I have the honor of being the Designer of the Month for Clear & Simple Stamps. You can see my interview here. For my project I was inspired by the Beary Well set to create a Get Well Party in a Box. I envisioned bringing this to the hospital as a gift for a child who is recovering. My thought was to fill the box with things to help curb boredom while being in the hospital. I filled the box with crayons and a set of cards to color, a card game, some bandage stickers, a box of tissues, a box of bandages, and a small tin with jelly beans.
Start with an 8 ½ x 11 inch piece of cardstock. Score all four sides at 2 ½ inches. Cut corners, assemble box and secure with scor-tape.
To create the decorative flaps on the box, select a complementary designer paper and cut two pieces to 6 x 2 ½ and score along the 6 inch side at 1 inch. Next cut two pieces to 3 ½ x 2 ½ and score along the 3½ inch side at 1 inch. Round the corners of the 1 ½ inch sides. Apply scor-tape to the reverse sides of the 1 inch flap and attach over the sides of the box. Wrap twine or ribbon around box to hold down the outside flaps of the box. Decorate as desired.
Alpha Modern set and stamp the bear image on white cardstock, color with Copics and cut out. Next stamp the word beary from the Beary Well set and cut out also. Attached the pieces to the string with scor-tape to create the banner. Finally attach the string to the chopsticks and add bows.
For the card game, crayons and bandages I just wrapped the boxes with designer paper and decorated them.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed my Party in a Box. Please be sure to visit my fellow Clear & Simple Stamps design team members to see what they've been doing and check out the Clear & Simple Stamps new website with lots of fun updates.