Lindt Chocolate Hen in a Box/Bag

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

I hope that you like this little box/bag for the Lindt Chocolate Hen. I found the little hens at Woollies Supermarket for $3 each.

This would be great for a fair or market stall, around about Easter time.


So here are the instructions, measurements and video

Box Base:

Card stock: 8-1/2’ x 2-1/4’ Lemon X5785

Score on the 8-1/2’ side @ 2-1/4’, 4’, 6-1/4’ & 8’

Score on the 2-1/4’ side @ 1-1/2’

Page Protector: 8-1/2’ x 3-3/4’ Top Load Pages 4110

Strip for Base: 8-1/2’ x 3/4′ Some Kinda Wonderful X7217B


Card stock: 2’ x 4’

Score on the 2’ side 1’

Paper: 1’ x 4’

Easter Banner: 3-1/2’ x 3/4′ White Daisy 1385

Ink: Black Z2805

Stamp set: Easter Bunny S1702

Adhesive: Tombow tape runner

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Follow the cutting diagram and remove the long thin rectangle on the bottom.
  3. Cut up the other three score lines, taking out small wedges from the two side flaps.
  4. Taking the Page protector piece. Place the 8-1/2’ side onto the 3/4’ section of the base (make sure that it sits just above the score line).
  5. Using your bone folder, gently press the 1/2′ side section over on the clear page protector.
  6. Add Tombow adhesive to this section and fold the other side over to form the box.
  7. Using your bone folder, rub the section with the adhesive on to seal this join.
  8. For the bottom – Fold the two side flaps in and then the back. Add adhesive to the front flap and fold up to form the bottom of the box.
  9. Add adhesive to the 8-1/2’ paper strip and gently fold and pinch all the way around the 3/4’ sides of the box.
  10. Place the hen inside, and pinch the top together (as shown in the picture.
  11. Place the paper onto the top panel, then place this onto the top of the box/bag.
  12. Using a hand held stapler. Staple the top on.
  13. Stamp the happy Easter onto the banner piece and dove tail both ends.
  14. Attach to the top panel with 3D foam tape.


Here is the cutting diagram:


I hope that you give this little project a go.

So till next time.

Keep on creating and Bye for now

Colleen V

Tall Easter Box with 3 Cadbury Eggs

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

Here are the tall Easter Boxes, using the Easter Bunny Stamp of the Month S1702.tall-easter-box1

I just love the end results of this box and I hope that you do too.

Here are the measurements, instructions ans video:

Card stock: 10′ x 6-1/2′

score on the 6-1/2′ side Β @ 1-1/2′, 3′, 4-1/2′ & 6′

Score on the 10′ side @ 1/2′, 1-1/2′ & 8-3/4′

Turn back to the top, and on the 2 & 4 panels score @ 2-1/4′ & 5-1/4′ down to the 1/2′ score line. Using a ruler and scoring tool to make, score from the mark to the intersecting score lines to form a triangle onto panels 2 & 4.

Cut out 3: 1-1/2′ circles from the Basic Circle Thin Cut.

Page protector: 2′ x 6-3/4′

Extra white card stock for the bunny: 3′ x 2′

  1. Make a mark with a pencil onto the score line 3 @ 2-1/8′, 4-3/8′ & 6-5/8′.
  2. Fold the circles in half.
  3. Place the 3 circles onto the front of the box, on to panels 3 & 4 so that you just cover over the pencil marks, make sure that the fold line matches the score line.
  4. Fold the 1/2′ side piece in (on the 6-1/2′ side) and lay onto the Big Shot platform. Place the circle thin cut over one of the circle to lock it in place and run it through the Big Shot.
  5. Β Repeat this step on the next two circles.
  6. Onto the bottom score of the box, stamp the grass and then the flowers.
  7. Use some ShinHan markers to colour in the flowers and leaves.
  8. Using the 3/8′ glue dots. Place 4 of them onto the inside of the box between the circle, as shown in cutting diagram.
  9. Place 4 glue dots onto the four corners of the page protector piece, and place over the top of the three circles and glue dots.
  10. Fold and burnish all the score lines and gently pinch the small triangles.
  11. Cut up all the score lines to the bottom score line and cut away the small rectangle.
  12. Add glue to the 1/2′ side section and fold over to form the box.
  13. Fold in the two side flaps on the bottom, then the back and add glue to the front flap and fold up to form the bottom of the box.
  14. Place the three Easter eggs inside the box and close the top into the milk carton shape.
  15. Punch two 1/8′ holes into the top and thread some ribbon through and tie into a knot and set aside for the tag.
  16. Taking the tag, stamp the Happy Easter onto the front and add three pieces of bling to finish.
  17. Thread onto the ribbon and tie into a bow.
  18. Stamp out the bunny onto a piece of card stock and colour in with the ShinHan markers. Cut out around the bunny and using 3D foam tape, attach it to the front of the box.


