Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More and more and more recipe boxes! LOL!

Hey there!  I have been asked to make 3 more boxes for my great aunt.  Two of them are for her future granddaughters in law, and one for her daughter.  The two for the granddaughters in law are for their wedding showers being held this month.  Since I don't know these girls and their personalities, I kind of just went with my gut.  I had a hard time w/ the first box w/ the chipboard flower.  So, thank you Karolyn for your inspiration and suggestions!  They worked out fabulously!  The chipboard flower idea was hers, and that was a great jumping off point for me!  That's really scary when she knows how my mind works!

This first box is really girly.  I picked out my paper and started creating and once I had the front done, I lost my mojo.  After I sent a picture to Karolyn and she got me on the right track again, I went full force girly!  I just hope that it's not too little girly!  And since my great aunt is older, I made a card to match so that she doesn't have to go out and buy one!  *Edited to add:  I forgot to take a picture of the card that matches the first box.  The other card is below for the second box.*

The second box is much more modern.  I have been eyeing those paper flowers that seem to be rather popular lately.  I did not sew on mine, I just distressed it and added bling to make it pop.  I do have to say it was rather nice to not have to punch out a punch of circles!  I just cut w/ scissors and made them imperfect for the effect.  I went w/ that theme for the word Recipe as well as for the inside tabs.  I also made a card for this one as well!


The third box was hard to make.  I knew I wanted to make it black and red.  It helped that the box was already red!  I used a 12x12 acetate sheet for the front and simply added ribbon and a ribbon ornament (what are those things called????).  I wanted to play up the acetate, so I played down the embellishments.  Same for the top of the box.  I wanted the word Recipe and the paper behind it to be the focal points.  So, I didn't add anything extra to take away from that.  The rectangles are deckled nesties.  Small and large.  The paper, including the acetate is from Paris Nights by GCD Studios.  I found the pack at Michael's. 

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First Box:
Paper: SU! Retired Spring Fling?; white
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow
Stamps: Gemstone Alphabet (Inkadinkado); Crafty Secrets Kitchen Classics & Sweet Stuff
Embellishments:  Chipboard flower petals and leaves (Mya Road), Certainly Celery ribbon, Lace border punch (martha), SU! circle punches, Pretty In Pink ribbon

Second Box:
Paper: Urban Oasis (SU! Retired), Kiwi Kiss (retired), Basic Gray, white
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray
Stamps: To Have & To Hold (SU!) (on card); Somerset Alphabet (Inkadinkado); Crafty Secrets Kitchen Classics & Sweet Stuff
Embellishments: rhinestones; Basic Gray ribbon

Third Box:
Paper: Paris Nights by GCD Studios; Very Vanilla; Basic Black
Stamps: SU! Monogram Alphabet; Crafty Secrets Kitchen Classics & Sweet Stuff
Ink:  Ridinghood Red
Embellishments:  black ribbon, metal ribbon ornament, deckled rectangle nestabilities


  1. Erin - these turned out terrifically! love the bling on the celadon green (yeah I kiss) box, especially around the handle!

  2. B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! ! You need to make these and sell them on Etsy! I love them both! The flowers on both of them are awesome. And the card is so pretty and coordinated!

    Miss ya girl.

  3. I would buy one! Actually, I'd buy one for myself and then I'd buy them for gifts, too. It would make an awesome shower gift...great idea! :) I really liked the pink one best. I went back and saw you did other ones - like the card one...that would be cool, too. Labeled for Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, Thank You, etc.

    You are so awesome!!!


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