Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sietie's Box for Cards

Hello, Crafters.

I have some really very, very exciting news to share today - yesterday, I promoted to Silver Elite with Stampin' Up! 

This has been possible because one of the ladies in my team promoted to Silver. Audrey met the required level of sales and has started recruiting. Big congratulations to Audrey!

The main benefit for being Silver Elite is that I'll now be able to go to CentreStage when Stampin' Up! hold their Conventions, so I have something extra to look forward to when we go to Amsterdam in April.

I'm not quite sure what happened when I was editing today's video last night, but it didn't allow me the option to Schedule the time I wanted it to go live - it just Published it! 

This is not a planned change and I'mstill planning on publishing my videos on Wednesdays and Sundays!

No doubt it was down to something I did but I don't have a clue what that was. 

I have called my project Sietie's Box after the lady from the Netherlands who requested it. 

She wanted a box big enough to hold 10 embellished greeting cards.

Sietie gave me the measurements she wanted the finished box to be and I set to work. 

Looking at the feedback I've received so far on my video, it looks like this has been well received! ☺

This is one of the reasons why I'm also happy to make videos by request - I believe if one person would like to see something, there will be several others who would like to see it to! 

(Please ask if there's something you'd like to see on video - if I can do it, I'll be more than happy to!)
Needless to say, I loved the challenge and became totally absorbed in what I was doing!

I finished making the box and went on to decorate it - see the last three photographs of the Delightful Dijon Box.

Once I had finished the box, I decided to make a video of it. 

I changed the decoration to include a laced-up faux belly band. 

Between making the original box and the video, I saw a project where the creator had made small belly bands using the So Detailed Thinlits. 

It reminded me of a wedding card I made quite some time ago - I don't think I made a video of it - where I had used ribbons coming in from both sides to a central point. 

I must have a photograph of it somewhere and I will try and sort it out.

So I changed the colour scheme to Mint Macaroon and made another box. 

As I was working on it, I decided that I would decorate the box without using my Big Shot. 

I have a customer who is a new crafter and doesn't have a Big Shot yet, although it is on her wish list!

I decided to use this project as an example that equally gorgeous designs can be accomplished using punches.

The decoaration on the Delightful Dijon Box was created largely using the Botanical Builder Framelits dies to make the flowers. 

The FOR YOU was die cut from a die in the Mini Treat Bag Framelis Dies. 

I covered it with our fine point glue and allowed it to dry, which gave the same effect as our retired product called Crystal Effects gave.

Well, that's about it for today. My daughter is due over shortly and we're off out shopping for a wedding dress. So excited!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Beautiful boxes. I love that you decorated one without the big shot.

    1. Hi, Ina. I'm glad you appreciated a non-Big Shot video. It certainly made a pleasant change giving some punches a work out! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Wow! Congrats on becoming Silver Elite! AWESOME! I love, love, love the boxes you have made! Hope I can find the video. These would make lovely gifts! TFS!

    1. Hi, Cherie. Many thanks! I'm pleased you like today's boxes. They're such a decent size that they'll be idea for all sorts of gifts! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Found your you tube video! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, no! I forgot to include the link! I'm really sorry, Cherie but so pleased you found it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB

  5. Jan, Thanks! If it isn't too much bother can you tell me what products you used for the Mint Macaron Box? I'd really like to try that one!

    1. Hi, Cherie. The DSP on the lid is from Succulent Garden and the stripey sheet is from the 2015 - 2017 InColour Designer Series DSP. I hope this helps. BTW this is your first message which arrived safely, so I removed the second one! ☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB