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!