Here is the cutting guide for the box.


Products used:

Card stock: Crystal Blue 1292

Page protector: 4110

Stamp of the month: Easter Bunny S1702

Basic Circles Thin Cuts Z3318

Inks: Willow Z2807, Archival Black Z3271

Bling: Sugar Rush Z3310

Ribbon: Whimsy Z3287, Uptown Z3289

I hope that you give these boxes a go for the little people in your lives. as these are made for mine. Charlies is the green one, Henry’s is the blue, Evie’s Β is the purple and Bonnie’s is yellow.

I’ve used the ShinHan marker to colour in the Easter Bunnies.

So till Next time.
Keep on creating and bye for now πŸ™‚

Colleen V


Small Easter Egg Box

Hi every one πŸ™‚

I found a box like this one on Pinterest made by Christi from Stampin Texas.

I just loved the style of this little box, and I wanted to share it with you.


For the inside box, I have used the new Sugar Rush thin cuts. As I found this to be the best one to hold the Cadbury Creme Egg in place. The circle for the front is from the new Basic Circle thin cuts, and is the 1-1/2′ circle.

The happy Easter and the basket are from the Stamp of the Month “Easter Bunny” stamp set.

I used the ShinHan Markers to colour in the basket.

Here are the measurements, instructions and video:

Wrap around: 8-1/4′ x 2′ in Pacifica X5759

Score on the 8-1/4′ side @ 5/8′, 3-1/8′, 5-1/8′ & 7-5/8′


5-1/2′ x 3′ in Pacifica X5759

Score on the 5-1/2′ side @1/2′, 2-1/2′, 3′ & 5′

Score on the 3′ side @ 1/2′ & 2-1/2′

Page protector or Acetate: 1-7/8′ x 1-7/8′ 4110

Top strips: 2′ x 5/8′ Β Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack X7217B

Bottom strip: 1/2′ x 8-1/2′Β Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack X7217B

Tag: 2-1/4′ x 1-1/4′ White Daisy 1385

Make a mark on one of the 1-1/4′ sides @ 3/8′ & 5/8′

Make a on the 2-1/4′ side @ 1/4′ on both side (as shown in the diagram)

8′ peice of White and Gold Ribbon Z3189

Corner Rounder Z1912,Β Basic Circle Thin Cuts Z3318, Sugar Rush Thin Cuts Bundle Z3300

  1. Fold and Burnish all the score lines on the wrap around and box.
  2. Place the 1-1/2′ thin cut circle onto the wrap around, just under the 5/8′ score line.
  3. Place mini glue dots on all 4 corners of the the page protector, and place over the circle on the inside.
  4. Using the thin cut icing shape from the Sugar Rush thin cuts. Cut out the middle of one of the squares on the box. You can also use a 1-1/4′ circle punch.
  5. On the long side of the box, cut up all the little tabs and notch each one (but not the long ones)
  6. Add adhesive to the small tabs and the long side on one end of the box. Fold up and form into a box.
  7. Add adhesive to the bottom of the box and place into the centre of the wrap around.
  8. Add the 2′ x 5/8′ pieces to the top of the wrap around and using a corner punch, round the corners.
  9. Wrap the 1/2′ x 8-1/2′ paper strip to the around the side section of the box.
  10. Using a 1/8′ Hole punch, bring the top sections together and punch two holes in the top to thread the ribbon through.
  11. Following the cutting guide, cut the top to form the tag.
  12. punch a 1/8′ hole in the top and then stamp the Easter sentiment onto the tag.
  13. Thread the ribbon through the tag and through the box and tie into a bow to finish.

