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Monday, February 28, 2011

NOT JUST A FRY BOX!

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is beginning a healthy and happy new week!

After a fun but exhausting weekend, surprisingly I'm really not quite ready to settle down and get back to crafting -- I can't believe I said this but it's true!  I'm pretty tired, and I'm having a difficult time trying to complete a project I started earlier over the weekend; I'm absolutely at a loss as to how I want to complete it, my mind doesn't want to cooperate with figuring it out, and I don't feel like trying to push it or stress over it right now.  So, I whipped up another little project for you today; something simple but which was fun and relaxing:


This is your basic fry box but, of course, I've not seen anyone post it plain and/or filled with french fries!!!  As crafters, dressing up and embellishing boxes is what we all have in mind to do with them-- it's one of the things that make boxes so much fun!   Here I've accented it and tucked a small gift of a beaded bracelet in a velvet pouch inside it, added a card, and it's now a quick and easy gift box -- not just a fry box anymore!  The only items needed were a few rhinestones, some ribbon, Peel-offs, a metal frame, and a few minutes.  (The frame embellishment on the front photoed as gold but it's actually silver; I think the gold tone picked up from the reflection of my clothing.)

Boxes are wonderful, and can often be designed to become even more appreciated and/or attention-getting than the gift itself -- without a lot of materials and/or effort!  I think what I love most about boxes the most is that you can always make them beautiful!

BTW, the hubby says to thank you for the birthday wishes, and I promise to post a picture of his new "toy" when it arrives in April!

Have a great-great day!  I'll be back... so,

I'll be seeing you!

 

28 comments:

Luvy said...

Hi Audrey ... what a cute lil' box. Did you use a cricut cart for the fry box, or did you already have one? So unique, I love it! TFS!

Kelly said...

This is so beautiful! Love the paper, embellies and of course, the idea! TFS

Kelly

Jean said...

This is so pretty!!

Besthobbyeva said...

So beautiful and such a clever idea! I love the patterned paper and the tassle!! Great job!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Audrey, such a beautiful set!! Love the pattern paper:)
Hugs,
Norma

Flamenco92627 said...

Wow, super pretty girlfriend! I love the set. The paper you used is so elegant as well as the bling. Great job!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is so crafty clever. Love the colors on this. :)

mforquer said...

Gorgeous!!! Great idea Audrey - you are just fool of great ideas!!!
Hugs,
M

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Now that is a wonderful idea. I love boxes too, and this one is great. Love the colors you chose too. TFS

Momma's House said...

Now this is thinking outside the box,lol..nice im going to have to play with some fry boxes,never made any because never thought of it being used for much but fries,lol..thanks for the idea. I think have a fry box on one of the Cricut cartridges.

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 [01 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Love That Bug said...

Audrey my dear,
How do you call this box simple. I love it. Everything about it :)The colors are great and I love the matching card and the little tassel on the side
Hugs
Stacy

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I love this...so beautiful!!!

Thanks for the messages today!

~BridgetL~ said...

pretty cool. is that a fry box from tags bags boxes and more or one from Micky D's? LOL

Have a great week :)

- - Sheryl - - said...

wonderful box and coordinating card! Happy birthday to your husband! Nice gift and April will come quick!

Kate said...

Without a doubt, that is the most beautiful fry box I have ever seen!! What a gorgeous and creative idea, Audrey!!

flowerdisco said...

i love it. they are always so pretty. thanks for sharing yours.

scrappin sista said...

Audrey, this project is soooo pretty!! When i saw the header at my blog fry box... i never imagined it would look so good!! You always make the prettiest things... btw, wish the hubby a belated happy b-day.... i must have missed that post!!!
Alice

Rhonda Emery said...

another beautiful box you are very creative girlfriend.
love all your amazing work. hugs

jen said...

love the pattern paper and you did a great job!!! thanks for sharing. have a wonderful week.
hugs,jen

Brenda said...

awesome project....I was trying to find your email to send you a message....I am not leaving for Texas my friends did...sorry about the confusion I was crying when I made the post this morning.....thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words...I didn't post your comment due to the confusion!
hugs
Brenda

Treva said...

Nice fry box, did you create it or did you find it on a cricut cartridge? Love the paper and the embellishments!

Debbie said...

Crafty as ever Audrey!!! Love it!!!! I'm with you on not wanting to craft. I just finished a layout tonight, the first one I've done is a week!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love how you bling out all your creations!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, this is so wonderful! You are one crafty lady! Don't worry about the slump .. I think we all have them and it helps to take and break and enjoy good ole family fun!

Staying Crafty said...

Nice set as always! I love the striking simple colors. I haven't ever done a fry box before... the wheels are starting to turn now :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is beautiful, Audrey! the most elegant fry box I've ever seen! xxD

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Nothing you ever do is simple... I love it. hugs