I’ve been fighting it… and now, there’s no stopping it! I have to get ready for Christmas…. ALREADY! Somewhere along the way, I picked up the nickname, the Box Lady! At every craft fair, I hear it at least twice. “Oh! You’re the box lady!” Anyway, this week, I am starting to gear up for “craft fair season” (did you hear the deep echo-y voice that said that?? I know I heard it… I think I heard a crash of thunder too!). Craft fair season is my busiest time of year. The projects are made by the bushels and it takes a LOT of time and prep to get ready for these. This year, instead of waiting until October, I am starting early! I was inspired with this little beauty by a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.com. It was a lotion and nail file box. Well, I altered it… completely! I didn’t have lotion and nail files… but I did have hand sanitizers. Brilliant! *giggles*
Now, this isn’t the finished product. I will probably roll a wheel over the box… It’s the prototype! Typically, I use a lot of retired product for craft fairs… This item is no exception. I used Lucky Limeade card stock, Lucky Limeade ink and Be of Good Cheer DSP… the ribbon is Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots. Now, everything else is current. Here’s what I used:
- Very Merry Tags
- Mosaic Punch
- 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
- Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents
- Linen Thread
So, what inspires you? What is it that makes you get out of your chair and stamp? Please post into the comments! I would love to hear what you have to say!