'Craft Stash' money box......

I hosted a Swarm yesterday, and I gave all of the ladies who attended a project pack providing the bare bones needed to create this pretty little money box which can be used to collect all those little odds'n'sods of loose change which can be spent on oodles of crafty stuff!
For my sample I cut and 8 3/4" box from plain white medium weight cardstock,
 four 2 1/2" squares of patterned paper,
one rectangle of cardstock 2 1/2" x 5 3/4" for the back panel
 one 1 3/4" silhouetted rectangle from white textured cardstock for the money slot
  two 2 1/4" scalloped circles from white textured cardstock,
 two 1 3/4" circles from coloured paper 
 one 1 " circles and  one 1" pound sign from gold mirri.
One 'my craft stash' sentiment computer generated onto Safmat (CAC Pinafore font from DaFont.com)
I adhered the paper squares to three box sides and the top of the box. The silhouetted rectangle was adhered to the top of the box and the paper within the frame was removed with a craft knife to create the money slot. A piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the back panel was adhered to the panel after rounding two top corners of each piece. The box was scored, folded and adhered together with PVA glue leaving one flap open (the one with the slot cut into it) I cut away two smaller slots on the flaps inside the box as they block the coins falling through the slot.The back panel was affixed to the back of the box, again with PVA. The plain paper circles were adhered to the scalloped circles then I applied the Safmat sentiment to one of them and the gold circle with the pound sign adhered to it, to the other. Both completed circles were adhered to the box with foam pads. I made this box quite feminine, but you could easily butch it up for a boy by changing the shape of the back panel and adding a different sentiment. This size box can only be created on the Expression using a 12x12 mat, but an even bigger one can be made with the 12x24" mat and a piece of A3 cardstock using the 'Fit To Page' function. When using 'Fit To Page' for any project, always make a note of the resulting size (shown in the display before cutting commences) then you can always be sure that each cut , when making multiples, is the same size, without using the FTP fuction.
Carts used:
Box- Bags, Tags, Boxes & More
Paper squares,silhouetted rectangle (money slot) & circles- George
Scalloped circles- Winter Woodland
Pound sign-Ashlyn's Alphabet
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx

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