Thursday, 18 February 2010

Ok - this is what is in the boxes!

Hello everyone
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Well on my last post I showed the little boxes I taught at my February classes - but I didn't say what was in them resulting in a load of questions in comments and emails! LOL
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They hold a tissues pocket pack - ideal for this time of year! Several people have also asked for some measurements. I am in the 'changeover' generation who was taught in inches and centimeters so I struggle with both! Anyway, I worked this one out in inches....
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Box cardstock at 8" X 5.5" - scored at 1" / 3.5" / 4.5" / 7" and along the bottom at 1". Snip up to that bottom score line on all the other scores and fold in the box. Fold and secure with sticky strip.
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Lid cardstock at 2.5" X 5.5" scored at 1.5" / 2.5" - fold and secure inside the box with sticky strip. Decorate with background stamps, rollers or DSP. And let me know if you post any examples - I want to see!
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I had my lovely little neice Mia over on Wednesday for the day. We did LOTS of crafting. During the day we made a half term diary, two cards, a book mark, a decorated cookie jar and we baked cookies. AND we still found time to go out for Chinese for lunch.
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Here she is with the first card - and she is drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows!


She has to keep a Half Term diary so we decided to make one from scratch. I let her choose some sparkly paper to cover it and we stamped and decorated inside and added ribbons on the outside. We made a matching bookmark too.

After lunch we baked cookies and decorated a cookie jar for her Mummy. (And we MAY have eaten some mixture and tested a few cookies too! LOL)

Mia is a very talented crafter and I love to make projects with her. She has so many ideas and loads of enthusiasm. She gets so excited and at one point held up her diary with a huge grin and said, "I have the BEST auntie!" Well I think I have the best neice!

Do leave a comment and let us know what you think of our projects!

19 comments:

  1. Your niece is just adorable and the first card is great!

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  2. Mia has the prettiest blue eyes and smile! How sweet that you two love to craft together. The tissue box holders are adorable!

    Oh - and I was taught in inches first...and then in centimeters a couple years later (I think I was in third or fourth grade). Talk about confusing a kid! (I'm originally from Canada).

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  3. How fun! I love having craft days. She is adorable. Great projects!

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  4. WOW! What a beautiful little girl and such an adorable half-term diary - very creative and a special treat to behold! Wonderful job!

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  5. Awww, how I love the holidays, you guys look like you had a wonderful day. Such fantastic projects girls :0)
    Hugs xxx

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  6. Wow Mia is so sweet and very good at crafting!! I liked the projects you created together very much!!

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  7. Mia is precious! And yes, so very talented!!!

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  8. Love your work ladies!!! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh I just love those little boxes! So cute! Thanks for posting the measurements, I'm gonna try and make a few myself! And those photos of you and your niece are just adorable! It looks like you both had a fantastic time crafting together! ~Jacqueline @ Scraps of Life

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  10. Oh! that is the best picture..... Two God's gr8 creations together.... Lovely pic of u two.... BEAUTIFUL U BOTH ARE.....

    And as of YOUR creations & YOUR NIECE..... It wonderful & excellent.... I loved the diary, the bookmark & the tags..... simply adorable.... How I wish I could make such things too...., I would surely try though....... MAY GOD BLESS U BOTH, with all happiness.....

    I think u have not checked out my b'day & V'day projects... I would love if u can, if not, it is fine too......

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing the info about the little boxes (glad I was nosey now!).

    Love how much fun you and Mia had crafting together, all of your projects are adorable and that's a great idea with the cookie jar.

    Sara xx

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  12. Wow Mia how clever are you, and very pretty too!!

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  13. Looks like everyone had a great time being creative in the kitchen as well as the stamping room. The projects are so sweet and the treats look yummy!

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  14. You two had the most perfect crafting day!

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  15. You have a wonderful blog and ur niece is just adorable!

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  16. Your boxes are adorable and thanks for the measurements! Love the pics you shared too....your niece is too cute!!!
    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  17. Super cute boxes! Thanks for the measurements (as difficult as that was) :)How fun to craft with your niece.

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  18. what a lovely little girl, talented too
    x

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