Hi crafty friends and welcome!
It’s Sunday night, so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty blog hop. I’m pretty excited about this weeks challenge! We get to showcase our favourite Big Shot project from the occasions catalogue!
How hard was it to choose! I mean, the Occasions Catalogue had so many great Big Shot projects. The Lift Me Up Bundle, Custom Tee’s, Nailed It, So Succulent Bundle and not to mention the So Detailed Thinlets, Cool Treats and Dragonfly Dreams!
But for me – well, let’s just say that I am an absolute sucker for a box – so my choice for this weeks challenge just had to be the Window Box Die.
I had seen a picture from Pauline Barnfather at icreatecraft, who had designed a timber like box. I immediately fell in love with it and have been wanting to create my own version since. So this was my chance. I really wanted to create an antique style box, that reminded me a little of an old jewellery box. Some Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood stamp helped me easily achieve that!
I am so happy with the way it turned out. Once I created the box I knew it needed some beautiful flowers to top it off. I haven’t created these flowers for a few years now, so it was fun to really play and make them again. I used the Flower Shop stamp and co-ordinating punch to create them. Here’s a better look at the top for you.
Luckily I had kept hold of my retired Antique Brads from a couple of years ago. I think it really enhances the antique feel of the box perfectly and acts like a little handle to lift the lid open!
You can take a look at how I created these flowers, with my You Tube Link, at this post – 3D Flower Making.
I hope you have enjoyed tonight’s project. Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Judy May and see what beautiful project she has created for you!
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Stunning Mel! I love your flower – so pretty!!! It looks exactly like a antique jewelry box! Kelly x
Thanks so much Kelly xx
Wow. Your box is just perfect! I love soft suede and with the hardwood it’s just perfect! I love the flowers too. I hadn’t thought of using flower shop to create these but you’ve done a fabulous job. They are so lifelike!
Thanks so much Julia. I love these flowers, I should create them more!
Your project is lovely with the hardwood and flowers, Mel.
Thanks heaps Rachel xx
I love a good box too & this is a beautiful one, Mel. Those flowers look lovely with the wood grain & give it a real vintage feel.
Thanks heaps Tricia xx
Oh my goodness, this is simply stunning! What a treasure with so many special little details that make you want to keep looking at it. Great project!
Thanks so much Simone xx
Oh my goodness, your box is gorgeous!! Love the hardwood stamp, the layers, oh and everything!!!
Lol. Thanks Rebecca 🙂
Did you just build the flower petals on top of each other?they are beautiful
Hi Eileen. Yes, I just stacked them on top of each other, securing with tombow each layer and varying sizes 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous, Mel. You’ve really captured the antique feel. It would make a wonderful gift box for a special piece of jewellery.
Thanks so much Judy 🙂