It's Friday, it's Friday! I for one, am thrilled about that, although unlike most Fridays this one won't come to an end until after 8PM! The daily stuff today, then tonight is the annual carnival at my daughter's school - you know the ones with a cake walk (she's bound and determined to win a cake this year!) and a games galore, like bowling, put-put golf, knock down the can pyramid, fun stuff like that. Last year the kids had a ball, so it should be fun. Long day, but lots of fun!
So, this is the project I was mentioning earlier this week that I made for SRM Stickers' and Bazzill Basics team up. It's a box that I created using a Starbucks, Cafe Via Iced Coffee packaging as a template. This is what those look like.
It's the PERFECT height for the tubes. The standard flavored varieties are a bit short for this project. In my "previous life" (before kids) I worked as a Creative Director for a company that made lots of packaging, so I'm still in the habit of picking up neat packages purely for the style, innovation, design etc. A while back I was on my typical drive thru excursion to Starbucks and I saw the new Iced version of the Via and thought, MAYBE it was the same height as the tube . . . . Low and behold . . .
It took a few tries, but I finally got it the way I wanted it and it worked out perfectly. A 12x12" sheet of Bazzill cardstock was the PERFECT size for the box. To give the box extra stability and design depth I used the same patterned paper, from Bazzill's new collection, Grandma's Featherbed, on the interior of the back portion of the box that I used on the outside. It really makes the whole box seamless.
The biggest issue I had was determining the size and placement of my oval window for the tube. Too small and the tube wouldn't stand up, too big and the box would look like too much window vs. tube.
I finally figured it out and thank heavens for my oval Spellbinders - they were perfect for this!
Lastly, for extra stability, I wrapped my tube with baker's twine, then wrapped that around the exterior of the box. I should have done it under the back flap, but oh, well. This made the tube stand up perfectly straight and the box is completely stable standing upright. I covered my bakers twine with a lovely satin ribbon to really give it a gift-y feel. Topped the tube with SRM Stickers (and here) and it was pretty much done. The tube is filled with buttons from Bazzill's Big Beads and the cute yellow flower bead hanging down from the tube is as well. Thank you so much to Bazzill Basics for supplying the team with your fabulous products! We all had a blast working with them!
If you haven't already, head over to the SRM Stickers blog now to see what the design team cooked up all week with Bazzill Basics and SRM Stickers! Lots of fun stuff and inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a super day! :D