Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Picnic box with tutorial

Ok so I know its not sunday and lately I just seem to be coming up with excuse after excuse as to being late on sunday sbut seriously i dont know where my weekends go.  This weekend was a nightmare at work and Monday was hubbies 40th birthday and well....life is just too darn busy atm...so i apologise for being late yet again with my Stamptacular Sunday Challenge post.  Eek Miss Cill is going to fire me for sure...lol!!

Anywho the challenge this week is to create anything but a card!!  So get your thinking caps on and create something spectacular because the prize this week is a bag of goodies from lil old me!!  and also 4 digital images from Meljen's Designs!  Wowsers hey!!!

ok here is my OTP.  And after i have even put up instructions on how to create your own!

Isnt it the sweetest little picnic box??  i have used two Tildas from the Cozy Autumn collection!  Both coloured with copics and the paper is Cosmo Cricket.

ok now here is the instructions!!

Cut the following pieces out of cardstock.

1: Handle: 2cm x 30 cm.

2: Yoke: 2cm x 18 cm. On this I scored a line 4 cm in from each side.

3: The box: 18 x 22 cm. On This I score a line 4 cm in from every side. Then cut in along the score lines on the long sides til you meet the next score line so you end up with flaps that you then fold in to form the box.

4. Cover: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. On this you need to score at 3cms and then 9cms from each end.   you should end up with a 2cm section in the middle.  this is where you attach it to the yoke a bit later.  i also used a corner rounder on my ends but this is not necessery.

I would then put the patterned paper on at this point while its easier. You wont need to decorate the yoke bit as you wont see it.

Fold the flaps in on the box and glue to form the base box. Find the centre of the box sides and glue on the yoke piece so that it runs across the middle of the box.

Then you need to attach the lid to your box.  The middle section of your lid gets glued to the yoke.
You can then attach the handle.  You can either glue the handle or attch with brads if you want it to move. 
And thats it!!  Now decorate to your hearts content!!  And fill with something yummy like chocolates.
i'm using mine to give to my daughters teacher as a small christmas gift filled with yummy chocolates and candy canes.


KayBeHybrid said...

wow.. amazing picnic box.. and thank you for the tutorial.. i love it.. ♥
Hugs, Katrin

Haystack Creations said...

This is adorable love it! Great colours

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Leone,

I love, love Tilda's red hair. How gorgeous.
Lovely crafting.
Hugs marion (Maz)

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Leone,

I love, love Tilda's red hair. How gorgeous.
Lovely crafting.
Hugs marion (Maz)

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Leone,

I love, love Tilda's red hair. How gorgeous.
Lovely crafting.
Hugs marion (Maz)

Kylie said...

This is amazing Leonie and your tutorial is fantastic!

Hugs, Kylie xo

Cami said...

Beautiful picnic basket with two lovely Tildas beautifully colored! Thank you for the excellent picture tutorial! I will make one soon! Hugs, Cami

Summite said...

Thank for the tuto. The box is so fun and gorgeous. Congrat on youre realisation, you are a pro.

Anonymous said...

A fabulous project Leonie. I love both the little Tilda's you have used, they are so cute and colored beautifully. Thanks for the tutorial, I might just have to give this a try.

Lissa´s World said...

Amazing box. Your tutorial is fantastic!!!!

Thanks !

Elisa Delatore

Leslie Avila said...

Fantastic Leonie! Super cute project. May have to give it a whirl!
Blessings to you~
Leslie Avila

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Just beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorail....will try this one!


paola said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! something i definitley intend to try, TFS

Rene said...

What a fantastic idea!!! And how cute is little Tilda? Thanks for the tutorial!

scrappyjan said...

Oh this is adorable!!! I have been wanting to make one but just have not found the time.. Now you have inspired me so maybe I will get one done.. LOL..
hugs, Janiel

Pen to Paper said...

Leonie this is so cool. I really want to branch out to do other things besides cards. Thanks for the little tutorial.



Myrna said...

Leonie beautiful coloring on your two Tilda's. Thanks for adding the directions for your adorable picnic basket.

Juliep said...

Wow, this is amazing.. I love the idea and will definitely be trying this. Thanks so much for posting the tutorial.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your picnic basket is amazing! Thanks for the Tutorial on how to make it as well. I love the two Tildas you chose for each side of the basket, both are colored to perfection!!

Peggie said...

Pretty basket.

Zoe said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Leonie! hugs xxoo

Candy said...

What a wonderful basket!! Love it :o)
Thank you for the tutorial.
Two beautiful Tilda's!
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Another gorgeous creation with an addition awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing Leonie!

Dora said...

I came to see this wow of a fantastic picnic box tutorial and saw you had birthday candy he he ... couldn't let that pass by xx

JLJ Designs said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! Your box is beautiful.


Lau W said...

Wow ! excellent work ! Superb creation with lovely colors !