Monday, June 22, 2009

Felt Box with Katie Cupcake

A speedy little project & a simple post for today, since I'm away and on an unfamiliar computer (aka old n' slow, & not my beloved speedier 'puter--but better than nothin'!) ;o)

I had a blast playing with felt & Katie Cupcake.
(and today is the last day for the LPS sale--June 22nd!)

Step 1) Print, cut, & score any box. (This one is a 2 and 5/8" box. There's a lid too, but I went lid-less with this one.)

Click to download the 2 5/8 inch box here.

Step 2) Make decorative panels by: Adhering felt to cardstock & piercing & stitching

I used dollar store felt from my Bam-Bam (aka Grandma) :O). It's great since the package has a variety of colours. It is on the thin side, but gluing it to cardstock fixes that! I found Alene's tack it over & over to be the perfect adhesive & stuck it under a pile of books overnight to dry nice & flat. The cardstock makes it really easy to cut & stitch the felt.
  1. Glue felt to cardstock
  2. Cut pieces the size of your box side
  3. Dry flat
  4. Pierce with paper piercer
  5. Stitch if, you like

Step 3) Adhere felt panels to the sides of the box

Step 4) Emboss & colour an image. This Katie Cupcake has marvy Uchida puffy velvet pen (the purple icing) & Copic colouring. The sprinkles are beads glued on.

And that's it!

Short, but hopefully a little sweet.While I'm still relatively out of commission, I'm going to try & remember K.I.S.S.: keep it simple stamper! hehehe. ;o)

May your day be an amazing one!


Kim Etherington said...

Love the simple post hon! Good for you for doing one! :o) Love the cupcake box and the cupcake looks yum! Can't wait to see ya this Friday. Have a marvelous time on the Island! Hope you find some good craft treasures!

Becky said...

My day is always amazing when I come by here and see the fabulous things your create.

Liz S. said...

Well, I was going to say the same thing as Becky did - finding this box (and those instructions!) made my day amazing! As visiting always does! Thanks, Mel!

Elena said...

Wow! That looks fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this idea!

adeline said...

This is a really cute little box, thanks for sharing your art :)

Jamie said...

This is so creative! I love everything about it. Need to find me one of those pens. Very clever with the beads. Cute project. :D

lauren bergold said...

i can't for the life of me decide which i ♥LOVE♥ most: katie cupcake...or the fabulous felt box??! ok, it's a TIE!!!!!! :)