Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Eazy Pizzy

Hello friends. After yesterdays' foggy start it turned out to be a gorgeous day, and the same again today.   Started out very foggy again, in fact it was still dark at 6:45.  I guess the light just couldn't break through the fog. But  the sun  definitely came through eventually, which is just what we need, otherwise the winter will seem very long.  So another lovely day. We are being spoiled.

 Just back from the hospital. Fortunately there wasn't too much of a delay so John didn't get too uptight today. Flippin' men!!

My Project

More boxes again today
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 I have made two mini pizza boxes.  They are exactly the same size, 4 inches square and 1 inch deep, but look so different.  I left the first one very plain and used purple striped card stock. I made a band to go round the middle which just slides off.   The centre band really transforms what is a very plain box.  I die cut the largest die from SB Venetian Motifs and then made the purple and white aster from SB HeartFelt Creations Delicate Asters. 

The second one I cut from ivory card stock and then used Martha Stewart PATP Cherish punches to make the top and bottom.   I added an old LOTV topper which has been in my stash since forever, and then just added some pearls, poinsettias and Cheery Lynn Flourish leaves which were in the drawer with the other ready cut  stuff.

I really love these little boxes.  They are the simplest boxes to make and yet can look so different depending how you decorate them.   I also like the way the lid is attached to the base.  For this size you only need a piece of card 6" x 11".  I have adjusted the measurements and made bigger ones and deeper ones in the past so they are pretty versatile.  However, I have only ever made square ones.  My next task will be a rectangular box.


  1. Wow Christine, these decorated boxes are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs Diane

  2. Wat een schitterende creaties
    groetjes Janie

  3. Wou wat prachtig het wordt steeds mooier

  4. Beautiful boxes Christine. Our turn for the hospital tomorrow, they have said the tests would take up to 2 hours. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Love these Christine,just

  6. Hi Christine,
    what fab boxes. I love them both, but I am really drawn to that lovely wedgewood
    blue one. The colour is so lovely, and that beautiful band round the middle is great.
    Now it's very funny as I have made some very little and simple cards, and was about to make a box for them to go in.
    Been looking after Ellie today so I am a little late commenting.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. They are so lovely Christine, so very pretty they make a little gift that bit extra special. I love how you decorate them and how each one looks so different. For me it's the Christmas one that is my favourite, have a lovely evening Karen x

  8. Hi Christine these are gorgeous boxes make giving a gift so special I love them! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. These are gorgeous Christine, you must have loads of patience. Wet and overcast here today. Carol x

  10. Hi Christine
    these are fantastic. Have to say, the purple one is my favourite. If pizzas were delivered in these beauties, I would order them more often lol!
    Hope the mooing neighbours are behaving.
    Ang x

  11. These are wonderful Christine, I love the design and beautiful detailing.
    Glad you didn't have to wait so long at the hospital today.
    hugs Sue xx

  12. These boxes are gorgeous Christine. I love the pretty designs
    Lorraine x

  13. Both are gorgeous and way to go just before Christmas you can use them for the styles and flower on the blue one.xx

  14. Hi Christine. These are lovely. I really like your aster and the punched borders really transform the box. Is there a tutorial on how to make these pizza boxes somewhere? I'm thinking of making some with my brownies for fundraising at our Christmas bazaar? Thanks.x

  15. Wow Christine what beautiful boxes. They are absolutely stunning! Can I be nosy and ask where the pattern for the box comes from. Please and thank you :)
    Love Lea x

  16. Beautiful boxes Christine. I especially love the one with the stripes.

  17. Hi Christine - I am such a poor friend!!! I have been struggling with cards, cats and keyboads. Anyway I am here now and I think those boxes are superb! I love all of them and they really do look so different. You have decorated them perfectly. You could sell these on a craft stall - in between everything else you have to do - lol. Seriously though, they would sell really well because they are beautiful.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  18. Your boxes are stunning Christine both totally different but equally gorgeous...


  19. Stunning boxes Christine, I love them both. I really like the idea of the band, must have a go at that. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Patricia xxx

  20. Hi Christine,

    Such beautiful boxes, they are gorgeous, I love the Aster on the Purple box, really sets it off. The other I would not have thought it was a box till you see the side, stunning. You are talented.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. Hi Christine,
    Beautiful boxes, love the flowers on the blue one and the band is the finishing touch.

  22. Wonderful boxes!!!! Oh I want to make me some!!

  23. Hi Christine, what wonderful boxes you've created! I was encouraged to read about the good weather in UK, I hope it's the same for when we get home at the weekend, I'm dreading the change in temperature! Carole Z xx

  24. I really love your boxes , they are so clean and crisp! Everything is just perfect with them.
    Hope you have a wonderful day Abd thanks for the well wishes on my blog.
    Hugs xx

  25. Hello Christine, I've come across your blog through Sue Wilson's blog, and may I say I'm so impressed with your work, it's stunning regards from Sam


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