Saturday, August 28, 2010

Easel Box

Hi!! I'm back with my next project!! I love the easel cards I've been seeing around...thought I'd give it a try as a box. Click here for the pattern. Cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. Apply double stick tape on the 4 tabs. Below is a picture of the box closed (tied shut with a ribbon):




And here's a picture of the box opened:



This side view shows how the easel part works:



Of course, I had to do one for the holidays:



If you look closely, you can see where I've been having fun with Flower Soft (to make the stocking look fluffy). I wonder if it comes in brown...that might work well on the bear!!



I can imagine handing these out at the office for your co-workers to keep on their desks!!! Are you starting to get your holiday mojo? This next card is a little departure from the easel boxes, but I threw it in today because I was playing around with my "chick" stamps and wanted to share it. The only new stamps are the chick carrying the candy cane and the "Friend for all seasons" stamp...the rest are from previous releases. When I was designing my holiday line, I noticed that I had a chick stamp for every season but winter. Then I thought..."friend for all seasons" and knew I had to do a winter chick!! Here's the card:



Here's the giveaway for today (I know the 3 chick stamps are not new...but, how could I break up the set???):



To win these stamps, leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Sunday, August 29...tell me a little about your "friend for all seasons". I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Monday, August 30.

42 comments:

Cyn said...

I love these stamps. My "friend for all seasons" is Sabrina. She is with me thick or thin. If I win I would like to give these stamps to her.

Thanks Jean for the giveaway!
Cyn

Kacie said...

Cute projects! I am lucky to have many "friends for all seasons" but the best one is my hubby! Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps!!!

Jenny said...

So cute as usual Jean! Love your idea of combining all the chicks together. Love all your new stamps.

Jenny

Anonymous said...

So cute! The doggie is going to by my new favorite stamp.....at least until your next release of stamps! :)
Christy T.

MC said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern for the easel box. I think I will use it for Halloween treats for co-workers. My friend for all seasons is my husband.

Regina said...

Oh, the easel box is great! Fantastic! And the "friends for all seasons" are cute!
Thanks for the chance to join.
Regina

Beth said...

I love those little chicks! My "friend for all the seasons" is my bff, my 13 year old niece, Jenny Beth. She loves to come over and have "craftapaloozas" and watch movies. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love your new stamps! It's been 25 years of "seasons" and my husband is still best friend! Through all the falls and sunny summers, he's been there.

Gracie W.

GlendaU said...

Great project! You always come up with the cutest ideas! My friend for all seasons is my family. So I guess it should be friends for all seasons! lol! Thanks again for another chance to win your cute stamps! I just love Christmas stamps!

Miri Lee said...

My friend for all seasons is Michelle. We've been friends for 27 years and she's been on the mainland for about 25 of those years! We've been through it all!

Dawn said...

Hi Jean...thanks for another chance to win your new stamps. My "Friend for All Seasons" is my friend Sharyn. I can tell her anything. We work at the same school but hardly see each other.

What a GREAT project!

Laurie said...

Love your stamps and thanks for sharing the easel box pattern. Everything is toooo cute My "friend for all seasons" is my husband.

Anonymous said...

Love your new craft project; great use of an old project (easel) and making it into something new to use. My two favorite "friends for all seasons" is my best friend, Marbeth, who's been with me through thick and thin and my bestest buddy, my son, Ethan, who loves me no matter what. Thanks for chance to win some great stamps!

Linda said...

Hey Jean! Love these chicks! My friend for all seasons is my BFF Kyoko! No matter what happens in our lives, we get through it together. We've gone through births and deaths together and will grow old and gray together! Kyoko says that we will be in the same nursing home together, yelling at each other across the hall ... heehee!!! Enjoy your weekend!

kraftkat said...

Your chicks card is so sweet...love the composition. My friend for all seasons would be my hubby, too. He drove me around to help me finish up my craft project today

Anonymous said...

Love your stamps. My friend for all seasons is my daughter. Love her to no end and neva a dullmoment with her. Thanks, janet

Anonymous said...

I have 3 friends for all seasons. We're known as "The Divas" and have been best buds since the 2nd grade - we're 59 now! And we all share the love of crafting! Love your stamps and plan to add the new designs to my collection! Thank you!

Mona

Brenda said...

I can't wait to give your easel box a try! And those chicks are adorable! My "friends for all seasons" would have to be my daughters... all 4 of them! They are the love of my life... and hubby too!

