Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring Ducklings Card and Box

Spring is just around the corner, and it could not come fast enough here!
These little ducklings are sure to put a smile on some one's face!
These favors are from my Spring Tablescape that I did last week - the full post can be seen here.
 and promised the instructions on how to make them.

So I wanted to make good on that promise, although I am a little later than I had hoped.
I have been having connectivity issues with the internet lately, making editing photos and writing posts very frustrating.  But I got a good day today - so I am trying to play catch up!

These little favor boxes are easy to make.

  • The  bottom of the box is a 6" x 6" square of So Saffron cardstock scored at 2" on all 4 sides.
  • I stamped the little flowers randomly on the cardstock next, using Crushed Curry ink and the little triple flower stamp from the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.  
  • Then I cut along the score lines just up to the 2" line on each corner - turning the piece each time, 

this way you only have one piece on a side folded in so that the sides don't get too bulky.  I folded over each side to form the box bottom and secured it with liquid glue.
  • The top is a 4" X 4" square of Smoky Slate cardstock scored at 1" on all 4 sides.
  • I stamped the stripes on the square using the staff stamp from the Music From the Heart Stamp Set and Gray Granite ink.
  • Then I cut along the score lines just up to the 1" line on each corner just like the bottom of the box. Fold over each side and secure with liquid glue to form the lid.
  • The tag is the smallest duckling from the Fable Friends Stamp Set.  I cut my ducks apart!  Yep!  took the scissors to my stamp and cut the little duck off from the other two ducks - I can always put them back together at any time!  
  • Stamped the duckling with black Memento ink, on Whisper White Card stock, then cut with the smallest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • I colored the duckling with Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Daffodil Delight, and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends.
  • Happy Spring from the Fable Friends Set is stamped in Grey Granite Ink on So Saffron Paper and cut with the oval die from the  Mini Curvey Keepsake die.
  • They are tied on with the Metallic Baker's Twine from the Sale-A-Bration offerings - (sorry, no longer in stock)

I took this thought one step further and made a card to match the box.
It uses pretty much all the same things, I  used the scalloped edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Framlits Dies to cut the top and bottom of the So Saffron strip across the middle and then I cut two narrow Whisper White pieces for either side of the Smokey Slate piece.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set with one of my go to sentiment dies -sorry, it is retired- from the Petals and More Thinlit  Dies. The yellow sequins are from the same Sale-A-Bration offering with the Metallic Twine that is no longer in stock.

Sale-A-Bration is still happening until the end of March - so there is still time for you to pick up some great freebies.  There are several that are that have sold out - like the Bee Paper and the Metallic twine I used in this post - but there are some great new additions as of March 1st - including some great floral foil paper!  All of these Sale-A-Bration items are as supplies last.

Hit my shop with me button and take a look at all that is available in my shop.  If you place an online order with me for more than $35 and use my Hostess Code up in the top right column, I will send you a selection of  6" x 6" Designer Series paper.  If you spend more than $50 before the end of the month you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration on top of the DSP from me!  If you spend more than $150 - don't use my Hostess code and choose your own free items at the end of your order - on top of the free DSP from me and your Sale-A-Bration items!!!  


I hope you are staying safe and practicing your self care and social distancing, hopefully we will be over the hump with this virus in another week or two.
Take care,

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. These are just too adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ann, this is charming! I have some of those cute little ducks too! They make me smile!!!