Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Just playing around...

Hi everyone,

This is the last day of my mini vacation.  I have really enjoyed being off with the kids and it was a much needed break.

So Friday is our holiday potluck and gift exchange.  Lucky me, I drew my boss' name and I really thought she would be easy to do a gift for.  Well, she's not.... she's got some pretty expensive taste.  I couldn't find Betsy Johnson jewelry in my price range so I decided it wouldn't be a gift from me if I didn't make something.  So here's what I made.

So, I found this tutorial on SCS for a Stationary Box.  I read the directions, watched Beate's 2 videos and decided this is what I had to do.  I found some coordinating papers, die cuts and stickers in this stack of paper that my friend Renee gave and I went to work.  This was relatively easy and fairy quick, I ran into only a couple of snags.

So you remove the lid and here's what's inside....

There are A2 size cards (6 + envelopes), 3x3 note cards (6), some tags (die cuts), a little book for addresses, a pouch for postage stamps and a pen.

Have you noticed that, even though we're card makers, the art of writing to someone is being lost.  I, personally, love getting cards and letters in the mail.  Its refreshing to hear from someone rather than look at another utility bill or car note.

I did make them look the same, but just changed the greetings a bit to give her some variety.

I know I will definitely make more of these.  This was fun to do and I really love this idea.  I thank you for stopping by.

Stamps/Ink:  Boxes, Bags & Tags (PTI), Mini Messages (PTI), Borders & Corners (PTI), Sincere Salutations (SU!), Unknown Name (CTMH)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento), Soft Sky (SU!)
Card stock/Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest, Close to Cocoa, Granny's Kitchen (SEI)
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Scallop Circle Nesties, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, corner rounder, paper piercer, scallop border punch (Fiskars), Crop-o-dile
Embellishments:  satin ribbon (Offray), rhinestone brad, silver square brads

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great stationery box. Your cards are beautiful. TFS.

Theresa said...

Hey kiddo, sorry it's taken so long to get to you...This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! What an amazing gift. I hope the boss loved and appreciated it. It would look really pretty in pink too!! (hint, hint).

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