Thursday, 19 November 2015

Birthday Box

Good Afternoon and thank you for visiting.

I made this little box as a gift for a friend a couple of months ago.

I wasn't sure if I'd be able to print onto the Centura pearl card  but it worked really well.

After putting the box together I added a diecut trim around the bottom.  I stamped 'Birthdays' onto some pink card and stuck it to the bottom.

The twelve tags are cut from pearl white card then I stamped the months and tiny flowers randomly is a light brown colour around the edges for decoration onto some pink card for each tag.

The ribbons are all odd snippets from a box of ribbon offcuts.

I'm really annoyed with myself as I've put the dimensions away somewhere safe and can't remember where the safe place is ..... I'm sure you know the feeling.

I'd like to enter this little box into the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge blog "Anything but a Card"
Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 203

25 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a brilliant design, and a very brilliant idea.
Love this fab design, and what a wonderful way to use up snippets be them card or ribbon.
Isn't it just crazy how the mind works sometimes.
I can remember mundane things, but something to do with craft, and where you put it just frustrates me too so much.
You can spend ages looking for something when you could spend the time crafting.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

I have never seen a birthday box done with tags before, what a great idea Barb. As for the instructions, I find once I go and look for something totally different, that is when I find them. Pretend you are not looking for them and you will most certainly come across them. It works everytime.
Your tags are lovely as are all the different snippets of ribbon.

Hugs Erika. x

Di said...

Oh what a clever idea Barb - it's a new one to me and I love it! Very pretty as well as useful!

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

PS - I meant to say, it took some searching on the internet for me to work out what the extra die is for in the stepper card set :) It fits nicely inside, and could have a sentiment printed on it before cutting out or would be fine on the back I guess.

xx

Diane said...

Oh Barb what a gorgeous design and love the idea.

Hugs diane

Liz said...

Very clever idea, Barb - I love the design and the colours are really lovely. xx

Mrs A. said...

This is a great idea. I love the pretty design and the colours of the ribbons. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

That's a great idea to make a box of tags - and what a fun and useful gift as well!

LesleyG said...

What a clever idea and lovely gift, it would be great to put on my desk as a reminder for cards to make and send, like you the memory is not so good! Xxx

Lisa Andersson said...

Very clever and very Beautiful!
Hugs Lisa

AnyOldCraft said...

This is lovely.
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
AnyOldCraft (DT)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful gift Barb, and a useful one too. Love the idea of a Birthday tag box as a way of keeping track of everyone's dates.
Lorraine

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

What a brilliant idea....makes a lovely gift.....I have my birthdays in a book which ends up under a pile of papers!...Joolsx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barb and what a lovely idea for a gift and so useful, Kate x

Carol said...

A beautiful box Barb and a great idea....what a lovely gift. My safe place must be overflowing now...lost count of the number of things in it!! What I want to know is why it's so obvious when you putting the thing in yet it's the last place you'd think of to look!! Carol x

Jean said...

I love this Barb, such a brilliant idea and a great gift. I have a black hole too, that everything falls into when I put it away in a safe place !!!
Jean x

meg said...

Brilliant idea and design Barb it's a fantastic gift and use of snippets

Dana & Glen said...

What a lovely gift Barb! I love the sweet colors and floral pattern. The ribbon spray makes me smile. I have one of those safe places too, I just don't know where it is :(

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful idea and a great gift! Would love the dimensions if you find them.

SARN said...

I don't know how I managed to miss this one Barb!
It's a terrific and very practical idea.
I might well have to CASE it!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dana & Glen said...

Barb, congrats on your pick and blog candy win at the playground! It is so fun just to play along, but it is exciting to win too. Well deserved, this is such a clever and pretty project.

Karen Petitt said...

Barb this is great and I really have now got to create one for myself as I'm dreadful at remembering birthdays so this will help. I too would love the dimensions if you find them. I haven't forgotten about your candy huni - I caught another virus so not been out of the house for months now Karen xx

April Cheetham said...

Barb, this is fantastic! Such a brilliant idea and I love the ribbons - very pretty indeed Xx

Judy Corner said...

Hi Barb,
Thank you so much for responding with such a lovely comment on my Blog. This box is simply gorgeous! Judy x

Judy Corner said...

Oh WOW Barb this is fabulous! Judy x