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A Pretty Box

October 21, 2015

022The bonus project for last month’s card class was this cute little Pillow Box.  Who knew they could be gorgeous and practical too!  The box pieces were cut from Kraft Card which is sold in 12″ x 12″ packs of 12 and is a little thicker than our normal card and therefore perfect for boxes.    Once you have cut out the box pieces you need to make sure that you have folded all the score lines very well, especially the curved ends which hold the box closed.  We used Fast Fuse to hold our boxes together which made it a very quick and easy.  024The front is decorated with half a Tea Lace Paper Doily and Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon which covers the cut edge of the Paper Doily.  The ribbon is joined on the front of the box, again with Fast Fuse.  The flower is created by stamping the image from the Reason for the Season stamp set onto Garden Green card once and Cherry Cobbler Card twice using Basic Black Archival ink.  We cut out the whole Garden Green image, one full flower from a Cherry Cobbler image and a smaller section from the middle of the flower for the last Cherry Cobbler image.  The full Cherry Cobbler flower is attached flat to the Garden Green image and the smaller flower is attached to the centre of the full flower using dimensionals.  Lastly I added three tiny Basic Pearls to the centre of the flower.  The flower is attached to the front of the box using Fast Fuse.

I love this box and I am quite impressed at how large it actually is.  This will be gorgeous under my tree this year.

I’d love to hear what you think of my pillow box and if you have made any yourself.

Bye for now,

Kris

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