Here is the cutting guide:



Here is a little Easter card made with the stamp of the month for February 2017, and also using the new paper Some Kinda Wonderful.

I hope that you liked this little project πŸ™‚

so till next time.

Keep on creating and bye for now

Colleen V




Quick Male Card using the New Happy Birthday Thin Cuts

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

Here is a quick male card to make.

It can be made in many different colours of inks and paper.


so here are the measurements and video:

Card: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Matting Panel: 5-1/4′ x 4′

Front panel: 5′ x 3-3/4′

Circles: 1-1/2′ & 2′


  1. Enamel Gems Red Z3090
  2. Brushstrokes C1608
  3. Ink Blots D1660
  4. Happy Birthday Z3304
  5. Simple Chevron Z3247
  6. Basic Circles Z3318
  7. Glue Pen Z553
  8. Inks: Bamboo Z2103, Sweet Leaf Z2153, Fern Z2650, Whisper Z2172, Crystal Blue Z2117, Sapphire Z2848
  9. Card stock: Fern X5777, Sapphire X5775, White Daisy 1385
  10. Value pack cards and envelopes: White X254


Here is the Blue one.

I hope that you like this card. It is an easy one to make if you Β are in need of a male card in a hurry. So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now

Colleen V

Small Triangle Box for 2 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with all your family and friends.

I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything for a while, as the lead up to Christmas was a bit hectic. As it was my turn to cook Christmas dinner this year. All of my family came, that was 28 of us altogether and we had a fantastic time.

Well that’s enough about my family and Christmas. So lets get on with this weeks project.


This is a small Triangle box that can hold 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates.


Here are the measurements, instructions, cutting guide and video:


Card stock: 7-1/2’ x 6-3/4’ Sea Glass X5789Β Blossom X5787

Score on the 7-1/2’ side @ 2-1/4’, 4-1/2’ & 6-3/4’

Make a mark on the 7-1/2’ side (make sure that the 3/4′ section is on the right hand side) @ 1-1/8’, 3-3/8’ & 5-5/8’. Do the on both side as this will form the triangles.

Score on the 6-3/4’ side @ 2’ & 4-3/4’

Belly Band: 1’ x 7-3/4’ in Sugar Rush X7215B

Stamp set and Thin Cuts: Sugar Rush Cardmaking Bundle Z3300,

Basic Circles Z3318

Inks: Sea Glass Z2813, Juniper Z2165, Blossom Z2810 & Pomegranate Z2653

Ruler Z1471, Thumb notch punch Z3131, Piercing and Embossing tool Z2046

  1. Using a ruler and scoring tool. Score a line from the small marks on the Β  7-1/2’ side to the intersecting score lines to form the triangles, as shown on the cutting guide.
  2. Using scissors, follow the cutting guide and cut down the score line made with the ruler and the scoring tool.
  3. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  4. Using the thumb Notch punch, punch out a small notch on the bottom edge as shown in the cutting guide.
  5. Place glue onto the two last triangles (on the opposite end to the 3/4’ section).
  6. Fold these triangles up and secure them to the middle triangles.
  7. Close the box up and wrap the belly band around the three sides pinching the edges as you fold it around.
  8. Remove the band and burnish the score lines.
  9. Add glue to thee ends and wrap back around and secure the ends together (do not make it to tight, as this will need to slip on and off easily).
  10. Stamp the scallop donut icing onto a piece of white scrap card stock in the darker ink first , then stamp the lighter colour ink over the top using the solid icing stamp.
  11. Stamp the greeting onto the same piece of card and using the thin cut to match, cut out the two shapes.
  12. Cut out a 1-1/2’ circle using the new circle thin cuts in Silver glitter paper.
  13. Attach the Donut top to the silver glitter circle using 3D foam, and attach to the belly band.
  14. Place the greeting on the top to finish.


