Ashley Bright here! Wanted to share some cute packaging I made using the HKC April 3D house cutfile.
I started by prepping the cutfile. All the larger pieces should be cut out twice. I used yellow cardstock for the base and the pretty Heidi Swapp Sunnyside paper to line. And then I cut two circle windows and eight square windows, again out of cardstock. As you scale your project to your desired size, make sure to keep all the pieces grouped or selected so that they scale properly. Here’s what you should have prepped:
You can definitely line the windows with some acetate or velum. I chose to leave my open since I know what I’m placing pieces in the box is not going to fall out and I like the little peek-a-boo effect of the open spaces.
Then comes the embellishing! I am still getting good use out of the March kits and pull out lots of my remaining yellow pieces. I have some tags from the Heidi Swapp cut-apart sheet, some fussy cut florals from the Jen Hadfield yellow roses paper, some Paige Evans butterfly stickers, and more. Once I’m done embellishing, I glue the box together. Of course careful not to glue together the top flaps so the box can open! I secure the top together with some yellow and gold ribbon from my stash.
Inside the box, I place some of the fun rosette and paper clip embellishments I made from this month’s kits (there is a project share on the HKC YouTube channel).
I think happy mail is such a fun way to share your hobby with others! If you haven’t tried sending out some DIY embellishments, I would encourage you to give it a go with one of your crafty friends! Your recipient can use them on their projects just like store bought embellishments, but with a little special one-of-a-kind touch.