Last week two of my grandchildren came to see me and they wanted to 'make somefing' - my grandaughter announced that she wanted to make a jewellery box! Now, thinking that was a little ambitious for a 2 and a half year old, I persuaded her and her 4 year old brother to do some stamping on a lunch bag and then cut out the letters in their name to stick on with the promise that Granny would make her a jewellery box. Working on the basis that a box made from card wouldn't last 5 minutes in the hands of a toddler I hunted around for a suitable box to decorate and found this (along with several others that have been sitting around in cupboards for a very long time). By pure chance the Scallop Circle die fitted perfectly so I cut one in Pretty in Pink DSP and glued this to the lid. I punched out some butterflies in cardstock and DSP, using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly, to decorate. The butterflies around the box were glued straight on but I thought the ones on top needed to be a bit more substantial so I covered them with Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. When they were dry I assembled them and added a Basic Rhinestone before fixing them to the lid. It must be the Granny in me because I don't like to give one without the other so I made this 'treasure chest' for my grandson with a similar box and decorated with the Owl Builder punch.
I have to say they were both thrilled with them and soon had them filled with treasure - albeit the jewellery box was soon home to micro machine cars rather than jewels! Before I left my grandaughter said 'Granny you're special' - I'm not too sure what she meant by that :0)