WOYWW 122 – boxes galore.


I have been making boxes – lots and lots of boxes.  It will eventually be something but it’s not there yet.  Stuff just keeps getting in the way. And I keep changing my mind.  I didn’t have enough ribbon to wrap the 12 little boxes so I tried using a variety of similar colours and don’t like it.  I really like the scallop trim like on the bottom boxes so I will be spending the day removing the ribbon and replacing it with the scallops and a smaller band of ribbon. I need to work out a little technical hitch, but I’ve had an idea and hopefully will be able to sort that out. If I can’t mange to finish this week I’ll take it along to the crop on Saturday and finish it there.

If you want a inspirational weekly trip around worldwide workdesks, The Stamping Ground is the place to spend your Wednesdays.  And it’s worth popping in other days as well – I spotted Julia’s review of the Clearly Better stamp pad for clear stamps and I have to say it is ACE.  Got two, black and brown, and am well impressed with the rich dark image on even the most stubborn stamps (and yes, I did the sanding them lightly, rubbing with an eraser or rubber cement pick-up square, and stamping with Staz-on and letting it dry before using other inks, and that all helped but these inks give an impression akin to Memento ink with a red rubber stamp, with very few drop outs from the start) and glad to hear Shopkeeper Gal is ordering the range.

Happy Wednesday, y’all!


20 thoughts on “WOYWW 122 – boxes galore.

  1. Verrrrry pretty – I like the scalloping too. Is this for advent? Gracious. Again!

  2. Little boxes… little boxes…. they look fabulous so I hope you let us see the finished project!

  3. What a beautiful boxes you’ve made. I love all the different colours. I think they are both perfect, the ones with and without scallop. And what a wonderful collection of ribbons 😀
    Bye, Franka

  4. Ooh, I’m intrigued! This box thing is….. a mystery…. Well, it’ll be done soon enough eh?

    See, you managed three layouts at the crop – though I’m equally confused as to whether or not a double LO actually counts as one rather than two. To me, it’s one, but Julia said opposite. Oh well, doesn’t matter eh?

  5. Love the boxes. I was just on vacation and had a little 30 minute class on making boxes. The lid fits all the way down to the bottom of the box. It was pretty straightforward and I just thought of all the designed papers I have at home to make lovely little boxes. Thought I’d make flowers out of old books for the top!

    This WOYWW was perfect timing!!!

    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Gorgeous papers on those little boxes!! Can’t wait to see what they are for.

  7. That looks intriguing! Lovely colours too.

  8. Happy WOYWW day to you. What a fabulous lot of boxes … they are so cute. Shame that you have to change all that ribbon again but I know what it’s like … you’ll not be happy until they are all just right. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #75

  9. Lol that’s a lot of boxes, you must have the patience of a saint! Love the ribbony goodness too, especially that real colour.

    Brenda 67

  10. Those boxes look fab! I’m very intrigued to see what you do with them!!

  11. nice looking boxes. Can’t wait to see what you are going to do with them. Thanks or sharing. Vickie

  12. You’ve got me singing the song now…’Little boxes, little boxes, little boxes made of ticky tacky’. I hope I’m not the only one too old to remember it 🙂
    A x

  13. That’s one lovely stack of boxes, really sweet. But I couldn’t drag my eyes away from that stash of ribbony goodness.. the colours are my favourite shade. I want to get my hands in there and play!!
    Hugs, LLJ xx

  14. Absolutely love your boxes wouldnt be for an advent calendar would it!Will have to check out those inks as just love my memneto,and archival inks
    Have fab wedensday and a creative week .Pop by as i have candy on offer until 26th
    hugs Judex9

  15. I love all yoru boxes… I read Julia’s review of the Clearly Better inks an bought some too, I must admit that I agree with all of the above!
    Have a great day
    Chrissie #28

  16. Love the boxes – how annoying to have put ribbon around them all and then not like it – that happens to me all the time! – still at least you have decided now to take them off and what to restart with, half the time I end up putting things to one side for ages until the inspiration hits me on how to make them better! Not tried one of those new ink pads yet – enjoy your crop.

  17. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with those boxes, because it’s hard to imagine them looking any more amazing than it is at the moment. Great desk. Oh, and when I have a stubborn clear stamp, I ink it with VersaMark before using dye ink. Seems to help the ink stick to the stamp nicely. Just a thought.

    cheers, rachel #21

  18. ohoo I was very worried then coz I couldn’t see any boxes! (no pictures at all anywhere! )and then,there they were. Fabulous, love the whole idea of them, Now going to spy the vid! Have a great week, happy woyww

    the bottom gravatar thing won’t delete! It’s old, when I was first trying to make a blog and gave up!!

  19. Those are great boxes and fabulous colours…and you have to do what feels right – so scallop away… I fancy a sniff at those inks too…
    Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 11)

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