Hello, Katherine here with some party ideas using the really cute Make a Splash collection, don't the penguins just make you smile?
I've created this little treat boxes that you could use for parties, or just little gifts...or maybe Easter eggs, jelly beans, or just chocolate.
The 6" pad is the perfect size for this project, here is a little tutorial to explain how I made them, and also to give you a few of my favourite tips.
Take your 6" piece of paper and then score at 2 7/8" and 5 3/4"
Fold and crease the score lines, add some tape (any good double sided tape works well) along the 1/4" flap on the patterned side.
Add a piece of double sided tape what will become the bottom edge of the box (don't worry about the top edge as we secure this with ribbon later). My top tip here, is before sticking, just bend up a small part of the double sided tape backing paper and fold it out as in the photo. Then fold your 6" paper along the centre score line and stick it together using that 1/4" flap. You then need to seal the bottom piece of your box, so this is where you will notice you have that little bit of backing paper sticking out, so you just pull it and you'll be able to seal the bottom really easily.
At the open end of the box, bend the top so that it makes a diamond shape and push the 2 sides together.
Hold the 2 sides together and punch 2 holes in them - this is where you will secure the top with some ribbon, so they are easy to open.
I created tags using the Vacation paper and trimming them to be a tag shape. To add a bit more glamour I also cut out several penguins from the Lazy Days paper and added some sparkle with the Pentart Iron Paste, it has a more subtle look than the glitter, but gives the black skin of the penguins a really nice shimmer.
I attached he tags with twine to the top hole, and just played layering up lots of cut-outs to make each pack individual.
They are really easy to open and you can fill them with all sorts of goodies!
Papers: Make a Splash - Lazy Days and Vacation.
6" Paper Pad: Make a Splash
Clear Stickers: Make a Splash
Noteworthy: Make a Splash
Glitter Paste: Caribbean and Blush