Registered: February 25, 2005 Location: Woodbury Minnesota Posts: 63
Sun, Apr 09, 2006 @ 4:06 PM
I was the blessed recipient of this box. I have received MORE compliments on it and found more uses for it. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Needless to say, my dear daughter loves it to and at a very young age has found many uses for it as well. It's always a good guess at where she has left it....
Thanks for designing such a beautiful box!
Registered: October 27, 2003 Location: Saint George, Utah Posts: 855
Tue, Apr 11, 2006 @ 11:17 AM
Absolutley beautiful! Must go into my favorites! :)
Registered: January 27, 2005 Location: Denver CO Posts: 138
Tue, May 09, 2006 @ 11:04 AM
Hey all, I haven't visit my own gallery in eons, and so surprised to find such lovely comments, including one from Mary (the gal who won this box)!
Tips for the top: first of all, I should note that this tin is from Oriental Trading (note that the handle is a single piece), NOT the Provo Craft model many are familiar with (where the handle attaches in two places), so my directions apply primarily to this model.
Measure the width and heighth of the lid (not including the "ridge") and reduce measurements by 1/8" - 1/4" in each direction. (OK, time to fess up: I can't remember the dimensions and I don't have another tin in front of me.) Round corners. Measure distance from handle front to the edge of the tin where you want the paper to stop. Mark that measurement on your paper and cut the whole thing in half (hot-dog direction). Glue and adhere to top of box (front side of handle). I then meausured the plastic handle base and used my word window punch (or you could just use yor personal cutter) to notch the remaining paper (that goes in back of the handle). Before you glue, set in place to make sure edges/cuts line up. When it's cut/aligned the way you want, glue on, being careful to slide that notched area up to/around the handle base. I added the flowers on the top to hide the seam. Buttons work great too.
Hint: you can also paint the lids of these boxes, esp. the smaller Provo Craft variety. Just tape off, use acrylic paint, and let dry or heat set. (If you paint over the edge, you can usually scrape off excess with fingernail.) Looks great with distressing!
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