Sunday, 10 July 2011

Little Boxes.

Hi there,how you doing this sunny afternoon? I thought you might like to see one of the little boxes that I made for a friend,she's getting married soon and didn't want to give the parents invitations as such but did need to give them menus and directions to the celebration I was going to make cards using the lovely fronts from the original invites but then decided to make boxes instead. I don't have an actual box maker type board but instead I use my trusty Fiskars trimmer/scorer I've discovered over time that if I score my lid dimensions 1mm larger at every fold that once everything is glued together,the lid is a perfect,snug fit.


The letters were cut using my Sizzix Sunset Alphabet and the tiny hearts are  made using Quickcutz dies. I like the look of shadowing each letter using the same cut but in an alternative colour,it makes for a special look in my opinion.


I was going to mess around cutting numbers out for the date etc. for the inside of the lid but decided to trim what I needed from the original invitation. My friend was delighted with the little boxes, I'm going to make one to give to her as a keepsake box as a surprise.  


I'm going to use this for the following challenges:-
CYDA24,Fancy folds,
PCC2,Celebrations,
Fun With Shapes and More 87,Anything but a card,
Divas By Design 5,Die cuts and punches,
Top Tip Tuesday 41,Wedding or Anniversary.
That's it from me for today, thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


22 comments:

Doreen said...

What a fabulous box.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA,hope you join us next time.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful idea .. they look so elegant
Lisa x

Lisa M said...

That is really a neat and unique idea. Your creativity is wonderful with this little box.
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Amanda R said...

Wow Julie! This is wonderful! Such a nice idea and your box looks so professional!

Anita said...

This box is beautiful Julie and a wonderful gift idea.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So cute!!!
Hey, if you haven't know yet, Pixie Dust Paperie is giving away a Pixie Kit, please come join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/

Linda R. said...

You are so creative my friend. I just love your box.. I do hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs, Linda

coops said...

stunning card and box julie.really stylish design and gorgeous colours :D
the freebie lotv images are in the current papercraft inspirations magazine, issue 89.hth :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

So cool, Julie! I gotta have a go at these!

Have a lovely week honey!

Debbie said...

Ohhhhh I just love this box and that letters are very funky indeed. Thank you for playing along over at Paper Creator's Crafts and good luck.
Debbie x

LaJanette said...

Awesome little box; that is such a good idea....hope you don't mind if I lift!

Thanks for joining on the fun at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see ya back:0)

Janette

Pops x said...

Loving this card box how nice to get a card with a precious box, you put my pants ones to shame lol, hugs pops x

Samantha said...

I love this love the way you did the shadow on the text too! great job! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

Gaynor said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Karen said...

Oh how wonderful! I like this so much! :0) Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts in our Special Occasions Challenge. Hugs, Karen (Head D.T.)

Kerry said...

Aren't you clever Julie!! These are gorgeous
:-D Fancy making them for Nic's wedding lol?
I make boxed cards occasionally but buy the boxes pre-scored to save any mistakes and because I'm lazy!! xx

Wendy said...

Lovely thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous card and box. Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

KarenB said...

Lovely work, the boxes look so professional!

Shelley said...

What a fabulous fancy fold. Thanks for joining in this fortnights Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous fancy folds, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx.