Thursday, 24 July 2014

Back again...

It seems ages since I posted but it's only been a week. Things have been busy over the last week - I spent three days in Chicago with my son, Michael. We had to go there because he had to attend orientation at the university he will be going to come September. Orientation was a two day experience (compulsory for the kids) and parents also get to visit and find out more about the university too (not compulsory for parents). It was an interesting experience, so different from the one I attended with Jenny last year.

I'm now in San Diego and things are slowly getting back to "normal", not that there's much normal in our household.

Since arriving in San Diego,  I have managed to finish a couple of samples for the tutorial that should post this evening.

The tutorial is based on the box above but I also made another version with a sheet of Designer Series Paper. They are identical boxes made using the same dimensions, just different materials. The box above was made using Whisper White card stock and then decorated. The box below has less by way of decoration because I used Designer Series Paper.

From the side

I also used a different way of closing the box - the flap is caught under a paper "bar" that I've glued to the front. I also used co-ordinating card stock to add a border around the flap to give a little contrast.
From the front

These boxes are really quite simple to make and once you have finished one you will be hooked. You could of course add a handle to the box and make it into a purse. Just a suggestion. 

I hope you give the tutorial a try and I would love to see what you make. Photo's can be posted on the Oakfield Crafts facebook page.

Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project are:

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