Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time to Soar

Hi! Becky here today in my first post on my new days! (Kim will still be every 3rd & 4th Tuesday & I will be the 1st & 3rd Fridays now!!) Here's another great idea for you using the
CC&M "Popcorn Box"!
My teenage niece will be moving to Chicago from Park City, UT next week with her dad & his new wife. I know that it is a great opportunity for her, but being a teenager, she can't always see that. So, I made her this little box & filled it with inspirational quotes - some silly, some thought-provoking or just some to make her smile - while she makes this huge transition. She was very touched by it & I hope that it helps her along the way to remember how much we all love her!

First, I traced the "panels" of the box onto the "Handmade" paper from the Sweet Marmalade line from Sassafrass Lass. Originally I was going to just score the paper like the box & cover it, but as I was playing with it, I decided to tear along my scores instead & adhere each piece with the Killer Red Tacky Tape. I was super pleased with the look!
 (back side)
I stamped a clock onto white cardstock, Glimmer Misted it w/"Wheatfields" mist. Stamped another piece of white cardstock with the hot air balloon stamp (from Shabby Green Door), embossed it w/clear powder & colored it in with my Bic acid-free markers.
Then I glued the clock onto the box, popped the balloon & typed out "Time to Soar" on my Dymo label maker. When it was all assembled with the Killer Red Tacky Tape, I went over the entire box with Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium to "seal" the box & make it more sturdy in the hopes that it would last longer for her.
 Lastly, I put a little eyelet in one of the tabs on top to attach the gift tag & filled it with papers containing the quotes I found online.
That's it! A simple little box of smiles!
Thanks for looking!


Noelle Reese said...

What a great idea Becky! I love it!

Steph Zerbe said...

Oh this is a super fun idea!