Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring is coming, right???

This is the view from my front door right now. Yesterday, it was 52. Today, it is snowing. Fortunately, we are on the edge of the storm, so we are only supposed to get a few inches. But if March comes in like a lion, isn't it supposed to go out like a lamb??
Here is what I have been working on for the last few days. Not steadily, thank goodness! That would be pitiful. It's an acetate box. It's 2 inches square and 3 1/2 inches tall. As you can see by the second photo, it holds 7 peppermint patties comfortably.
You can find the pattern in this thread. I used last week's color combo from SCS: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Basic Gray. Love it, love it, love it! I stamped Seeing Spots on the acetate (AKA transparency sheets) using White StazOn. The stamp has a tendency to slide a little on the acetate, so a quick up-and-down motion with no hard pressing is best. I let it sit for a while to dry thoroughly before scoring. The acetate is adhered to the bottom piece with Sticky Strip. For the tag, I used Tagger's Dozen. Next time, I'll make the loop for the tag a little shorter.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Seeing Spots, Tagger's Dozen; Paper: acetate (non SU), Whisper White, Soft Sky; Ink: White StazOn, Soft Sky, Basic Gray marker; Accessories: small and large tag punches, hole punch, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

6 comments:

kraftykathy1 said...

very fun project and combining stamping with chocolate always a win=win. hope Spring comes to stay for good.

Marilyn said...

Very cute box Jana - love anything with chocolate!! Thanks for sharing the link for the directions!

Emily said...

Oh, this is cute! TFS!

Beedubya said...

I love this! I'm always looking for innovative ways to use acetate and you've just provided it! Beautiful. I love the rest of your stuff on your blog too! Lots to look at and admire. Bravo!

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Great project! Regarding the snow...are you sure you don't live in Ohio? Looks like our crazy weather! :-D

Nicole said...

Love this box, Jana! Thanks for also linking to the directions!