Thursday 14 June 2012


Hello friends,
I think you may recall this - the advent box frame created with 25 Square Bracket Edge Boxes. 
This idea was dreamed up by the very talented A J Otto and I took it one stage further and had wooden frames created.  I got to reveal this on Create and Craft last year.
Well...I had so many enquiries regarding the frames that I thought I would arrange to have some made.
I can now make available two kits: the first one is for the frame on its own.
Ideal if you already own the Square Bracket Edge Box die template.  
This has been created in natural wood - it can be left like this, stained, varnished or painted.
The price is £12.50 but I'm afraid when I did my costing Mr Royal Mail wanted his share so the total including postage and packing will be £17.50
The second kit comes complete with 25 boxes already cut/embossed - they just need to be assembled.
The boxes measure 1 3/4 inch square when assembled.
I've put together a Summer theme here using My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline papers.
This is how it looks with 25 very pretty boxes - I've left them undecorated, blank - no inking although the temptation was there! I'm thinking if you are having a Summer party, barbecue, 
children's party, wedding - you could fill them with going-home treats.
All the cardstock and patterned paper offcuts will be included in case you would 
like to decorate your boxes, perhaps a butterfly...!

Here it is photographed outside...
and here is a 'hazard' of outdoor photography!
The second kit including frame and 25 cut/embossed boxes is £25 (with postage and packing totals £30)
Later this year I will be putting together another Christmas advent frame with new papers - it may be that you would like to change boxes at that time. I think the frame is so useful, it seems a shame to only use it at Christmas, it could be on show all year round.
Any further questions or if you would like to place an order please email me:
Thank you friends, take care.


Linda (Lindyloo) said...

I adore this Christine and have done since the moment you first showed it months and months ago.
I would love one, but I have to admit this is the die set that is on my wish list at the moment as I want to make them for my children so it makes sense for me to buy the dies asap as I have four children!!
I do, however, want to thank you so much for the wonderful idea and inspiration.
Big hugs Linda xx

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, I love this I have my little boxes prepared and now I can finish my project with the box frames. I will be in touch soon.


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, thank you for this! It is adorable and I remember thinking the same when I saw the original one on C&C, email on it's way! Carole Z X

Debs said...

I loved this when I first saw it on C&C - I'm off to e-mail you now
Thanks Christine
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Kim said...

Hi Christine
I just love this idea, I will defiantly be in touch with my order as soon as I get home from my holidays. I used these little boxes for after dinner mints last Christmas, they worked very well.


Kim x

nattyboots said...

I have to admit i missed this show ,but i love the idea so good for children to choose a box each day with a magical surprise hidden within . Elaine H X

Sarah said...

I love Advent calendars and I really like the idea of boxes for other occasions too. Halloween boxes for trick or treaters would be cute. I may have to get this die! Can you tell me how big the boxes are?
Sarah. Xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. This is a great idea I love both the frame and boxes,will be in touch very soon. x.

Hope and Chances said...

Just to let you know - I've updated the blog to confirm that the boxes measure 1 3/4 inch square when assembled :) xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,

This is a wonderful idea. I have three grandchildren which would make it very expensive for me, however my husband was a carpenter so I'm sure he can make these for me so I may nick your idea.
Have a good day.


hazel young said...

OOOO lovely Christine loving the miss caroline papers and the kit is a fabulous idea xx hazel

Sue Yorkshire said...

Christine this is wonderful. I have no need for it at the moment but I think the idea is fabulous and it looks so nice too.

Sue xxx

Redanne said...

Oh Christine, this is absolutely gorgeous, I really, really love it and if I did not already have something similar - which cost much more I have to say, I would love one too. You have done a great job putting this kit together. Anne x

nmty said...

Hi christine - what a fab set these are, well done. I will be emailing for a frame shortly.

take care

Sarah said...

Thankyou for adding the box measurements...die added to my wish list!!

Craftychris said...

I love this. When finances allow I will be in touch xx

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
It's great to see the two kits available to purchase. Will definitely be in touch when I've saved up.
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Love the idea, I did see the Christmas one on your blog and on C & C. I have been thinking of getting the box die, I've now made up my mind! Will purchase frame once I have purchased the die. Thank you and best wishes. Carolyn x

Sarah said...

Wow! Christine what an amazing project!

Sarah x

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