Monday, December 13, 2010

Icey Flower Box

 Hi all, back with another project perfect for your gift giving!  I saw this little cute box here on Cricut Chick's blog, and had to make one, or more! It won't be the last time you see it!  It is easy to make if you don't get too ambitious with the embossing powder like I did and emboss EVERY panel!  The box uses a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and three different pattern papers.  The link above has a great tutorial so I didn't think I needed to reinvent the wheel with another one.  It can also be made smaller for smaller items. 

 I tipped it up so you can see the Fred She Said Icey Flower, pre-colored, image that is on the four sides. Using these pre-colored images is a time-saver and they are sooo pretty and easy to use! I printed it out and then cut out the three layers then glittered them.  I used pop dots on the bottom layer and just folded and glued the top flower layer onto it, adding a blue crystal.  The flower medallion is mounted on a Nestie scallop circle. 

I had a question on what kind of printer and paper that I used to print out my digi images with.  I print them out on Canon Pixma Matt Photo Paper, MP-101 and use a Canon ip2600 printer.  I never could get the vibrant colors to print right on plain printer cardstock.  When I changed to the matt photo paper the colors popped and were perfect!  The right paper makes all the difference.

The panels are all embossed with a mix of white and silver holographic tinsel embossing powder and has a nice sparkle, which unfortunately the camera isn't capturing.   The glitter on the flowers is Diamond Dust clear.
You can see the inside of the box in the above picture with the wire ribbons and tulle tied to the elastic that is holding the box sides up. I think I will go back and put more ribbons on the top as it isn't as full as hers. The tutorial link has a video also that shows how this is done.  The box is roomy and would look great with homemade treats tied up in pretty cellophane in each of the sides. Or, put paper shreds in the bottom and fill the box with gifts of your choice. It is a very versatile box and could be embellished all sorts of fun ways!  If you make one link a picture of it in the comments, I'd love to see it!! 

If you haven't visited Fred's (Tracey) site lately, drop by and see her latest post and freebie, click here to see the cute angels! A lot coming up this week so drop back by for a visit.  Thanks for all your encouragement on my last post, you will see more of the quilled jewelry!



Rosie said...

That is really lovely!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Superb work. Thanks for sharing.

Baukje said...

Blessed Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
Groetjes Baukje

Cindylu2u said...

What a fabulous job, this is beautiful!!

Latinacreativa said...

Please stop by my blog! I also made these boxes and I love your take on it!