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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Spellbinders Boxes Galore! - Saturday 30th June

Morning Blog Friends,

Today is the turn of the  big project I mentioned a few days ago, I had been holding out to post this because I new Christine Emberson was going to also post it on her blog. It's there today (I'm so chuffed!), so I'm also posting it here....

Christine had given her blog (see link below)  followers the chance to buy the wooden frame and the die cuts from the Spellbinders Square Bracket Edge Box die, ready to make and decorate. I don't have this die at the moment, so it was a good opportunity to try it out and I loved it!

The boxes were cut with ivory card stock and beautiful My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline card stock for the lids. I didn't take a 'before' photo, but if you hop over to Christine's blog you can see what the frame and boxes look like before decoration.

I went over the entire frame with a mixture of Vintage Photo Wild Honey and distress inks, sanding and buffing hard between coats and then finished with a coat of Picket Fence distress stain. (The frame is 'naked' when it arrives). I then set to decorating all the little boxes, mostly using the smallest of dies we don't use so much, some butterflies and birds and some buttons (gorgeous polka dot buttons from Out of the Blue, Chipping Sodbury).

It was fun to do, took a long time, but was well worth it and I will certainly be trying an Advent Calendar one, this whole thing originally came out of a wonderful advent calendar creation by for Spellbinders DT member A J Otto

Hope you like it!

If you love Spellbinders or simply want some great inspiration every day, please check out Christine's blog.  Christine is the English design team member for Spellbinders (I was going to say the only British, but I think another may have joined this year) and her creations are amazing!
 To hop over to view Christine's inspiration click on link:

Thanks to Christine for bringing this to us,
Carole X


  1. Found you through hope- chances. This is a lovely project isn't it. I like your work and will def pop back again. Happy Saturday. Jenx

  2. Wow Carole! This is a beautiful project! Love the colours that you have chosen and the embellishments just finish it! I enjoy reading your posts and looking at your wonderful cards and projects. Thanks Carole.X

  3. Hello Carole - just popped over from Christine's blog to check yours out. I love this project, I keep thinking of all the wonderful bits and pieces that would fit into those boxes - probably chocolate and more chocolate!!! Will be popping by again soon.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  4. Carole what a gorgeous project , fabulous work , this is so fantastic well done Hugs Elaine

  5. Saw your boxes on Christine's blog and just popped over to tell you how lovely it is!

  6. LUV IT! Having the boxes framed is a handy idea. I just seen this spellbinder for the first time last week @ a grand re opening of a local scrapbook store and swooned over it. LOL I can't wait to buy one myself.

  7. Hi Carole, I just loved it when Christine showed hers originally and I saw yours over there today and the only thing I can say is WOW, yours is absolutely gorgeous, the flowers, the butterflies - everything. I did not buy one because I did a Kaisercraft one last year and have not got room for two! Brilliant job. Anne x

  8. This is just lovely. Aren't they just great fun to do. The lovely thing about them is that you don't have to rush. You can just do a little at a time.
    Hugs Linda x

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