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Diamond Box

March 17, 2016

I found this cute box on Pinterest and followed the link back to Stampin’ Up!   Apparently a very talented European demonstrator Jessica Winter shared the box and Stampin’ Up! shared the directions for creating it.  You need the Gift Bag Punch Board and a little patience but the box is so worth the trouble.  I did cheat a little and cut my card the width of our A4 sheets which are 21cm, so my seam is very tiny, however, the box holds together well and a little play in the box, sometimes makes it easier to get the lid on and off.0174

Anyway I used this box to create our 3d project for my recent card class.  The bottom of the box is created using Basic Black card and the lid is created from Whisper White card.  Please refer to the link to get the sizes and cutting instructions.  The lid is wrapped with one of the Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tapes, I liked the yellow one but I am sure any of the Washi Tapes would look equally good.  The small solid leaf is stamped onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink and then the detail is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, before cutting them out using the matching Botanical Builder Framelit Die.  The larger flower is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, which has been stamped onto scrap paper first.  0164The small flower is also stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Both flowers are cut out using the matching Botanical Builder Framelit Die.  I added a little dimension to the flower petals using my bone folder and painted the flowers with the Clear Wink of Stella (OMG I love this stuff).  The flower centre is cut from Tip Top Taupe card.  The flowers and centre are attached together using Glue Dots and then attached over the leaves, also using a Glue Dot.  I stamped the “just for you” from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Tip Top Taupe ink and punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  The greeting is attached to Tip Top Taupe card punched using the Washi Label Punch.  I trimmed the sentiment panel down a little before attaching it beneath the flower, also using a Glue Dot.  Lastly I added a large Basic Rhinestone to the centre of the flower.

The ladies were in love with this little box.  It is so cute and just the perfect size for a jewellery gift or a chocolate or two.  So thank you to Jessica for creating such a cute and, despite having all those angles, really quite a simple box.

Bye for now,

Kris

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