Saturday, April 2, 2016

Floral paper box

So my new project is inspired by Dr. Sonia's Quilled Box. I wanted to try this style out since some time now and found the perfect opportunity to do so.

I browsed through the tutorial and tweaked it according to my style. I used chipboard instead of cardboard, used pattern papers and wrapping papers, tried to add drama with distress inks and thought of making a different type of closure for the box.

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My final box sees some stamping, some glitter drama, distress inked edges and contrast combinations of pattern papers.

Some of the sides have been inked using Distress Ink - Old paper. 

While the lid's been inked with Distress Ink - Mustard Seed.

Because the paper pattern is so beautiful on its own, I kept my embellishments/decorations to the minimal for the sides of the box. I only added a handmade flower and leaf, with a heart stamped and glittered.

For the back side of the box I used a bold and simple idea of adding a photo mat with a kewt 'Love' stamp. For the photo mat and the inside paper, I've distressed it with Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers.

Because the outside of the box has so much going on, I decided to keep the insides simple and to a minimal to contrast with the outside drama. I used a neat blue wrapping paper, and contrasted it with pink borders in-between. I kept the boxes to a bare minimum and continued the theme by using all the papers on the small boxes that I used for the outside box. And finally, I added a kewt bow.

It was so much fun creating this project and I'm happy I was able to complete it before abandoning it lol.

Participated in:
Dr. Sonia's 5 million views celebration
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - AG
Country View Challenges - Spring
Craft-Dee BowZ - AG with a handmade bow
PDE Linky Party - Always AG
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - AG
Vintage Journey - Spring is in the air
The Artistic Stamper - All things distress + Rubber stamping
4 Crafty Chicks - AG
Southern Girls Challenge - AG
Decorate to Celebrate - AG
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - AG
Crafting by Designs - AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG
That Craft place - AG


  1. What a clever box you have made, I love the inside drawers. Lovely details too. Thanks for joining in with our spring challenge over at Country View Challenges x
    Jane CVC DT

  2. Wow this is a wonderful box so pretty thanks for playing Crafting by Designs Challenge love and hugs Carole x DT

  3. Love the box, it is so cool how it reveals storage inside.
    So unexpected yet beautiful. Thanks for joining us here at A Vintage Journey

  4. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at BSC

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  5. Wow! Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Gorgeous project!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Decorate to Celebrate blog!!
    Hugs- Elina-DT DTC

  7. Great details on this lovely box !
    Thanks so much for joining in with our Spring Challenge at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x

  8. Hey,
    lovely box fantastic colors
    Thank you for taking part in the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenges
    Agnieszka DT

  9. This is fabulous. I am always jealous of such creativeness...I make cards...and then see things like this and wish I was more talented like you. I adore this project and love the papers you used, too. The little bow is sweet as can be and fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our April challenge! Hugs, Gail

    1. Such kind words. I'm genuinely touched :). Thank you so much for dropping by.

  10. This is a fab and surprising project!!
    Lia, DT S4F

  11. So lovely it looks and Thank you so much for participating in my 5 Million Page-views Celebration

  12. This box is simply phenomenal! I adore the details and really love how the boxes fold out and in together. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  13. Beautiful box, love all the detail and pretty paper.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  14. Beautiful box! The papers give it an elegant look. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

  15. What a fabulous box, thank you so much for sharing it and for joining us at A Vintage Journey this month! Deb xo

  16. Loved the beautiful Box !! Thank you so much for joining us over at Decorate To Celebrate Challenge !!

  17. Beautiful project thanks for sharing with us on The Artistic Stamper - Debs DT