Thursday, 12 January 2012

'Henny Penny' Blog Project

Good morning, time for another blog project. This week our Design Team member, Heidi has made an easel topped - drawed box made from matchboxes. She has our little cutie 'Henny Penny' stamp available from the shop Here . A great little box to keep lots of little crafting bits in. It was made using lots of scraps of card, gingham paper and lace.

Products Used :

24 Small match-boxes
White Cardstock
Black Momento Inkpad
Brushed Corduroy Inkpad
Brown Cardstock
Brown Gingham Paper
One metre of cream lace
'Best Wishes' sentiment
Oval & Scallop Punches
Brown Card Candy
Double-sided tape
Small & Large sticky pads
Promarkers : Caramel, Coral, Honeycomb, Ice Grey I, Spice, Tan & Vanilla.

Instructions :

(1) Stick match-boxes together using strong double-sided tape. Ink edges of box with 'Brushed Corduroy' inkpad. Cut a piece of cardstock measuring : 9 x 18cm, score in half and then on one side, half again, making an easel topper. Cut two pieces of gingham measuring : 8.5 x 8.5cm, ink edges of card and paper, stick together.

(2) Stamp 'Henny Penny' image on to white cardstock, cut out using die cut shape and colour in with Promarkers. Ink around edges. Stick image to top of easel using large sticky pads. Stick easel down onto top of box using strong red double-sided tape.

(3) Cut out eight pieces of card measuring : 5.5 x 4.5 cms and eight measuring : 3.5 x 1.5cms . Cut out eight pieces of gingham measuring : 5 x 4cms and a further eight measuring : 3 x 1cm. Ink all edges with 'Brushed Corduroy' inkpad. Stick together and stick to front of box.

(4) Cut out eight pieces of lace measuring : 5.5cms ink all over and stick down to large squres on box. Attach card candy dots to draws. Ink up a larger piece of lace, attach to linen thread and tie in a bow. Attach to image and add card candy.

Voila! Here is the finished box, ready to give as a gift or to keep and admire.
Please leave us a comment below, we will be back with another blog project next week.


  1. This looks awesome, and thankyou so much for my prize which came on Tuesday. I've been playing with it ever since (the Henny Penny stamp).

  2. Wow what a clever idea thank you for sharing this project x

  3. It's gorgeous Heidi, thanks for sharing xx

  4. Fabulous Heidi........stunning....thank you for sharing.....xxGaynor

  5. Heidi this is amazing and what such beautiful colours your such a clever gal xx