Well after all that we didn't get out yesterday. The weather was pretty dreary so John decided he had things he could be doing - which left me free to craft. Do you hear me complaining? Having said that, by 2pm it was absolutely beautiful, but too late was the cry. There's always another day.
Since I have named my blog Cards and Crafts, implying I will do things other than cards, I decided to make some flap boxes, which I saw on Becca Feekins "Amazing Paper Grace" site earlier this year. If you don't know her work you really should pay a visit. She truly is amazing! I haven't yet worked out how to add a link I'm afraid . (So much to learn!!) Her web address is www.amazingpapergrace.com She has a video tutorial both there and on Youtube.
These are so easy to make from 1 piece of 12"x12" double sided cardstock. It is purely down to folds, no glue necessary. Like origami. Maybe it is origami, I don't know. At Easter I made quite a number of them, put in some shredded tissue paper and added some Cadbury's mini cream eggs. ( Whoops, I'm advertising, but since it is a part of the company I worked for maybe it's allowed!) Once made you can add embellishments to make them as simple or ornate as you like. These three are pretty simple but I did one for my sister which was gorgeous and I put a small piece of jewellry in for her birthday. But I totally forgot to take a picture! What a wally!
The pictures are pretty rubbish actually but I think you can get the general idea. I tried to show inside a box too. The lid just slides into grooves on the under side of the lid. Pretty nifty eh?
Well that's it for today. Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.
love from Christine xx