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Friday, 11 May 2012

Do you...

...Hougie?

I have to admit, I don't use my Hougie board as much as I could - it tends to be brought out, used a lot and then put away and 'forgotten' about for ages.

Last night I decided to take it with me to the Thursday night crop and I actually used it to make rosettes. However, when I got home I started to 'play'.

This is a template for a small milk-carton type box...
...It can be cut easily from a sheet of 12x12 CS. I'm not sure where this particular template came from as I've had it for a while.

I decided to cut another shape from some silver CS and used the Hougie to score in all the fold-lines.
After a bit of DST was applied and a bit of decoration - this was the finished item.
I kept the decoration fairly simple with just a single mimosa bloom and a couple of beaded pins mounted on a scalloped circle of CS.

I was quite surprised at how big the box ended up and it will easily take the smallest size Yankee Candle jar - so a great way to wrap a nice gift................

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Gorgeous box, with a candle inside it would make a perfect gift!

Debbie x

Allison said...

what a lovelt little box
Allisonx

vixen said...

Gorgeous box x

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful.I'd love to receive something like this.

Lynn Stevens said...

I must be living under a rock! I've never heard of a hougie board. but it sure does cool things!
hugs Lynn

Sue said...

Beautiful !

Pam said...

I jst bought a houhie two weeks ago-have only used it once, must get it out again, Love you projects!!

Sandra said...

Well that little "play" was well worth it, it's lovely :)

Claireliz said...

That's lovely Toni, really pretty.
C xx