Just a Note: Desk Notes & Box

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This is my last post today...I Promise! This is not a Silhouette project, but one that I designed myself.

I recently saw a pretty box of desk notes, and wanted to see if I could replicate it for one of my DD's teachers. This box is made of very heavy, doubled chipboard. Each part is cut separately, rather than creasing and folding the corners and joints. Because of the design on the dp that I positioned to be on the top of the box, I could have left the top unadorned, however, to help the top stay closed, I wanted to add something to it, to help weigh it down. So, I made a large Tattered Blossom flower rimmed with Stickles, and flanked it with leaf die cuts and smaller flowers. And, of course, shiny sequins, for sparkle. :)

The small opening in the front is to allow you to pick up a sheet easily.


For the notes, I filled the box with squares cut from nice, linen textured writing paper, and stamped 1 of 6 different butterfly designs in the corner of every sheet, in different colors. I wrapped them with a belly band and topped that with a decorative die cut. The text is a Flourishes stamp, and the butterflies are Stampin Up!

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog--especially if you popped in for all 5 of my posts today! And, may you and your family have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

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5 comments :

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautifully decorated box!!!!

MichelleZ said...

What a wonderful project, Cheryl! It's gorgeous both inside, and out! And the design is fabulous. When the notes have all been used, the box will be a forever keepsake. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Debbie said...

Wonderful gift!! Your box is so pretty itself, but you embellish perfectly, too!!

Leslie Miller said...

Very beautiful! I love the attached lid and how the decorations do double duty -- gorgeous and functional. This is really quite a treasure as a teacher gift!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful gift, such pretty embellishing!!