Hello! Today’s project was a bit of a happy accident. I was playing with my Stamparatus and wreath building this past weekend. I finished a card for my sister-in-law’s birthday and decided to play a bit longer. My Seaside Shore stamp set was sitting on my table as it’s my retired showcase product for June, so I opened it and grabbed one of the fish that was about the right size and used it to build a wreath.
I was tickled that the fish bodies all lined up perfectly. Doesn’t it look like an interesting flower; you have to look closely to see that it’s made up of fish.
So then I thought, what can I do with this? My first thought was put it on one of the little pizza boxes. But it was too big for that, so I decided to make my own box.
My box is 4″ x 4″ square and 2″ deep. I cut a piece of Poppy Parade card stock at 8″ x 8″. I scored each side at 2″. I folded and burnished on the score lines. On one side I cut along the two score lines up to the intersecting score lines, cutting again to make a small notch. I turned the paper 180 degrees (to the opposite side) and cut along the two score lines just like the other side. Before completing the box I added the By The Shore DSP. Finally, I folded the sides together with the notched pieces inside and glued them down.
The lid was made the same way. It is 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ square and 1/2″ deep. It is slightly larger so that it fits easily over the box. It is not tightly fitting so you will probably want to secure it with ribbon like I am doing.
This turned out to be a fun little project. Here are some of my other “fishy” wreaths in different colors. It’s hard to photograph those Pineapple Punch fish in my light box.
Not sure what I’m going to do with this little box, but I’ll think of something!
And I’d like to mention that I just love Poppy Parade! In fact, I like every new color I’ve played with so far.
Thanks for stopping by!