February 22, 2008

Specimen Box

I scored one of the small Martha Stewart specimen boxes at Ms the other day on sale (I bought the butterfly punch with my coupon). I've been wanting to make a knock off of one of these. I saw over on Ali Edwards blog. I just loved it when I saw it and plus it allowed me to use a bunch of different paper. I needed a present for my no. 1 D's b'day and I thought this was perfect for her. I wanted her to remember how she is a free as a butterfly to follow her dreams everytime she looks at it. Plus, she just got a new apartment and it's a little sumpin' sumpin' for a housewarming for her new pad. Mine is much smaller and not near as nice or symmetrical as the original (I tried but I whipped it up the morning of her b'day, as usual, no time). Actually mine pales in comparison...but it's so pretty and I want to make another one for me. I am sure my friend Michelle is going to love this being the bio major that she is. I think it is 5"x5" in size. One of the little butterflies has a bird on it because my daughters nick name is lilibird. Pronounced leeleebird.


michelle g. said...

I do love it! That punch is really cool -I like having a beautiful butterfly display without having to kill real butterflies, and this way you can also pick the color combo. Maybe I'll do one with different flowers, as I am a plant geek...or different microbes (jumbo sized), like pond scum, those little guys are pretty cool looking under the microscope.

michelle g. said...

You are just trouble. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

What A CUTE idea!! That is really great looking..I never saw the boxes. I need to get back in the swing of things.


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