I decided that the tea pot card I made earlier will go to my daughter's friend and this one will go to my friend. She doesn't drink tea, so the box will not be filled with tea, but some other fun little goodies. The paper that I used for this project is also by Making Memories. It is called Chloe's Closet and it came out last year as well. I love using goodies and papers from my stash.
It makes me feel less "hoarderish". I used to call myself a "hoarder" quite a bit in regards to my papercrafting, but after watching the "Hoarders" show on A&E, I really don't want to use that term anymore! LOL! Have any of you watched it? It always makes me want to clean up, organize and clear out! I have organized many a closet, cupboard, etc. after watching it! Anway, I am sure you don't want to hear about that!
Of course, you can see that the layout of the card is exactly the same as the previous card, which really made life easy, but equally fun because I was using new papers and ribbon. I also had fun deciding which images to use on the box. I may have "overworked" the box a bit, but I still like it and I hope my friend will, too!
The box featured in Martha Stewart Living had the closure just like this, which is always fun and gave me an excuse to use up some eyelets, which generally sit untouched. I gave the box some interest by using different papers for each panel on the box. I also layered the stamped images for a little extra detail.
I added a large flower to the top as well as a punched butterfly as I did on the card. The handle is simply ribbon that has been threaded through holes on the side and then I added the ribbon bows with glue dots.
Again, I had a lot of fun putting this little ensemble together. I hope you enjoy it and that it is not "tea pot" overkill! LOL! Also, I decided to use up some fabric from my stash to create a fun little present for my daughter's friend, which I will share when I get it all "figured" out! I will post it to my Thimbles and Thread blog, but I will leave a link. I also have a couple other projects to share that I still need to get photographed. Thanks for fluttering by!