Looks like nothing as bad as it could have been up north, in the cyclone, which is so good. Had the television on all morning but I suppose when people can start coming out, it may look a little different.
Today, I have this cute little box (excuse my quality of photo please) that I saw on The Queen's Scene in her tutorial section. It is so cool but you will have to do a lot of working it out yourself.
Stamp set: Always
Card: Pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink: Old olive, pink pirouette, rose red
Acc: Designer brads and pink pirouette ribbon
Tools: Heart to heart punch
Like I said, check out Lynn's tutorial. But I'll just add some quick instructions.
Need a piece of A4 card. Your box base is 21/4" x 21/4" with 1/2" all around for the sides. What I did was stamp and cut out a heart and pencil mark that on my card, then taking into consideration the middle of the box (make sense to you!!!). I was just thinking it might be good to do a template of the base (and side, so 23/4" x 23/4", with the lines scored for 1/2" sides) and a template of the heart and then place it on your card, to work out the size and shape of your box. I agree with Lynn, when she said having the hearts as part of the box, makes it stronger. I would still pencil the shape, cut out and then rub out the pencil. The hearts will be covered by the stamped image you put on anyway. I did like the way it looked like matting on the box I did. I will make another one but do the templates, so I can get the points of the hearts as well.
Then punch holes on both sides (top) of hearts to tie ribbon through, to bring top of box together.
Cut 8" x 3/4" card for the handle. I used the heart to heart punch to add another little heart, under the brads to hold the handle to the box. Lynn did that, and I loved that look, extra dimension.
I was going to add the tag to the box but it didn't really go, so I thought I would put a bag of chocolates in there with the tag wrapped around them!!
Hope you like and have a great day....