I hope you had a super weekend. Mine was definitely busy but a lot of fun. Yesterday I went to a product-based craft day organised by my friend and fellow demonstrator Kim Fee, for her customers.
Anyone who goes to card making classes know what great social events they are............and yesterday was no exception.
The product was the Wonderland Stamp Set and the projects we made were really lovely. I was very surprised at how many projects we made.
Unfortunately, I left my bag behind so I can't count them! DOH!
There were at least four cards, a square pillow box, an elongated pillow box and a gift bag.
The only thing I'd change is that I'd layer the cards but the disadvantage of that would be the extra time it'd take and therefore we'd have done less projects.
The project I'm sharing with you today is the 3D project I did at classes on Saturday, a self-closing box.
The first one I made (last photograph) I used retired card stock and retired Designer Series Paper. I often do this when I make my "prototype" just in case it goes wrong. The blow is softened a bit if I've used retired stock. LOL!
For the first box I used Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper and Soft Sky Card Stock. The ribbon for the bow is Pool Party Seam Binding (now retired). An suitable alternative would be 1/4" Cotton Taffeta in Pool Party.
For the second box, I used a different design from the same Designer Series Paper together with Night of Navy Card Stock. I used 3/8" Ribbon Taffeta in Whisper White (also retired). A suitable alternative would be 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (this is lovely!) or 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon all in Whisper White.
The sentiment is from the A Little Something Stamp Set and the silver doily is from the Metallic Foil Doilies. In the packet you receive 24 doilies altogether in gold and silver and in two sizes - I've used the small one for this box.
In yesterday's video, Santa's Door Hanger, I said I would try and post a copy of my page where I show all the punched pieces labelled with the punch I used, the Word document for the front message and the Excel document for the letter on the back.
Unfortunately, I've only succeeded in my instruction page which you can download and print off. I will have another attempt at the other two - if I still fail, I'll give up!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting,