Do you ever have a weekend where you feel like you actually got a lot accomplished off the to-do list? I felt that way Sunday evening… got lots of little chores around the house done this weekend. Plus, major accomplishment, I finally started tackling the disaster that is my garage. When we had our slab leak last year, the garage became the default catch-all place for boxes when they came back from storage. I worked really hard last year to get them emptied and the items either put away or moved to a donate pile. But, I had eight boxes that I never got around too. I did four of them this weekend! I’m pretty proud of myself for finally starting this project I’ve been avoiding for about a year. Yay me!
On to today’s project… one of our mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. These have been really popular for gift giving. They are a good size for a small gift, gift card, cash, or treat.
My favorite way to decorate these boxes is with a band that wraps around the entire box. I glue one end of the paper to the other, so the band can just slide off the box rather than ripping it apart. I also make sure the seam is always on the top of the box. Then I cover it with my label so you can’t even see the seam. Plus this keeps the back side of the box looking neat too.
I had a funny accident happen when I was stamping my label. I first stamped the “sweet as a peach” in Pale Papaya and it turned out to be way too light. I did my best to line it up again and stamp it once again in Calypso Coral right over the top. You can see that I was off by just a hair. It gives the sentiment a two-tone effect. I’m sure I couldn’t never recreate this same look in a million years. And, if I had used my Stamparatus, the Coral would have been stamped in the exact same place as the Papaya.
I hope you’re enjoying the peach projects because I’ve got more coming your way very soon!