I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas – ours was very relaxed spending the day with family. Yesterday we put together my gift from Santa 🙂 – new cafe style outdoor furniture. It was so nice to eat lunch and dinner outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Today we caught the train into town to see the BIG cruise ship in the harbour.
Tomorrow my plan is to find my craft desk and do some creating for me. One of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to preorder product from the new catalogue a month before it goes live. That means we can have samples to show you so I’m going to be busy creating so I have some projects to show you and inspire you.
Here is the last project I taught with my card ladies. I’ve cased this box from a fellow Aussie demo – Stamping T. I did make a few measurement changes so that I could get the box out of one sheet of A4 rather than using a 12×12 sheet.
This box could be used for all sorts of things – a candle, chocolate, hand cream – you name it. It could also be just a plain box – without the window – if you wanted. To create the window we traced inside of framelit (without the window bars) then used a craft knife or scissors to cut the hole. You want to cut on the outside of the pencil line so that the hole is big enough and cardstock won’t show through. Then adhere a piece of window sheet then place the coloured card stock window framelit on top. My flowers are from the Jars of Love stamp set and cut out with the coordinating framelits.
This was a fun project to make and I know some of the ladies have recreated it for Christmas gifts. I will try and make up a tutorial with my measurements over the holiday period for you (and so I don’t forget them myself!)
Here are the supplies I used for this project:
Stamp – Jar of Love; Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink – Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry; DSP – Presents and Pinecones DSP; Other – Hearth and Home Thinlits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Window Sheets, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Emerald Envy 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon
Have a very relaxing rest of 2016.