Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Indented Triangular Boxes

Hello, Crafters.

As promised, these are the favour boxes I made as my swap for last weekend's team training.

Earlier this morning I posted the video called Indented Triangular Box which shows how to make them. This really has to be the easiest favour box to make ever.

I would like to thank Constanze Sturm of for sharing the instructions on the internet. Constanze made these boxes for a wedding and she used vellum which she had decorated with a design she had heat embossed in white.

Do check out her website because they are really beautiful.

The first photograph shows the box I made on the video. The ones I made as swaps are the newsprint design paper  as shown in photographs 2 - 4. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used is a retired design called First Edition (I think!) This DSP is quite a bit thinner than our normal paper but still made beautiful boxes.

We are requested to use only current products for our swaps and I normally stick to it. However, with a swap like this, it's the idea that's being swapped and can be made with any paper or cardstock.

Normally, I don't like to make boxes with DSP because I just don't think it's thick enough. But this is the exception to the rule, even with paper as thin as the First Edition DSP.

Photographs 2 - 4 are shown at various angles to show exactly what the finished box looks like.

The only cardstock that's needed is the DSP and pieces of Whisper White and a co-ordinating colour cardstock for the sentiment.

You also need about 10" of a fairly narrow  ribbon. Apart from varying the ribbon, I kept to the same stamp sets and punches - one way or another - for all 5 favour boxes.

The stamp set for the sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms and the little flower that decorates the sentiment is from Bloomin Love.

I cut the circle out using the 1.5" Circle Punch and the scalloped circle was cut out with the 1.75" Scalloped Circle Punch.

On the swap boxes I added a small butterfly in Basic Black Cardstock which I had punched out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

On the Blushing Bride box, I stamped one large and one small butterfly onto coloured cardstock. These were punched out with the appropriate punches. I finished them off with pearls along their bodies.

For the box in photograph 6, I used Bermuda Bay cardstock. Using Bermuda Bay Ink and the flowery stamp I use for the sentiment, I stamped randomly over cardstock to give it some dimension. 

I did the sentiment and scalloped circle the same but found the scalloped circle did rather blend in with the box. So I used a larger punch - 2" I think - and punched a Whisper White Circle for the sentiment to sit on.

I did the butterflies again but stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock.

The final box I made was more masculine. I chose a design from the Going Places DSP Stack for the actual box and deliberately chose a light colour. 

I think a lot of cards go dark when they're masculine! I knew I didn't want to use butterflies or flowers and decided not to add any substitute for the butterfly but used a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge instead of the flower on the sentiment.  

Is there something you would have added to finish this box off? Please let me know if you have any thoughts on this!

That's about it for today. So, until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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