I decided today to "catch up" on a few projects. Since Crafty Neighbor Barb and I are getting ready to teach another box class, my project is the impossible box. I got the template but, maybe I should make sure the "impossible" box cuts and goes together correctly. Well IT DOES NOT!! All that time we spent getting the stupid template to go together and it's not "quite" right. I have a head cold and am a little fuzzy. More fuzzy than my regular "special ed" kinda normal. Ahh..what the heck I might as well use the expensive paper to cut one out right? It can't be that hard to make it work. Well now I have a little row of crumpled up boxes sitting on the table in the craft room. I started out with the first one and forgot to fold the top down before I put the sides together. FAIL. So the second one I scored the bottom wrong. FAIL-add to the collection. The third one I forgot to score the fold line around the top of the box. Can't do that when it's all glued together. FAIL-add to the line of boxes. Then I was feeling really big for my britches so I cut, scored, and put a contrasting edged piece on the top of the next box, thinking it would look cool when the top was pushed down. Well it does not look cool when the overlap, scalloped part gets folded up when you can' t get the top pushed down correctly. FAIL!!! Added that to the collection of crumpled boxes too. Feeling like a spaz now, I decided to make a butterfly box. I can do that! This time I went for the more natural look.
I forgot to tell everyone that I keep the wings together at the top of the butterfly's by using some Velcro dots. That way you can use the box again. For the antenna I dipped some wire into flora soft. I think it gives it a neat look. Now my dilemma is, do I try to do one more impossible box this evening OR just enjoy the recliner, my dose of alka seltzer plus and look forward to using the medicated breathe right strips later when I go to bed? Hummmm...........yep, it's the recliner. Maybe I will have better luck tomorrow. Hey....I could get crafty neighbor Barb over, give her a beer and see if she could figure it out. She loves a challenge right Barb? That's the ticket................. well unless I decide the paper will not win and try it again in the morning.
Footnote: I WIN! I finally played with that SVG in inkscape (and I don't know what I am doing there) and got it to cut correctly. Whoop, Whoop!!