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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Its time to box clever!

Good morning all

Its challenge day at Fab'n'Funky challenges today and our lovely Ciska is hosting our challenge today. She has chosen a great theme for us

Out of the box

In other words your project must include a box of some description

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Stampfairy

Who are offering a prize of  $10 to spend in their shop

I think boxes are something you either do or you don't - if you know what I mean!  I make quite a lot of boxes as I often put my cards into a box and tie it up with lots of ribbon and either decorate the box or make a tag to match the card, people are always far more pleased to receive a card in a box than an envelope for some reason!  I always use my Crafters companion to make boxes  - literally a five minute job with the help of four clothes pegs to hold it until the glue dries - and you can make any shape or size.

I made this box for a gift (some chunky jewellery) to go in and also made a card to match - but forgot to photograph the card before it went.... dir!!!

I found this so hard to photograph - I just couldn't get it at an angle where it looked like a box- I'm afraid this is the best I could do.  There's really nothing fancy about this box its 6 inches square and an inch deep the decoration of it comes from the patterned card - its double sided so has a different design inside of the lid and is topped off with a ribbon that I secured under the lid with collall glue.  The main feature is the cute tag again finished with a big bow ribbon - I do love my ribbons and bows!

Here's what I did....

Image - Lenny Flowers 3 from Stamp Fairy - available here
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Card - Kanban (patterned) and bazzill basics (plain pink)
Ribbon - from carnmeal cottage
glitter - (on flowers) diamond stickles

There are some great ideas for boxes on the Fab'n'Funky challenge blog - great ideas for Easter gifts

Challenges i'm entering with this card

Tuesday throwdown - make something dimentional
Partytime tuesday - anything goes
crafting for all seasons - anything but a card
stampavie and more- pink


Judith x


Ciska said...

Great box Judith and lovely idea to make boxes for cards, I should do that sometime too!

Janice said...

A beautiful coloured image and a handy little box for treats, Jx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Judith. I love the design and beautifully coloured image
Hugs Sue xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous box Judith with such a cute tag. Love that shade of pink. hugs, Pat K x

Vicky said...

So sweet Judith, really pretty

hugs Vicky xxx

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous Judith, love the sweet bear, beautifully coloured.
Hugs Wendy xx

CraftyGirl said...

Very sweet box. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


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cotnob said...

This is a fabulous gift box, lovely bright pinks.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Joynana said...

Wonderful project and a very cute image that is colored perfectly. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week hope you join us again next week.

Jani said...

lovely box.
thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Debs said...

Fabulous box Judith - amazing colouring of the cute image.
Thanks for playing along at Stampavie & More this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Rach83 said...

What a clever idea to add a tag with your image, Judith. I would never have thought of that. I love the pink - totally up my street!

Rachel x