Exploding Box with Rosabella

Karen here with my last project using the beautiful Rosabella collection. I have made a hexagonal exploding box and am thrilled with the results.  Be warned this post is very photo heavy.


For this project I have used Coal cardstock (4 sheets),  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Clear Stamps, Wooden Flourishes, Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves, Kaiserink Pad – Licorice and paper blooms in Black and Dusty Pink.

I cut my box from Coal cardstock on my Silhouette from a design I had made several years ago but there is a tutorial for making a similar box here.  Once I had made my box I and lid I used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the top of the lid, base of the bottom and the pages.


I then used some more pages from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to stamp the lace pattern from the Clear Stamps set, using Kaiserink Pad – Licorice , and used these to cover the sides of my lid.IMG_5905

I decorated my pages with tags and sentiments from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and flowers from the Collectables pack.
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I used the Clear Stamps and Kaiserink Pad – Licorice  to stamp some butterflies and added them on strips of acetate to the bottom of my box and then decorated with Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms, I used the Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves to cut leaves from 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and tucked these around the flowers .


Finally, I used more die cut leaves and Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms to decorate the top of the lid adding Wooden Flourishes to finish off.


I loved making this and am going to add photos of my daughter as a Mother’s Day present for my mother-in-law.

See you again next month

Karen x

Life and Love with Little Women

Hi everyone,

Denise here with my second project and this month I am using the exquisite Little Women collection from Graphic 45 


When  I received the collection, the blue really struck me so I decided to go with those tones on this layout.I went to town with lots of punching,sewing and die cutting with this layout as I loved the papers so much.

Firstly I used a sheet of  Ivory 12 x 12 card, then after cutting down by 1/4 of an inch on two sides added a sheet of the beautiful blue paper from the 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids Pad.

I then used a punch around the page on a sheet of the blue side of Full Bloom paper, then pierced around the edge with a piercing tool then sewed with cream thread.


I cut some random length strips from the papers measuring half an inch wide and adhered them on the right hand side of the layout.I also tried some different journalling cards on the left from the Journalling Ephemera Pack.


I die cut various elements from the following dies,Floral Branch  Floral Cluster Berry Vine Fern Leaf from various papers in the collection.


My photo was mounted on plain blue paper and placed half way down on the right hand side and embellished with the die cuts. To add some extra detail,I dotted around some of the elements with a white pen.I also fussy cut some flowers from the papers.

IMG_7334 From the Literary Lessons paper, I fussy cut the oval with the group of ladies on and adhered on the bottom left of the layout.IMG_7332

I’ve really loved working this collection and will be back with something else very soon from it.

Happy Crafting

~ Denise ~