Things of Nature

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hello Friends! A quick post here to share my latest creation. I'm pretty excited about this one because I made it using my brand new Kutrimmer 1071 paper trimmer! I've wanted one ever since I used one at a bookbinding bookcamp in Athens, but the cost was prohibitive. But, I found a brand new one on Ebay last week for a great price and the seller just happened to be within driving distance, so I was able to pick it up and get started using it right away! 
I made all the flowers on this project, and all but the two tiny pink ones are made from the same stamp and die set. The flowers were all stamped onto patterned papers, die cut, inked along the edges, then shaped. There is a close up of the flowers at the bottom of the post.
I've always liked making boxes, but with my new paper cutter, that can cut right through book board, I like it even more. Cutting the parts for the box only takes a few minutes now, and requires very little effort, unlike cutting it by hand with a blade.
Here's a look at the inside. Actually, it has a set of cards inside it now, but they are all cards I've posted before, so nothing new to see there.
The spine of the box is covered in bookcloth with a strip of patterned paper added over that.

Here's a close-up of the larger flowers. You can see the centers much better here. I love how the dark pink one turned out! I used micro beads in the center of that one. The yellow and pink flowers have Stickles centers, and the purple one has a large rhinestone.
These are the smaller flowers. The yellow flower is filled with beads and glitter, and the purple flower has Stickles on the edges of all the petals. The butterfly die cut was covered in Ice Blue Inka Gold, then I heat embossed it with UTEE.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this. You'll probably be seeing a lot more handmade boxes (and books) in the future now! ;)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #166: Don't Be Square
613 Avenue Create Challenge #143 : Anything Goes
Penny Black and More September Challenge: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #265: Sparkle & Shine
Craft Your Passion Challenge #281: Always Anything Goes


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Leanne said...

Gorgeous, and someone would love this treasure box as a gift. Awesome, and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT 4CC

Fikreta said...

this is gorgeous !
Thank you for joining us at craft your passion !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Fiki DT member

Unknown said...

Beautiful altered box! The colors and elements are lovely. Congrats on your new trimmer! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again.
~ Bonnie DT

brenda said...

A stunning floral creation for our challenge this month Cheryl, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Sheryl said...

This is just beautiful. Those handmade flowers are stunning! This will make a fabulous gift for some lucky person. Great to have you in our neighbourhood this week. Hugs Sheryl DT xx

Leslie Miller said...

You make the most amazing boxes! They do NOT look homemade at all. This is gorgeous. Pretty fabulous flowers, too!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Cheryl! And I LOVE The flower! Gorgeous colors, too!