This project was so fun to make! I wanted the box to have a little more interest both inside and out and I love how it looks!
Foil Leaf Pattern (FFF02 Foliage Pattern) found in the free library at FunLurn.com. You will need to register on the site and verify your email address to have access to the files in the library.
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You'll need cardstock - 3 sheets for the egg box (I used the same color for the top, bottom and panels)
Scraps of assorted colored cardstock for the elements on the inserts
Electronic Cutting machine and software (Skycut C24 and SCAL5 Pro)
Foil Quill and foil (standard [fine] point and adapter for your machine)
Foil (Spellbinders Glimmer System foil - brushed gold)
Ink ( assorted colors)
Cut the egg top and bottom pieces. (I resized and cut at 75% of the original size) You can assemble those while you let the machine do the foiling.
To do the foiling, I used SCAL5 and placed a copy of the foiling pattern on the mat. Change the foiling pattern from CUT to DRAW. No need to resize the foiling pattern. Import the panels to the mat. Resize to 75%. Ungroup, set the bottom pieces to the side for a few minutes. Delete all but one of the top panels and place the remaining top panel on top of the foiling pattern. Highlight the top panel and foiling pattern and Select PATH > INTERSECTION. The panel color will go clear and you should be able to see the pattern inside the panel. GROUP and then copy and past 5 additional panels on the mat. Check preview to make sure that the pattern is set to draw and the outer edge of the panel is set to cut.
Unhide the bottom panels and set them off to the side a bit, but on the mat so they will cut when your cut the top panels. Get your mat ready by placing your paper and the foil in place while your foil quill is heating up (for best success, allow the quill to heat for about 15 minutes).
When it's ready, let the foiling begin. It shouldn't take too long - two sets of panels took about 15 minutes at the draw settings for my machine. I was nearly able to put the box together by the time the machine had finished. Remove the foil without removing the mat. Replace the quill with the blade and cut the panels.
I randomly added some flowers to each of the top panels, using two shades of ink using a cotton swab. 5 Petals and a center. The colors are pretty subtle and are perfect for the effect I wanted to achieve.
Adhere the panels to the top of the egg. I chose to use a basket weave embossing folder for the bottom panels and swiped the ink pad across the embossed pieces. Adhere to the bottom of the box.
Resizing the elements for the inside of the egg was the most difficult part of this project. I still wanted the detail, so resizing to 75% for most of the items was spot on. A couple of others needed a little more nudging to make them the right size for the inside of the egg. It really helped to measure the egg to determine the length of the strips that would support the elements. The grass and egg piece are adhered together, using some foam tape and squares for some added dimension. The chick is adhered to the front of the strip and the bunny to the back with the paws attached to the front.
You can add some colored shreds to the bottom and back of the box. Set a few jellybeans or chocolates and place the top on the egg. You're Easter Egg Box is now ready for gifting!
If you decide to make one of these, or something similar, please feel free to share your make with the Simply Crafty SVGs Creator's Group on Facebook or tag #simplycraftysvgs on your other social media accounts. We'd love to see your work! Happy Crafting!