Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sweet box....

Back in February of this year I won a Sizzix Bigz box die from Eileen Hull! (Can't believe how LUCKY I was!!!) My free time is very limited these days due to family obligations but finally I got some time to let my creative muse loose (and boy was she! My first instinct was to make a cute baby shower center piece with it. That meant a trip to Hobby Lobby where they sell pre-cut packages of matt board in colors. The box is soooooo easy to assemble and holds together nicely with redline tape. I started the project by painting four small wooden balls with white acrylic paint. Then I coated them with crystal lacquer and allowed them to dry. I glued them to the bottom of the box with a GREAT nontoxic glue called 'Liquid Fusion' (purchased, I believe at JoAnn Fabrics). To decorate the corners of the box, I used a corner die from My Favorite Things and cut them out from glitter paper, trimming each in half, width wise. I also used some crepe paper that I sewed and adhered to the bottom edge of the box with redline tape and adhered a thin glittered ribbon over the top edge of the crepe paper. I made the rosettes from Tim Holtz's die and added the sweet stamped angel to the centers. The angel was colored with Copic markers before I attached small punched scalloped circles behind her. In case you are wondering, the little angel is from Stamp Camp and is called, 'Heavenly Scribe'. I think she's just adorable and can be used for several different occasions! I mounted one of the rosettes to a paper straw (Hobby Lobby carries a ton of colors!) and attached it to a base made of the same. A bow I created with ribbon from Michaels and some mini roses were added to the base. Each rosette was attached to the box with glue dots. (For this piece, four rosettes were attached to each side so it could be enjoyed from every angle at a table setting.) This little creation would be perfect for a small gift or a gift card. I appologize for my TERRIBLE photography skills (I probably deserve a booby prize for my AWFUL picture taking). Just thought it was too cute not to share for those of you who are nice enough to stop by and see my doings;) Have a good weekend everyone!


  1. Debbie, I LOVE your project! Will email you. Sharing now...

    1. So glad you like it, Eileen. Thank you again for picking my name. I can think of TONS of uses for this box:) Have a great weekend!

  2. How very sweet and supercute this is Debbie, love your darling box! Thanks for your lovely comment, take care, Ira xox

  3. Debbie, what a very sweet little box. Any little one would enjoy having this box in her room. Very nice. Congrats. Thank you for the comment on my blog page, be sure to also comment on the Poppystamps blog page, that's where all the prizes will be drawn. Good luck and enter for every card that is posted....hey, your chances will be so much better.

  4. What a sweet box you have created Debbie, makes a fun keepsake.

    Regards diane

  5. Thank you ladies for your comments. Means the world to me:) Enjoy the weekend!!!