Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Think Outside The Box

   You know what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”.  It sure has.  It’s been way too long since my last blog post.  Sorry about that…I’ve been having fun :)  It’s actually been pretty crazy around the Holston household.  We’ve had soccer games at one end of the county and baseball games at the other.  Throw in a sick little one here and a sick big one there.  A 1st birthday, a quick visit from my parents (smile:) and Teacher Appreciation Week.  I think you are up-to-date on the goings on in my life.  Now, on to a crafty project :)


100_4894      As I had mentioned, last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Adam’s classroom moms decided that we were going to spoil the teacher with something every day of the week.  I offered to do some note cards (I’ll blog those soon).  Of course, they had to be packaged and presented in something appropriate.  I had done one of these coaster boxes a very long time ago.  But when I saw this on Becky Roberts’ blog, Inking Idaho, at Christmas time, I knew I had to do another.  I really loved how she used the cork and sticky note pad.  I just couldn’t get a magnetic side to come together.  100_4892I really need magnetic sheets…all I had was something pulled off the side of my refrigerator :(

     I covered 4x4 coasters with the bright and beautiful Summer Smooches DSP.  I think I’m going to love this paper!  I used Mod Podge to adhere it.  Used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes along the edges.  Laced Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain ribbon (retiring) to hold it all together.  I simply glued in a bottom coaster using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.  I then decorated it up to my heart’s content :)  I pulled it all out.  Might as well use up those little trinkets and embellishments that I’ve been hoarding.  I love that there is so much to look at on the box :)  Thanks for the inspiration Becky!




     The card was super simple.  The Top Note Die and the Big Shot makes quick work.  The apple core was made using the Round Tab punch.  The ‘apple seeds’ are the center pieces leftover from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  Now that’s thinking outside the box :)  Love it!  Definitely an A+!  I had the entire classroom of kids sign the card and we presented it all to the teacher.  Of course, she loved it!   

     I may have to do more of these.  It really was so much fun playing with all my embellishments and goodies.  They’d make a really neat craft fair item too :)  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you found inspiration to think “outside the box” :)



All supplies are Stampin’ Up!  Some may be retired, some retiring soon, all the rest can be purchased here.

1 comment:

  1. Now, I have never made one of these, but looking at this - I want to! What a greay gift for the teacher Leslee, and something to put her pens and things in once it is empty as well- how cool!
    Glad to see you blogging again - bummer that life gets in the way sometimes!!