Top of the morning to you from a very grey and wet Warwickshire. I arrived home just before 1am on Thursday morning after two great shows on Hochanda with Hannah and Alex. Huge thanks to everyone involved in the shows for your help and support.
If you got to watch the shows you might recognise the box above. (Large This N' That box). I decided to alter it in a different way by adding a recess to the lid and then made a feature in the 1/4" deep centre section by adding lettering and a few of the cute little outfits from left over paper used on the sides. It's quite easy to alter a chipboard kit with a craft knife or paper trimmer and adding a recess keeps the top of the box flat too - easier to store and use. After finishing the lid I covered all the pieces of the box with paper, piecing in the border sections to the base papers to give a flat seamless finish to them. Then I assembled it from the inside using construction strips to join the pieces together for a seamless finish I love the look you get when you do that. You can use fabric to cover the boxes by assembling them this way too. Here's a few more pics of the finished box;I added the ribbon support to the inside before sticking the papers in place on left of the lid and base, a couple of die cut corner pieces to the outer corners of the lid, painted wooden feet to the base and metal hinges by Tim Holtz to join the base to the lid. I think it's my favourite of all the samples of this kit I made for the shows :-)
Here's the supply list if you'd like to make one yourself.
Blue papers form the Precious Memories Collection - Graphic 45
6" cream Ribbon
Metal Hinges - Tim Holtz
Twine - Tim Holtz
Acetate A5 piece
Stickles - Baby Blue
long Brads - Tim Holtz
Harry Baby came home last night for a few days and we're planning to head up to the castle for this years Bonfire Night firework display with the thousands of other peeps that arrive from out of town too. Such a great event if it doesn't rain !!!!!!! although I've watched lots in the rain over the years................... definitely worth getting wet for though!
Well its back to the craft room today - Harry's joining me to work too which will be fun. It's lovely to have him home .......
Have a great day yourself, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again on Friday for this months Giveaway ta ta 'till then.....