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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Well, hello all!!!  I really hope the weather is better where you are than it's been here today:  rain-rain-rain, gloomy, and only about 50 degrees!  What a bummer!  Even my little Buster is moping around today!

Now, a quick hello and welcome to my new followers!!!  I am so happy to have you and hope you make yourselves comfortable and stay awhile!!!  And, if I can find you, I'll be dropping in on you occassionally.

Wow!  I am so surprised at the compliments I received on my coupon/receipt book and card gift set.  Thank you!  I didn't realize it would be so well-received.  I am happy that everyone liked it, and if there's anyone visiting from the mb, I will not forget to post there letting you know when the tutorial is available.

Okay, now I've got another little project for you.  I'm calling it the "view" box.  This started out as a home decor project and I have no idea how it got to this!!!  LOL!   I really don't!!!  Although I think it can still be a home decor item. Hey!  I know, how about a home decor display with a hidden hide-a-way!  LOL!

This box offers a scene on all 4 sides.  I  placed a little fairy and the words "Live, Laugh, Love" on the front side ( printed it out on vellum paper on the computer), a picture of my little neice on the back side, and just some paper flowers on the sides and some bling stuff just to give you an idea.  You can use all four sides for pictures or sayings or whatever small items you can display in between the box and window.  To show it's really a box, I've added a picture with several bottles of liquid potpourri to show it really can be used as a gift box.

This whole project was just my tickering around with an idea that still didn't end up being what I'd intended (a home decor project), so if it's not perfect, I'll do better on the next one because I've decided I like it.  If you like it, I've already did a cut.file of the boxes and lid for you.   So all you have to do is put it together and use your own creativity and/or imagination to design it.  I used the George cart for the cut.file.

Here are different views of the box (pretend I'm using the handle at the top to slowly turn it around for you):



One of the sides


The more I look at it, the more I can imagine presenting someone a gift in a box like this with items displayed that complement their character(s).  Oh, by the way, the handle on the box is the top of an old cologne bottle.

If you decide to make this box, let me caution you --  the outside box, only, must be exact in the folding.  Because the windows take up so much of the paper space, the box flaps are very narrow and the folds must be folded down as far as possible to have the  one-eighth inch bottom edge (give or take a little) to the box beneath the windows on all sides; if it is not folded deep enough into the folds, you will have all windows and no bottom edge.  So just be patient with the folds and fold down as far as possible without tearing the paper.  Otherwise, it's really easy to put together.

Well, I guess you'll all let me know whether you like it, so...

I'll be seeing you!

View Box.cut


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Now this one is one that I have similar on my Gypsy Woman! I have a ton of accetate so I have been designing with that in mind. Finally I thought of this too..... GREAT MINDS! Look Audrey you are rubbing off on me!!!! YEAH! Now mind you I didn't think of the inside box just the window one! I like your "Box With A View"! It is beautiful!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

That is just too adorable... I wish something would pop into my head. Audrey you are so darn creative. hugs

Lori Apgar said...

Wow Audrey ~ this is spectacular! This would make a great gift box or even a great conversation piece!!

Love it!

I also wanted to tell you I am soooo excited at the number of projects in the showcase and it is only Tuesday!! Woo Hoo!!

Ladybug said...

How creative is that!!! TFS! :-)

shari said...

Audrey, Your gift box is awesome! I wish I could design from scratch like you do. Shari (cricutrookie)

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! You come up with the CUTEST stuff, audrey! This is another winner for sure (and your niece is a living DOLL)! xxD

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 [12 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

scrappin sista said...

very pretty!!! i love it!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you for your comments!!! I am so glad you like it!

flowerdisco said...

fabuloso....great super great box.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on May. 12, 2010. Thanks again.

Enfys said...

This is truly stunning Audrey, I love all the detail, and what a wonderful gift, I can see this making a great engagement or wedding keepsake,
big hugs,
En xx