When I saw the TLC527 to use only one color and nothing but cs, I almost fainted. Since using every brignt color ink that I own and glueing everything but the kitchen sink to my cards seems to be my style, I was going to skip this one. Well, the next thing I knew I was knee deep in die cuts. I nearly ended it all trying to get this box die cut from under all the storage boxes in the garage... obsessed crafting mom found crushed under 7 tons of art supplies in her garage.... not the obituary I want. When my older son turned 13 ( he is 19 now) I made 150 treat boxes using this rectangular box for his Bar Mitzvah party. It only took me 6 years to be able to look at it again without breaking out in a sweat. I kept the flap for the lid unfolded and glued 2 boxes together to put treats in both sides. I punched the small oval through the 2 unfolded lids like a basket handle. I am going to fill it with either tea or candies for a friend of mine. TFL, Francie
Date: Monday, March 30, 2015 GMT Views: 2386
Registered: September 3, 2007 Location: native Texan living in extreme N. GA Posts: 65600
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 1:37 PM
What a lovely box, Francie! I'm totally w/ you on the supply thing..you should (not) see my main closet. The 4 ft tall Iris cart is listing to port in an awful way. It couldn't possibly be all the stuff I piled on top of it. I always open the door slowly in case I need to slam it shut in a hurry.
Registered: August 21, 2007 Location: Wayland MA Posts: 81064
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 3:32 PM
This is just fabulous, Francie! After making all those for the Bar Mitzvah I can sure understand why you left it alone for so long! The BRIGHT yellow is wonderful as a Spring treat box. I love all the die cuts you used.......now aren't you glad you took part in the challenge today (and no one had to find you buried under that mountain of stuff!).
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In my faves it goes! Your description made me giggle. I made 30 of a doily Valentine holder once and I have never again done a big project! I am so glad you pulled out this very cool box die cut! So fun and I love that you combined challenges on this!