Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Boxes and crafting pals

I must say my new crafting tool obsession is The Boxer Board by Crafters Companion.

Feeling a bit guilty that I have also passed this obsession on to my sister and brother-in-law who spent Sunday evening making loads of boxes! It is soooo clever how it just makes perfectly fitting box bases and lids. I also love it for measuring cm and inch increments, and it is so handy for paper pleating. So many uses! Loving it. So what have I made? Well here are a couple of boxes that I rustled up in literally minutes.

First is a little box made with Ivory Centura Pearl Card.  I have embossed a scalloped design around the edges, and topped it with some little handmade flowers (thanks to Karen's instructions!) and ribbon. I'm imagining this will be a good box for a jewellery gift for someone (good job I can make jewellery as well!).

Here's a close up of the flowers.  I'm loving the subtle cream on cream look at the moment (with a tiny touch of lemon!).

The second box is a lot brighter - I wanted it to be a bit more folksy.

It's been made to house a set of notelets I've made as a birthday present for a friend. As I was taking the picture my cheeky marmalade cat came for a look see and sneaked into the picture.  He hates being left out!

I'm sure this board will be used for many, many projects in the future!


Karen said...

Wow Hels, those boxes and their embellishments are exquisite. You know i love the card you made with the paper pleating so i'll have to invest in this at some point.
I've been playing with those flowers I'll try to finish what i'm experimenting with and bring to show you. Hope to see you Monday lol Kx

joanna said...

Your boxes are pretty!

Helen said...

Thank you both! And thanks for commenting, Joanna - nice to know people are seeing the blog, especially as far away as Greece! :-)

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Helen - you win the Stampavie giveaway. Please email with your address!

Helen said...

HOORAY indeed! I've emailed you Kirsty. Made my day... H x