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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Covered box

I wanted to give some hand made cards to a friend's mother but wanted something prettier than a zip bag to put them in. As a shipper for the Cards for Soldiers project, I get a lot of packages. One gal, Joan, makes her own boxes for shipping. I'm a saver--aren't we all. So, I used one of her boxes and covered it.

This was the first I time I had covered a box and what I discovered was putting paper on the in and out of the sides for both the top and bottom makes the fit snug. So, I used the crop-o-dile to add a piece of ribbon with an eyelet to the bottom to help in opening the box. The "T" is from the Storybook Cricut cartridge. I just love the bird that is cut from Indie Art. On the final version, which I did not take a picture of, I put a dull yellow as the top layer of the bird. Just thought it needed a little more color.

This is some of my favorite paper. The flower print is from Anna Griffin. The lavender is from K&Company. I purchased quite a few sheets and have used it to alter several different items including this notebook that I write swap info in and a few other things I don't want to forget.