Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Stationary box for Lois


Using the tutorial and templates from Dannie's Designs and paper from the Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday pack, I made this stationary box for my friend, Lois. She does not use computers so hopefully she will not see it before I give it to her on Thanksgiving Day. She adores penguins so this was perfect for her.

The picture to the right shows the box closed but I removed the memo book, 3x3 gift tags, traditional gift tags and 4.25x5.5 greeting cards. I made my base out of a gray brown card stock and then added printed panels to it. Other than the brown card stock and the cream I used for the cards and scalloped Nestie circles, all the papers came from the Holiday pack. There are 9 penguin panels per sheet (2 sheets of each paper in a pack). So I still have 5 more cards to make.

The picture to the left is the box with the lid off, I think it is so cool how it plops open to reveal all the goodies. I have put all the components back in their proper places for you to see.

To the right of the memo pad there is a space for stamps and I have added some penguin stickers for her to use. I also want to find a holiday pen to put in it instead of the ugly black and white one.

I used my Zutter Bind-It All to make the little memo pad. I thought it might be helpful to keep track of who she sent cards to.


Here is a closer shot of the box all loaded up. I hated using up the patterned paper with the little penguins on it punching them out for the scalloped circles, but they sure make great accents.

This was a fun although very time consuming project. Thanks to Dannie for sharing the great YouTube tutorial and to Sheila for sending me the link.

9 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...
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Jenny Gropp said...

ummmm - I'm changing my name to Lois! All I can really say is...
W.O.W.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous! Dah-ling

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Sandy, this is fabulous! What a great gift.

Sandy Knecht said...

Very nice box Sandy. I really like how you arranged your papers. Your friend will love it.

Jacinda said...

What a super job you did with this!! It looks very professional.

Kathy said...

Sandy , what a terific set. I want to be you when I grow up

Heather's Creations said...

Beautiful, Sandy, what a great gift to make for a friend :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Anonymous said...

Sandy....I still think this would make a great workshop....even if it is all on Utube! People like to have all the stuff and it is such a fabulous holiday gift!!! Anyone would adore it! Lois is a very lucky lady to have such a good friend. I know how much time and love these "little" treasures take to make! Bravo!Amy P.