Impossible Boxes for Photographers

Impossible boxes come in a variety of shapes from squares to hexagons. They are called impossible because to open them it seems impossible as the lid is attached to the box base and has to be fully pushed open to retrieve what is inside the box.

I made some boxes for my photographer friends to hold some small trinkets using Helen Griffin’s Simply Made Crafts’ Hexagonal Impossible Box Dies Set for the box. The way the box lid opens reminds me of a camera lens. The box will easily hold something 3 x 3 x 2 inches.

To decorate the box, I used Lou Collins’ TEXT{ures} wavy film strip die from her Vintage Travel Collection cut I twice in black.  On one box I had the film go over the box lid edge, cutting it apart so the box could open. The other I wrapped around the box.

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Thank You Satchel


This Thank You gift bag was created to say thank you to everyone who has continued to do their jobs through this time of uncertainty, change and home isolation. Thank you to health carer workers, public service workers, restaurant and grocery store workers, to delivery and transportation workers, to gas station workers, to teachers and students who all keep doing their work from home or their regular work spaces. This is a bag full of thanks to those workers whose place of work have been closed or whose work hours have been cut who look out for and help their neighbors with health issues. This is a thank you to little ones who are trying to help their parents get through these stressful times.

Materials used include: Simply Made Crafts by Helen Griffin -Luxury Handbag Gift Box die set, Karen Burniston’s Word Set 1-Greetings die set, lightweight blue cardstock and black, silver and light blue paper scraps, double-sided tape and glue.