Sunday, 18 June 2017

Delightful Daisy Book Box Video

Hello, Crafters.

Earlier this morning, I posted my video showing how to make a Book Box. 

I've put a birthday greeting on the front so it can be used as a combined birthday card and gift box. 

If I was to give this to someone as such,  I'd decorate a gift bag to put the card box in.

If I had to post it, I'd put it in a postal box.

The size of the box is suitable to hold five or six A6 (A2) greeting cards and envelopes which would make a super gift. 

When the cards have been used, the recipient has a nice box they can use for whatever. 

When I made the video, I'd forgotten that our  new 12" x 12" cardstock comes in each colour family, but just three of the colours.

I have suggested that Soft Sky can be used and have also suggested a Soft Sky Ribbon that will be ideal to go with it. 

We're enjoying a heatwave here which started yesterday, the day of the Warlingham Village Fair! 

The event was brilliant, very well attended and plenty of action going on in the arena. 

On the down side, visitors weren't really in the mood to spend money, so our sales were poor. 

Fortunately we covered the cost of our stall, plus some. 

For me, it's not all about instant sales. 

I have two possible invitations for the future. 

The first was from a lady who is starting a new venture where people can go to learn various crafts. 

She has the venue sorted out, and now she's looking for teachers of various crafts, including cardmaking! 
The second person who may get back to me is a lady whose daughter is getting married in September. 

The lady and her two friends were really taken by two of my gift boxes, which they felt would be great as wedding favours! 

This is Window Box and this is the Wedding Favour Box

Unfortunately, about half an hour from the fair closing, one of the stewards had an accident in the arena. 

We don't have an details about what happened except to say he was hospitalised. 

I wish you a very happy Sunday.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. You do make the most beautiful cards and boxes. I am always impressed

    1. You're very kind. Many thanks, Deb. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. What an exquisite gift box, Jan! Just such a beautiful gift to present someone special with. I am very much wanting to try this one myself. Love the "Berry Burst" nails today too! Thank you again and always for such wonderfully instructional videos!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I was pleased how this project worked. It was so easy and the result is fabulous. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Oh my goodness, this book/box is stunning! I love watching you, you work with such precision, I'm so impressed each and every time! Yes, I agree with you, Stampin' Up have some beautiful DSP in this new catalogue. Definitely going off now to make this one! By the way, loved hearing the birds in the background, so peaceful!

    1. Hi, SueB. I'm pleased you like this project. I think it's one of those that has lots of possibilies! The evening birdsong is superb. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.