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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boxed in -- in the Laundry Room

Today while in the laundry room between loads, I decided to try a little box project from Andrea Walford. You can find it here -- thanks to my being directed there by Sue's Stamping Stuff. Four hours later, my laundry isn't done and my studio is a mess. But I have had so much fun putting these little boxes together. From Andrea's basic pattern, I've added a box lining and a little tab to help open the box for that one lucious piece of chocolate I'm putting inside for my friends. My idea is that I buy a big box of chocolates and give them out one at a time in these little boxes -- and maybe there will still be some chocolate left in the big box for ME! (Andrea's instructions use 5x7 cardstock so that the box will hold two truffles -- these are made with 4x7)

But the funniest part of this project is when I made a list of the supplies and tools I used.
Are you ready?
Michael's $1 stamp "Sent With Love", "Dream" (unknown), "Heart Flourish" - Hero Arts,
"Love" from Costco, Inkums Pocket Stamp sets, The path..." and "Friend" - Stampendous
Pantone Tria marker, Prismacolor Markers, DCWV cardstock, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans, Memories Crimson Red and Midnight Blue, Xyron sticker maker, carpet tape, Art Institute Glitter, McGill 1/1/6 deckle square punch, 1/8 ' hole punch, Emagination Fern punch, Sizzix butterfly, border strip, ribbon and ribbon rose from stash,
foam heart stickers - Michaels, foam mounts, ScorPal,
Stickles and Diamond Glaze.
Did you count? Ah, no wonder my studio is a mess with all these things pulled out on the worktable! Last load of wash in the machine and I'm back to my big box of chocolate. -- I'll clean my studio "later."

my hand


stampinfrog said...

Martha the mess you have made making these boxes was well worth it...They are gorgeous!Fantastic colors and embellies on the boxes!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your boxes and the lining too! Great idea...! I am going to make a few more tonight as well. Thanks for the inspiration and the shout out!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Martha,what beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Martha these are fantastic loving those colours and embellishments great work.

Lorraine x

The Mama Monkey said...

These came out great!! Laundry-smondry! It will be there tomorrow! :)

Davi said...

Love these boxes, they are so cute and a fun idea! Certainly a whole lot more fun to do than laundry!! Think Im going to give it a try. :)

mueppi said...

Martha, your Boxes are great!
Hugs Gisela

Crystal said...

Martha these are GREAT love these boxes and the idea full of chocolates!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful boxes Martha, it looks like you had so much fun making these :) Donna x

Marilynn said...

What a good project; thanks for the information on it.

Sue said...

I somehow thought because your studio and the laundry room were one at your house that there was never any dirty laundry, but I see it gets put off just the same as the rest of us when there is stamping to be done. These little boxes turned out so nice. Happy
Valentines Day, Martha.


Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous gift boxes.

Mary said...

Very cute, I love to make boxes.

GlitterEmm said...

Great boxes Martha! I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!