Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Mini Christmas Pudding Box

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back on here and put you all out of your misery with some instructions and a winner. I'm really enjoying the School holidays but it has been making it difficult to get much done!

Yes, you only need 3 punches to make this cute little Pudding Box - the 1 3/8" (3.5cm) Circle, the Cupcake Builder and the Jewellery Tag. Thanks for all your comments via the blog and email, and well done to everyone who guessed correctly. I put all the correct entries (I counted it as correct even if you had the wrong sized circle) and Jacob drew out a winner...Marilyn! Send me an email Marilyn and I'll send some goodies on their way to you!

Here are the full instructions for the whole project:
To make the little box (I made mine to fit a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate) take an 8.5 x 8.5cm piece of cardstock (I used Soft Suede) and score 2.5cm on all 4 sides. Snip 2 of the short score lines on opposite sides, and fold up to make a box. Glue sides in place and attach a handle 1.5 x 13cm.

I made a pudding to decorate the front and back, but you could make it one-sided if you prefer.
Using Very Vanilla cardstock, punch out the Cupcake Builder shapes. Use the cupcake top as custard, and use the piece that you punched the shapes out of as a stencil. Punch a 1 3/8" circle from Soft Suede cardstock. Sponge Soft Suede ink through the 3 holes to make "raisins" in your pudding. Punch 3 holly berries from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Cupcake Builder Punch.
Using scissors, cut a rough leaf shape from Garden Green cardstock (make it a bit larger than you need). Use the round end of the Jewellery Tag punch to take "bites" from your leaf, making it look like a Holly Leaf. To make it a bit less fiddly, I made a temporary paper "handle" for my leaf while I was punching it.

For the tag, I used the word "merry" from the Pennant Parade stamp set.

Here's a larger version:
The same technique applies, but I've used the 2 1/2" Circle, the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, and the Itty Bitty Shapes punches.

The box is 14.5 x 14.5cm, scored at 4.5cm and the handle is made from the Lace Ribbon Border punch.

Let me know if you have any questions!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing how you made your cute boxes Marelle. I think I'll try them for some school volunteer pressies. Inky wishes, Di



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