Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Another project using supplies from my Summer Craft Kit.

One of the items included was a template to make a box. I didn't really have any idea when I first swa it what the heck I would do with it. I'm not a big box person. I never seem to know what to do with them when I finish them and then they become "clutter"! But the template came in the kit and so I challenged myself to use it.

First I traced and cut out the box from the card stock. I used Wild Wasabi....a color I will so miss when it retires in another two weeks. Well not really as I just bought a whole new package of it so I wouldn't run out so quickly. I scored the fold lines and with those two things the easy part was complete. Now I had to figure out how to decorate it???????

I still didn't have a clue what the box would be used for, but I knew I had lots of flowers and brads I could use in decorating so it was going to be something girly.....I also had a scrap of ribbon that would look good with the Wild Wasabi so I settled on a purse. I didn't realize when I took the picture that you can't see that the ribbon handle is held on by a brad and flower at each end. I wheeled the design using one of my jumbo wheels and Wild Wasabi ink. I still didn't have a clue as to what this was going to be used for when I spied a box of crayons.....the wheels began to turn....would they fit???? AND what could I add that would give an idea of what was inside???

Yea! The box of crayons fit. (And I'm thinking a deck of playing cards might also if I ever want to make another box.) I don't have a stamp that says anything about color or crayons and so I used my computer and played around till I came up with a nice looking sentiment "color your world" that would fit inside the small oval punch. Then I layered it over a large oval punch of Tempting Turquoise which coordinated with the flower and the ribbon. By the way I positioned the flower so it would look like a closure piece, but it is not. It's purely decorative.

In the picture of the little purse with the crayons I set them so you could see the crayon box, but it actually fits by laying on its side. So after all that what do you think?????

By the way this is pretty much how I design a lot of my projects. I just begin with a minimal idea of what I am going to do and it grows. It tends to take longer this way, but I have fun beginning and not really having any idea what I am going to end up with. I often sew this way also. I made a set of potholders today using this method. I will try and take of pic of them to post tomorrow.


LadyDoc said...

"So after all that what do you think?????"

I think this, and YOU, are amazing!!! Beautiful work!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I think it's sooooooooo cute and a wonderful gift idea!!!! I've got to get to using that summer kit too.......you're on a major roll!!!

Christi said...

This is too cute!! Perfect gift for back to school!

Susan said...

I love it, Suzanne.