Friday, March 7, 2008

Papercraft - Easter Candy Box

This little peek-a-boo box is just the perfect size for a nest of m&m's, jellybeans or other small treat for Easter. As you can see I used some buttons. I haven't shopped for Easter candy yet, I would be snacking on it if it was around. ;) This box can be used as a favor box for any event. Just mix up the paper and lid topper. The tutorial for making this box is here: (just scroll down a bit on the page to print the template as a word document.) I used American Crafts Paper from their spring line and a transparency sheet for the 'window'.

Thank you so much to everyone who has left comments so far. :) Please feel free to share this blog with your friends. And, for those of you who have never tried rub-ons or are struggling with them I will try and help with a few tips.

1. Quality does matter when it comes to rub-ons. If they are to dry they will not rub-on with out alot of rubbing. So, you want a nice 'creamy', smooth rub-on that will rub-on to your project with out much pressure. Some of my favorites are: American Crafts, SU!, Scenic Route, K&Co.

2. Try cutting out just the design you will be rubbing on your project. This lets you align it more easily and you will not accidentaly rub-on part of another design you don't want.

3. Make sure to store the unused designs with the backing paper it came with. If you don't the designs will stick and rub-on to anything they lay against.

4. If you mess-up or don't like the way your rub-on looks you can use scotch tape to 'lift' it off. Just gently press the scotch tape to the rub-on and pull up gently.

5. If all of your design did not transfer onto your project, don't panic. Just realign your design and rub-on the remaining parts.

I hope some of these tips help. If I did not answer your question please feel free to ask me more. :)

TGIF! Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

karen (akaliz) said...

hey, i didn't know that about using scotch tape...i will have to try that!

love this little candy box, too! and thanks for mentioning me on your blog.