Thursday, 3 January 2013

Black and white

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

Thank you for popping across to my blog. Today I thought I would share with you a box that I made recently. Its called a Pinwheel Exploding Box and I think has a little more 'Wow' factor than the normal exploding box.

I followed the instructions on Helen Perreaux's site She has both a video tutorial and the measurements for the card pieces needed are also in her blog so these can be prepared in advance. The only problem I found was the sound quality. The sound kept going off but I was still able to finish the project.

I used black and white card from my stash. I cut the card pieces to the sizes as recommended by Heather. I used my Hougie board to emboss the lines on the outer black flap to add effect and then added gems from my stash to add a bit of bling. I used the Cricut machine and Lacy Labels cartridge to cut out the frames on the sides of the box. There is a different shape round the sentiment on each of the four sides and each sentiment is different. There is also a different stamped image on each of the four flaps. The stamps I used are from Craft Creatives.

The box lid

I also used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the lips of the box lid. I can't remember what it is called but it looks like arches. I printed the sentiments on my computer. As can be seen, I also added some gems to the box lid.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Its as plain as black and white -
Glitter n Sparkle - Favourite colours -

Thank you for stopping by.

Wendy xx