Hello to all my blogging and Maggie friends! I'm delighted that you've come back to visit my blog. I have a rather lengthy post for you today. Okay, when isn't my post rather lengthy - giggle!
I have made several of these wonderful boxes, each using just one 12" X 12" sheet of double sided designer paper. There are NO, repeat, NO cuts done to the paper. You will need some contrasting cardstock for your Belly Band and image. I will include a link to the YouTube Video showing exactly how to make these at the end of my post. It might look hard, but the gal has done a fabulous job with her tutorial. You'll be addicted after your first one, I promise! You can also see the most recent box I made on my post here.
So if you're ready let's get started.
|Here is my first box. I have used #241 Dancing Party Tilda from the 2011 You are So Special Collection. I don't see her in the store :-( but if you contact Diana she will do her level best to set you up.|
|Once the paper is all folded this is what it will look like. You create a small box in the center with the overlapping flaps top and bottom.|
|From the side view, you can see the box section.|
|Here I've used #3032 Unwrapped Tilda from the 2010 Christmas Collection.|
This a small container of Lip Balm from the Michael's $1 bin. I have a box full of stuff from Michael's for the purpose of altering. The little Lip Balms, in their own cello boxes tied with a ribbon make an excellent gift. This particular one went to a very dear friend who had us over for dinner. What a delightful Hostess gift these boxes make.
|Here is the set.|
|This is the second box I made. I've used #08 For you Tilda from the 2014 Lost and Found Collection. I added a little ribbon to the Belly Band. Again she is out of stock. :-(|
|Here is the box with the Belly Band removed. Oops! I see that I have mounted Tilda a little off kilter.|
|I had one more Lip Balm left, so I decorated it with #280 Tilda with Stripped Tights. Unfortunately she is no longer listed in the store :-( Again, if you contact Diana she will do her best to accommodate.|
|Here is a closer look at Tilda with Stripped Tights.|
|On the back of both of the Lip Balms I used this cute sentiment from Inkadinkado at Hobby Lobby|
|Here is another box I created. This time I used #307 Nurse Tilda from the 2011 Winner Takes All Collection. Just click on her name and the link will take you directly to her. Can you see that I used Spellbinders Labels 18 which match the shape on the designer paper exactly.|
|To go with my Nurse theme, I put together a small packet of Get Well stuff. Aspirin, Bandaids, Insect Bite lotion etc.|
|Here is a better photo of the band and the little bag of Get Well stuff.|
|Another box this one using #3021 Love Love Love Tilda from the 2013 Special Moments Collection. I gave Tilda some polka dot shoes! ;-) I also used a Memory Box Die - Lacy Circle to frame Tilda.|
Finally, my last box. On the Belly Band I used the Memory Box Penne Die. :-( No longer available.
The image is #3039 Sakura Tilda from the 2013 Special Moments Collection.
Whew, I'm almost done. Below is a list of all the "stuff" I used to create these wonderful boxes
Here is a link to the directions for these boxes.
Now for the list of the ingredients I used to create all of this:
Designer Paper - all double sided from my stash (the heavier the better)
Cardstock - SU, Cryogen White, Xpress It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Adirondack Lights Shell Pink, Cloudy Blue, Atyou Spica Pens on some images
Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon - from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles, Labels 18, Classic Ovals Memory Box Lacey Circle, Memory Box Penne
Punches - Martha Stewart Double Edge Lacy Punch (on Belly Bands)
MicroGlaze by Judi Kins (I use this on ALL my finished images to seal them)
Sentiments - Inkadinkado, AmyR (Get well)
Adhesives - ScorTape, Beacon's 3 in 1 liquid blue
ScorePal or other scoring tool
If you stuck with me to the very end - I applaud you!
Enjoying the journey