring packages. I decided to use the Carry It box template from My Time Made Easy. They have so many really great 3D packages to choose from so if you’re looking for some really pretty packaging ideas check out their online store.The Pretty Palette challenge over at MTME this week is Saffron, Red and Chocolate, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone, and use those colours on my little package. They also remind me of fall, so I decided to go with a back to school theme.
I imported the Carry It template into my Sure Cuts A Lot 2 computer program, and then used my Cricut to cut it out. After assembling the box I got to work decorating it. The obvious choice for this house shaped box would have been a school house, but I wanted to play around with my stamps, and paper so I went for a more abstract look.
I used a variety of stamp sets from Close To My Heart and ended up mixing and matching them. They include School Rocks and the Scholastic Workshop Stamp Set from the Scholastic Workshops On The Go Kit. The little bells on the top flap are actually Christmas decorations but they remind me of an old schoolhouse bell, so I have given them a new home!
I used CTMH papers and inks in shades of red, brown and yellow. The patterned papers are also from CTMH with the exception of the cute pencil paper (top picture), which is from a Me & My Big Ideas book.
Here you can see the box when it is open. The overlay with the bells comes off and then the handle slips through a slit in the top flap to reveal the goodies inside. The finished size is 3″x3.5″ (not including the peak), so you could easily fit a cupcake or an apple for the teacher inside.
I must now run off and catch the Olympic closing ceremonies. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting!