Going all boxy with CTMH

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This week I have been having some fun decorating kraft ring boxes that are available at the moment from Close to My Heart.  The retiring list has come out and these boxes are on the list so get in quick if you want any as they are only available while stock lasts.  I have also used products from 2 of the gift collections that are available for this month only when you spend $75 or more this month to celebrate Close to My Heart’s 30th anniversary.

I loved the way the boxes were decorated in the current Ideas Book and here is my version of the ring box from the catalogue.  I have used a combination of Ariana papers with the zip strip from the Ivy Lane range.  I have stamped the box on the side of the lids with the lovely plaid stamp from the Fabulous You stamp set with Olive ink.  I then stamped one of the bird images onto the green paper again with Olive ink.  I then stamped three separate images on some spare Colonial White cardstock and then trimmed out the flowers, distressed them with some Cashmere ink and then layered them onto the top of the stamped image.  I finished off with some pink glitter gems and a ribbon bow from the Ariana assortments.

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This is another box using Ariana papers .  Once again I have stamped the side of the lid with the plaid stamp again in Olive ink.  I have then used the lovely green papers for the base of the box and the top.  The butterfly is cut out of the beautiful floral paper from Ariana using the Artbooking cartridge and I have also cut the overlay out of Ariana Coral cardstock and placed it over the base cut.  I have adhered the butterfly to the top of the lid with liquid glass so it shouldn’t come of in a hurry.  I then finished off with some pink glitter gems.  I really needed a bit of pink around the base so I used the zip strip from the same B&T papers to complement the butterfly.

 

 

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I love the simplicity of the next box.  I have used the lovely Skylark papers and decorated the box with a combination of them and finished off with a zip strip around the side of the lid.  I have stamped one of the chevrons with Sweet Leaf ink  from the Charming Chevron stamp set and finished it off with a bit of bling from the Sparkle Chevron shapes.  I finished off with some ribbon I have just received from the Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection .  The ribbon is lovely and cream and fits in well with this colour scheme.  It can be dyed any colour as well so I will be getting some re-inkers to do this.  I have topped of with a flower from the Skylark assortments.

 

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This is another quick and easy decorated box.  I have used the blue papers from the Skylark range.  I have also teamed it with the flowers from the floral Ariana papers and the blues of this flower matched really well.  I have fussy cut this flower out from the paper and then cut out the middle of another flower and then layered it on top of the base flower with some foam tape.  I then put a bow made out of white bakers twine and topped off with an aqua dot.

 

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The final box has been made using papers from the Balloon ride papers.  The flowers are from the Extraordinary Embellishments Collection which went really well with the Balloon Ride colours and I have used a brad that also came with the collection to adhere the flowers together and then used liquid glass to adhere the flower to the box.
DSCF1426For all these boxes I have used liquid glass to adhere the paper and cardstock to the box.  It sets very quickly and doesn’t come off in a hurry and I use it all the time.  Plus it is only $12.50 to buy and lasts so long.

Materials used:

Cardstock, White Daisy, Colonial White, Lagoon, Saddle, Ariana Coral

Papers – Skylark, Balloon Ride, Ariana, Ivy Lane

Inks – Olive, Sweet Leaf, Cashmere

Stamps – Charming Chevrons, Fabulous You

Artbooking Cartridge

Liquid Glass

Colour-ready Seam Binding Ribbon

Skylark assortment

Ariana assortment

Brads

Just Blooms Floret paper shapes

Pink Glitter gems 

Aqua dots

White Bakers Twine

Sparkle Chevron shapes

As I said at the start the Retiring List is now out and available on my website here.  Items are available on a strictly while stocks last basis and if there is anything you would like please feel free to contact me.

Have a good week.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Going all boxy with CTMH

  1. Hi Patricia, I am trying to make one of these- how did you know what sizes to cut the paper to decorate the box? Did you just measure? I was wondering if there were detailed instructions somewhere.

    1. Hi Lauren. I used my ruler to measure how much to cut. To start with I cut separate strip for each side but I ended up cutting a 12 in strip and using liquid glue I slowly went around the box one side at a time and then trimmed of the excess. Much quicker and easier that way. 🙂

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