Monday, 9 March 2015

Couture Creations Vintage Gift Box

     This week's project for Creative Expressions is the gift box to go with last weeks card. Again using papers and dies by Couture Creations as well as a Spellbinder die and some Foundations card.

      To make this gift box you will need a sheet of pretty double sided card and access to this tutorial by the talented Christina Griffiths.
     Christina uses a 12x12 paper in her tutorial, I have used a 6x6 for this box. I did practice on a sheet of copy paper first just to get the hang of it, with her instructions it was easy.
     Using a 6x6 paper gave me a finished box of 2 1/2 inches, just right for a necklace or some earrings.
      Where Christina had used lace I have used paper lace, made using a Spellbinder die called Romantic Rectangles and cream card. The largest of the dies in the set cut enough paper lace on one long side to edge one point on the box.
     Being paper lace I was able to stick it on with Cosmic Shimmer PVA dries clear glue, you'll notice that Christina uses this glue to assemble her box too.
      I used another sheet of Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden to line the bottom of the box and to cover the lid. I didn't use the same pattern for the lid as I had for the box, which wasn't a problem as all the papers in the pad co-ordinate beautifully.
      The lid carcass was made using Foundations card Taupe. I have used the Couture Creations die Vintage Roses to cut dusky pink flowers to go on each point, this helps tie it in with the card from last week.
      The top of the lid is covered with the same paper as the base insert, which means that to make the box and the lid I have only used two sheets of the paper from the pad, leaving me lots more to play with.
     The greenery is cut using Couture Creations die Classic Vine and some green card. The paper roses are glued down around the little ribbon handle that was made using Creative Expressions Satin Ribbon - Rose.

Materials used
Couture Creations dies - Vintage Roses / Classic Vine
C.C. Paper Pad - Vintage Rose Garden
Spellbinder Die Set - Romantic Rectangles
Creative Expressions Foundations Card - Taupe
CE - Cosmic Shimmer PVA dries clear Glue
CE Satin Ribbon - Rose

I would like to enter this gift box in the following challenges:
Craft For The Craic - Bingo (flowers,ribbon,die cut)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything But A Card
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother's Day
Crafty Boots - Anything But A Card


  1. This is so pretty and I have never seen a design like this before, I love it. The posy of roses on top is fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. Wow, what a fabulous box, it is so beautifully made Rocky. Thank you for sharing you work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. this is gorgeous Rocky ...we have shared your post on our facebook page :)

  4. This is stunning. Such a beautiful little box and what a joy for someone to receive a little gift in.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  5. I just love the box. It is perfect.

    Thank you for playing along with us at # 216 challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity
    Kefa DT Crafts 4 eternity


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