Saturday, 28 February 2009

Whiff of Joy Project of the Month - Ben's Easter Egg Fund

wpj-pom-bank Katharina set a brilliant project this month - to create a piggy bank/savings box, so I went a-template-hunting and discovered this house bank template. I had to tweak the template as it was really small and I wanted the house to be big enough for Oakley to sit in front of. I enlarged the template in Photoshop to fit an A4 size.
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I printed the template out on to paper, cut and marked it out on to a sheet of 12 x 12 Stampin Up Cutie Pie designer paper (this is such good quality and thick enough to hold the template perfectly without being too thick and heavy). Then cut the house out.
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Score along all the score marks as per the template.
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Fold along all score lines and use a piece of strong tape (Sticky Stuff from Stampin Up) along the side flap. Adhere this to the other side panel and fold bottom into place.
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For the roof, cut the template out and cut out the coin slot. I decided I wanted a gable for the roof (trust me!!) so punched a strip of Regal Rose card with a Fiskars Threading Water punch, cut to the thickness (around 2cm) and scored along the centre.
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Measure the length of the front of the roof, cut the "gable" to fit, fold in half and cut through the scallop - NOT all the way through. Fold to approx 90 degree angle and fix the front scallop with a glue dot to hold it in place.
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Run sticky strip along the scored length of each gable. Fix the gable to the roof, ensuring there is no gaps.
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Glue the roof to the roof flaps on the house.
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Decorate with stamped images.  I used Oakley with Slipover and the Chick from the Whiff of Joy Spring Club Kit, and Autumn Grass from the Accessories – all stamps are available individually if you missed out of the delish Club kit.  The images were coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O’s.
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Thanks for looking,

79 comments:

  1. oh wow love this idea Bev think I willhave to make one for Pheobe for easter its fabulous

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  2. wow Bev, this is a very beautiful creation :)

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  3. Oh Bev this is absolutley gorgeous and I am sure he will be thrilled. What a wonderful little house template and I love the colours you have used.Wonderful Sue :o)

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  4. Oooh Bev, this is fabulous - what a wonderful piggybank for little Ben!!! Great tut - so clear and easy to follow (I say that with complete faith, lol)
    Wonderful papers and colouring of image
    -x-

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  5. Yet another amazing confection!Thanks for the fab tutorial Bev-that looks so professional and beautifully finished!Well done!
    Dei xx

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  6. WOW Bev, this is fabulous, what a great project and thank you for the tutorial. Amazing work hun.

    Joanne x

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  7. Wow Bev what a great idea I love it, & thanks for the Tutorial too will have to give this one ago.
    Thanks as usual you are an Inspiration hun.
    Hugs
    Sheila xx

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  8. wow Bev what a fabulous idea - I love it! mind you, it will take quite a few of those £1 coins to fill it up, maybe not so many mini eggs though! thanks for the picture instructions too, they always help me. hugs, annie x

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  9. Gosh Bev, this is absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful style gift box for so many occasions. The tut must have taken you ages to do, its brilliant, I wonder if I'm brave enough to try something like this lol! Donna x

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  10. WOW Bev, this is so adorable and thanks for the tutorial! Fantastic DP and coloring!TFS
    Hugs,Connie

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  11. Wow Bev this is fabulous! Totally adorable. What a fabulous image and colours for Easter and for a boy - perfect!
    Pauline x

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  12. Wow what a fabulous project.

    Loved looking all your creations this evening.

    kerry x

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  13. WOW,this is so cute!! Love the papers and colouring,thanks for the instructions!!
    Hugs xx

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  14. wow..bev this is gorgeous..love the colours and the card you used..thanks for sharing the template link and your tutorial..will try and give this a go for the boys for eeaster..wish me luck...lol
    TFS hugs clare xx

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  15. WOW Sweetie this is such a fantastic project and I'm sure Ben's fund will be huge as it'll be impossible not to put money in the gorgeous little box. Such a fab tutorial, I really appreciate all the hard work you put in to make it, thanks so much! Chris x

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  16. Very well done project! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing it. I plan to give it a try.

    Swedie

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  17. Gorgeous Bev and a brilliant tutorial. Fabulous colours and papers. You do realise it's goning to cost you a fortune filling it (lol)'
    hugs Heather xx

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  18. Hi Bev,
    Great project! Thank you very much for the tutorial. The step by steps are great and it seems so easy to follow. I am definitely going to try this! Hope I can manage to enlarge it!
    Thanks again
    Ali

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  19. Love this idea Bev, thanks for the tutorial...
    Love the colours and paper you have used! Fab!
    Erin x

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  20. Bev this is fantastic, I love it muchly!. The papers and colour choice are gorgeous for the little house, and that stamp awww I love him :O). joey.xxx

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  21. Wowee this is fantastic Bev i love it :)
    Val xxx
    I have left a little something for you on my blog :)

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  22. I love this it would encourage any child to save...I think the papers are so yummy they look good enough to eat with all those fab colours....gorgeous xxx

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  23. That's just too cute for words Bev! Thanks for the great tutorial too!

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  24. Wow, what an amazing project, Bev! The paper is beautiful...I am so project challenged, I usually stick to just cards. Once in a while I'll make a sour cream container, lol!!!

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  25. So, so so cute! Love the bank idea. And love what you did with the male stamp. It is so cute!

