Crafter's Companions June challenge
is Tags, Bags and Boxes, more information can be found on their Facebook page.
I love using CCs boards to make cards, envelopes and for embossing but most of all for making bags and boxes so I was really chuffed to see this months challenge. My daughters had asked me to make them piggy banks a while ago, I had popped the request in my crafty cranium box to let it ponder over how I wanted to craft them. I had been thinking clay but then I saw the challenge and....
|Voila, two bespoke money boxes ;)|
I used the Crafter's Companion "Sweet Treats
" embossing board. This is one of my absolute favourite boards, they work perfectly every time, after a practice or two ;). I made the boxes in the usual way, it couldn't be easier thank to the boards, but cut a slot on one side of the roof big enough to pop money in.
|I do love that ring|
I scored and cut out 14 roof tiles, 7 per side. and coated them in clear embossing powder to give them some extra durability as they will be rifled thru often...to put money in
I hope. I have attached the roof using only double sided tape, I would normally use wet glue too but this way when the boxes are full I can use a craft knife to get the girls their pennies, without ruining the boxes entirely.
|Two different style money boxes for two awesome and different girls |
It is easy with the Crafter's Companion boards to get the basics perfect giving you free reign with creativity, I think both boxes look really different and reflect my Daughters' personalities, they LOVE
I hope you like them, any questions please feel free to ask, if you are wondering about the boards I totally recommend them as I said it takes away all the tricky measuring bits and leaves you free to create and play.
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