It’s Sizzix ScoreBoards blog hopping time again, this time featuring an adorable rectangle box with a lid! My friend and ScoreBoards designer Eileen Hull sent me this sweet little box to work with and my brain started racing with possibilities.
The box measures 3 3⁄8″ x 1 3⁄4″ x 1 7⁄8″ when it is assembled, which makes it a great size for all sorts of things. While I could have filled it with candies or other treats as a favor box, or kept it for the doodads that collect on my dresser (I was tempted!), I decided it would become an extra-special gift box for the earrings I made for a friend’s birthday.
I wanted to give the box a metallic look with a little bit of texture, so I used Watermark ink, a stamping wheel and clear embossing powder from Clearsnap to emboss a circle design onto the box. After heat setting, I used a paintbrush to rub in Antique Silver Pearl-Ex powder and give the metallic sheen. What I failed to consider, however, is how the metallic would photograph. Whoops! It looks fantastic, trust me! The feet are beads, attached with glue to each corner, and the sentiment is stamped and embossed.
I was super-happy with the dry embossing on the lid that I did using the Sizzix Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot. I’ve never tried dry embossing mat board before, and the results were fantastic. I love it when that happens! A quick embellishment cluster of a printed sentiment, a glittered bookplate and leaf, and a Prima flower finished off the top of the box perfectly. I used a small velcro dot to secure the lid closed. Voila! A special gift box for a special friend!
Don’t forget to hop around to the other artists’ blogs to see the other fabulous takes on Eileen’s ScoreBoards design! If you enjoyed seeing these ScoreBoard projects on the hop, please leave a comment here or on Eileen Hull’s blog so we know you stopped by. This makes you eligible for a random drawing for a ScoreBoards die!
See more projects here:
- Ann Butler
- Candice Windham
- Carla Schauer–“Gift of Friendship” Jewelry Box
- Cindi Bisson –“Unexpected Jaguar” Gift Box
- Eileen Hull
- Einat Kessler
- JGoode Designs– Little box of sunshine filled with hugs
- Julie McGuffee –Life in the Craft Lane
- Veronica Goff
- Laura Bray– Moulin Rouge Theater Box
- Lisa Rojas
- Lorine Mason
- Madeline Arendt
- Melony Bradley
- Michelle Cummings
- Modern Surrealist –Girlfriend’s Gift Box on the Sizzix Blog Hop!!!
- Niki Meiners– Rectangle Box
- Sandy Laipply – Pink Rose Jewelry Box
- Sparkle’s Studio
Stop by again for our next hop on May 12, we will be making cakes!
Until next time…