Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog – #JOSTTT007

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Rainbow Boxes for Poorly Pals


Good morning lovely crafters.

It’s an exciting day for me today as this is my first Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog post as a member of their design team.

The elements in this months grid were chosen by Laura Awsom Geffert.

If you’d like to take part in the challenge or just browse all of the lovely projects made by the design team and the other participants click here and it’ll take you to the blog.

Taking part is easy, just create your project, write your blog post then add it to the challenge by clicking on the ‘add link’ button on the bottom of the #JOSTTT007 blog page (which you’ll find by clicking on the link above) The challenge is open all month so you have lots of time to get those crafty brain cells going if you want to join in.

This was a bit of a tricky grid for me and I when inspiration finally came to me I chose to use the centre horizontal line with ‘Rainbow, Hello and Die-Cut’


I’ve been having such fun creating 3D projects lately that I came up with another one for today.

I love making impossible boxes. It’s great that the lids are already built in to the design so you never have the problem of making a box lid which fits perfectly. It’s such a fine line getting one which is not so tight you have to squeeze it on or so loose that it wobbles on the top.

As I’ve only made square shaped impossible boxes before I decide to mix it up a bit and see if I could create design for a rectangular one and this is what I came up with….. 64833481_396635327727351_925600598005383168_n

The box measures 2 3/4″ high by 3″ wide by 1″ deep. I thought it would make a lovely gift to bring to a sick friend. Hospitals in the UK no longer allow you to bring flowers in to friends or relatives but this little box could be filled with some small treats to cheer them up. This one contains some delicious biscuits and an Earl Grey Tea bag but I have another one ready to take a friend which is filled with her favourite barley sugar sweets.

After I had made this box I got a bit carried away and thought it might be nice to have a version for a poorly little person too so I made another slightly bigger version (3″ x 3″ x 1 1/2″). This one is filled with a small chocolate treat, some coloured pencils and a small jigsaw. I’m not sure if it technically meets the ‘rainbow’ element of the grid but it is a rainbow of crayons so I’m hoping I can get away with including it too.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post today.  As ever if you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear them. I’m sure you all have some great ideas for using similar boxes in other ways.

Crafty Hugs

Anne-Marie x



13 thoughts on “Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog – #JOSTTT007

  1. Firstly welcome to the Design Team at Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe – I hope you enjoy being withus.
    Fabulous 3d boxes and such thoughtful gifts too xx


  2. I love this project! Your creations are so inspirational and your style is so crisp and perfect. I aspire to be as good at this one day as you are. I love the 3D project thrown into the mix of #JOSTTT007 entries.


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