It was actually quite simple to make. Supplies needed (click on photo for list):1. Cover 5 of your chipboard pieces (all 4"x4" squares) with DP of your choice for the 4 sides and the top of you box. I also covered the 6th piece but on the top rather than the bottom if you see what I mean (will be clear in next photo). I also inked around all the edges to blend the chipboard and dp together better
2. Use Bind-It-All and punch holes along all edges of all 6 squares. As it's 4x4 you just need to punch it the once along each side (no hassle of realigning and punching more than once each side - nice and simple)
3. For the slot in the top I marked out the centre on the reverse and drew around suitable shape (I used SU word window punch as template). Then used my cropodile to punch either end so that it cut out the curved bit for me which meant only needed craft knife to cut the straight edges.
3. Then before you tie your box together you want to add any embellishments which you need to do whilst flat i.e I added those big metal eyelet things with Cropodile - 1 for the flower on the top and one for the tag on the side.
4. Need long piece of string (mine was some pink nylon cord I got from B&Q ages ago - it called out to me LOL) and starting with the bottom piece, start to tie 4 sides of your box to it, as shown in photo below. Bit fiddly at first but once a few sides are done it gets easier. (see what I mean about covering the top of the bottom piece!) Then continue to tie the sides of the box before finally adding the top and tying that. 5.Then I just coloured my image (Copics and H20 on her umbrella but can't tell in photo), cut it out and stuck her on with silicone glue so she's raised off the box.I also added a pink glass heart bead (with a jump ring and clasp) to finish it off .
The papers are busy enough (but I love it) so didn't add anything else (dp are all from digital kit from Sweet Shoppe - think this is 'wild thing' by Zoe Pearn).
The edges don't meet up 100% all the way around but I quite like it like that, hope you do too! Don't forget to pop on over to WoJ PoM to see some much more stunning creations by the rest of the DT.
I'll be back later with the one card I managed to make this weekend but didn't get a chance to post. I will also try and catch up with everyone that I've not had a chance to yet - sorry!