The Girl’s Loft

Have you seen Margie & her daughters have a new kit club, and they are putting out some super cute & useful kits. I’ve been playing with their September kit today –


This box is for Elizabeth and is going to hold jelly bellies for her AFTER she does work in her preschool workbook. I covered the apple with paper, sanded edges, then used my VERY beloved Fiskars drill to make the holes through the box lid and apple itself. Then I pulled a ribbon through (loosely), squirted some liquid adhesive in the space between box and apple, and then pulled the ribbon nice and tight.  


I’m seriously loving my apple box and I don’t want to give it up. I might make more – and I think I’ll make more for Christmas too. Oooh- and Valentines. The great thing about this is that E can totally open the lid by grabbing the apple. Much easier.


Then I got it in my head I wanted to make a little wall hanging (it’s about 9 x 6)


I have serious decor commitment issues, so I’m loving the idea of wall hangings that are paper so if they only last 1 or 2 years I don’t have to feel bad.


The only thing not in the kit is the Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas sheet I stitched everything onto (before adhering to red cardstock).


I’m really excited about how my experiment turned out. It didn’t take long either and was F to the UN. Now I’m working on this layout. (note: the ‘joy’ stamp has nothing to do with anything. I  got it for $1 at Michaels today and I guess I plopped it down right there but didn’t notice it until just now while blogging)


I’ll be sharing a few more Girl’s Loft projects here on my blog – but I’ll be sharing a whole lot more in Kits class. I got to use their Debut kit for that (July), and oh how much fun I had.

Well – back to creating for tonight. Until next time –

11 thoughts on “The Girl’s Loft”

  1. That “Happy Fall” is just stinking cute. Seriously. It made my heart happy. The apple box is fantastic! MAY! Elizabeth is going to LOVE IT!

  2. Your blog is wonderful.. This is very cute.. can’t wait to see the other versions you make of this box.

  3. Great idea to make paper decor. I did a project out of paper 3 years ago and it’s still good as new. I don’t imagine that all projects i make are going to last that long, but that’s the beauty of it like you said.

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