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  26. Really like your cards thought an award might make your day you can pick-up your award here Java beans Creative Escape Have a great Day!-Tania

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  27. Oh Bev this is fabulous!! I just used some of thatpaper on my card tonight:-)

    Great tutorial as well, thank you!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  28. Wow, Bev you are just too clever! This is brilliant, I spend so much time crafting and would never come up with something as lovely as this. It's great
    Jackie

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  29. Super adorable cette petite boite

    bises

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  30. Wow! How wounderful! Where can you get that template? I´t would be fun to do one. Hugs /Clinen

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  31. Waw you did gorgeous job,love the house, brilliant idea! Hugs, moni

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  32. Wow this is fabulous Bev. Love the colour scheme too. Hugs Pascale :)

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  33. Bev this is fabulous. And thanks for the great tutorial. x

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  34. Wow Bev this is just fab!Love the colours.....you are soooo clever!X

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  35. wow bev that is brilliant and im sure little ben will love it , great colours and i love those stamps x mandy

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  36. Wow Bev this is stunning thanks for the tut, will definately be trying something like this
    Wendy x

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  37. Bev, this is just stunning, looks a lot of work but well worth it |~ Mel x

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  38. There is an award for you on my blog.

    Natalie x

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  39. Oh Bev this is perfect dear, Ben will be so pleased with it. Love the goreous papers you have used and Oakley looks just perfect. Thanks for the instructions dear.
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  40. o wowww Bev,what a beautiful creation,l love the image.

    hugs Riet.xx

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  41. wow this is gorgeous and a great idea
    very beautiful Bev

    hugs Annemarie

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  42. This is GORGEOUS! Love the combination you have used on this project!

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  43. Wowzers Bev!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is out of this world fantastic!
    Ben will totally love this and your colouring and choice of paper is just brilliant!
    Thank you so much for the brilliant tutorial you are the best!
    hugs
    kim x

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  44. WOW ! Thats stunning Bev. The SU paper is perfect for projects like this as its a nice heavy quality.
    Love it !

    Love Karen xxx

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  45. oh wow what a great piggy bank, I have some pc problems right now but as soon as it its fixed this week ( hopefully) I will download the pics how to make tem

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  46. How cute, Bev! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial!!!

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  47. Ben will love this beautiful dear

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  48. Wauww pop a nice piggy bank that is.
    Great
    I do not know if it translated well, but I do it with google translation machine.

    Love Suze

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  49. How cute is this, I love it!!! Thanks for the instructions, too, another thing I'll want to give a go :) Having fun just now crocheting flowers, thanks again for your advice on that,
    Anne
    xx

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  50. Your project is awesome Bev!!!!! I LOVE it!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  51. oh , must have a go at this.. with grandchildren on the way , be lovely to put there pocket moneys in..
    love the papers and stamp you have used on this. perfect, i am sure he will adore it.

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  52. Bev, this is soooo cute!! And what a wonderful job you did breaking down all the work for us to copy and try out!!!
    Thanks a million, you're much appreciated by all! LOVE the coloring and design work.

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  53. Oh my this is gorgeous Bev! I think I keep saying 'Oh my' in my comments but really I get that reaction when I see your creations. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Maria

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  54. This is a perfect little house. I adore it. Thanks for the tutorial... you're a star.

    hugs Debbie xx

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  55. OMG!! This is so awesome!! You did a fantastic job! I may have to try this!! Thank you for the awesome inspiration.
    ~Lacey

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  56. This little house is so cute and looks perfect, such a sweet gift! :-)))
    LG, Renate

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  57. How cute is this! Love the cheerful colors and the image. Such a fun idea, thanks for the tutorial too. :)

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  58. great tutorial, love the finished result

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  59. Cute, cute box and wonderful tutorial Bev, thanks! Tammi x

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  60. Fantastic Bev, such a lot of work has gone into this but the end result is really amazing!
    Dare I say it's eggcellent, hee hee! xx

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  61. Oh I LOVE this!!! So cuuute!

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  62. Wow, Bev, this is one cool project. I'll definitely have to give it a go for my great-nephews. A great tutorial, too, very easy to understand - just love it1

    Alice (beemer)

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  63. Bev, This is fantabulous! You know now I have to go and make one for Miss V. LOL What did you make for Miss Amy?

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  64. This is just adorable Bev! Love it!! xx

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  65. How cute this is!! I love the idea and your images are just darling!! Thanks so much for the instructions ~ will have to give this a try!! Brilliant! :)Kathy

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  66. Bev that is so sweet! And what a great tutorial!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  67. I love it, and I'm sure Ben will too. Thanks for the tutorial, will have to have a play with this.

    Chris x

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  68. ooh Bev this is fantastic wish my son was little again so I could make one for him lol Lucky Ben

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  69. This is fab Bev
    wish my son was still a babe so I could make him one lol

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  70. a wonderful tutorial Hun. love how you have made your savings box in the shape of a house. very clever. Bet Ben loves it.xx

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  71. This is just STUNNING hunny, I love it! Love the tutorial too. I should make one for my three year old, she would absolutely love it too.

    xx Naoual

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  72. What a beauty Bev,brilliant tutorial, thank you. Love the colours,papers and sweet image. Ben is in for such a treat, lucky lad. -x-

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  73. That is just too sweet, love the little scene on the front, tfs!

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  74. this is fabulous Bev, i love it
    x

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  75. This is sooo cute Bev! Thx for sharing!! Will have to try making this one day.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  76. Gorgeous easter piggy bank, Bev. TFS the template and tutorial with us. This will be any bambino's delight and it has a worthy cause as well. Hugs from Desire

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  77. Awwww this little house is so adorable! I just might have to make a few for some Easter gifts!

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