Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Note Boxes

Well, the sun shone yesterday all day long, probably trying to make up for lost time!  It looks like it will be the same today!
I made these note boxes last week. Here in Germany, it is custom to take a *Mitbringsel* - a little present if you visit someone, and I thought these little boxes with stamped notes would do the job. I have tried to use cardstock and notes in coordinating colours. I have put about 100 notes in each box, and have stamped the top 20 or so. The tutorial for the box can be found here. I have taken 2 pics of each box, one from the front, and one from above. (Hmm, just in case you didn't fathom it out for yourself!)










Hope you all have a good day, and hope the sun is shining for you, too! Take care, and thanks for dropping in!

27 comments:

  1. These are a great idea, and will make lovely presents! Love the variety of papers and stamps! Have a lovely day! Sarah

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  2. Love the boxes & and the stamped note cards...
    such sweet , wonderful gifts! :]
    You are so creative, Valerie.

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  3. All of the boxes are beautiful Valerie and such a terrific idea as a gift. Always great to see what you have made

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. So beautiful - wish you were visiting me!!
    Juliax

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  5. Fabulous little gifts, when are you dropping by I'll pop the kettle on! XOXO Zoe

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  6. I'm coooooooooooooooooooooooooooming!

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  7. These are all just gorgeous Valerie and must have taken an age to make too with all the contents and detail.
    The sun is shining here too yippee! Has been lovely since Monday but don't know how long it will last with the Olympic start up looming.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Beautiful and what a great idea! I am sure the recipients will love them...you can visit me anytime if you come bearing gifts like those! x

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  9. These are gorgeous Valerie! What a great idea, love how you trimmed the boxes and the ribbon looks so elegant. Love how you stamped the pages too, really great idea, (it bears repeating)! I am off to see the tutorial on these.

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  10. A lovely idea Valerie, they're all beautiful. I might be MIA over the next week as we're off on our hols but will visit when I can. Take care, hope the sun keeps shining. Suze xx

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  11. What a thoughtful and usefull gift. Someone will be very pleased.
    Hugs Lynn

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  12. What beautiful gifts Valerie, I love how everything matches, and the ribbons are the perfect finishing touch. It's nice and warm here today, but no sunshine - I don't care, at least it's not raining x

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  13. Love those note boxes, perfect little gifts! Enjoy your good weather, Hugs, Barb

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  14. these would make adorable presents!

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  15. Gorgeous note boxes., its a lovely idea to take a visiting gift, so thoughtful.
    Yvonne x

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  16. What a great gift idea and so lovely for someone to receive! These are stunning! Glad you had some sunshine and I hope it stays around for a bit!

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  17. There are really pretty--you can come visit me anytime!

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  18. Hi Val, so happy to hear you are finally seeing some sunshine. We need rain badly, trying to sprinkle but a drop or two here and there isn't cutting it.
    Love your box with notes, hmmmm might make a nice gifty at Christmas. Thanks for posting the link. You made some gorgeous ones here.
    Lesley♥

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  19. Wow Val... I love your note boxes... they are so pretty... and just love the gorgeous stamped notepaper too... what beautiful gifts...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  20. Hi Valerie. These are beautiful and such a fabulous gift idea.
    Hugs, Florence xxx

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  21. Wonderful gift idea! And I love the stamps you've used.
    Hugs xx

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  22. What a great idea and beautifully crafted, so much better than taking cake or flowers when you visit these are so pretty.

    Marie

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  23. I just love these - such thoughtful gifts and even more so because they're hand made - love the ribbon addition to each. Thanks for continuing to send good thoughts my way for my son.

    And, I'll let you in on a little secret - I don't actually turn 60 until Dec 21, but who wants to add another party to attend in Dec? So I had it now so we could have it outside - it was perfect! When I actually turn 60 I plan to do it with infinite style! :)

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  24. Lovely idea and they are just superb, when are you going to vist? LOL xxx

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  25. dear Val,
    such sweet boxes and little cards. What pretty gifts. t/c, gerri

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