Stationery Box – Part Trois

Both my parents were school teachers and you know what that means - we pinched pennies. One of Dad's great tricks for furnishing our house was to get unfinished furniture and pimp it up. We had this great little desk painted olive green with some fancy drawer pulls Dad found at Bender Lumber Company. Then Mom found a desk blotter that at least looked leather. I did a lot of homework at that desk! The little florets on the desk pad and the color of Dad's desk were the inspiration for my stationery box.


To make the flower, I died the flowers from the Pretties Kits with the Rose Red and Cameo Coral re-inkers and added a Build-a-Brad button. The rest of the recipe for the outside is

  • Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper, Rose Red cardstock, and Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamps: Love Letters Alphabet, Polka Dot (background, retired)
  • Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
  • Misc: white organza ribbon, silver cord, circle scallop punch, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" circle punches

You'll find the instructions for making both the lid and inside of the box at Dannie Graves' site, here, and Jackie Topa's site, here.

The inside uses these additional ingredients:

  • Misc: that luscious Kiwi Kiss two-sided ribbon, Scallop Square Punch, 1-1/4" square punch
  • Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart, Rose Red
  • Ink: Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Rose Red

and the Sweet Stems stamp set, which is so much fun to use with the Raspberry Tart paper, Sunshine Garden Simply Stampin' Kit, and the new Sweetest Stem embosslit.



Sweet Comments

  1. love this box…it turned out great! the colors are fabulous! :)

  2. lesliemommy says:

    this is just beautiful. I think I will be using your idea for my clubbers!

  3. SWEET!

  4. Holy smoke – what a gorgeous project! This will make a beautiful gift!