Every year Girl's Day has a way of sneaking up on me...it's already next Tuesday (March 3)!! The Girl's Day celebration has its roots in Japan...but, here in Hawaii it has become a way of celebrating the girl's in our lives with little treats or gifts!! Here's a fan box you can make for your favorite girl...click here to download a pattern. Cut out 2 of the fan shaped pieces (one will be the bottom, the other the top) and a box piece. Cut along solid lines and fold on the dotted ones as shown below:
Notice that I have a 1/8" hole punched in one of the fan pieces (the top piece) and on the box piece. Decorate the top piece as desired. You're also going to punch a little slot punch on the top and bottom piece as shown below (this is where you'll thread a ribbon to close the box):
**just a side note...don't you like the way the ink came through to the back...you don't see the black outline from the stamp, but you still get the design. It gives it a nice watercolor effect!!**
Anyway...back to the box. Connect the top piece to the box piece by inserting a brad through the two 1/8" holes you just punched. Then use double stick tape to adhere the box to the bottom piece. Slide a ribbon through the slot punches and tie a ribbon to close the box.
Stamps used: #C104 (Maddy & Pip), #1027 (Happy Girl's Day), #4011 (Sakura) and just the fan from stamp #3010 (Doomo Arigato). To open the box...untie the ribbon and the top piece swivels on the brad to open (I have a couple of pieces of mochi in there):
Remember, you still have until midnight tonight to enter our stamp giveaway (leave a comment in the post below, "A Lucky Winner").