Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Scallop Circle Shower Umbrella

I created this umbrella favor box for a friend who was hosting a bridal shower. She wanted the box in the shape of an umbrella and after playing around a bit, I came up with this design. This box is suitable for candy or another small favor. If you would like to make your own umbrella-shaped favor boxes, please follow my tutorial below.

Step 1 Handles

Print off the shower umbrella handle template onto card stock. Cut out a handle (there are 5 handles on each page).

Step 2 Umbrellas

With the Big Shot, cut a piece of card stock with the scallop circle die.

Step 3

Cut the scallop circle in half.

Step 4

Use the Extra-Large Oval Punch to punch 3 oval bites on the straight side of the scallop circle.

Step 5

Here is what the half scallop circle should look like when you are done punching with the Extra-Large Oval Punch. Repeat for the other half scallop circle.

Step 6

Decorate the Shower Umbrellas as desired.

Step 7 Box

Cut a coordinating 6” x 3” piece of cardstock. On the 6” side, score at 2-¼” and 3-¾”. On the 3” side, score in ½” on both sides.

Step 8

Cut along the scored lines on both of the long sides (as indicated by the bold black lines), just until you reach the first score line going in the opposite direction.

Step 9

Angle cut the corners.

Step 10

Place sticky strip on all six tabs. Make sure middle tab has sticky strip close to the edge (otherwise some of the adhesive will show through).

Step 11

Remove the lining of the sticky strip on the middle tab. Adhere the scallop circles as shown. Make sure the decorated side is facing up.

Step 12

Remove the rest of the sticky strip liner and adhere edges to form box.

Step 13

Adhere the handle to the inside of the box with sticky strip.

Step 14

Add candy or another small gift to the box. Tie with ribbon and add a tag.

Shortcuts for mass production:
  1. Cut up to 3 scallops circles at a time with your Big Shot.
  2. Cut a scallop circle in half and use as a template to trace the halfway line on all the scallop circles. (use with step 3)

  3. Cut a scallop circle in half and trace 3 ovals onto the cut edge. Punch with the Extra-Large Oval Punch. Now you can use this as a template for all of your scallop circles. (use with step 4)

Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (W 115370, C 127802), Always Elegant; Card Stock: Elegant Soiree, Soft Suede (115318), Marina Mist (119682), Very Vanilla (101650); Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Marina Mist (126962); Punches: Extra Large Oval (119859), Large Oval (119855), Scallop Oval (119856); Big Shot (113439); Scallop Circle Die (113468); Early Espresso 3/8” Taffeta.
Other Supplies: Cello Bags; Almond Joy Pieces.

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  1. Wow that is a unique and great box. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and tips.

  2. I love this shower favor--it's so very clever! I am a frequent visitor of your blog, and appreciate all your beautiful projects and time spent sharing them.

  3. AWESOME! thanks for the tutorial. This will be on my inspiration blog post tomorrow

  4. Brenda, this is so adorable. So glad you joined us at Hand stamped Sentiments. I was dying when I first saw this on SC. You are one creative gal.

  5. Brenda this is gorgeous to say the least. I absolutely love 3D items and thankyou for the tutorial. Shirley

  6. Great idea, will have to use that next spring, THANK YOU!

  7. This is too cute! Very clever. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Hope you will play with us on future challenges.


  8. Dear Brenda please do drop by my blog and receive an award from me as a token of my appreciation for your work. I love the creative ideas you have
    Love Sonia

  9. This is just awesome... !!!

    Just navigated to your blog from Dr Sonia's blog.. what an swesome blog you have...
    SO much learning for a newbie like...

    Will love to follow you... Salutes you for the great effort you have put in for all the tutorials and templates..


  10. Super cute, thanks for posting!

  11. What a clever idea! I love the the colors. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  12. Brenda this is fabulous!!! I love it. I don't know how you can figure this 3-D stuff out, but keep doing it. *smile* Hugs,

  13. What a great idea! You're so talented. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Gotta try to make an umbrella now!

  14. What a sweet umbrella...and what a great tutorial!!! awesome and so kind to share the details and how-tos with us!!Thanks!

  15. This is so very cute. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make some.

  16. Just saw this link on SCS...love this idea and thank you so much for sharing your tutorial...have a few people I may want to make these for.

  17. Wow what a fabulous tutorial. I came by to thank you for your kind words on my bog and found your lovely blog. What a treasure! Thanks!!

  18. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial. You make it look so easy.keep up the great work.