Saturday, July 7, 2012

Invitation in a Box

Happy Saturday! This week at Our Creative Corner our hostess, Sharon Wheet, is challenging us to make something for a summer party. I thought a bit and considered making some kind of favor in a container - then I saw my stash of altoid tins and decided to try making an invitation in a box. I kept it pretty simple but I think there are fun possibilities with this idea - what do you think?

This is the front - I covered the top and sides with two of the prints from the Patio Party designer papers and then wrapped the edge of the lid with white grosgrain ribbon. I used the colors in the papers for the stamping (Baja Breeze, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse) and the stamp sets Mouthwatering and Inviting.

When you open the box the party details pop out. Sticking with the theme, I made my party an ice cream social. I lined the insides with more designer paper - the surfaces of the box leave lots of space for decoration if you want to add more. You could even add confetti or other fun stuff inside the box.

Here's a side view - to make the invitation pop out I made one of those springy paper things you make in elementary school - you know, take two strips of paper, attach them at right angles at one corner, and fold them over each other, back and forth... I'm probably not explaining that well, but you know what I mean, right?

OK, I think that's it! Now I want to have an ice cream social - or at least some ice cream! I hope you'll imagine your own summer party and make a project for this week's challenge. And you won't want to miss what the rest of the team has created - it's always worth a visit to the OCC blog to check them all out!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Brilliant.... the tin is understated, but when you open it up... ping! Out pops the invite, I would love to receive one of those.
I can envisage many will view this creation and think up all sorts of items to place inside as a surprise.
Wonderful idea Lori.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Endless possibilities for sure! What a wonderful the spring action too! These are so unique and fun!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is super cute, Lori. Love the message pop out from the box... :)

Pam said...

I think it's just as just as can be, and oh so many possibilities! How about a gift card holder? I'd like to know more about the "springy thing"....we always just took 1 piece of paper and folded it back & forth....tell us more! Really your project is to-die-for!!

Words and Pictures said...

Such a smart idea - I love the Jack-in-the-box invitation card - fab project!
Alison x