I made this box a while ago to house a posh shaving set. I wanted very clean lines and nothing too startling! For the decorative panel I opted for the striped paper from one of the Patterns designer paper stacks. These stacks come in all four of the Stampin' Up colour families as well as the in-colours and I find the tone-on-tone designs so useful to add texture and interest to projects. Here, I've allowed the paper to take centre stage by adding a stamped leaf design using one of the leaves from the fabulous Autumn Splendor set.
Yet again a frame from the brilliant Hodgepodge hardware kit makes its appearance. This kit costs £25.95 for 200 metal accents and I highly recommend it - the frames and brads look fabulous on all sorts of projects but are particularly useful for masculine projects. The kit is a bit like the magic porridge pot too - it seems to last for ages!
When I make a box, I usually clip two sides with a 3/4" circle punch before assembling. And I always use Sticky Strip to put my boxes together - it's so strong and the box is guaranteed not to spring apart!
If you'd like to know how I make my boxes, click here for a tutorial.
Supplies for this project
Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Vintage labels (retired sale-a-bration set)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Basic Black
Card stock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Other: Hodgepodge hardware kit, 3/4" circle punch
Today is the last day of the half term and I get to have my lovely children home with me again! My plan is to spend my time gently scrapbooking while the children come and go around me - although I have to say, I have the same plan every holiday and it never, ever happens!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and, if your children are off on half term, enjoy their company.
See you soon,