Monday, 1 August 2011

Roses grow on you!

Well I must say it's looking a bit dismal outside at the moment, looks like a storm could be brewing. Hopefully if it does rain it will put an end to this very oppressive atmosphere.

I had a lovely day yesterday at Jayne's workshop. It was great to meet up with friends old and new for a fantastic crafting day. Here is the gorgeous project that we created.

It's a gorgeous box/easel card containing some gorgeous little tags.  We used Jayne's latest collection of adorables and the background is from the accompanying CD.  I intend to add some ribbon around the border and maybe some embellies around the sentiment.
Jayne is on Create  and Craft tomorrow and you'll see some more variations of this lovely box plus some more fabulous demos from the lovely lady.
I made a box as a gift for Jayne.

I used the Adorable stamps and thought the Roses chocolates would be appropriate for the garden themed images.

Here is the tutorial for this style box

To begin score two sheets of A4 card on the box maker of the Ultimate Pro. For the base use the 4th line from the edge and for the lid score along the 4th and 2nd lines.  

Then place lid, with the short side to the handle edge, onto the card scoring side of the board and make a small mark top and bottom at the A5 line to find the centre.

Line up the A5 centre marking to the 5” square fold line on the Ultimate and score along A5 half fold & A4 half fold lines.   Cut in along these lines up to the inner horizontal score lines then fold the rest of the line to form the hinge.

Cut along the outer score line on all 4 sides in order to create shallow sides to the lid

Make up the box base and lid as normal cutting away a triangle at each corner and glue.

Taking the 3rd piece of card cut it the same width as the centre section of the lid and whatever length you want the handle to be  then decorate  Glue the handle to the centre side sections of the lid and then glue to the centre side sections of the box base.

Now decorate with whatever takes our fancy and fill with lovely chocies or whatever gift you would like to give.

It's a very easy box to make so do give it a go.

Well that's it from me tonight, I'll be back in the morning with the Try it on Tuesday challenge.
Pat xxxx


  1. The card you made Pat is gorgeous,glad you enjoyed your day and thank you so much for the tutorial on your

  2. what beautiful projects - i love the easel box and thank you so much for the tutorial.. will have to try have a go.
    Love those images
    Lisa x

  3. Lovely project Pat and a great tutorial! Thank you xx


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