Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Today I needed a small box for a gift for my granddaughter.  I used a pattern purchased  at "My Time Made Easy".  The name of this box is "Under Cover". It is so simple to make it took very little time and I just love how it turned out.  I think she might like the box more than the little gift.

The box is made with a piece of Martha Stewart double-sided paper.  The pattern is only two pieces so was very easy to make.  I used a scalloped Nestability oval to create the opening in the top.  I then used a smaller oval and a shade darker cs to create a little frame under the scallops.  It was attached with Scor-Tape on the inside before completing the top.  I didn't want an open hole so used a piece of acetate to cover the hole.  I did some recyclying . . . I used some of the acetate that a set of Nestabilities came in.  It was also attached with Scor-Tape.  

I used my Scor-Pal to score all lines on the top and bottom pieces of this box, then used Scor-tape to hold it together.  When you are doing something like this, you want to make sure you are using a strong adhesive because you sure don't want it to fall apart.  

To decorate my box I added some daisies and leaves made with a MS punch.  A couple of short strips of dotted Swiss ribbon was gathered at one end and tucked in under the flowers.  The verse was stamped and cut out with an oval Nestabilitiy and sponged prior to taking it out of the die.  Each scallop was pierced to give it a frilly look.  Three small butterflies were punched and added along with some pearls.  I am really excited about how cute this box is and was so happy it really was done very quickly.  

Hope you check out the cute patterns Lauren has.  I have made four different boxes from Lauren's templates  and each one has been very fun to create.  

 

18 comments:

Sue W said...

This is so pretty Selma.......I think your right your granddaughter is goinf to love this little box ... what little girl wouldn't!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaah - oooh wiping the drool off my chin Selma - this is STUNNING - love the colors, love the daisies - love the whole box. SUPER adorable - love what you are doing with these MTME templates - awesome.

Winnie and Patty said...

This is so cute Selma! I love the colors and the flowers! TFS

JaniceAileen said...

Awesome, Selma! I love making boxes and this one is just adorable!

CraftinGranny said...

Love the colors and the daisies Selma. Your work is always so inspiring. Now I may have to make one to send to my granddaughter for her 12th birthday the 26th. Thanks for sharing!!!!
"Hugs" Granny

Anonymous said...

Another winner Selma! Very beautiful!

Jackie

joy said...

This was a special project! I enjoyed reading how you put it together! Thank you for giving such clear details and instructions.

Patti said...

Another beautiful work of art! Love your color choices!

Michelle said...

Hi Selma
This looks fantastic, so pretty! I really love those daisies too.

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Super adorable!!!! Can't wait to try it!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think you are right, Selma, she may just love this beautiful box the best! That aqua color is so perfect with daisies!

Becky Jo said...

Love, love, love this box! Daisy is my favorite flower and blue is my favorite color. You must have made this box for me! And...did I mention I LOVE this box? TFS Hugs!!

Judy Covey said...

Absolutely gorgeous box Selma, definitely something that I would make.

craftieodamae said...

another gorgeous creation!!~!

Payne Holler Cards said...

what we Granma's do!! this is so beautiful!! love the colors...she is gonna flip! just beautiful!!!

Dianna said...

Selma,

What a cute little gift box. I love the colors, they are "Springy". So is the gift for Alison, or Shannon, or your out of town granddaughter, Alexandria? Whoever receives this little box will surely love it.

Dianna

Lauren (mytime) said...

Selma this is jaw dropping! Im so in love with that color right now too! SOOOOO Stunning.

Nina said...

oh this is my fav color! This box is just fab and sooooo pretty.... lovely job selma... imagine it filled... oh my!

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