I’m so excited to bring you my project for this month’s brief “bottle carousel”.  My name is Carrie and I’m a guest designer for the next couple of months whilst Zoe is recovering from her impending operation.  Zoe will be back later on this year so don’t panic and I’m hoping to keep the inspiration going with the other lovely ladies in this hop !

Thinking outside of the box, guest designer,Carrie Bates at The Inky Nook

My inspiration was this mini gin bottle

bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I’ve got this little rhubarb and ginger mini gin bottle so I decided to pair it up with a bottle of Fever Tree tonic and some luxury Thorntons chocolates.  So now I have the start of my bottle carousel I better show you how to make it.  This monthly hop hopes to inspire you to re-create our projects and provide you with a tutorial on how to do this.

How do I make the bottle carousel?

To start with you will need to choose your card stock – I am using thick whisper white due to the weight of the gin bottle but the smaller sweet boxes could be made from normal card stock or designer series paper.

bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make

Next you need to score the bottle template (large piece) and the 3 smaller sweet box templates (smaller pieces) as follows:

bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make

Now you need to cut off the shaded areas on each box template as shown in the below photo and then decorate with your chosen embellishments.

bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make

I decorated mine using the Love What You do stamp set with the colour combination Blueberry Bushel and Mint Macaron.

Next take the two 6cm x 6cm squares and glue them together and decorate.  Punch out a hole according to your bottle size (I used the 1.5 inch circle punch).

Now assemble your boxes and then stick them to the 6×6 square bottle top as I have done below.  This is showing you how the underneath of your carousel will look.

The final gift bottle carousel

bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make

And voila, my gin inspired bottle carousel – I’d love to hear your comments below….

Please click to see what the lovely Annette has designed for you next and you can see our full hop list at the bottom of this post.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday !

Inky hugs,

Carrie xx

bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make bottle carousel, thinking outside the box blog hop, Carrie Bates Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,tutorial,how to make

Blog list

Tanja Kolar (Germany)

Carrie Bates (United Kingdom) – YOU ARE HERE

Annette Elias (Netherlands)

Sharlene Meyer (New Zealand)

Beate Wacker (Austria)

Aude Barbara

Please find below details of the products I’ve used to make this project and the links will take you straight to my online secure shop.

Product List

8 Comments on Thinking Outside of the Box – bottle carousel

  1. Fab project Carrie and I know you’ll do an amazing job whilst I’m out of action. Thanks for stepping up to the challenge and I hope you enjoy ‘Thinking Outside the Box’. Zoe x

  2. I love your carousel Carrie! Great colors and a very good idea to be inspired by something you see in everyday life! Thank you for stepping in while Zoe is being out of action!

    • Thanks Annette – I’ve loved the challenge this month and suspect I may miss it once Zoe is ready to return. I’m a big fan of a gin and tonic so it was easy choice to make !

  3. Great project Carrie! I love the paper you chose and the little tag – super cute! Thanks so much for joining us this month!

    • Thank you Sharlene – I’m so pleased that you liked my project. I love how we all created something very different from the same idea. I’m looking forward to next month already 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.