Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pat in the Box!

Welcome to another Wednesday!!

Today I'd like to introduce you to a lovely Diva from Utah - Pat Washburn.

When I first joined Utah Divas International Pat was one of the first to email me privately and welcome me to the Diva's. She has since been there for me when I needed help and over the past few months I have been struggling with lots of headaches and she offered to help me with some aromatherapy which I truly appreciate.

One thing I love about being part of the Diva's is the fact that we are just not online acquaintances but we become good friends and family to each other.

Here is Pat's intro ....

Hi, my name is Pat Washburn. I am one of the really lucky Divas. I live in Riverton, Utah just 1/2 mile from Max! I was so fortunate to choose Max as my Demo when I moved here from Kentucky 2 1/2 years ago. I have loved knowing her and became a Demo under her last May.

I will celebrate 40 years of marriage to a wonderful man (David) the end of March. We have 6 great children and 5 wonderful in-law children (our youngest is not married yet) who have given us 15 fabulous grand children - with one more due the end of May. I am lucky enough to live near ten of those sweet little people (the oldest here is 7yrs the youngest is 7 months).

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! way back when they started, but I never caught the "bug" until about 8 years ago when I moved to Kentucky for my husband's job. I fell in with a great group of "addicts" who got me "hooked" big time. I now feel deprived if I can't stamp at least an hour a day (and usually more - we are now retired). I have fallen in love with all kinds of paper crafting and love making stamped gifts like the box of gift cards shown here.

Thanks for looking and for being the great group of support you are for this "unrepentant addict!"

Here are some more boxes that Pat shared with me and I think they are just too nice not to share them with you! Pat got the idea from one Split Coast Stamper made by Sharon Johnson.

Tied Baskets

2 pieces of DS Paper 3" X 9" long

-Score paper at 3/4", 3", 6" and 8 1/4" (or 3/4" and 3" from each end)
- Fold the 3" score marks so that the side of the paper you want on the inside of the basket are facing.

- Fold the 3/4" flaps the opposite way (toward the outside of the basket).
- Punch holes and insert eyelets at the 4 corners of each piece centered on the folded flap
- Apply adhesive to the bottom of one piece and adhere it to the inside of the other piece at right angles to form a + shape.
- Stamp or decorate sides as desired (I left mine plain)
- Fold sides up and thread ribbon through eyelets at each corner.
- Tie ribbons at corners.

These can be made larger and used as centerpieces. Then untied and stored flat for later use

Arent they just gorgeous?? I hope you like what Pat shared with us - I know I did as I'm off to make some of these boxes now!

Have a great day and may all your weeds be wildflowers!

Leonie from Australia


Max said...

Thanks for sharing these Pat. You are so talented. Thanks for your kind words. SO happy you decided to join my team.
Thanks Leonie for asking Pat to share her creativity.

carolm said...

very cute pat. i need to try some of those boxes. they're adorable.

thanx for sharing.