I went on a bit of an adventure through YouTube this morning.

    I absolutely love the creativity of others.

    Perhaps one day I’ll be able to design some boxes on my own. I believe it is all a matter of time . . . and a full large zip-lock bag full of scraps from failed attempts. I do believe it is important to experiment . . . you’re one step closer each time to creating something spectacular.

    Yes, I am a bit of an optimist . . . better than being negative. That’s what keeps me going and trying . . . The truth is, each time, I’m learning something new . . . and with that I continue working towards achieving something original . . . then things will begin moving positively.

    It seems everything I’ve learned about creativity, I’ve learned from YouTube

    I would love to give credit where credit is due . . . but at this moment I’m unable to recall where I learned this bit of wisdom.

    It was a woman . . . who said . . . to create boxes, you need to know the basics . . . and from there you can allow your imagination to go wild . . . and begin creating different shapes and sizes. I do remember the woman was selling a cutting and scoring contraption that made just about everything except coffee in the morning.

    So, I’ve been on a quest . . . I didn’t buy her product . . . I bought the American Crafts We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board. I liked the idea that I could make envelopes, boxes and bows. There’s also an extended gizmo for making diagonal lines on larger paper.

    There are so many contraptions one can buy . . . it seems that once you buy one, there are several more you may need to buy. That happens quite a lot when you’re getting into crafts of any type . . . there is always something else to buy . . . So, that’s why I bought this one instead of buying them separately.

    Yes, as usual, I did go off on a tangent . . . 

    I suppose it demonstrates the journey I’ve been on . . . and one you may find yourself on once you get into creating boxes and other crafts with the envelope punch.

    Yes, I did promise you a video tutorial . . . I didn’t forget!

    I hope you are as inspired by this as I was. I think these would be lovely for your Easter Sunday guests . . . everyone, young and old, loves to have a special box of yummies to take home . . . it seems to extend the event . . . just a little bit longer . . .

    Have fun!

    Sharon