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Monday, June 6, 2011


Happy, happy Monday, all!!!  I hope the day is as beautiful where you are as it is here today!!!  And, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and will have a wonderful week ahead!

I have to tell you, I'm really having a ball altering and adjusting the size of this flip lid box.  It is so versatile and so many things I've come up with how to use them.  Of course I won't bore you with them all but I had to share this one.  It measures 4x6 inches, and because it's still the flip top box it requires a  6x24 inch sheet of cardstock to allow the 6" for the top and 6" for the bottom:

Peacock feathers are just so beautiful and I thought it would look so pretty on this box with the tassel.  The embellishment is one I made a while ago made from the dimensional faux enamel by Inkessentials - finally used it!  I think it looks pretty good paired with the feather and tassel.  Tell me what you think.

Anyway, to show you it's another version of the flip top, here's a picture of it opening.  The difference on this box from the other 2 is I added a lip cover on the top front of the box:

And what's in my box that I'm going to give to "someone" as a gift is a comb/brush set:

So now I have the same box with three (3) different looks!!!  How fun!

Hope you like it!!!  I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well of course you know I am loving it...absolutely GORGEOUS you are so creative... I hope you have a WONDERFUL Monday also my friend... it is cloudy and dreary here in Ukiah.. but it is suppose to start warming up... hugs

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Cute..and a great idea. I just got a Cricut cart that will cut a box similar to this, now im thinking can cut those and decorate the top..

silvia haynes said...

LOVE the box!! The peacock feather and tassel are Fabulopus!!

Fern said...

Audrey, this is gorgeous!!!! Love the tassel and the peacock feathers!! Will make a lovely gift, indeed!!! Hugs!!

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

Beautiful box Audrey! I love that feather. You always have such great projects! Thanks for visiting my blog; if you're talking about my avatar picture, that's Captain Janeway of Star Trek Voyager and you're right-she is a size 4! LOL I am hoping to get to a size 6 which is where my body is comfy. Wish me luck!! ((hugs)) sweetie!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a great package for a gift. I'm loving those feathers. Fun idea. :)

Nicole said...

Very Very pretty!!! I love your altered items!

jen said...

Love it!!! You can make anything. :)
Just love your art...great job.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Sooo lovely!!! Love the embellishments! Love the box is a flip top, that rocks!!!

Thanks for following you know who!!! He was excited he had a few new comments on his blog :-)

Cricut Couple said...

I tell you... I can't get over how many things you do with your Cricut. I do good to get cards out on time. Hee! Hee! I just love seeing all the different beautiful projects you keep coming up with!!! TFS!

girlia said...

cute! And such a great idea

Brenda said...

nice, very nice. I love this style of a box. The embellishing is very awesome though. I love how you can change one thing, whether it's the paper or the embellishment and you can have a totally different look. Great job!!!

Love That Bug said...

I love your box, and I really like the added feathers
Great job as always

Jean said...

How pretty!! Love this!

Besthobbyeva said...

So adorable. You amaze me with your creativity with your boxes!! Fantastic my friend!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great box, and I love how you decorated the lid. TFS

Staying Crafty said...

Gorgeous! I love peacock feathers :)

Susan said...

Oh is that pretty Audrey! I love feathers, all kinds, but Peacock feathers are beautiful aren't they? And that embellishment you added is gorgeous! You're so talented!

You are so welcome about the award. I really meant what I said, you do deserve one every day! I hope the weather by you isn't as hot and humid as it is here in Minnesota. Hot, humid and Minnesota...now that's funny huh? lol! You take it easy friend and have a great day!


Charlotte said...


This is drop dead gorgeous!! I love the feathers. You amaze me with all of your creativity and talent.
Audrey, I am getting so excited about coming to Chicago and seeing you. I was at a meeting today about our trip. Our hotel has been changed due to a labor dispute involving employees at the Hyatt Regency. We have been knowing about this dispute for a long time, but had hoped that it would be resolved by now. NEA has a policy not to "cross a picket line" or support an organization in a dispute with labor. So therefore we are now staying at the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave. I am thrilled myself. Last time I was in Chicago, (several years ago), I stayed at the Chicago Hilton and I loved it.
Somehow, I cannot find your phone #. I don't know what I did with it. Would you please send it to me again. And I will email you mine as well.My email addresses are below.
Oh, I hope things cool off soon. this heat is miserable!



Kate said...

This is gorgeous!! The peacock feather is such an amazing touch, Audrey! I'm always SO impressed with the items that you are able to create!