' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Challenged By Joanne Wardle (3) Second project

Sunday 15 December 2013

Challenged By Joanne Wardle (3) Second project

I saw Joanne's triangle box on the Paper Artsy blog and devised a way to create something similar, bypassing, as much as possible, any measurements, since things have a tendency to go wonky and asymmetric under my hands! So my version uses a tetrahedron shape (I had to look this up) but with a rounded aspect.

To form the box, glue the long side to form a cylinder, then squash one of the short ends and glue shut. Squash the opposite short side perpendicularly and create the closure. I closed mine by a ribbon threaded through 4 holes (I used a standard office punch and aligned by eye - easy peasy!).

I used an A4 piece of patterned paper, it has 2 colours because it is designed to make cards with, but I don't use much paper for my cards and I need to use up my stock somehow !

I stamped the front of my box with the tulip from ELB02 as well as the Merry and Bright from Uniko studio (All Occasion Sentiments #4) and embossed with dark blue powder.

I stamped both adjoining sides with the leafy branch, also from ELB02 and the "Christmas" from Uniko, and embossed with green powder.

On the last side, which I consider the back, I glued a tag (not shown).

I am also entering the Ali Craft challenge - Christmas.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. I know just how you feel, what is it about measuring and me (and you too, obviously!) This looks great though. I would love to receive a gift in this packaging! Julie Ann xx

  2. Beautiful, I have made these boxes before with crimped ends using a ribbler. i did them one year with names on for place settings at the xmas table.

  3. I used these style of bags as the basis of one of my Hallowe'en projects. They really are easy aren't they. Love what you did with yours. Really really pretty.

  4. Pretty bags, beautiful colours and embossing! xx

  5. This is completely gorgeous - love the colours and the stamping! It reminds me of one of those iced jubblie things we used to have as kids (or is that showing my age?!)

  6. Très jolies boites je trouve ! Une belle idée d'association de ces tampons fleurs avec ces beaux textes aussi (je ne connaissais pas cette marque, j'irai voir merci). J'ai un peu de retard sur ton blog, je vais tenter de le rattraper...! Bonne journée, Coco