Monday, December 7, 2009

Candy Box I

Here is another treat box for the holidays. This one is approximately 3x4x7". I found these in the gift wrap section at Michael's for about $1.29. They also start out collapsed, which again, makes them easy to cover. The hardest part really is the circular window, but you can cover that also....
My paper choice is Making Memories, but it's an older line, from 2007 I believe. Remember: you can always copy the basic idea and just swap out different paper!
I am fortunate enough to have the perfect size circle punch on hand for the window, but you can free-style the cut if you're brave and have steady hands (unlike me!).....
The cute little sign on the front is Karen Foster and the mint 'tag' is Around the Block. The chained tag is an ideal way to weigh down the tabs on the handle and you can also attach a gift tag to it.
Happy Holidays and enjoy!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gable Box I

Happy Holidays!!
Theses gable boxes are the perfect way to give your favorite holiday treats. They measure approximately 5x5x8 inches, not including the gable at top.
I found my first one at Doodlebugs in Sequim and a slightly smaller version at Paper Zone, for $ .79-.99. They start out collapsed, which makes them easy to cover. I usually cut my paper just slightly smaller than the box, leaving the edges exposed. This way you can paint or ink the edges, if desired, to coordinate with your paper choice. The trickiest part to cover is the top. I trace & cut the two narrow side flaps onto the back of my patterned paper & cut just inside the lines, about an eighth of an inch. The handle makes a nice spot to tie (or chain!) a gift tag.
Enjoy! & please feel free to send me feedback and/or questions, as always.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christy's mini-book

This is a mini-book I made for a friend who is bravely battling breast cancer & I just wanted to show my support for her and other fighters/survivors as well as breast cancer awareness.
I found the star-shaped chipboard book at Michael's. I covered the pages front and back and left them mostly blank so she could add photos and/or thoughts about this journey. Since I had to use the chipboard as a template to trace & cut, the pages end up a bit bigger & after I adhered them, I sanded down the edges with a sanding block. I chose the Super Girl paper to tie in to her positive kick-butt attitude about this disease.
I am inspired by her courage and proud of her fight.