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Topic: A bushel of felt christmas flower pins & recycled christmas card boxes  (Read 5366 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008 07:06:32 PM »

What an awesome idea on both counts!  I love them!
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008 01:56:15 AM »

those are so funa nd festive!!!! I also love the way you re-used the christmas cards from years past for gift boxes. They are all so beautiful and perfect! thanks for the link so we can all make some!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2008 02:53:50 AM »

love your flower pins and love the boxes. I hate to be a dumb @#$, but could you explain alittle more in depth how you did the boxes? I looked at the web site you posted but it wasnt clear to me. TFS, beautiful job!!! Janie
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008 07:08:13 AM »

OK - Here is what you do:
1. Lay card out open, using a ruler or straight edge on the inside edge, make a crease about 1/4", fold in'
2. put a small bead of glue about on that edge, fold card back in half, set something heavy on top (I usually do about 10 or so and use some large binder clips) wait a little while until dry
3. trim the hanging over part with scissors
4. using a dinner plate (or tupper wear lid - something about the size of a dinner plate), line up the plate with the edge of the card, trace with a pencil from edge to edge (the plate will give you the perfect cruve), trim with scissors
5. turn plate on top of card the other way (so that the cruve is going down) and using a stylus, bonefolder, end of a paint brush (or I have found that a small crochet hook works good) crease along the edge of the plate (your line should meet up with the edge of the curve you cut), do that on all sides, front and back
6. pop open box, fold in all sides along the creases
I hope that makes sense, If I get some time I will try to do a step by step picture tutorial.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2008 10:47:33 AM »

Love all the Christmas flowers in lovely festive colours - but I think I love the packaging more! Great idea, and thank you for the tute link Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2008 12:37:22 PM »

wow lovely!
what dies did you use?
These would work for me too, i can see hair accessories!

it is actually a combination of 4 different flower dies, I just cut a huge pile of different flower parts and started layering away.
and I did make some little hair clips out of some smaller ones
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008 12:50:05 PM »

Yes, I can definitely see how those would be great hair clips!  Very neat idea!  The boxes are fantastic too...we have a million wedding cards and I don't want to throw them away but I haven't found a use for all of them yet!  I'll have to try that with some of the ones that didn't make it into the scrapbook!  Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2008 01:59:08 PM »

oh i love the flowers!!!
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2008 10:41:02 PM »

well executed idea!!
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2008 06:35:35 AM »

hey i just made a pill box, it worked! i used my bone scorer to crease the first fold firmly to save having to put under anything heavy and used double sided tape to save glue drying waiting time, I just cut the strip into a thinner strip.
I popped in a small gift, santa choccies and a pic of my kidlets for the fridge and hey presto gift done!
its so awesome!  Grin
I am going to make some up ready to fill with handmade gingerbread and some chocolates for gifting on the day.
I wish i had this idea before school broke up here the kids would have loved to get their candy treats in them!!
next year!
I am using up some leftover new cards from last year and I plan to buy some reduced ones for next year.
I am also using some cards I have made for birthday boxes as i make a lot of jewellery and little girly things like scrunchies  for my nieces and this will be perfect!!
I am tempted to make some for partyprize boxes for my sons party friday!
thankyou!
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