Sunday, April 09, 2017

Spellbloggers Sunday

Are you like me and love Spellbnders products? 
I think they were the first dies I bought after 'graduating' to a turn-the-handle machine from one of those old hand-held QK gadgets that only cut teeny weeny 2" square dies. Oh My! how much easier and more addictive did die-cutting get then!!!
Well, the machines have got bigger, the die collection immense and the scope and fun of the whole die cutting addiction hasn't waned for a minute! So you will understand how thrilled I am to share the news that I've been invited to be part of the Spellbloggers team, sharing  wonderful Spellbinders goodies and things made with them.

I can't resist a nice bit of alliteration, so from now on I will share a Spellbinders project on either a  Spellblogger Saturday or a Spellblogger Sunday - I hope you'll come by each weekend to see what's new.  Lookout for special offers and give-aways in future weeks too 😁

OK, so exciting news imparted, and time to share my first project.
It's a simple little box, made with Nestabilities dies - we probably all have a good few sets, they really are the staples of die-cutting - especially the basic shapes and Labels sets.
I used my Nesties plain circles set to make this box

Over the last few years I've made a few boxes using different shapes and sizes of Nestability dies, the basics are the same for each shape, but its easy to adapt the idea too.  For example, on this one I added a length of ribbon to join the box and lid together and made a tab at the front to lift the lid.  I have an old tutorial for the basic box HERE 
Box Info
2 shades of green card
Chipboard - I use old cereal packets
Green satin ribbon to match the card
My tutorial for this style of box is HERE
I used the following items to decorate this box, but will share more about that in next week's post
'Foamiran' foam sheet for flowers
various gems and dots

Here's a closer look at the decorated lid, I hope you'll come back for next week's Spellbloggers Saturday to read more

Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful box Kathy
Gr Karin

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

what a clever project made with the dies!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kathy, love the lilies. Well done you!
Linda xxx

Laine said...

Many congratulations Kathy. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Cathy Clowes said...

Such a clever design Kathy. I struggle with box making but I could give this a go. I love the lid decoration. Cathy x

Katie Lamb said...

Fabulous project and congratulations

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning box the flower is gorgeous. Congratulations. Hugs Jackie

Amber said...

Wow that flower is a beauty - gorgeous color!

Enfys said...

What a flying start! Brilliant project xx

Kate said...

Beautiful creation and congratulations on your new Spellbloggers role. I shall be stopping by for some inspiration!!

Angelnorth said...

Hope you have fun with the Spellbloggers team - you always put dies to such good use and this little box is no exception!

Karen Gist said...

What wonderful news for you Kathy. will have so much fun!!!!! What a pretty little box you have made. Love that you put one of those superb flowers on the top too xxx

Karen Whittaker said...

This is fab. And many congratulations xxx

Janet Packer said...

Congratulations Kathy, lovely project too x

Andree said...

Congratulations on joining the Spellbloggers team Kathy. This is a gorgeous box. Wonderful colours and pretty flowers xx

Tracy Welham said...

Congratulations, judging by the fabulous box you will a wonderful addition to the team! I think I must have come to die cutting late on as I'm not sure I have any Spellbinders dies, may be it's time to invest in some. Creative Blessings, Tracy x