Happy Different Saturday!
For those of you new to my blog I try to do a feature every Saturday which I have called Something Different Saturday. Now this is always craft based and because I love paper engineering usually a 3D item or a box. So if you are wondering that is why I post something more project based on a Saturday!
Now today's creation has a story, last week Jacquie mentioned that she had received an email form Creative Expression with a project from them making a card set or box from the SW background die. I had a look o the CE blog but couldn't find anything as I wanted to create an idea like his and I didn't want to copy anything. As I wasn't able to find anything I went ahead and made the version I've had running in my head for a couple of weeks! Hopefully this isn't too similar to what CE have put out I'm trusting my lovely Blog friends to tell me if it is or not!?!
I decided it would be fun to make a die cut box in one piece using a sheet of A4 paper using the Sue Wilson background die form the Spanish Collection. This is what I came up with...
Hopefully the pictures show that this box is not made up from separate sides but is die cut into a full sheet meaning there is only one side seem. This approach makes for a sturdier box which is important when there is a lot of filigree detail.
I started by measuring out the sizes then die cutting the panels. Next I inked through the die. I am planning a video Tut on this one for next week if there is demand so will hold off on too much details as it's easier to show you!
The only additions I made to the basic box is a flap made of an offcuts from the background die and a bow. The bow is made using the double bow technique which is one of my earliest video tutorials click on my new Video Tutorials page to look at them all. I threaded the cream ribbon strip through the filigree and attached it at the bottom and inside the top so that it is an integral part of the box.
Hopefully a nice gift idea that is original, if CE have already done it then at least I tried!