I made a little gift box this week for the Just For Fun challenge. This weeks challenge is to use corrugated card as the significant element of the project.
The thoughts behind this weeks project were slightly odd. As soon as I saw the challenge my thoughts went to garlands to 3D apples to apples in a box. It went then, quite strangely, to Eddie Stobart lorries!!? Back to a box and then to a frame box. All the time I was mulling this over I could hear the song “Song Bird” by Eva Cassidy. You know the one… For-or Yoooooooo! Do you think I have a good singing voice for blog land? LOL! Anyway out of all this chaotic thinking this is what I came up with.
This is the box open. I used an old book with the pages removed and four layers of corrugated card for the base. The Wordsworth poem is printed off the computer and then stamped over.
It can hold a good sized chunky necklace. I wrapped one of mine in tissue just to show what it would look like with something in.
This is what I started with. I have used images taken from the book The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. I know there is a CD out with these images but to be honest it is cheaper for me to take pages from the book. I have about 5 of these books now which I have picked up from Charity shops and second hand book stores.
The metal belt is also a charity shop find and I used one of the pieces as part of the closing clasp.
I used Crafty Individuals Stamps for the image on the front cover and the small image on the inside.
Right I am off to do some serious house work. Well after I have had a cuppa or two!
Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes Florence.