Cut away all the sections coloured in green.

Here is the other size made in Fern card stock and the new Hello Lovely paper and thin cut/ stamp set.


Well I hope that you enjoy making this little box and giving it to someone special.

till next time.

keep on creating and bye for now πŸ™‚

colleen vaux


Large 5 Sided Bon-Bon

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

Well this is my second attempt to post this Bon-bon … here we go!!!

This is quite a nice sized Bon-bon as it can hold 4 Ferrero Rocher inside or possiblely 5 Lindt Balls.

It’s not to hard to make and would be a lovely gift for someone at Christmas time.


So here are the measurements, Instructions and video:

Card stock: 7’ x 9-1/2’ in White Daisy 1385

Score on the 7’ side @ 1-1/4’, 2-1/2’, 3-3/4’, 5’ & 6-1/4’

Score on the 9-1/2’ side @ 1’, 1-5/8’, 2-1/4’, 7-1/4’, 7-7/8’ & 8-1/2’

Paper: 4-3/4’ x 1’ cut 5 in Oh Deer! Paper X7214B

Ribbon: cut 2 @ 12’ White and Gold Z3189

Foil: Gold Foil Tape Z3129

Cut one medium Snow flake from Gold Glitter paper Z3238

  1. Taking the measurement guide. Place the edge with the 1/4′ markings onto the second score line on the 7’ side as shown in the cutting diagram, and mark in the 1/4′ section that form the ends of the Bon-Bon.
  2. Burnish and fold all the score lines. On the 7’ ends the middle score line folds in and the two score lines on either side fold out (M, V, M, fold).
  3. Fold one section of the Bon-Bon on the 9-1/2’ side. Cut from the 1’ score line to the mark in the second score line and then from the 2-1/4’ score line to the mark so that when you open it up it will form a small diamond shape, as shown in the cutting diagram.
  4. Attach the paper to the middle sections.
  5. Attach Gold Foil to both the ends as shown in picture.
  6. Add adhesive to the 3/4′ side section and fold the other side over to form the Bon-Bon.
  7. Tie a knot on both ends of the twine and tie one around the end of the Bon-Bon.
  8. Fill the other end with goodies, then tie of this end.
  9. Attach the Snowflake using tape runner to finish.


Here is the cutting guide.


and here is the placement guide for the Bon-bon ends.

I hope that you give this Bon-bon a go, and make someone feel really special this Christmas.

So till next time

Keep on creating and bye for now πŸ™‚


Advent Box No.8: Mini Bon-Bon

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

Well here is the last project in the Advent boxes and its a mini Bon-bon.

It has 5 sides and can hold 1 Lindt ball…Yum.

My favourite are the strawberry and cream ones.

So when you make three of these the numbers will be 8, 16 & 24.

Here are the measurements, instructions and video:

Card stock: 3’ x 4-1/2’ “Oh Deer” paper X7214B

Score on the 4-1/2’ side @ 3/4′, 1-1/2’, 2-1/4’, 3’ & 3-3/4’

Score on the 3’ side @ 1/2′, 3/4′, 1’, 2’, 2-1/4’ & 2-1/2’

Twine: cut two @ 8-1/2’ pieces and one piece cut @ 6′ in White and Gold Twine Z4014

Glitter paper: Sea Glass Z3240, punch out 1 snowflake and Gold Z3238, cut out the No.8

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Make a 1/4′ & 1/2′ mark on the middle score line on the 3’ side on to ever panel, as shown.
  3. Fold each panel and using scissor, cut from the top score line to the mark in the middle score line and then from the bottom score line to the middle to form a diamond as shown in the diagram on the back.
  4. Do this on all the panels as this forms the ends of the Bon Bon.
  5. Glue the two end panels together.
  6. Tie the twine to the ends section.
  7. Punch a 1/8’ hole and add some twine for hanging.
  8. Add the snowflake to the front and the No. to the back




So here are the eight little advent boxes, so all you need to do is make another 16 to have 24 boxes for your tree.

I hope that you have enjoyed making these little boxes with me.

So till next time

Keep on creating and bye for now.