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Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Decorated a Chocolate Box! Check it out....

Hello Blog Hoppers

I'm back with the project of the day!!  Wow, I just love these Cheery Lynn and Marianne Design dies and the Spellbinder Dies too  oh yes! (both sets shown here are available through preorder)..yes, and all my embellies, ... oh and my stamps, um.... yeaaaah!  Life is just wonderful!  The day is beautiful but its painfully warm outside.  I'm comfortable tho, sitting with my air conditioning on and working on more projects.  This time, I'm showing off an altered art project featuring one of my favourite products out on the market today.  This is last season's Prima Marketing Reflections Collection pattern paper which I chose from my stash to cover over a chocolate box.   I just wanted to provide you with options on what to do with all those old boxes you keep throwing under your bed! teeheehee.. Well, they can be used for gifts to keep sentimental items or trinkets.  Just cover them up and go hog wild with your diecuts, flowers and embellies -- Voila!! Orrrrrrrr ... you could fill it back up with your favourite chocolates and eat bon bons dans le sac! That roughly translates.. eating candies in bed!  LOL  Anyways, they are great for gift giving with a set of hand made cards inside for that special person in your life who appreciates the work you put into your projects and gifts.  Again, this project is chock full of "stuff".  I used the Italian Flourish Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs to begin my layers.  I didn't really want to cover it up but it is big and I LOVE the layered look.  The Italian Flourish is the one that resembles a snowflake when it stands alone but paired with other dies, it take on very different look.  I layered a Marianne Design Creatables Doily Round 3.75" size doily on top of the Italian Flourish.  This die is another stunner, the cutouts are elegant and the embossed finish is crisp.  In the top right hand corner I've placed two of the same of another die from Marianne Designs called the Butterfly Creatable and I layered them up for an exquisite filigree look.  Aren't these dies amazing??  You are going to see more and more of my design work being created using both these brands of dies in the future!  Click on any of the links that are highighted and underlined and you will be brought directly to where you can find the products at great preorder prices. 
The Spellbinder sets I used on this decorated box is Bird Sanctuary and Nested Butterflies Two, both of these are available on the preorder list at OC Scrapbookers.  I glammed the box up with Zva Creative Rhinestone Flourishes in champagne and copper to compliment the colors in the paper, as well as the copper foil I used on the Italian Flourish doily and one of the Marianne Design Butterflies. I used a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly to punch some in glitter paper to dimension and texture to the result.  I finished it off with some brown kaisercraft pearls and some tea-stained lace.  Oh, and last but now least, the sentiment is a stamp from guess... yes, you're right -- the Just Rite Birdhouses set in 31/4" round interlocking.  There you have it... an altered project and a bit of a rest from the cards.  Let me know what you think!!

10"x 7.5" box covered with Prima's Reflections Collection pattern paper

See the Italian Flourish Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs
On top of the flourish die I put a Marianne Design Creatables Doily Round, 3.75" round

Get a closer look by clicking on the picture, click again to zoom in more. 
See the layered filigree butterflies?  They are Marianne Design's Butterfly Creatable, LR0114


  1. I love it Kathy, but watch out the bird escaped lol. this is a very neat project and its done so well.
    love it

  2. Very nice Kathy. Inspires me to get working on a few of my projects that are waiting to be done.

  3. You are the most talented, artistic women to walk the earth, you amaze me...Love your work!
    Your Friend Heather

  4. oh how pretty! Such a fantastic project! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!!

  5. Gorgeous box! So very beautiful! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  6. This is absolutely Gorgeous!
    Hugs Julie P