Sunday, May 8, 2011

# Borders # Butterfly

gift box with the new dies - Kianel

Kianel here with you today to show you a gift box i made using 14 different dies from CLD, stamps from the brand new collection of Magnolia and tones of details. Get a cuppa and some cakes cause there are many pictures!
The box structure is only made of paper and dies. I used the lattice 1 and the embossed heart border to reinforce all the corners. A bit of white paper makes the base and is glued on an XL scalloped square stackers. Each bottom side is decorated with a stamped piece of paper and a beautiful painted heart chain border.

Same thing is done for the lid of the box but this time i used the "ribbon eyelet border"(B116) with ribbon and pearls. It is decorated using CLD dies "XL scalloped square stackers"(painted in burgundy) "italian flourish doily"(inked and painted to make it glitter) "little scalloped circle stackers"(painted in burgundy) "XL square stackers" (inked and stamped with a text) "XL circle stackers"(adjusted to the Magnolia stamp) "little circle stackers" (inked and stamped with the sentiment) "Judy's blooms"(C184) ( flowers cut in paper and lace paper coloured and inked, leaves coloured with a mix of distress and paint) "fanciful flourish"(B117) (took small bits of it to make the foliage on my clustering and painted it with distress and shimmer paint) "exotic butterfly mini"(DL112) (used it twice, one is painted and decorated with pearls).

I then created a little scene on each side of the assembled box.
Side 1: i used a stamp from Magnolia, flowers from my stash and brand new dies from CLD called "exotic butterfly mini"(DL112) and "fanciful flourish"(B117). i cut the same butterfly twice and positioned one over the other to create more effect. Painted one with shimmer paint and added pearls.

Side 2 : stamp from Magnolia, flowers from my stash and in the corner the brand new die from CLD "exotic butterfly large 3"(DL119) which is painted and decorated with puffy velvet pen.

Side 3 : The other wing of the large butterfly is appearing here too and to complete the scene, i've used a stamped image from Magnolia, flowers from my stash and the "Judy's blooms"(C184) die from CLD to get the leaf and the smaller flower under the big rose.
Side 4 : i created a little scene using a stamped image of a dog and grass from Magnolia, flowers from my stash. Here i decided to play with different textures so i diecut the "garden gate"(B124) in cork and fixed it with 3D pads. I cut the big flowers and leaves from "Judy's blooms"(C184) new die. Twice for the flower, in white paper that i inked and then in lace paper that i coloured with paint and ink to give shimmer. The leaves are painted with a mix of shimmer paint and distress ink.

List of CLD dies used (click to see the product):
Square - Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies Square - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies Circle-Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies
Circle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies Circle Scalloped Circle
Italian Flourish Doily Embossed Hearts Scalloped Border Heart Chain Border

B116 Ribbon Eyelet Border Exotic Butterflies Mini Exotic Butterfly Large #3

Fanciful Flourish Garden Gate Judy's Blooms

Large Embossing Pad Kit "Cuttlehug" Large Metal Adaptor Plate

List of material:
- shimmer paints : Creative Inspirations
- inks : stamperia marrone, colorbox dark brown, versafine black, distress in different colors
- paper : white Canson 240gr and watercolour 300gr
- dies : Cheery Lynn Designs
- stamps : Magnolia (dog + all the characters), Just rite (round sentiment), stampabilities (background text), Upsy daisy (decorating foliage)

I really hope that you liked it and will have as much fun with all those new dies from CLD as i did myself! And remember it is the last day for you to get a chance to win a 25$ shopping spree at CLD by leaving a comment on each post between 1st and 8th of may! Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.


  1. What a beautiful boxes, I love it

    Hugs Nadia

  2. Wow, what an amazing creation. Love it.

  3. Love your box and all the details. A true work of art made with a lot of love.

  4. Wow wow wow - this is soooooo Awesome - love every little details - it is gorgeous !

  5. So pretty! Lovin' the butterflies!

  6. What an absolutely gorgeous creation. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the new dies!

  7. Tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE !!!! j'adore !!!!

  8. You really outdid yourself. This box is the cutest thing I've seen in a while. But a ton of work, I'm sure. Great job. Edna

  9. This is just stunningly beautiful Kianel! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. :-)

  10. OMG, stunning Kianel! Love every single detail! The big butterfly is so pretty! wow!

  11. This is just brilliant. Do you know if the ribbon die will fit in the CB? I am not sure of the length of it.

  12. Hi Tami!
    Thanks for your kind words and yes absolutely it fits in the cuttlebug (this is also the machine i use).
    take care, love from France, Kianel.

  13. The box is so lovely!!!!! Love all the dies you used.

  14. Oh wow! This is spectacular- love all the great dies you used to make this beauty.
    blessings to you, Dawn ll

  15. Fantastic box! I can't believe you used so many dies - great job!

  16. This is too cute! I love it! Great idea and job.

  17. Stunning project. These dies are simply fabulous. Thanks for showcasing them for such beautiful inspiration!

  18. Absolutely amazing. So creative and love all the details. I can only say WOW!!

  19. I love all these ideas. Great suggestions.
    Candy Meyers

  20. Amazing box! Wow! It is just stunning!! Wonderful job! Must have taken you awhile to make!

  21. Wow. This is so Awesome. Such great use of the dies.

  22. Cet oeuvre est yune pure merveille, j'admire ton talent...
    Tu as une imagination d├ębordante.
    Ce grand papillon est magnifique et j'adore les photos en zoom pour voir les moindres d├ętails.

  23. Kianel your box is amazing! Such a creative idea; unbelievable actually! I love all the dies used and the stamped images creating scenes. You always use such beautiful roses on your projects.

  24. OMG! Your box is stunning! I love the beautiful butterflies! Can't wait to get those!

  25. What can I say, other than WOW? That is a lot of dies in one project! Awesome job.

  26. Could you please try to fit some more dies onto this project? Just kidding :) This is just fabulous! I love it!

  27. Great!!! I'm speachless.
    This is of the box. Really wow me.


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