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

One of a Kind with Rosabella


Karen here with another layout featuring the absolutely gorgeous Rosabella collection.

One of a Kind

For this page I have used Sombre Botanic, Darling Flush, Miss Classic, Anaztasia, Balletic , Angelic and Beauteous papers, Kaisercard Dove Weave cardstock, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Curios, Wooden Flourishes, Clear Stamps, Decorative Rose Die, Mini Paper Blooms Black, Paper Blooms – Honey and Pearls – Latte.

I started by drawing lines .5 in from the top and bottom of my Dove Weave cardstock.  I then cut 10 strips from the papers measuring 11 ins x 1.5 ins and one strip 11 ins x 1 in.  Starting at the bottom, only adding adhesive at the top of each strip,  adhere one of the 11 x 1.5 strips, aligning it to the bottom pencil line.  Then add the remaining 1.5 in strips, overlapping each one .5in , finishing with the 1 in strip which is aligned with the pencil line at the top of the page.


I then run my thumbnail along the bottom of each of the strips to distress them.


I added a quote from the Angelic paper to the top left of my page and embellished it with a tab and small scallop border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, some die cut roses, using the Decorative Rose Die, flowers from the Collectables pack, a phrase from the Wooden FlourishesMini Paper Blooms Black and Pearls – Latte. To the right of this I added a tag from the Collectables pack and a Curio


I then made a cluster around my photo using all of the above but substituted the black flowers for Paper Blooms – Honey  and also added a Stamped butterfly to the top right of my photo.


I think that this is one of my most favourite pages that I have made in a long time.

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I will be back next week with my third, and final, project using this utterly beautiful collection.

Karen x