Hello dear friends and fellow bloggers, and a Happy New Year to you all. For many of us last year was rather trying, to say the least, so I hope for a happy and healthy 2014 for us all!
My mojo is still on holiday I think. I spent ages in my craft room yesterday and all I managed to do was break the handle on my Grand Calibur!! However my fairy godfather (aka John!) has managed to fix it but I will have to be careful from now.
I made various little boxes coming up to Christmas so that I would have something available should we have unexpected visitors. Since I didn't use them all, and since I didn't use Christmas papers on them, I now have some little stockpiled gifts. I will keep popping them onto the blog.
This one is a flap box and I made quite a lot of these last Easter and put some mini chocolate eggs in, but they will hold all sorts of things from chocolates to small gifts.
This is picture heavy I'm afraid.
Flap box complete with belly band
Two views of the decorated belly band
Very plain without the band
Another view of the completed box
You don't actually need a belly band because one side of the top slips inside the other for closure. The band is purely decorative. I cut it from ivory card stock and trimmed Martha Stewart punch and added a length of spotted grosgrain. I cut one pink and one ivory SB large Venetian motifs and Cheery Lynn Wreath Strip leaves. A few pearls finished it. I forgot to take a picture of the open box but if you check out the tutorial you will see it there. It is made from one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and the space inside measures 4 x4 inches square and the depth is approximately 1½inches.
You can find the tutorial HERE
on Becca Feekin's "Amazing Paper Grace". If you are not familiar with her work you are missing a treat.
Well that's it for today.