Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Book-Box

Here is my first attempt at a book-box. I first saw this tutorial on Michele Roos website, and I was dying to try it. With a little help from my friend, (Thanks Hope C.!!!), I was able to convert the measurements and create one of my own. It was pretty easy to create, I did struggle with glueing the "book pages" together, but after three attempts, I think I got it down now. LOL. Well, here goes, what do you think???
This is the front of the box. I used Prima Botanicals paper for this entire project. I love the soft color palette, mixed with browns. It is just so perfect for spring.
I followed the sketch for Sketch saturday for this project. I used my Magnolia Tilda Lace Doohickey die for all of the lace borders in this project, and inked all the cardstock edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I used Dancing Party Tilda and Shabby Chic Fence for this image. I wanted to show a cute Spring scene.
I colored this image with copics, of course.
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R32, R20
Hair - E27, E25, E31, E53, E50
Dress - G24, G20, G82, G40, E35, Clear Spica pen
Shoes - E35, E33, E50
Fence - E57, E55, E25, E29, E50, E33
Grass - YG99, G24, YG03, G20, G82
Sand - E33, E35, E31
Here is the inside of the book. I added a pocket to the inside and put a mini tag in the pocket. The book part is the perfect size for adding a treat inside. I added a bag of Reese's Pieces. YYUUUMMMOOOOO, one of my faves!
I used my Magnolia Vintage Tag Doohickey Die to cut out this mini tag. I then stamped Secretive Tilda (mini) on the tag. I edged the tag with Vintage Photo. I colored her up with copics, and added more of that green silk ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed a peek at my book-box. I had a fun time making this project, and stepping out of my comfort zone a bit to try something new! Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments always mean so much to me!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious - Spring Extravaganza contest (project)
All That Scraps - Flowers Everywhere - pastels with brown
Just Magnolia - Fave color combo
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to punch it out
Cute Card Thursday - Music and Dance
The Ribbon Girl - Color inspiration (green & Yellow)
All Sorts Challenges - Make a gift box

43 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! This is totally gorgeous!! I love your clever project design and such beautiful colors!! TFS! HUGS

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  2. wow becca amazing or what !!! Stunning job
    Hugs sara xx

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  3. Wow this is stunning, love it, can I be cheeky and ask where you found the template or instructions for it from, thanks hugs Liz xx

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  4. Liz, I just posted a link to the tutorial I used. Thanks so much

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  5. Really pretty box. I would be jumping for joy for a bag of reeses pieces too.

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  6. Great Project Becca, I may have to try this one day, I love your colour choice and the chocolates are giving me a craving for some Cadbury Mini Eggs..yummmm!

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  7. My goodness Becca - you've put so much work into that project - it is so beautiful - I love the colouring of your Tilda - a work of art! Thanks for joining in the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary and Andrea x

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  8. Hi Becca!
    Your box card is gorgeous. I love the colors you used. Your coloring is super.
    Hugs Maz

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  9. your book box is beautiful!
    many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge,
    happy crafting, Debxx

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  10. Your book box is gorgeous Becca, love your choice of candy! LOL seriously your coloring is amazing as usual...

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  11. Wowzers Becca, this is fabulous! Your coloring is amazing as always and this book box is wonderful. I love the colors and the scene is done so beautifully. Hugs, Rosemary

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  12. Oh Becca I LOOOOOOOOOVE this project! It's so beautifully colored and the lay out is fabulous! Super colors too (my personal faves!) ;D

    Rene

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  13. Hi Becca! Your book-box project is wonderful! I'm still making more of these and will be sharing it with some friends! It's a clever book-box and you have added beautiful embellies!
    Hugs, Cami

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  14. How wonderful!!! LOVE your box.
    Beautiful colouring. Wonderful papers.
    I LOVE IT
    Hugs, Candy

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  15. What a fabulous box you have created Becca! Just love your little scene and gorgeous coloring! Love the colors you chose too! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! hugs, Angela

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  16. Gorgeous colors! What a great idea to make a box...I can't wait to look at the tutorial! Great job as usual Becca!

    :D

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  17. Oh my!! This is so gorgeous!! What a lovely box you've created and some really yummy ribbons and flowers too!! HUGS

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  18. Oh wow Becca, this is absolutely beautiful. I'm too afraid to try it...;) Will visit Michele to check that tut out. hugs Sharon

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  19. Becca, this is so ADORABLE and I love it.. You did such a great job on it.. love your color scheme and your layout. Adore the Tlda you used... and the box filled with the goodies.. went to Michelle's blog and love it.. shall try a box also.. (one day on my list) anyway, your project is perfect and I love it..
    Hugs, Jean

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  20. It's adorable Becca! I love the colors and the distressing. Beautiful!

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  21. Amazing coloring!! I love the colors of the whole thing too - what a fantastic creation! Nice choice of candy too -yum!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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  22. Ooooh this is stunning Becca! Love everything about this box from your fabby colouring to the luscious papers and embellies. Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Hugs, Maria

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  23. Ohhhhh, this is GORGEOUS! I've been wanting to make one, but I haven't found a tutorial yet!!!
    You did a magnificent job...love, love it!!!!

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  24. this is absolutely fantastic, so many lovely details and great colour combo. Thank you so much for entering this in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

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  25. Your project turned out great...love your coloring
    hugs Linda

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  26. Wow this project is amazing nice work!!!!!

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  27. so adorable Becca! I have to try one of these book boxes... so cool! So creative and FUN! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge Spring is in the air, flowers everywhere. Thanks for playing!
    Pam Going Postal

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  28. Becca your book card is wonderful - absolutely wonderful. I am saving this site and maybe one day I might be able to give it a go! I love books more than anything so making a book card sound so neat and your creation is grand!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  29. Becca, your project turned out beautifully! I so love your Tilda. Your coloration is perfect! What a very special project! My box would be sooo bad! You did such a great job!

    Xo,
    Chris Christensen

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  30. Becca, what a fabulous book box. And you've done a terrific job in decorating it. Wonderful scene you've created--beautifully coloured as always. Love the spring colours and the gorgeous flowers.
    When I see something new, I want to give it a try. I'll do that when I have time...LOL..and if I come up with any problem, I'll give you a shout! TSF.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  31. Wow fantastic book box cant believe its your first attempt!

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

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  32. WOW!
    Your book box is fabulous with so many great details! You have coloured Tilda so perfectly and I just love the colours and those Dp´s!

    Thanks for joining at Sketch Saturday this week :)

    Hugs,
    Karita

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  33. Wowwww absolutely awesome a beautiful creation I love it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  34. This is so cute!!! I'm going to have to check out the tutorial - love the book box!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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  35. What a wonderful project! So much work, but it came out wonderful! The colors are gorgeous and beautiful job on the image. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  36. She looks so happy that it's spring!! Love the 'scene' with the fence behind her. Great flowers and layout! Godd luck in Diana's challenge!

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  37. What colors did you use on the secretive Tilda? I love the colors of her britches!! Thanks,
    Diana
    diana.reckaway@gmail.com

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  38. Beautiful!! Very pretty image...colouring is fabulous! I love these types of paper crafts.

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  39. That's a fun idea Becca. Love the precious and sweet design of this project. Thanks so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to continue having your support :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  40. Becca - I'm so glad I could help you with the measurements on this project. I will say that your finished project came out WAAAAAYY better than mine. There's nothing about this book box not to love. It's perfect!!!! You should be very proud!

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  41. Adorable! I would love to have you link something up to my blog hop! Come check it out, it is all about trying something new.
    http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-hop-new-season-new-skill.html

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