Friday, May 13, 2011

I love this Stationary Box!

Well, for my Mother-in-Law for Mothers' Day I really wanted to make her something. I came across this tutorial to make a Stationary Box and adapted it to her taste and what I had for supplies. I absolutely love this and can't wait to make more of them!

I'm not putting any instructions here as they are all explained so clearly in the tutorial. I did make some adaptations, though. I didn't make an address book and put less pockets.

It has 6 cards, a book of stamps, a cute little pen and a bunch of clear stickers with greetings on them for her to add to the cards before she sends them out.

The box is made using 12x12 card stock. The original instructions use only two pieces, but I used some extra patterns.  I also added velcro dots to help keep the box closed better and they work very well.
The cover is also made of cardstock. I used Mother's Day Bouquet for the flower embellishment (as well as for all the cards). The cover sits on top of the box to help keep it closed.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils

My favorite line from you've got mail "I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address".

I have a fetish for school supplies. I love them. Really love them! The smell of pencils is intoxicating, lol. So, when I saw a friend post this project I had to do it too. It's teacher appreciation week and we're sending this in for my daughter's teacher in the morning.

The flowers are 2 inch flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet and the paper is a combination of random scraps. Then I just used a hole punch in the center and stuck the eraser through.  The projects cost me $2 ($1 for pencils and the bucket was from the $1 bin at Target).
I'm entering this at the Fantubulous Cricut Challenge to make a project with at least 3 flowers.
Also at Cooking with Cricut for a similar challenge that must include purple (I know you can't see it well, but there are at least 5 purple flowers in there, lol!. Also at Amber's Crafts and Stuff where the project is to make a project for a special lady (my daughter's teacher!).