Good Tuesday morning! Have you seen Elaine’s fantastic Magic Boxes on Splitcoaststampers and Pinterest? Better yet have you checked out the Magic Box blog? Wow! Elaine does some incredible work and I have been mesmerized. If you click on this link you will be taken to Something Wicked, the most incredible Halloween project I have ever seen.
My friend and DT teammate, Dina Kowal wrote me a couple of weeks ago and sent a link to Elaine’s Something Wicked project. We wrote back and forth commenting on what interesting and creative work it was and how in the world did she accomplish such magic. Before we knew it we had decided to challenge ourselves and each other to give the magic box a try. Please hop on over and check out Dina’s project on Mama Dini’s Stamperia.
OK. So I checked out Elaine’s Small Butterfly Box tutorial and was instantly terrified. The tutorial was written with metric measurements. Now, I don’t know about you but I have issues with our standard inch measurements. I am pretty good at making a paper flower but making precisely measured 3 D projects…..not so much! After calming myself, deep breathing to relax my trembling fingers, pulling out my strongest reading glasses and metal ruler here is what I came up with.
Note to self. Trying to get fancy and adding a fence to the outside walls of the box keep it from closing neatly and leaves ugly gaps.
I was a pretty happy girl when I put the box lid on and that it fit.
Second note to self….the fence on the inside walls may have worsened the gap problem. LOL!
The thing that made me the happiest was actually getting my butterflies to fly. Here is a little closer view of the butterflies hovering over the flower garden.
Ok. If I can make one of these anybody can. It really isn’t nearly as hard as it looks and I think I can do lots better the next time around. You definitely need to check out Elaine’s blog. And before you check out Elaine’s blog and get lost over there for an hour or two, remember to check out Dina’s project. Oh…. Be careful …because you going to get lost in Dina’s blog, too! You'd better go get a cup of coffee. You're going to be a while.
Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you week is going well.
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