Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Graphic 45 Box with Drawers



I am excited to finally be able to post this project.  My  friend Pat and I started working on creating a box, with drawers, out of a cigar box, about three weeks ago.  The actual box did not take long to decorate, but what took so long was figuring exact measurements to create six little boxes, for drawers inside the box. I'm not going to give you the measurements because cigar boxes comes in many different sizes and the drawers need to be created to fit perfect inside your particular box.    Pat's box is decorated totally different - all in a music theme.  She hasn't quite finished it, so I did not take a picture yet.

I love Graphic 45 design paper so decided to use papers from the "A Ladies Diary" Collection.  This pad has the most gorgeous "ladies" and I love the flowers on many of the pages.  To create dimensional flowers very similar to the ones in the design paper, I used the new Memory Box "Fabulous Phlox" dies.  They were die cut using white card stock and sponged with "Tattered Rose" Distress Ink.   Don't you think this die created a perfect match to those in the design paper!

   This is a closeup of the front.  Hopefully you can see how close the flowers look to those in the design paper.  In this picture you can also see how I added tiny Kaiser Craft pearls to the necklace on the beautiful lady.   

Here you can see the drawers inside.  I created six little "Match Boxes" that fit tightly inside.  

All the paper used to decorate this box is from the Graphic 45 "A Ladies Diary Collection".

This picture shows a back view.  


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12 comments:

Rita said...

My word Selma,your box looks magnificent. I love it so much. Hugs Rita xx

Diane said...

Beautiful Selma...love everything about it...all the pretty papers and details....you can tell you put alot of love into it...gorgeous!!

May said...

Gorgeous box, Love the Graphic 45 papers...The attension to detail is amazing!! Simply Stunning work! Hugs May x x x

Glenda said...

You did a bang up job on this one! I hate trying to figure out how to make something fit like those drawers. Careful there girl, your creativity is really showing on this one! Also love those flowers!

Catherine D said...

It's wonderful, I love it so much. And the papers are beautiful. I am in France and I love your blog. There are treasures. Hugs Catherine

val jones said...

Selma, you have excelled yourself, and that takes some doing. What a wonderful gift this would be, but if I'd made it I wouldn't want to part with it.

Val in Spain xxx

Olga said...

yep, you just out did your own slef, this is incredible!!!!!! You still have my address LOL

Sarah said...

Selma, your box is stunning! I love those papers and your flowers are always so beautiful! Very creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

Memaw said...

Selma,
What a beautiful box - I love it! I was just given a beautiful wooden cigar box and was wonder what to do. I think I know now. Thank you for your creativity and and inspiration on creating beautiful useful items.
Judy

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful project...

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and dainty.
Pat

Sue W said...

Oh my Selma....this is just amazing. What a beautiful altered item. I hope it's displayed somewhere to be admired every day! I love the detail around the edge of the box and the drawers.......amazing. Amongst all your fabulous makes this one goes to the top of me LOVE list. Stunning work!

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