Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peep Peep! A Sweet Tutorial!

Are you ready for some more fun character boxes?
I think so, so here are two just in time for Easter. Today I will share how to make the chick box.

Isn't he adorable? Sorry for the angle, I was trying to show how his beak stands out.

Start with a piece of cardstock for your box that measures 8 1/2" x 4 1/4". Score portrait wise 1" in from each side.

Then turn your paper landscape wise and score in 3 1/2" from each side.

Crease all the score lines with your bone folder.

Using scissors, cut the center side flaps as shown above. This should be four small cuts just into the score line.

Apply adhesive to TWO of the outside edges of two of the longer flaps on the same side, as shown above.

Close sides of box so flaps overlap enough to cover the adhesive. You can secure the adhesive by using your bone folder on the inside of the box.

Here is the finished box, set aside for now.

Cut out two Top Note die shapes. For those who don't have this shape but have other ways to copy it, the finished size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Sponge you edges. I use chocolate chip ink.

Using the full heart punch from Stampin Up cut out a heart shape.

Then score down the center and diagonally as shown above.

Fold on the crease lines and then sponge the edges.

Apply adhesive to the two flaps, as shown above.

Fold flaps under and partially over each other and attach to center of Top Note , as shown.

The beak should be standing out from the die cut a bit.

To make the eyes, cut one 1" circle from yellow(So Saffron), two 1" circles from white and two 3/4" circles from black cardstock.

Cut the yellow circle in half.

Sponge the edges.

Using a white gel pen, make a small line on the side of each black circle, as shown.

Attach the black circle onto the white circles. I like to place them slightly to the bottom and have the white line on the same side for each eye. Changing the position can change the expression!

Attach some foam dimensionals to the back of each lid, I cut mine in half.

Attach the eyes to the die cut , just above the beak.

Add the lids above each eye, again the position can determine facial expression.

Using the same yellow cardstock and the five petal flower punch, also from Stampin Up, cut out a partial flower as shown.

Sponge the edges.

Apply adhesive to the bottom as shown.

Then attach to the top of the die cut as shown.

Punch out a scallop circle and cut in half.

Sponge the edges and add adhesive to the shapes as shown.

Attach to the die cut sides, as shown, for the wings. We are almost finished.

Add sticky strip to the box, as shown.

Attach your front and back to the box the same way.

Punch 1/16" holes in the side of the box, on both sides.

Wrap a 12-14" piece of wire around a pencil to coil it.

Insert wire into holes on the sides of the box and bend to keep inside the box. I use small pliers to bend it.And your done! The tutorial is long but the actual process goes quite quick. I hope you enjoyed, watch for the bunny tutorial, coming soon!



Regina said...

It's so cute! FANTASTIC! I love your creation and the tutorial is so very well done.

Unknown said...

As usual your tutorial is wonderful. This is so cute!

Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, this is so adorable! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this. Love it!

lifesabeach32940 said...

WOW!! This is AWESOME!! Your tutorial is so well written that I immediately though "Even I can do this." :)

Thank you for taking the time to share your creativity!!

NatalieBramasole said...

That is awesome..........such a little cute owl,i loooooooooooooooove it,where did you get that idea??????????
warm loving hugs

Gina F said...

Your creations are Fantastic!! TFS...gina F

Becky said...

I loved the batty box and now I love the chick and rabbit! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dana Jones said...

Darling...what more can I say I am so happy you posted these!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Amazing, I love it. You make such nice projects. Thanks for sharing them with us.:))
I love your blog.


Shana said...

Thanks for sharing these tutorials. These critters are adorable! I'm making them for some of the neighbor kids for Easter. I did them pretty much the same but I drew in eyelashes and on the chick I used the big hearts to give him feet too. It turned out really cute.

Angela Marie said...

Thank You SO much for taking the time to share how you make your beautiful creations. I LOVE your blog!

Merry said...

How clever are these...wonderful tutorial.