Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – John Lewis Chocolate Egg Box and Rose Tutorial
Oh how cute are these? I am a huge fan of a rainbow (just look at my blog!) and when Chris and I were shopping a few weeks ago, on one of the rare occasions when I actually venture out of the house to make purchases, I happened across a set of foiled eggs from John Lewis that were set up in a gorgeous rainbow.
I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with them at first, but decided that as there were 2 of each colour, I’d make little boxes for each pair.
Each box does have 16 in it, 8 pairs. Yes, I know there’s only 7 pairs shown, and yes I confess, I may have assisted in the eating of one pair. Well…. we didn’t have a cardstock colour to match that (bring back Mint Macaron it would have been perfect!), but they’re lovely aren’t they.
John Lewis (for those overseas who may not have heard of it) is a department store at the luxury end of the scale. So you can get high street products there, but their own products tend to be a little higher in price than similar you could buy elsewhere. So thinking of that and that this box cost me £8 to buy, I decided to go frugal on the decoration.
You can make 6 of the boxes from one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock, you need quite literally scraps of coloured cardstock for the roses and then tiny bits of ribbon to close. Of course, I’ve added a window with the Rainbow Builder dies, but you can make each of these for mere pennies over the £1 per pair it costs for the eggs themselves. And they look so gorgeous and luxurious. As they absolutely should!
So the tutorial shows just how easy it is, and I did a little test run to see if the Aldi rainbow eggs fit in too. They’re smaller than the John Lewis ones, but they do fit, though a little rattly, but not enough to cause issue.
For those who’d like to know, my colours of choice for the roses are Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum
Cardstock – 6 x 4″ (15.5 x 10cm)
Score on the LONG side at 1, 2.5, 3.5, 5″ (2.5, 6.5, 9, 13cm)
Score on the SHORT side at 1, 3″ (2.5, 7.5cm)
Finished dimensions – 1 x 1.5 x 2″ (2.5 x 4 x 5cm)
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Sam Hammond Donald
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