Technique Lover’s Challenge: Out of the Box


I made some time to stamp this morning. I had wanted to do the Whiff of Joy sketch challenge, but then I saw Lynn’s SCS Technique Challenge and thought I’d pair the two. Lynn’s challege was to create an orgami box. You can see the directions and PDF template HERE. I actually needed a little box like this (explained below). I used Cosmo Cricket’s Chemistry Paper. I got mine from Sweet Lindsey at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. The box is approximately 5″ square and 2″ deep. The instructions were easy-peasy and it can be made with 2 sheets of 12×12 cardstock.


Last week I missed my monthly book club lunch due to a last minute conference call. I also had completely forgotten that I had volunteered  to bring dessert this month. I had made this big production (I know, my real-life friends are having trouble understanding that I would make a big production out of anything!?) My poor, poor book club lady friends – they had no dessert last Wednesday. It never even occurred to me until Wednesday night on my way to church that I had left them high and dry without chocolate. I feel terrible. My solution is to take each of them some chocolate chip cookies sometime this week. Now, we’ll see if I can actually get it done… but wouldn’t this box be so cute with the Willow with Cookies stamped image?


Remember the weekend shopping trip I was so pumped up for? It was a fabulous day! I got the best piece of furniture for my stamping room, as well as some cool organizational stuff. The furniture comes tomorrow via Daddy’s Delivery!! (I live so far out in the boonies – the mailman is the only one that delivers here <eyeroll>) I can’t wait for Mom & Dad to pull up and unload the pickup truck. I have another piece that won’t be here until Friday, so hopefully over the weekend I can show pictures of my space. I promised that months ago, but honestly it’s such a weird space and nothing has seemed to work, thus far. I’m so excited to see it all pull together and share because I think it might work for several other addicts out there!!

I need to get back to work. Thanks for stopping by!

15 responses to “Technique Lover’s Challenge: Out of the Box

  1. This is just beautiful, my friend. BEAUTIFUL! Color me impressed!

  2. What a fabulously pretty and detailed box!! I LOVE this, Lori!!

  3. This is wonderful!! Love all that stitching and these yummy colors! Can’t wait to see your fun shopping finds!
    hugs, Jami

  4. Love it and yes it would be perfect for the cookies. Can’t wait to see the delivery, I too live in the boonies..but do get some deliveries..but places like IKEA are hours away..make sure to post pictures, as I love to see what people get for their craft room and do to organize!

  5. OH MAN!!! What an awesome box! And… how PERFECT to fill it with homemade chocolate chip cookies! YUM! What kind of furniture did you get? :)

  6. So very cute. I bet the recipients will love it…
    Can’t wait to see your finds. I’m glad you had fun on your adventure…
    Hugs from Michigan

  7. Love the box, you did an amazing job. Can’t wait to see your new furniture. Shopping for anything stamping related is the only kind of shopping I like.

  8. WOW> your box is really pretty.

  9. How adorable is your little creation! I love making boxes and this one is so cute!

  10. This is super sweet! Love the image and all of the fun details!

  11. That is one sweet box, cookies or not. Anyone would love to get one! Glad to hear your shopping day was fun and successful. We are eager to see how you are going to set up your stamping space. I really have to get serious about mine. I have images stamped and colored, but my space is such a mess I can’t finish my Valentine projects. I’m a bad girl!

  12. P.S. I added you to my blog list! I hope that is okay! I was shocked to see that I hadn’t added you! I am a slow girl! I am getting it done slowly but surely! Love your stuff!

  13. Hi Lori :) What a darling box and design! I LOVE it!! I so have to get me some of these images stamps, thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

  14. Lori, this is just absolutely adorable! I can almost smell the chocolate chip cookies…oh yah, you haven’t made them yet…must be Willow! Ü

    You know, if you’re on a spending spree (ahem, the new furniture??!), what’s a few sheckles for the Top Note die, eh?!

    Have a good one!

  15. Man oh man, I wish you left me high & dry without choc, and I was on your delivery list! LOL This is GORGEOUS. Very neat project, and you are a very sweet girl!

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