Friday, 23 April 2010

Autumn Days box

Just a quickie today as I'm dashing out for a well-earned dinner with friends. I thought I'd share this box I made to house a little gift for my father:

It's so easy to make boxes to measure with the scoring blade on my Fiskars trimmer. This box was made for a jar 7 cm in diameter and 12.5 cm high and I made the bottom from one sheet of A4 card stock and made the lid and the tag from another sheet. That's the Right on Track Wheel pretending to be a fence along the bottom of the box and I stamped a hedgerow scene on top. Then I put the box together with strong double sided tape and tied the whole thing up with a length of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. I even took it to the post office!

Stamps: Autumn Days
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Creamy Caramel
Other: Right On Track wheel, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, markers to colour pheasant

Hope you're all ready for the weekend - it's set to be a sunny one here!
Wherever you are, have a good one!


  1. This is gorgeous! I wish it were my birthday!!! What a great use of the tracks as a fence. Wonderful idea!
    Have a blessed weekend. I hope your dinner was excellent!

  2. Great box! Love how you used the track as a fence. I would never have known it wasn't "really" a fence if you hadn't mentioned it. And that pheasant tag is fabulous! What a great way to package a gift for your father. I'm sure he'll love it!

  3. Just love your box and now I will HAVE tp get the fence wheel..... thanks

    Peg x

  4. Gorgeous box! It's so wonderfull to be able to make the box you give your gifts in.


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