02 September 2010

A Box of Sweets...

Happy Thursday everyone and a very warm welcome to my new Creative Friends... thanks for joining my blog. I plan to visit your blogs soon, if I haven't done so already.

Earlier this week I showcased the first box I've ever made and today I am showcasing my second box which I made on Tuesday evening.  I have a box of Date & Honey Tea which I purchase regularly (from Diskem) and as I was about to throw the empty box away, I stopped in my tracks and decided to take it apart to cut out a template, so that I could make a duplicate box.  It was so easy to do and I really hope you like this one too.

I used 12x12 pink AC cardstock to cut out my box and then I used a piece of ribbon to embellish around it. Onto the ribbon I glued some pink flowers. For the top I matted a  piece of leftover patterned paper onto a white piece of  card and glued both onto the lid of the box for a bit of weight.  Further embellished with same ribbon, a star brad and a butterfly punched with my MS punch.

I found the AC cardstock a bit too soft which was disappointing.  The kraft paper from which I made my first box was far sturdier.

This box was made specially for Abi in celebration of Secretaries' Day on Wednesday, 1 September and I filled it with some super Cappucino-flavoured Sparkles.

Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate every single one.  Hugs Sharon x


Lia said...

hi sharon,
wonderful box, I love the papers, and all the details you used on
hugs lia

Tertia said...

Loving these boxes too! This one is gorgeous.

Catherine said...

What a pretty box Sharon ! Abi will be delighted ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Pink lady said...

A beautiful candy box!!
Love your colors and lovely details:-)

Thank you for your nice comment in my blog!
I didn`t understand the two last sentens..was it dutch? I am Norwegian:-)
English is fine:-)

Have a great Thursday!
Hugs Laila.

Crystal said...

YUMMMMOOOO What a gorgeous box of sweets Sharon...LOVE this design and the pink..beautiful!

Riet said...

Prachtig doosje heb je gemaakt Sharon.

Liefs Riet.x

Renkata said...

mmmm Yammy box Sharon :)

dolcreations said...

What a fantastic box. I just love how you decorated the sides up too! Beautifully done. This is such a great idea for the holiday season coming up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cherie said...

Oh Sharon so pretty, can't wait to see some more,
Hugs cherie

A Cards Delight said...

Sharon, this is beautiful! Love how the idea came to you as you were about to throw away the box! Very pretty colors and you are inspiring me to make a box esp. with Christmas coming it will fit right into the midst of things!

The Wired Angel said...

Very creative, young lady!! Great job on this project. Hope you are well! Hugs, Peggy x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Sharon, what a wonderful box of goodies! I would be really chuffed to receive it for my birthday, its in a couple of weeks, lol!
Have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi x

Pauline C said...

Wow Sharon this is really pretty - I lvoe everything about it. thanks so much for your email and kind words about my blog - you ahve got some really amazing and pretty creations too ... I've jsut become a follower.
pauline x

Michelle said...

Hi Sharon
Oh you are on to something now, this is gorgeous!! Only trouble with this is, it's nearly midnight here and now I have a craving for chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful box, Sharon. Love the colours and the way you decorated the sides. Great project.
Amelia x