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Mother’s Day Macaroon Gift Box

How cute is this?! This little box holds 6 French Macarons all packaged up to give to your Mum as a little treat for Mother’s Day.

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Stampin’ Up! are very good at matching the sentiments in their sets with at least one of the images. So I’m sure you can imagine my confusion when I sat planning my projects trying to work out why I had a French sounding sentiment with pieces that looked like a burger *facepalm* They most definitely work as French Macaroon pieces and not those to construct a burger (although if you need to, I won’t judge….!)

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The box is made from some Blushing Bride cardstock. The piece of card measures 8″ x 7.25″. Its scored on the long side at 1.75″ and 6.25″ and on the short side at 1.75″ and 5.5″. This will leave 4 same sized squares that you can wedge into, adding some adhesive and meeting the score lines up to the edges to create an open toped box.I have cut and scored a piece of vellum to slide over the box as a belly band. The vellum is 4.5″ wide and the length is 11.75″, scored at 1 5/8″, 5 3/8″, 7 1/8″ and 11″. The Macarons are stamped in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. I love the way they show through the vellum; as long as my Mum doesn’t think I’ve got her a box of mini burgers…..!

Louise x

P.S. If you make macarons, I would advise putting some greaseproof paper inside your box to prevent any grease marks on your pretty box. These Macarons are from Asda and come in a little package.

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