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! 

6 comments:

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 inspired...to 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!