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Sunday, 7 March 2010

At last...

...I have made a Stationery Box.

I have seen so many examples of these on Create & Craft but had never quite managed to do one (despite having CDs which allow the panels to be printed straight onto card ready for cutting out and assembling).

As mentioned in the previous post, I attended two classes at the show held at Excel and this was the other class - a Stationery box.

Once everyone was seated in the classroom we were handed an A3 size padded envelope - inside seemed to be sheets and sheets of card but Stephanie explained that we would only have time to construct the basic box during the hour-long class. What the envelope contained was the cardstock to do this - cardstock to complete a prototype complete with decorated panels - and the cardstock to complete a finished project. What we actually had was enough material to create 3 stationery boxes big enough to hold A5 size cards/startionery...not bad for £5!!!! Better still, every class attendee also received a CD worth £15 as an extra gift (for the two classes I did the cost to me was £10, I came away with two lovely projects and a CD and a set of limited edition clear stamps with a total worth of around £30...REALLY NOT BAD!!!)

Here is my finished box...
I just added some scalloped brown card and pretty ribbon. I love the colours that Stephanie had chosen to use for this class - so adaptable.
For something just made from cardstock this box is surprisingly strong. It also has plenty of space for a selection of cards and other stationery bits & pieces.
As you can see...I have made a start on making the contents for my box. Yes, it is MY BOX...this one is all mine..............................

8 comments:

Dan said...

This looks like it's going to be something to treasure for a long time to come! :)

Carmen said...

It is gorgeous, love the colours you chose to make it in too.

**Leanne Marie** said...

Hey..Just Thought Id Pop By And Say You Have A Great Blog Here!!
Keep Up The Good Work Hun!!
Ive Just Started A New Blog :D
Love Leanne
xXx

Debsg said...

Your trees are amazing. Great work.

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful and what a treasure ... must have taken you ages.

Alix said...

wow i love your box...so dark and mysterious...makes me totally want to peek inside!!

Claireliz said...

Oh wow! this is gorgeous, really beautiful

voodoo vixen said...

Your box is stunning, love the colours... all misty and mysterious!!