It’s that time of the year. The children are in the middle of their long summer school holidays, people are off on their holidays, and if you haven’t got a 2 hour wait at the airport followed by a 5 hour flight, you’ve probably got a long trek in the car ahead of you.
Interestingly enough, our family doesn’t have that ahead of them right now, we’re planning our annual holiday for later in the year, but…. I do like to plan ahead!
So with that in mind, and being fully aware that I have small children, any other mother will know just how horrendous and endless that flight/car journey is when small offspring get bored.
I’m not the perfect mother, but I like to think I’m a forward thinking Mum. I plan for every eventuality, and if that means taking 2 dozen packets of wet wipes for a 7 day holiday, then so be it!
But I do realise that children have a lower boredom threshold when they’re cooped up in a form of transport, so having mini gifts and goodies, treats and surprises to look forward to really does keep the tantrums and grey hairs at bay!
So, I adapted my original Easy Stick Treat Pouch to become a taller, skinnier box. One that would hold crayons, papers, treats, goodies. Or something yummy (you’ll have to watch the video to find out what’s hiding in this box!) CLICK HERE!
I do hope you like the project and the box. Although I’ve used the holidayesque (it’s a word…) I Am Me paper, you can change this up to suit whatever person you have in mind!
Here’s the scoring details –
Full sheet A4 – 29.7 x 21cm
Score along short side at 2.5cm
Score FULLY along long side at 2.5, 14, 16.5, 28
Score part way down at 1.2 and 15.2cm
DSP – 10.2 x 12.7 and 1.5 x 3.7
Cardstock ‘top’ is 10.2 x 11.5
Cardstock – 11.75 x 8.25″
Score along short side at 1″
Score FULLY along long side at 1, 5.5, 6.5, 11″
Score partway down at .5 and 6″
DSP 5 x 4 and 4.5 x 1.5″
Cardstock ‘top’ 4 x 4.5″
Products and supplies used –
Cardstock – Real Red, So Saffron, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Designer Series Paper – I Am Me
Ink – Basic Grey, Pool Party
Punches – Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch
Ribbons, Pool Party Seam Binding and Real Red Grosgrain
Other products – Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator
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