Love Birds & Flower Basket Box Project
#215 & #244 – Love Birds & 
Flower Basket Box
Paper Casting Project
 
Create a unique and delightful jewelry box for yourself 
or as a gift – filled with matching cookies!


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp:
          
#244 - Flower Basket
          #215 - Love Birds 
         #210 – Heart Pinwheel
         #211 – Quilted Hearts
         #221 – Sweethearts
100% Cotton linter - (see Rycraft Cotton Linter)
Paper castings* as follows (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions):  
          4 of #244 – Flower Basket 
          4 of #215 – Love Birds
          2 of #211 – Quilted Hearts
          1 of #210 – Heart Pinwheel
          1 of #221 – Sweethearts 

Clear acrylic varnish
1 round 4” diameter craft box
Paint:  we used blue, red, green, and gold
Glue

Optional:  Paint or fabric for inside of box

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.
Instructions:
1.  Cut out the flower basket design from each casting #244.
2.  Cut out 8 of the hearts from castings #211 (there will be 2 left over).
3.  Cut out the tulip-lovebird design from each casting #215, snipping off the center tulip just above the heart.
4.  Cut out 4 hearts from casting #210.
5.  Cut out 4 hearts from casting #221.
6.  Apply a coat of varnish to all sides and edges of the cut-outs and let dry.
7.  Glue the cut-outs to the box as pictured, making sure the spacing is even around the sides of the box
          (4 baskets, 4 large hearts, 4 small hearts on lid;  4 large hearts, 4 medium hearts, 4 lovebirds on sides of box).
8.  Spray paint the box and let dry.
9.  Paint the cut-outs with pink, gold, green and blue paints as pictured or choose your own colors and be creative.
10.  Varnish each of the cut-outs again and let dry thoroughly.
11.  Optional:  Paint inside of box or line with fabric for a more elegant look.

Project above designed and created by Sue Moore. Photograph  by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.



Bake a batch of matching shortbread cookies!





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