Saturday, April 2, 2016

Floral paper box

So my new project is inspired by Dr. Sonia's Quilled Box. I wanted to try this style out since some time now and found the perfect opportunity to do so.

I browsed through the tutorial and tweaked it according to my style. I used chipboard instead of cardboard, used pattern papers and wrapping papers, tried to add drama with distress inks and thought of making a different type of closure for the box.

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My final box sees some stamping, some glitter drama, distress inked edges and contrast combinations of pattern papers.

Some of the sides have been inked using Distress Ink - Old paper. 

While the lid's been inked with Distress Ink - Mustard Seed.

Because the paper pattern is so beautiful on its own, I kept my embellishments/decorations to the minimal for the sides of the box. I only added a handmade flower and leaf, with a heart stamped and glittered.

For the back side of the box I used a bold and simple idea of adding a photo mat with a kewt 'Love' stamp. For the photo mat and the inside paper, I've distressed it with Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers.

Because the outside of the box has so much going on, I decided to keep the insides simple and to a minimal to contrast with the outside drama. I used a neat blue wrapping paper, and contrasted it with pink borders in-between. I kept the boxes to a bare minimum and continued the theme by using all the papers on the small boxes that I used for the outside box. And finally, I added a kewt bow.

It was so much fun creating this project and I'm happy I was able to complete it before abandoning it lol.

Participated in:
Dr. Sonia's 5 million views celebration
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - AG
Country View Challenges - Spring
Craft-Dee BowZ - AG with a handmade bow
PDE Linky Party - Always AG
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - AG
Vintage Journey - Spring is in the air
The Artistic Stamper - All things distress + Rubber stamping
4 Crafty Chicks - AG
Southern Girls Challenge - AG
Decorate to Celebrate - AG
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - AG
Crafting by Designs - AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG
That Craft place - AG