Wednesday, 30 January 2013

A Great Box of Tricks!


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


  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

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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

  6. Cute little box and I love the faux stitching.
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