Wednesday, 30 January 2013

A Great Box of Tricks!

Hi,

This is just going to be a very quick post from me this afternoon as I'm still feeling rough ... and it's not a DT post either (still keeping up one of those resolutions!)



At the weekend, my youngest daughter went to a Birthday Party and was giving the Birthday Girl several pairs of earrings. She needed something nice to put the earrings in, so I said I'd make a box - at this point I should add that I haven't made a box before, only envelopes! So, out came my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro, and in a very short space of time this was the end result:



My recipe for this project was:

  • Cardstock - Centura Pearl 300gsm in Purple from the Pastels pack which I measured, cut and scored using my Ultimate Pro to the right size
  • Embossed Hearts - using the shape for envelope corners from the Ultimate Pro 
  • Heart shaped Sticker - from my daughter's stash

I made up the box using the in-built Boxer Lines and following the instruction book which was very clear. And here's a closer look at the lid:



I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:


I can see I'll be making more of these boxes as they're very quick and easy to do.

Enjoy the rest of Thursday.

Hugs, Helen x

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous box of tricks Helen, love the design.

    Hope you feel better soon, we're a pair together, it must be something in the southern air.

    Take card hugs Julie xxx

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  2. WOW great job Helen! I bet the birthday girl was thrilled with this pretty box for her new pretty earrings! Love the embossed hearts on the top. PERFECT!
    Darlene
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  3. Fabulous box and it was your first, wow, can't wait to see the next:O) It takes me forever to make even a simple box as nothing ever lines up properly and they are all a little loopy lpl! Bet your daughter and her her friend loved it!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  4. What a fabulous box! I hope you are feeling better! Thank you so much for sharing this project at CDAC for the Anything Goes Challenge.
    -Shelly
    Shelly's Images.com

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  5. Hi Helen
    Thank you very much for your lovely comment you left on my blog. Very much appreciated! Your first go at making a box turned out really beautifully.
    Michaela xx

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  6. Cute little box and I love the faux stitching.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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Helen x