Firstly I must apologise for the absence, it just didn’t seem that it was that long ago, and before you know it, weeks have gone by. I have been flat out making jumpers, cakes, cards, colouring, doggie walking, housework and work, it just never seems to end.
Today I have been one of the lucky ones to have my first Covid jab, so it hopefully won’t be long before we can venture back out into the world past our doorstep, as I am truly missing my family, and just want to give them a hug, just like everyone else, but today saw us take that one step closer, and also of keeping everyone safe, and that is only a blessing.
Afterwards we went for a walk to our local park, a beautiful place full of tranquility, where people go with their children and pets, and Mr Kim is a ‘Friends Of’, so he is often helping to keep it in good order, but today it was so full of pretty little miniature flowers, early buds on the trees, wonderful fresh air and one beautiful blue sky, made you feel great to be alive. Also saw quite a few birds and they were all singing their hearts out, just made for a perfect walk with the woofs, whilst they met their friends too. We are just so lucky to have this beautiful place to go to.
One of the projects I made recently was a pop up birthday box, and it was so pretty, full of balloons and flowers, so i hope it makes you smile!
- Spellbinders – Blooms Four Die
- My Favourite Things – Captions Alphabet Die
- Lawn Fawn – Scalloped Pop Up Box Card Die, Party Balloons Die
- Crafters Companion – Die’sire Daughter Die
- Xcut – Small flower punch
- Aldi – Flower & Butterfly Punches
- EK Success – Flower Punch
- Catherine Pooler – Inspiration Point Sequins
- Clear Acetate
- Embellishments from stash
- Using the Lawn Fawn die, cut out and make the scallop box and deocrate as desired.
- Using balloons and flower punches die cut and punch lots of shapes to fill the box.
- To make the balloons and flowers stand up, cut thin strips of acetate and adhere to the back of the die cut, then adhere in position in the pop up box as desired, but remember not to go to high or too wide as it will be shown when the box is folded flat.
- Decorate as your heart desires (the fun bit)!
I know I have made lots of these boxes, but I never get tired of the sheer joy they bring when they are finished, and the pleasure that it brings to others, so what’s not to like!
Have a great crafty week