Sunday, 8 June 2014

Small but Perfectly Formed ....


Hi Everyone,

Me again - I don't think I've ever done so many posts in such a short time!

This project combines two of the many fun challenges in the Refresh Your Craft & Soul free blog event over at Jennifer Grace Creates this weekend. The first was to create something small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The other was to put a refreshing phrase in a box. Here's what I came up with ...


I started out with one of my huge hoard of empty boxes and a pile of scrap paper.This one's an Avon one. Firstly, I covered it inside and out with patterned paper ...


... on both sides ...



... all the edges were sanded and inked and then I stuck the box back together  again, added a rose to the top and a word sticker from the Simple Stories DIY collection ...


... and inside a paper spring which helps to make the word pop out when the box is opened. We used to make these when we were kids and we called them "cats' staircases" for some reason - they're really handy for adding dimension and movement to projects - if anyone would like to know how to make a paper spring, please leave a comment and I'll be happy to oblige.

This was totally made up as I went along, but I really had fun with it - I hope you enjoy it too!

Thanks for visiting my blog today - I have one more RYCAS post to go I think :o)

5 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

And it fits her orange, blue and white challenge, too! I'm glad to hear I"m not the only one who collects/ hoards boxes!
I love what you did with yours.
Rinda

Lizzy Hill said...

Love it!!!! What a great idea...& I would never have thought of 'deconstructing' the box before reconstructing it....MUCH easier to cover!!!

Sarah said...

The little box looks great!

Val Thorpe said...

A lovely box... love the colours. I never throw anything away now I can't wait to create something with the boxes I have. Love it.

Jennifer Grace said...

This is awesome, I love the spring effect! Great message too. And I love how you decorated the box! Thank you so much for joining in the challenges at Jennifer Grace Creates! x