Saturday, 30 January 2010

Razzle Dazzle, Rock n Roll in a Mini Pizza Box

Here is one of the Make n Takes we made at our recent Summer Mini Launch. It uses the yummy Razzle Dazzle set, and it seems strange to see it in colours other than the current US In Colors, Razzleberry, Crushed Curry etc. But, I think it looks pretty good in Kraft and Riding Hood Red!

Here's how to make the Mini Pizza box:

1. Trim an A4 sheet of cardstock down to 6 x 11", or a 12x12 sheet down to two 6 x 11" pieces

2. Make vertical score lines down each of the long sides, at 1" in from the edges.

3. Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 1", 5", 6" and 10" in from the left short edge, you will now be able to see how the box is formed, with the folded hinge in the centre

4. Make short cuts along the horizontal score lines along both long edges, just in to the vertical 1" score lines (4 cuts per long side). At the centre spine, fold the flaps into the centre and glue down

5. Decorate the outside of the box now if you wish

6. Bend along the score lines to form the box, and use Sticky Strip on the end flaps to secure the corners. You can use ribbon across the top of the box or secured along the back hinge to hold the box neatly closed.

For the stamped panels on the lid, I used the wonderful Circle Scissor to cut a 2 3/4 circle from Whisper White and a 3" circle from Riding Hood Red. I inked up the large flower image from Razzle Dazzle with Sahara Sand ink and then used the Rock n Roll technique to add a 'halo' of Riding Hood Red ink around the edges. You can also use a sponge dauber to apply red ink if you don't like your wood blocks to look well used! I sponged around the edges of the RHR circle and mounted them together. I stamped the sentiment "It's good to dream" in Riding Hood red and punched it out with the Word Window punch. A second RHR Word Window is mounted offset it behind. To finish, a bow of Real Red Polka dot ribbon has been attached with a mini glue dot.

Now, what to put inside this little box?? Well, it would have to be a pretty special pizza, or you'd need lots of these little boxes to satisfy you. I have suggested on a number of occasions that it would be the perfect size for a gold pandora bracelet packed with gold charms, but that one has fallen on deaf ears as well. You could pack it with choccies, or make some notelets. Versatile and easy, why not have a go at making one yourself? Let me know if you need more instructions, and I might remember to make one with the camera nearby...


Lynda said...

Hiya Michelle. This box looks great. I also agree it looks great in your colours too. Have not used much kraft...but am gunna make an effort to not forget it. Love Pizza boxes for wrapping gifts. It's amazing what they can hold!!

Robyn said...

Hi Michelle! Your razzle dazzle box looks dazzlingly beautiful! Just LOVE your colours and that gorgeous ribbon. I had convinced myself that I could live without this set but I'm starting to think maybe not!!
Lovely work!