Anonymous said...

OMG Jean! So cute. I think I might have to give this project a try. I'm thinking for my next thank you gift at school. My friend for all seasons is my mom. She's been there for me through all my ups and downs. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Jadee

carpediem said...

I definitely need to make some of the cute easel boxes! Would love to win the matching stamps! I have many friends for all seasons....they are always there when I need them! laura

Saskia said...

Ooooooh... those stamps are SOOOOOO cute!! My friend for all seasons is my knitted cat... Poekie... sometimes he's on my blog...Poekie loves to be in the garden, is looking after the tomatoes, but mostly sitting next to me at my crafting table ... always there for me!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Nikki said...

My friend Alicia loves all the cards that I stamp for her. I give them to her for Christmas and thru'out the seasons.

We laugh, we cry, we share.

Janet S said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE this easel box. How easy is that! You are so gracious to share your designs with us. As for my friend for all seasons, first and foremost is Christ Jesus, but my "earthly" friend is Kay. We have been friends since we were 10 years old. We love 500 miles apart, but still get together at least once a year when I am in her area visiting family. She's the best! Thanks for a chance to win this FAB set, too. I have my fingers, toes, eyes and legs crossed for this one! LOL

Janet S said...

OK, typo in my last post - we LIVE 500 miles apart. LOL

Lynne said...

Love this set. My friend for all seasons is Rachael. She always knows the right thing to say.

Anonymous said...

So darn cute!! I really want to win these!! Love your ideas!
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

Once again, cute projects and stamps. My friend for all season would have to be my "best friend" and husband. He is always so supportive and have always been there for me.

Thanks for the chance to win.
BJ

ShaniKulani said...

Another awesome idea!! Love the endless goodie & gift possibilities. I would have to say my two children are "my friends for all seasons" or "reasons". They always love me no matter what and I look at them and feel blessed that we are here together. With a DH deployed sometimes, it feels like we became more then parent and children. :) thanks for another cute giveaway and idea!!

Naya said...

Love the card that you made with the chicks. Gotta try your version of the easel box. My friends for all seasons are my stamping gang.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my gosh...are these cute or what???!!! I am going to have to make some of these! What cute new stamps and such a great idea to add the seasons sentiment. My friends for all seasons are my stamping buddies too!

kg said...

what a cute card, my friend for all seasons lives in MD and has been there always.

thank you for sharing once again great ideas.

CM2 said...

These are just too stinking cute, no wonder you can't break them up! :-) I have to agree with those commenting before me ... that my husband has been my best friend for 33 seasons! The spring and summer seasons of 2010 have been very difficult for both of us, but I hope Fall will be the start of improving health for him! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win your stamps! CM2

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Suzi said...

I have to start over because I forgot to tell you about my friend/s for all seasons. I've been mostly homebound on oxygen for several years, but my friends come play at my house and we just cut and paste and glue and glitter not matter the weather! Thank you for the adorable box. I've saved the template. Hope I can do it justice.

Jenny V. said...

I can't wait to give your easel box a try! GReat idea. These stamps are too cute. My friend of all seasons would be my friend Anna. She's my BF. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Fiona (Cri-Conut) said...

Hey Jean, I am always amazed by your designs! If you don't mind I"ll make them for our event for samples.

Thanks,
Penny

Brenda said...

Such a cute doggie! I didn't see him today at Cute Stuff, maybe already sold out, proof of his cuteness! My friend for all seasons is my wonderful husband!

Happy Stamper said...

The chicks are soooo cute! I'm so grateful to have friends for all seasons, but The friend for all seasons is my son. Thanks again for the chance to win those cute stamps.

Sam said...

I really like the cute chicks...You have such wonderful projects. Thank you for always sharing! My "friend for all seasons" would have to be my mom. She's always there for me when I need help...which is very often!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to try and make that easel box.
Love all your stamps.

val a

Trisha said...

Hi hi!
LUV your creations! Thank you for being so gracious with sharing your wonderful creations!
My friend for all seasons is my pal Julie. Even though we may not talk every week, or sometimes every month she is always there for me to lend a ear or make me smile! :o) thank u for being a "friend for all seasons" by sharing your gifts with us!!!

Trisha ;o)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card, I just love it!! Saw it a Cute Stuff where I did Carole's project. I am blessed to have many crafting friends, which I can send this card to. It is so cute and perfect saying. Love your stamps.