Easter Crate

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Easter Crate

Just in time for a last-minute Easter treat, a little crate just the right size for a Lindt hen and a few eggs – or your preferred Easter goodies. I was inspired by the sample on page 148 of the Annual Catalogue and with a few measurement adjustments came up with a smaller  version that will fit perfectly in our Gusseted Cellophane Bags. Add a simple topper and you have a gift ready to go or they’ll look really sweet by themselves dressing up your Easter table 🙂

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I made two versions of the crate, one in Kraft cardstock (retiring) and the other in Crumb Cake. I punched the handles in the end using the retired Word Window Punch but the Classic Label Punch would work perfectly as well.

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The fiddliest part is punching out the overlapping sides. I found the easiest way was to use the handle as a template to mark what needed to be cut out, then punch and adhere each side in turn. I found Tombow was the best adhesive for this project as it gave me some wiggle room to line things up properly and is super strong when dry.

After I’d punched and glued the top sides together the bottom sides were glued in place to finish. This box only has five pieces and is really quick to cut out and assemble and you can get two from one sheet of A4 cardstock, so economical as well 🙂

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The topper is also quick and easy, a 3″ x 3″ square of Whisper White folded in half with some DSP and a little decoration. I decided to staple my topper on for security and added some popped up decorations afterwards to cover the staples.

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I think my favourite part is the “cloth” folded  over each side. This uses just a scrap of DSP (1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″) folded diagonally in half with half of a Tea Lace Doily behind. A little nest, a few eggs and a chocolate chicken and you have a yummy treat ready to go 🙂

If  you like this little country-style favour, you’re going to love a new framelit coming in the *new* catalogue, it’s definitely on my wish list!

A quick and easy tutorial:

Finished dimensions: 2″H x 2-3/4″W x 2″D

Crate Base: 6-3/4″ x 2″ cardstock
Score @ 2″ on each end
Crate Sides: 3-3/4″ x 3/4″ cardstock (x4)
Score @ 1/2″ on each end
DSP: 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ (x2)
Fold diagonally in half, add half a doily behind each side

Punch handles from each end of base.
Line up two of the scored sides, mark overlap and punch, then attach with Tombow.
Adhere the lower sides.
Attach the DSP cloth to both sides using glue dots.

Topper: 3″ x 3″ cardstock
Score @ 1-1/2″ and fold
DSP: 2-7/8″ x 1-3/8″

Adhere DSP to topper and stamp sentiment (if desired)
Attach to the top of the bag and decorate as desired.

I hope you like this last-minute treat idea, sorry it’s a bit later than planned, time just runs away from me sometimes.

Cheers,
Karen

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Easter Crate | Supplies
(R) = Retiring Items, available while supplies last

(R) Basket Bunch // 143186
(R) Basket Builder Framelits // 143228
(R) – Basket Bunch Bundle (save 10%) // 144731

Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
(R) Kraft cardstock // 133674
Whisper White cardstock // 106549

Gusseted Cellophane Bags // 141704
(R) Tea Lace Doilies // 142793

Shred or Raffia (NON-SU)

 

 

 

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