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Thursday, May 27, 2010


Happy Thursday, everyone!

First, a reminder, today is Thursday, guys!  Don't forget your Showcase #8 projects have to be registered into Mr. Linky by 8 p.m. central time tomorrow.

Well, with the weather being so muggy over the last couple of days, I was too drained to do much crafting, so I took the time to revisit some blogs I hadn't visited almost since I've been blogging.  One of them was a blog I used to visit frequently, "A Star For Chiemi".  This particular crafter has some of the cutest and most amazing projects, and while browsing I ran across and was inspired by a little box I thought was just adorable.   As I love boxes, I knew I had to figure out how to do something similar, so I kept it in mind.  Last night with the temperature more comfortable and feeling better, I sat down and did my version of a cut.file for this box, which is the one I mentioned in my earlier post I wanted to share with you.

i gave this box a teddy bear window which would make it perfiect for a child's birthday, baby gift (tuck a pair of socks or booties in it), or you can put candy or whatever you come with when you redesign it.  Also, I punched out the decorative edge on the bottom, on the cut.file it's just a straight edge.

The back of the box ties into a bow with a ribbon which is attached in the front of the box.  This secures and holds the box lid/cover flaps down in place.

When you untie the box, the box flips over from the top by turning the lid/cover sideways:

Here's the box completely opened:

Depending on the size brads you use you may have to adjust the size of the hole.  Initially I used a tiny brad which was fine for the small holes on the cut.file, but when I changed to a larger brad to accomodate the brad inserted into the flower I had to slightly enlarge the hole for it to turn properly.  So, if you find your lid/cover is tight, just enlarge the hole until it's appropriate with your brad size to move freely.

Isn't it cute!


scrappin sista said...

Too cute!!!! how do you think of all these wonderful projects!!!! Your amazing Audrey!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, my friend!!! I wish I had thought of this one. It was inspired by a box I saw on another blog I was revisiting. I love boxes and bags that are different from the norm, so I'm always on the lookout for them. I hadn't seen any like this before and I HAD to do something similar. I am so grateful for all the inspirations I have, and I really can't take credit! Some one put them in my way -- that's all!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Adorable box, interesting how it opens... I always consider myself lucky to get a regular one completed! Look how neat this is!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey that is just too adorable. I love that little bear, I am sure who ever gets this little box is going to be thrilled.

Kelly said...

Audrey - that's about the cutest thing I've every seen! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Love That Bug said...

As usual, I love everything you do. I think I need to do some blog hopping of my own to get the creative juices going.

shari said...

Great box Audrey, It's so pretty. Shari (cricutrookie)

Jean said...

I love how the box opens!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [28 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

BeeBeebabs said...

Audrey that is a beautiful box - you did a
great job. Love the color from the picture it look peach. Audrey you really got it going on TFS. BTW I email you a quick question.

flowerdisco said...

I like how it opens too. very pretty!

paperscissors said...

the pastel paper adds just the right softness of peach and there will be no project here that didn't include some bling! love the bear window and the not so bare glitter added!

Sparksgal said...

Hi Audrey - Love this box. As always, you have done a fabulous job! Hope all is well and that you are enjoying the holiday weekend!

~Jess (aka Sparksgal)