Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The New Pledge - I'll Never Buy A Box Again!

See this cute little pile of boxes?
I made them.
In minutes.
Using my own paper stash.

A few weeks ago I tested out the Crafter's Companion Ultimate Cardmaking system. I thought I would only need the card making parts of this amazing tool. Turns out I want to learn how to make everything!

Sara, the inventor of this tool was back on The Shopping Channel last week and we got to spend a whole day together. She had amazing samples and I was desperate to get a little time to see what I could make.
These are the first three boxes I have ever made. NO MEASURING. The board does all the math. Having watching the inventor demo it 6-8 times I was starting to think I had already made some boxes. But I hadn't so yesterday I made time to see if I could become a box maker. I have a whole new set of extra thick 3 Birds card stock which I will be launching soon. These boxes are going to make good samples since I used those new papers to make these first boxes.

An hour later, I was pulling out leather paper so I could create a special box for the Poufs (c) I make.
Finally, a perfect presentation box. I'll never buy a box again!

You need a good thick card stock if you want to score lines to make boxes. Glancing at my stash, it occurred to me that some of the paper sets I have came with beautifully printed thick covers. So I cut those covers up....which means I am recycling now too! I am using card stock which would ordinarily be trashed.

Aren't these boxes gorgeous? From what most of us would consider the advertising on the cover of the stack!

Then I started pulling out ribbon.
Don't ask. The studio is a disaster and I am only interested in making more boxes.....


Kathyk said...

Sounds like something I'd better not try then as my craft area is already like a train wreck!! but your boxes are fabulous! and already looking so professional


Leslie Jane Moran said...

So. I got the Crafter's Companion because I had to. I'm interested in making those cardstock envelopes that are popping up all over the place, sewing them etc. Is that a NEW Pouf I spy in one of your latest boxes??? Just bought my ticket for the One of a Kind too! Have fun in the workshop little elf! :)

SaraDavies said...

Lovely boxes Carmi! Great work - great to see you've got to grips with the Ultimate! You'll have to progress onto shaped boxes next, then wedge boxes, bonbon boxes, explosion boxes... they are all on the DVD - you'll have loads of fun!

Eileen Bergen said...

I LOVE this tool. PLEASE Tell us when it is available in the U.S.

I'm following, so I'll be sure to see a notice.

I love your boxes!