Not Square.....and Not a Card!

Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today. :)
Well our new challenge this week is 'Shaped Card - Anything But Square', however I got carried away in the moment and ended up making an entire Keepsake Gift Box! lol. 
One of the things I love about papercrafting and especially die-cutting the most,  is how you can start off with just a few sheets of flat card and paper and end up with something totally 3 dimensional and created all by hand.  This box did take me quite a bit of time, but I enjoyed every minute of it. :)
I used 300gsm Ivory Pearl card and 3 sheets of First Edition 12" x 12" papers to create this box, and all dies were cut with this too.
First of all I constructed a basic shape rectangle box, (approx 6 x 9 inches and 1" in depth) and covered the sides with paper and the Lace Light Deco Border.  I then sandwiched the box between 2 Horizon Coved Reflection Die cuts to decorate the box lid and base.  The reflection dies are so versatile you can adapt to almost any size - they are brilliant!
I then layered smaller coved rectangles, scalloped coved rectangles and the Chasing Rainbows Doily in alternate layers of card and paper, before decorating with flourishes, butterflies and flowers. I inked all the edges in walnut stain DI, added pearls, a pearl pin, wooden embellishments and ribbon, and finally sprinkled some glitter for a bit of sparkle. 
Details of the dies for different flowers are listed below.

All dies used on this project are:
DL128 - 2 of Hearts - layered with foam pads for dimension
B147 - Olive Branches - Green leaves tucked behind the flowers
B256 - Cutie Fringe II  - Larger Fringed Flower
B258 - Cutie Fringe IV - Smaller Fringed Flower
I hope you find time to join us this week, and I look foward to seeing your entries.  Dont forget there is also fresh inspiration daily over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.
Have a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today.


  1. Rhoooooo!!! Elle est merveilleuse cette carte, bravo!! J'adore la délicatesse des découpes, une carte sublime! Bises. Nadine

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Really outstanding and inspirational! I love the coved dies you used here.

  3. Wow this is awesome!!! Just gorgeous!

  4. wow oh wow!!! Amazing project!!! Your flowers are stunning!!!

  5. Beautiful, just beautiful. Soft and oh so pretty.

  6. This is such a beautiful box! I just love how all those little metal designs make paper so turns into this! Who is the lovely lady on the box top-you or a family member?

  7. Thank you for the lovely comments :) The picture is just a vintage image I have had in my paper stash for a few years.

    It was originally purchased from Joanna Sheen (UK online craft store), but you can find these copyright free images in many places and also on vintage collection CD's. :)



  8. gorgeous, your project is made with love.
    ava g

  9. Exceptionally gorgeous!! Looking at all the dies you used, one can appreciate the time involved. Beautiful!!

  10. Wow koronkowa robota... lovely box
    Pozdrawiam Joanna

  11. I love it when you get carried away! Your gift box is so gorgeous, the box is the gift! Wow, Wow, Wow!

  12. Totally stunning. Love that it looks like a card and then the surprise of it being a gift box. So femmine and lacey looking Well done

  13. Alison, you continue to WOW me every week. This gorgeous box is another stunning project! I am drooling over every gorgeous detail! Hugs xx

  14. This is just stunning! All of those yummy flowers! Awesome.

  15. My jaw has just hit the floor!!!! HOLY SMOKES.. Alison.. this absolutely ROCKS!!!!!! I see our local store does not carry enough Cheery Lynn Dies.. cause I sure didn't see any die THIS beautiful... WOW.. I'm totally impressed!!


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