Yahoo - Friday at last!! I don't know about you, but this seemed like a REALLY long week to me!! Maybe because my daughter was home with the stomach flu for three days - ughhh!! If there is one thing I hate cleaning up...well, you get the picture! Today I want to share with you a little treat box that I saw on Cambria's blog. I had asked her for the directions and she was kind enough to post them on her blog. If you have never seen her creations, you are really missin' out because she has mad stampin' skills! Thanks Cambria! So, here is the box. The one thing about this box I did find out is you must be VERY precise with your scoring because if you are off even a teeny little bit, it does not fold correctly (this was my second attempt - LOL!) But, once you get it, it comes together pretty quickly! As you can see, the box comes together on each side with my favorite embellishment (this week *wink*) jumbo eyelets. You just thread the ribbon through each side (I used Pixie Pink ribbon)and it pulls the box together. I used Kraft for my base and stamped the little flower all over it from Happy Heart. It is stamped in Pixie Pink ink and highlighted with my white gel pen. That is all there is to it! The cello bag is actually a medium size and I think the large would look better inside this box. But, I did not have any, so medium it is. I stamped the outside of the bag with the little butterfly from Happy Heart and used white stazon. It is hard to see in this picture but it looks really cute IRL. The tag is actually from the same stamp set mounted on Kraft and Pixie Pink punched tags and highlighted again in gel pen. Then, I used chocolate chip ribbon through another jumbo eyelet that you cannot see in the picture. If I had to do it all over again, I would not do this - I would just pull the bag together and tie with wide ribbon. Here is another picture showing it from another angle. I really like this little box and think it has great potential for many different types of gifts so I see myself playing around a little with this one. And now, to answer a few of your questions. Some of you wanted to know what song I sang - it was Martina McBride's Concrete Angel. I am a HUGE country music fan so that is pretty much all I listen to. The other question was did I have to stand up in front of everyone and sing and the answer is YES! It IS a little nerve racking but I really had fun and I would do it again! Now, on to the facts. Today is
I love to read and I am an avid reader. I read probably two to three books a week! It is my escape, a lot like stamping is. I read mostly thrillers and political fiction and share this passion with my oldest son who reads everything that I read. So, we save money on books - LOL!
That's it for me today. I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!!!