Friday, March 19, 2010

Step Friendship Box

Hello Friends! How is your day going? Good I hope!

I have a special project to share with you today! It is a Step Friendship Box! The "step" part is on the inside! Little mini drawers to fill with goodies and/or personal notes.

This was a rather lengthy project but one I love doing. I have made several of these and they are always a much appreciated gift.

I started with a piece of pink card stock which I stamped with a flourish image to make the background. I then cut cardboard panels to size and glued them to the backside of the stock. This step is much like covering a book or album. I chose a coordinating DP and covered the inside of the box. I made sure to leave space between the panels so the box would fold easily. I made the four drawers and attached them in "step" fashion to the inside. I used sticky strip for this to be sure I got a good hold.I also made a box for the top of the project. I then used my Cuttlebug dies to make the embellishments. The inside sentiment was computer generated. I added velcro closures to the overlapping panel to assure the box stayed squared and closed. The finishing touch was organdy ribbon tied around the box and into a pretty bow.

A tutorial for one version of this type box can be found at Life As Lou, She calls it a Magic Box. The version I like best came from a German website which is no longer available. If any of you would like a copy of those directions, I will be happy to mail it to you. The directions are in German but the dimensions and paper cuts are in English. You can figure out what they are doing from the pictures. Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can!! I used the basic instructions and created my own size of the box.

Thank you so very much for your visit today! You are always welcome here! Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Blessings to you,
Vicki
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16 comments:

  1. YIKES! this turned out GORGEOUS! and I know how tedious this project is.....you nailed it! I threw mine away after spending a TON of time on it during a SU retreat....one of the few (maybe the only) project I ever tossed !!!
    GF, I bow to your patience (love ya !!)

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  2. WOW! This is the coolest thing ever! It's beautiful!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I agree these are a lot of work, but yours is beautiful. Big hugs to ya!

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  4. very pretty indeed. love the way you did the little boxes.

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  5. WOW... THAT'S NEAT!
    I love it!
    Sue.

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  6. Wow, that amazing. Love the pink!

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  7. WOW this is amazing!!!! Love your papers, and the boxes-wonderful job!!!

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  8. Wow! this is a fantastic project! I'm very impressed!

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  9. This is terrific vicki!! I love everything about this! wonderful job. :)

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  10. Love this!
    I've never tried to make one. Now I might need to!

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  11. Totally amazing, this is so cool, thanks for the link and instructions!

    Pretty project! Glitterbee hugs!

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  12. Vicki this box is so cool. What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This box is just amazing Vicki! Every little detail is perfect, it must have taken a long time to do, you did an amazing job! I'm in total awe of this project!

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  14. Wow- this is outstanding!!! I love everything about it- you have been busy! I have always wanted to make one of these. The drawers in this are awesome, and I love how it opens up!

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  15. Good heavens what am amazing project, looks very complicated to make and what fabulous colours, wonderful gift for someone special

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