Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Weekly Reminder Box

Hello friends,
So pleased you all share my love for this gorgeous Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends paper!
And....Cosmo Cricket announced on Facebook last night that Odds and Ends fabric is arriving in approximately 4 weeks time...how timely is that! I will be stalking the internet to track it down!
I was asked about my Reminder Box and thought this was a good opportunity to explain how to make one..
hope you like tea!  
The reason I say that is because the main box was from the packaging of a box of tea bags! 
Here are the instructions..
Cut tea bag box to size, reinforce with chipboard and cover each panel inside out and with patterned paper.  
Cut and emboss strips of cream cardstock with Classic Bracket edger, adhere to inner rim of box. 
Ink edges.
Create 7 index cards from kraft cardstock using a variety of Edgeabilities and Decorative Inserts 

Print onto cream cardstock the days of the week.  
Cut and emboss with Classic Rectangles SM (No.1)
 Attach each day to your kraft index cards – staggering them in a line.  Place in the top right hand corner of a each day label a butterfly (fallout from Butterfly Circles) and a single crystal bling gem.

To decorate the front of the box – position your title, cut and emboss FloralFlourishes, Wonderful Wings and Spiral Blossoms Two as feature flower.  Ink edges and adhere.  

I am an obsessive list maker and organiser so this box is right up my street! 
Hope you like it - have a wonderful Tuesday - I'm back tomorrow and working from home :)


Missmizog said...

Thanks Christine for sharing your ideas with us. Loving this box.

Carole Z said...

Thanks for sharing the 'how to' for this gorgeous box...now this is something I really need to make!
Carole Z X

Hellma said...

Great box Christine, i think its too lovely to write on.

Bea said...

fab box Chrisitine - I am now wondering if this is the sort of reminder system that would help my me to remember what I should be doing!!

Susan Flynn said...

This is brilliant Christine and thanks for the step by step. Unfortunately the only tea bag box I have is for 800, so a bit too big lol! I will have to get a suitable box then I think I will give it a try as it is so gorgeous xx

Lucycat said...

This is such a pretty box and so useful I really love it. x.

Chloe's Nan said...

Very pretty and useful box Christine, love the Cosmo flower paper - when your search is successful please share the secret with us, have a good day x

melanie said...

Stunning box thanks for sharing the tutorial paper`s are stunning Melanie

Sue Yorkshire said...

Christine this is lovely.

I wouldnt be able to write on it but I would put notepaper in each day so I could use that

I love it, dont drink tea but I could just use the box and give the teabags away lol


Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,

What a lovely idea this is very pretty.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea and with a lovely box, - like that I think I might even enjoy trying to write down and more importantly get on with all these daily tasks. Thanks for the inspiration and great tutorial! I'm going to give this a try.

Elizabeth said...

OMG it is even better than you imagine when you see the inside. Thank you so much Christine for posting the tutorial. From reading the comments it looks as though there will be a few being made.
Thank you again.
Elizabeth x

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful so useful.
Chris x

nattyboots said...

Like it !!! I LOVE IT !!! so very clever thank you for your ideas Christine.Elaine H X

Redanne said...

Thanks you Christine, it looks even more beautiful (is that possible?) when you see what is going on inside. Love the little butterflies too. Beautiful and useful, how good is that.

Sarah said...

Christine this project is just stunningly beautiful love the papers and all the edging and ink detail thanks for sharing this tutorial.
Hugs Sarah x

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, the inside is stunning, just love it. Thank you for the in-depth tutorial. Anne x

loftylass said...

Hi Christine - thanks for the tutorial - great idea and beautiful to look at. tfs

Lesley said...

Hi Christine, what a beautiful pretty box, thank you so much for sharing your ideas. It would also make a lovely recipe box too!

Hugs Lesley x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely organiser, thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Sarah said...

Great idea - I'm going to make this for my daughter - she always has lists on scrappy bits of paper!This will organise her!!!

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous box - you have so many good ideas - thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
absolutely love it, I am going to HAVE to try & make one.
Sandra (craftynan)

Cinders said...

Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing the tutorial with us all.
Will have to make one of these but for the months instead so that it reminds me of birthdays instead.
Have a great day
Caz x

Ita said...

Hi Christine a lovely box and a great tutories ,but I think the style is too Amirican for me just my openion

confusedabc said...

Hi Christine,
What a brilliant idea, this would make a lovely gift as well, luvely jubbly. The papers are gorgeous and I can quite understand why you like these so much. Take care Jean

hazel said...

OMD i love love love this Christine its gorgeous and so simple to make. xx hazel

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
sorry I haven't been by, I have been so very busy.
I love this box, thank you for explaining how you did it. It is so pretty and so practical and only goes to prove why you were chosen again by Spellbinders.
all the best Linda

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