Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just One More . . .

Yes, I know. Three boxes in two days. Some would call me obsessed. LOL.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. It turned out I didn't have any 12-inch chipboard. I had some smaller pieces, however, and it dawned on me that I could cut a piece for the top, a piece for the bottom and another piece for the spine. I applied the paste to the chipboard pieces, one by one, and laid them on the 5-1/4 by 12-inch piece of patterned paper. I did the top and bottom pieces first. I also trimmed an 1/8th inch off the side of the spine piece to create a 1/16th-inch gap between the other two pieces. Doing so makes the cover easier to open all the way and actually improved the box. I'll be cutting separate pieces from now on.

As you can see, I didn't get carried away in decorating it. Because what I wanted to be my focal point flower was partially covered up by the sentiment, I cut another from a scrap, glued it to a piece of chipboard, cut it out, and mounted it over the other with foam mounting tape. Although you can't see it, I also added some white Fun Flock to the flower's center. OK. So, I can now fold an origami box without looking at the diagram - pretty good for an old gal! Seriously, while I can see myself making these boxes frequently, I'll move on to something else as not to bore you to tears.

Materials & Tools: Chipboard; Silhouette Level 2 paper packet; Black ink pad; Cling-mount sentiment stamp from Impression Obsession; Stampin' Up Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon; White Fun Flock; Sakura Quickie glue pen; Yes! paste; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Ovals set; 3M foam mounting tape.

Today was a good day even though I realized that cleaning before the little whirlwinds come over is kind of dumb. I haven't done my shopping yet so am going to make a trip to Wal-Mart and the grocery store when I'm done with this post.

Besides working every day and bowling on Wednesday evening, I don't have anything specific planned for the week. With three magazine articles due the first and second week of February, I'll have my work cut out for me at work. No writer's block, please! By Wednesday, the temperature is supposed to be up in the teens, which is something to look forward to . . . I guess! I hope your week is a good one. Take care, and as always, thanks for taking the time to visit my corner!


Lisa Stenz said...

OK Kathi,
You have officially convinced me to make one of these adorable boxes. I really like your versions and think I may do this for my club next month. I love this one especially. I am still in love with the Silhouette paper. I don't think I will ever get sick of it. Great job. *Ü*

Missy Hep said...

Oh Kathi, I love this one!!! You are just the best!!! Thank you again for sharing your talent.


Jeanne said...

Another beauty! I need to try one myself! Great job!

Did you find anything new and fun at Walmart? LOL

bren said...

This looks like a very fun project! Thanks for sharing your cute versions! You have inspired me to make one too!