Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sweet Storage Reminiscent of Crayons...

The minute I saw this fabulous flip top box created by Kirstin Davies of PaperTreeLane.com, I knew I had to do whatever it would take to make one of my own. For the small price of $5 to purchase the tutorial, I had detailed, step-by-step instructions, complete with pictures, for 2 sizes of these great boxes. Think Crayola crayon box, but for cards!

The one I made is the smaller of the two versions she demonstrates how to construct, and it isn't really full with 9 cards in it! It uses 2-8.5" x 11" sheets of card stock, and it's quick and easy. The decorating was the part I lingered over, including a 30 min. experiment of creating the button closure, and it was a very relaxing, therapeutic venture.

The base is Baja Breeze (please bring it back, SU!), and the coordinating DSP is from A Walk in the Park, which I'd also love to see return.

I can't share the details of this creation here, but if you'd like to make this and some cards with some friends, I can make that happen. These will make great coworker, neighbor, teacher Christmas gifts. Why not get ahead of the holiday craziness and plan a time to get some of these socked away? You'll be glad you did and so will the friends you invite. Contact me for details.


Nicole said...

you are such an enabler, Jenn! ;)
but I love it! What a great project!

p.s. and sadly, all of my caramel cheese popcorn is now gone!

Anonymous said...

you are one talented stamper.

Anonymous said...

I am not anonymous. I am Connie. And I think you are very creative.