August 12, 2008

Thank You Box

Can you believe that my summer is over and I am back at work today? I don't officially start until Thursday but I have to be an inservice today and tomorrow. It is a really fun and crafty inservice though. It is a poster making class. We will get to make fabulous posters for our classrooms. I have done it before and am excited to be doing it again. I will try to take some pictures so I can show you what I mean.

I wanted to show you a cute card box that we made at convention. The card inside was so simple and the box was too. I want you to notice the flower on the box. It is the new wide pink grosgrain ribbon. We took some linen thread made a running stitch down one side of the ribbon and then pulled it to gather the ribbon and tied the ends of the thread together to make it a circle. This cute little flower was made. Then I dipped the edges of the ribbon in Crystal Effects ( a very strong glue that dries hard and shiney) and then dipped the edges in chunky silver glitter. Isn't this so cute? It was very easy. In the middle of the flower we used a rub-on on pink piourette paper and punched it out. The little sentiment is just stamped and then cut into a banner shape. I was really happy with this little easy box. Should I post the directions?

This would be a fun little gift for someone, especially after a shower or wedding when they will need "Thank You" cards. If you are in my stamp club don't be surprised if we make these sooner or later!
Talk to you soon,


  1. That is way cute too! I love the colors you are using. Just love them. I can't think of anyone that is going to need thank you cards or I would be all over that one. I just recently set myself up to make soldered jewelry or sun catchers. I made one and haven't had time to do another one. I could use your colors in something!! Now when school starts that is the first thing I am going to do. I guess I need to check out your papers better!

    What grade do you teach? I was a paraprofessional for kindergarten a few years back and I loved the kids!!

  2. This is gorgeous. I love the soft colors. So pretty.