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Monday, 2 September 2013

Baby Keepsake Exploding Box by Jo Piccirilli

Hi everyone

I'm back again today to share with you a little off the page project using lots of Couture Creations goodness.


Recently the lady across the road had her 4th baby girl so instead of a traditional present I thought I would make a keepsake.  This is an exploding box.  There are lots of tutorials on Youtube on how to make these.

On the lid I have used the Alcyone Doily Die from the Royal Jewels collection and the Tranquility flourish die along with some paper flowers.

The outside of my box I have used the lower half of the Petite Fleur Embossing Folder from the Romantique Collection.  This folder was was fantastic to use as it has a line of embossed dots so it gave me a guideline for placing my pearls.

The inside of my box reveals a cake made with my Circle Nesting Dies.  I also used these and my Scallop Circle Nesting Dies to make the photo mats. 

 

Here is a quick run down on how to make the cake.

I cut two circles from my nesting dies. 


Then cut two long strips.  The width will depend on our wide you want your cake to stand.  Then score two lines approx. 1cm in from each end.

Once you have scored your lines you will then need to cut little triangles out.  Just cut up to the score line.  This makes it much easier to get your paper to bend around the circles you have just cut out.


You can now pop a small amount of glue onto the circle and start and wrap the snipped strip around.  When you get to the end just snit off the extra length.  You can now place these in the middle of your box.
 
Here is a closer look at the cake.
 



For the inside photo mats I have used the Large Damask Flourish Embossing Folder and the hearts from the Nesting Hearts Dies



This was heaps of fun to make.  Hope I have inspired you to have a go at making your own.  The ideas are endless!  Until next time.

Couture Creations products used:

Large Damask Flourish Embossing Folder Elegance Collection CO723449
Petite Fleur Embossing Folder Romantique Collection CO723165
Ivy Die Set Fantasia Collection CO723222
Heart Nesting Dies CO723213
Circle Nesting Dies CO723040
Scallop Circle Nesting Dies CO723041
Rectangle Nesting Dies CO723046
Alcyone Doily Royal Jewels Collection CO723112
Tranquility Flourish Die CO723435
Magical Butterfly Die CO723412






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