Thursday, October 08, 2009

From Our Patch

Good Morning! It is almost the weekend, yeah!!!
Today I have a little bag box to share. I know, silly thing to call it. I have a head cold and that is the best that comes to mind, lol. It is a slight variation of a 2, 5, 7, 10 box, with the top trimmed to form a flap. It uses just one sheet of card stock and some retired SU designer paper.

I originally put a large brad on the flap and a Basic Grey magnet to keep it shut. Every time I would go into my studio, it would be undone and sometimes the magnet would be unglued from the box. I would fix it only for it to happen again the next time. It was like a game. I was not going to be outsmarted by a stinkin' box! I eventually took the brad and magnet off, punched 2 holes with my Crop-o-dile and tied ribbon through it. Ha! That fixed that! The SU chocolate chip cardstock was in the end too thick and had too much tension on the flap for the magnet to hold tight. So, I don't recommend the magnet method if you are using thick card stock. I am sorry I don't have a picture of the ribbon re-do because I liked it better anyway. Go figure.
Thanks for stopping by, blessings on your day.

Oh yeah...check out the CHF blog, Laura posted a fun tutorial and she is giving away a Kim Hughes Autumn Trees stamp set to one lucky commenter!!

8 comments:

Diana said...

Super duper adorable cute!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is cute!

I can't believe that naughty magnet was not cooperating!

Angelnorth said...

What a cute project! Shame about the magnet, the brad looks great but I'll imagine it with the ribbon instead!

JeanFB said...

Oh, that is so CUTE!! Sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow!

Jen said...

Wow! This is soooo cute! Shame the magnet didn't work though. But I think the ribbon would be make it more cuter! LOL

Boo said...

Really fab :)

Lou said...

cute! with ribbon or magnet!

Michele Boyer said...

This is adorable, Tracy! I love the flap! (Actually, I like the flap better than just pulling the two sides of the top together.)