Hi All and Happy Sunday! We are off to the Pumpkin Patch today--hooray!! I'm still pretty sick but I'm suckin' it up like a good Mom does and hopefully will not pass out along the way, lol!! I'll share some pictures of our trip w/ ya tomorrow. The weather has been spectacular here this weekend, really just perfect w/ blue skies and 75 degrees, love it and I'm sooooooo dreading winter! But the kids have off of school on Monday for Columbus Day so no early morning for us tomorrow--yippee--makes me happy!!
I really wanted to try out the Try a New Technique challenge over on SCS this week--you have to make a pizza box which I've been dying to try out. I will tell you this is super easy and quick to make, I love it cuz' it was so easy to make. I paired it up with my new Storage Units, Ink and More stamps and Coredinations cs and made a Thanksgiving Blessing Box. I thought it would be a great idea to make this box and matching cards to record our blessings or what we're thankful for this year and any hopes or wishes for the new year. This way we can read them at our Thanksgiving dinner table and pull them out year after year to remember them by (especially since my kids are growing up soooo fast)!
The cards for the inside measure up to be 3.75x3.75 with the stamped image protruding slightly from the top. I made 10 of these cards and they fit nicely in the box--you could also include envelopes and make this a cute notecard gift set for someone. I stamped out some of the smaller images from the "Giving Thanks" and "Bountiful Harvest" stamp sets and colored them w/ Copics. The front of the box got the same treatment this time using the wheat and the sentiment I actually cut in half (great bonus about acrylic stamps) and bent it on my acrylic block so it would wrap around the wheat. The dp is from SU and I also used my Fiskars threading water border punch for the edges of the box and some dew drops in the corners to finish it up. So whatcha' think? I'm thinkin' I'll be making more of these real soon, lol!
Have a great Sunday!