Hi and welcome to this week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. Deb is the host this week and she has challenged us to create a box, any box. I don't make many but this one was sure fun. Here is the link to the instructions from Joann on how to make this box: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/splittopbox/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=.
The box is the size of an A2 card so any cards you put in it will be a tight squeeze. I trimmed an 1/8" of an inch off the size of my cards and they fit nicely into the box and there is room for the envelopes, too. I discovered the tight fit after the box was all together.
Be prepared as this is a much longer than normal post for me. There was just no way to get around all the photos. I wanted to give you a good view of all the things created from the box to the cards. It's really a fun box to create and decorate.
The box is made using Whisper White card stock. I'd definitely use the Whisper White Thick as it will make for a sturdier box but I was out of it so made due with the regular Whisper White. All of the patterned paper I used is from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. The cardstock I used for the flowers is Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Basic Black. All the flowers were cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. To make the label stronger I glued a piece of patterned paper to a piece of Hello Honey cardstock. Then, I cut it out using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies. The sentiment on the front of the box is from the March Paper Pumpkin and stamped using Basic Black Archival ink. I added Pearl Basic Jewels to the flower centers and on the label.
This is the box when opened. I decorated the inside to match the label on the box and the card.
And, this is what will be inside the box. I made five cards using the sentiments from the Just for You stamp set. I added other sentiments under them using the stamp sets Big Day, You've Got This and Rose Wonder. All were stamped using Basic Black Archival ink. The little Cajun Craze flower was punched using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I added a Pearl Basic Jewel to it's center. Two are birthday and two are thank you and one is all by itself. I've included a photo of the inside of that particular card.
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