The Some Days collection tells us about everyday life, the real one, the one that is not always easy in these times of health crisis: the phrase "today was a struggle" inspired me to create a little cookie jar, to keep on hand, in which I'll dive after a hard day to find a little comfort 😉
I start with the lid: for pizzazz and because I love this lemon print, I choose the Make Lemonade sheet. I cut a 6X6 inch square. On my marking board, I draw a line at ½, 1 ½, 4 ½ and 5 ½. I repeat this marking on the second side. I cut my window using a die from the Shaker Tags set. I cut off the excess pieces of paper. I get this:
I fold and glue the edges of my lid. Inside, I place a piece of rhodoid so that you can see the little cookies through...
For the bottom part of the box, I cut a piece of plain cardstock 8 inches square. I draw a line at 2 ½ and 5 ½ inches. I cut and raise the sides then glue them down. I don't remove any pieces of the cardstock, the paper lined on the sides will strengthen the box. I play around with gluing the sides so the lid will fit properly on the bottom of the box.
I then move on to the deco: I use the Leafy Branch die. I keep the inside of the leaves so that it is more visible. A nice slice of lemon in the ephemera bag, a puffy sticker and a piece of string bring volume and color to my little box !
I put some delicious shortbread in it ... here, if I ate one now! 😉
Beautiful day to all !