Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pretty Box with Feet

Top of box


View of side showing feet


Inside box

Today I wanted to let you know that Joan from Joan's Gardens has in all the punches and vellum used for my flower tutorial.  Also, she has a supply of the black 6x6 boxes with the window, and the Tim Holtz feet used on the box above. 

To cover this box I used paper from the "Mariposa" 8x8" stack.  I cut a piece from one corner, 6x6",  for the top of this box then placed it on the table and centered the lid over it so I could trace the opening.  Instead of cutting all of the opening just as it is on the box, I decided to cut around the top portion of the bird and the cage. A gold maker was used to outline the opening.  Strips from this same paper were cut for the side of the box.  Another piece of this same design paper was cut 6x6 to be placed inside the box, exactly matching the top.  When you look through the acetate covered opening, you can see the design on the lower right side.  When I attached the acetate, I cut a rectangle larger than the opening and attached it with ScorTape to the top of the box then attached the design paper over it.  When you open the lid you don't see taped on acetate.  

To decorate the top of the box I made some blue flowers out of vellum.  I used blue to match the blue butterfly in the patterned paper.  A Martha Stewart punch was used for the lacy design under the flowers.  Vellum leaves and MS fern were added around the larger flowers.  Small vellum flowers, in both blue and white, where scattered around the large flowers, on each side of the verse and down in the right hand corner.  

I used the pretty verse and border from the JustRite set "Joyful Hearts".   The verse was stamped with black ink on a piece of the designer paper.  The border was stamped on white cs.  Both pieces were cut out with Nestabilities and layered with dimensional tape.

A Spellbinder tag was cut out using black card stock.  It was cut in half and both ends layered together to make a sturdy "handle" to open the box.  A piece of pretty lace was added along the top edge of the sides with ScorTape.  One small circle from the lace was attached to the "handle".  To complete the box the Tim Holtz "Idea-Ology Foundations Box Feet Set Of 4" were added. 

All supplies (except the lace) can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

These boxes are so easy to decorate and make a beautiful container for cards that you want to give as a gift.  Of course there are many other great things you could use it for.


10 comments:

Patti said...

So pretty!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are amazing, Selma! This is sooooo lovely!

Olga said...

OMS!!!!!! Another gorgeous breath taking creation!

Sue W said...

Your pretty box is just fabulous Selma .......love the paper, love the flowers, love all your cutting detail.....everything!

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma, your eye for detail is wonderful. This had to have taken you quite a while to complete, and it is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful creation! Have a wonderful evening.

Brenda said...

Oh so pretty!!!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful and stunning. Anyone would be so happy to get this wonderful creation. Your attention to detail is amazing. I love your work Selma!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, another gorgeous box. I love your beautiful flowers and all the details of the box.
thanks for letting everyone know the supplies are in stock.

That paper is perfect too for the boxes. Great job!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very nice. The embellishing is so pretty.

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful - love the way you left the bird partially cut out.

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