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Jul 27, 2009

A Box for my Blocks

Good morning!! How's that for a title? I thought maybe it would grab your attention and you'd come check out the cool little box I made this weekend to hold the wooden berry blocks we made at Stamping Around CT using the beautiful new Kitchen Sink Stamps!

I really wanted to do this weeks ago when I first made the blocks, but the Dare To Get Dirty challenges over on SCS this weekend pushed me over the edge with LodiChick's It's in the Bag (you have to be a member of the Fan Club in order to see the challenge so if you're not . . . why?? ha!). The challenge was to make creative packaging with some premade or made up box or bag.

I started with a scratch piece of paper and my Scor-Pal and measured and scored and cut until I got the box how I wanted it. Then I used a piece of clear cardstock to make my final version. It's difficult to get a good picture of, but on the top edge I used pinking shears to get a decorative edge (since my corner round died this weekend - boo!!).

I then decided to make a belly band of sorts to go around my box. I first made a piece of "gingham" using Plaid Plus from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I wish you could see a bit more of it because it came out so neat! I then took a strip of cardstock a bit narrower than the gingham and stamped it randomly with images and words from Multi-Step Berries also from KSS. Don't you just love how bright and real those berries look - yummmmm!!

Once I had my box all assembled and the belly bands on I added a ribbon handle by using a slot punch and a brad to hold the ribbon in place.

I suppose there are many other uses for a little box this size - or it would be easy to tweak the measurements to suit you needs. If you're interested in a template for my box, please leave a comment or send me an email, I'd be happy to share! :)

Here a couple extra pics I took last night trying to get a better view of the clear cardstock.

Remember to please visit the rest of the KSS Crew for their wonderful creations today! Also, check out the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog today to see who the winner of this month's contest is . . . who could it be?? Did you enter???

Maria, Dee, Lynn, Tammy, Lori, Angela, Makiko, Connie, Lisa

Cardstock: White, Clear (Papertrey Ink), Stamps: Plaid Plus, Multi-Step Berries, Ink: Black, Hibiscus Burst for the gingham (Papertrey Ink), see my berry colors HERE, Accessories: Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Brads, Slot punch, Pinking shears

16 comments:

  1. You are awesome, Julie!! What an amazing gift box!! I can see it holding Christmas jars of jellys and jams, as well!! What a talented and creative craftsman you are!! Thanks for your ever present inspiration!

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  2. WOW!!!! What a fabulous box Julie!!!! The items this box could hold are endless... and as Lynn writes with jelly and jam jars too! ;) Awesome job Julie!!!! :D

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  3. Julie, this came out so cute! I didn't think anything could be cuter than those blocks, but now they have a matching little container. Love it!

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  4. Wow! I absolutely LOVE it...and the possibilities are endless. Such a great idea. I don't have the Plaid Plus set either....hmmmm
    You never cease to blow me away.

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  5. What a great idea!!! Beautiful berry colors. Last week-end I played with this set a lot and I was thinking about making something with mixed berries... I can see that I am not the only one :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. WOW!! Julie! This is just so wonderful! LOVE this adorable box...and that belly band!!

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  7. It's such a neat custom made box, Julie!! I love how you decorate around the box :) I was just thinking this would be great for putting muffins...(yum!)

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  8. This is amazing Julie! Wow!!!

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  9. What an awesome box!! It is beautiful!!

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  10. The timing is incredible - I just put your wonderful project on my blog today! I had so much fun with these and really enjoyed playing with the Kitchen Sink Stamps! Your box for these is wonderful - great inspiration!

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  11. What a fabulous idea for holding those pretty blocks! Hope to run into you at CHA!

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  12. Such a clever idea -great way to give those cute blocks as a gift!

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  13. How Cle-vah Julie! I love this pretty clear box you made for the blocks!! Mine are still sitting on my entertainment center so I can enjoy looking at them every day!! I'll have to give this a try!

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  14. Your box turned out amazing, Julie!! I love that it's clear with your stamped band around it!! Wonderful!!

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  15. Julie what an amazing box, could you send me the template I would love to make these for teacher gifts for christmas.

    Love your blog-I live in NH, born and raised in Maine though.

    peggy lee

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  16. Julie, this box is just the best! What a sweet gift creation, perfect for oh so many possibilities! **bowing**

    ~Bev

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