Monday, 7 January 2013

Exploding Box and Card

Hello everyone! I am so excited as I am the Guest Designer for January in The Shabby Tea Room. The theme for this week is 'Elegance.' You are asked to create a card/project inspired by the colours in the picture and to include a ribbon and a bow.

For my project, I really wanted to explore the concept of gift and I wanted to have a go at creating an exploding box. I went on the internet and found a lovely quote which is inside the box.
                  “I don’t know what’s in the box, but I love it. Unopened gifts contain hope.
― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible 

I continued the gift box theme inside. The template I used is from Jinky's Crafts. At first when I saw the inspiration photo I thought the boxes were cakes! Oops! Never mind, it will be used one day.

I bought some inexpensive ring boxes from a discount store and altered them. They fit perfectly inside the box. I had some overhead projector sheets which I cut and attached the butterflies to them using glue dots (this will work with left over packaging from pearls, rhinestones etc).

The card consists of some die cuts, layered with foam tape to add dimension. Here are some other close ups of the project/card....


Paper: Stampin' Up! whisper white and bashful blue, Grace Taylor Vintage collection

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities classic ovals large, floral ovals, fleur de lis squares, marvelous squares, classic squares small and butterflies, Memory Box Amira floursh and Quinn flourish, Hooked on Craft flowers and trinket pin, Becca's peg bow maker, Kaisercraft pearls, Vivaldi flower, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, ring boxes.

I hope that you'll give this a try!


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  1. Cathy, once again you've knocked my socks off! This project is AMAZING! I don't have the words to say how much I love it. I would give it a try but would fail miserably so I'll just look at your beautiful treasure!!!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Félicitations pour cette boîte et la carte ! Elles sont superbes et tellement délicates. Vous avez beaucoup de talent et vos réalisations sont très belles. Bravo ! Amicalement.

  3. Wow! This is so beautiful!!! Love everything about it!!

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