Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cascading box

Hello my friends.  My posts get fewer and fewer these days, don't they?  I'm so busy with Craft-Dee BowZ that I neglect to post on my original blog.  The only reason this is being posted  on Ciao Bella is because it does not  have a bow (shhhh!  I know that's blasphemy for me!)!  Yikes!  How could I create a project without a bow?

Having said that, this is something I had seen on YouTube quite a few years ago and I tripped across it again and decided it's time to try it.  It was more than easy!!  The toughest part is making up your mind how you want to embellish it!  I kept it fairly minimal since I'll be teaching this in December.

I've called it the Cascading Box project.  I have no idea (as usual) where I found the original and what it was called.  This was so much fun to make!  You start with a 6 x 11-3/4" piece of DP for the box base and then create four small boxes (for the inside - see picture below), origami style, and a cover.

Here's the completed closed project.  I used IO tree dies as well as the small snowflakes which were adhered and  suspended on white thread.   I just wanted some sort of movement with this project for some reason.  The ferns are also from IO.

And this is what it looks liked opened up.  Isn't it a great, fun thing to do?  And doesn't it look like the boxes are cascading, hence the name I dubbed it?


Here's a close-up of the box cover.  I did this using five different snowflake dies. I used dimensional tape (sometimes doubling it up) on each layer to give it the height that I wanted.   I then glittered them once they were all together by dipping a paintbrush into PPA glue and brushing it on and then sprinkling white glitter over it all.  It's really much prettier in person.  The pine boughs were done in a similar way using a frosting glitter.

Well, that's it for now.  Hope this inspires you!

Ciao for now!

Ciao Bella! 


Shirley said...

OMGosh, Donna, this is outstanding! How lovely and so beautiful! Would never have guessed whose dies!!! ;-) What a keeper-keeper!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome Donna! Love the "cascading boxes" and I can only imagine how the topper looks in real life - as it already looks gorgeous in the photo.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, DD, I have never seen a cascading box before. Love your name for it. I am so partial to the IO pine die, and enjoy using it. But I've never used it on white and it certainly looks amazing! I hope you will enter this project in the Nov "Anything goes with Glitter" challenge! It is beautiful! hugs, de

Manuela said...

Wow, what a gorgeous box! It looks absolutely amazing! Wonderful :)
Lots of love, Manuela

Gail said...

Oh wow this is awesome. Yep, I'm give you my address so you can send this to me since I am not attempting it anytime in the near future. I'll even send you a label with my address on it. Hugs, Gail

Team Clark said...

Just gorgeous! Love the layers and layers of pine bough!