Thursday, April 14, 2011

Box of Blossoms!

I love taking cardmaking and scrapbooking classes!  It's always fun to learn new techniques and have the opportunity to work with new tools.

I took a very good class at Archiver's on Wednesday...taught by Jennifer. 
Here is a photo of Jennifer and me.  She's the tall one. I'm the not so tall one...
She was organized and very patient with all of us.  She's from Scottsdale, Arizona...
We like to learn these tidbits from our teachers...

The name of the class was "Box of Blossoms"....I learned we would make a cute little box out of corrugated cardboard or chipboard and would also learn a few new techniques on flower making.

One of my favorite things when getting to class is getting to see the class kit and all the cute papers and items we'd be using to make our projects.  Here you can see what was at each seat:

One item that came in the class kit was this cute 6x6 inch paper pad called Mabel by Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye.  There are two things I absolutely loved about it...FIRST, the papers are double sided which are hard to find in paper pads and  SECONDLY these are the actual prints shrunk down from the larger 12x12 paper pads.  These little 6 inch pads are absolutely wonderful for smaller card making! 
I thought it was so cute that I bought the Hazel Collection,too.  Archiver's sells these for $6.99 a pad but Amazon sells all of the Stella and Rose  6x6 paper pads for $5.99 a pad.

We started the class by cutting our chipboard into pieces for a box. 

And we had enough chipboard left over to make another box. 
We then tore off some of the outer layer of the chipboard to make it look grungy and distressed.  I love this!
I love grunge!

We punched holes in all four corners as the box would be assembled using tulle.
We created a liner for our box by cutting a piece of cardstock and scoring it like this and gluing our chipboard pieces to it:

The assembled box...but not completed in terms of decorating... looked like this after it was tied with the tulle:
Needs lots of embellishing but what a cute idea, huh?
And here is a picture of me hard at work...

I look relaxed and without a care in the world.  All is right when I have scissors, paper and adhesive near me!
We learned 3 great flower techniques and I will post those technique was with torn paper, one with punched circles and one with tulle.  Very fun and oh so cute!


  1. Looks like you had a fun time. I like the several photos you included especially one of you crafting in progress.

  2. That actually looks like a LOT of FUn and I actually understood what you wrote!
    When do we see the finished product? Looking forward to it!

  3. Don't you love those papers??? I saw that box last month when I bought the papers-love them!

  4. Ha! You have scissors, and you're relaxed. I see scissors and take off running. =) So, why are we such good friends? Because love conquers all!


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