I've had four cubes for the longest time and was going to do decorate something with the word "READ" for the bookshelf. However, when I was cleaning, I had place them next to a spinner I had stamps and well, one thing led to another and I sacrificed one of the reading cubes to make this block.
I thought this would be a great teacher gift (yes, I need lots of those!) and so I chose to use the image Grow from Some Odd Girl because of the apple. I also used the flowers from Believe, another of the Nouveau Girls from Some Odd Girl. The other stamps on this block that I used are Stylized Notables 1 and coordinating die from Whimsy plus the N1 Fancy Frame chipboard from Make it Crafty. The top of the block uses Take a Spin from Stampin' Up and on two of the side I used the Chandelier from Stampavie in the background.
Here are the five decorated sides going around the block...
The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye (Howdy Doody) and I started the block by glueing down a square on each of the sides. Then I sanded down the edges/corners so the paper wasn't sticking out (but next time i'll just cut it a bit smaller for the same effect) and then used brown ink to smudge around the edges. After that, each side it was like decorating a tiny card or small tag!
There are a few metal dies I used including two news ones I got this week from Memory Box... Modern Landscape Border and Chloe Stem. It was also fun to dig out the Notebook Edge and Flat-Bottom Clouds from My Favorite Things.
I think that's about all the details on the block. :D I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments. *Hugs