You know how I love black cats! My kitty was whining around wanting some milk. He always gets a little treat when I have my tea. I suddenly had the idea of making a little cat box. I decided to make one for my craft room to keep my reading glasses in - I never can figure out where they are (and I have at least 6 pairs floating around)! These kitty boxes are so easy and so cute that I had to make a treat box, too. And then I had to have a tag...
Cut a piece of heavy black cardstock to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4". Score on each side at 2 3/4". Make 3/4" tabs as shown above and cut off the corners.
Angle the tabs so they don't show above the top of the box. I used a Signo pen to draw the face. I really like this pen! You could free hand the whole face, but I used a guide for the eyes. You could use a die cut circle, a small lid, a button... I used the inside of the circle die. I practiced the face a couple of times before I drew it on my box. One little tip: Draw the middle line of the eyelashes first.
Make the ears: there may be an easier way, but I wanted a big area to glue the ears to the box. If the triangles stick out on the side, just trim them off.
I like the addition of a little pink to the ears and cheeks. You can do this before or after you glue the box together. I did it both ways and it didn't matter.
Now for the cute little tag:
Cut a piece of white cardstock to 1" x 1 3/4". I free handed the face - it's so small that it was way too hard to use a guide. If you're little dip to create the ears is slightly lopsided, all the better! You could draw hearts or whatever you wish instead of lines on the body.
Do you think I'll remember to put my glasses back in the container?