Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Mail Embellishment Box

Who doesn't love happy mail? Whether you love creating them, 
getting them or both, these little Embellishment Boxes make the sweetest 
gifts...especially when they're filled with Doodlebug Designs' goodness!


I started with this clear, plastic storage box that I found at The Dollar Tree; 
it measures approximately 7.5" X 1.75" X 6.5" and has a hinged lid.  




To begin I traced the top and bottom sections of the lid onto 12X12 paper
 and then cut out.  I used a double-sided adhesive sheet to completely
 cover the backside of the trimmed paper and then attached to the lid.  
As you can see, there is a small domed portion in the center, which is left uncovered.  
I love how the embellishments show through! 

Next I sorted through the various die-cuts from the Simply Spring Collection 
and decorated the front as shown.  

Keep in mind the pattern direction of the paper as you'll be able to see 
it once the box is opened :)

Onto the really fun part: filling the compartments with goodies!  
Make layered tags, bows, clips and samplers of washi tapes, stickers and die-cuts.  
For a filler I used crinkle paper that was tucked into sections as needed.





Here are a few ideas to make all-ready-made items unique: 
  • Use embroidery floss cards to wrap samplers of washi tape and twine around
  • Combine 2-3 small containers of glitter by wrapping them with baker's twine and then embellish further with a cute mini tag
  • Add ribbon or twine to the all ready adorable Jelly Clips
  • Cut apart Cute Clips and dress up the top with a strip of folded-over patterned paper
  • Attach small stickers to Mini Clothes Pins

And if you love stamping and die-cutting you'll surely want to color-up some
 of these cute mini layered tags!  Here I've used alcohol markers to color in the
 images and then embellished further with a glitter brush pen and 
enamel dots for the cheeks!

I hope that you've enjoyed taking a peek at this project and will whip 
one up for your favorite crafty friends!



Doodlebug Design Products:

4990: little ladybugs washi tape 
5482: sunny skies cute clips
6225: spring assortment sprinkles 
6227: may flowers shape sprinkles 
6245: simply spring jelly clips
6250: simply spring odds & ends
6251: simply spring chit chat
 6272: simply spring 6x6 paper pad 
6307: bright bunch double-sided cardstock 
6331: oh boy! doodle stamps 
6332: oh boy! doodle cuts 
6333: flower girl doodle stamps 
6334: flower girl doodle cuts
5154: birdies sweet rolls mini icons stickers
5155: sunshine sweet rolls mini icons stickers
4440: bubblegum mini clothespins 
4442: tangerine mini clothespins 
4443: bumblebee mini clothespins 
4444: limeade mini clothespins
4445: swimming pool mini clothespins
4447: lilac mini clothespins 
4599: tangerine mini doilies 
2987: Doodle Twine - Bubblegum 
3208: doodle twine - bumblebee
3209: doodle twine - lilac 

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