Sunday, November 25, 2012

Artiste Cake Box

Happy Sunday! I hope you have all had a great holiday weekend :)

My project for today goes along with the little tea light cake that I made on THIS post. I said before that I was inspired by the cake made by Bren Yule, and she had made a box for her cake. So I decided that I really needed a box for mine, too! I wasn't sure how she made hers, so here is what I came up with.

I found this cute little box on page 60 of the booklet, and think it's just perfect for the little cake! I cut it out at 2 1/4" from Clementine paper, and inked it with Sorbet. I used the zip strip border as an accent around the box.


To dress up the top, I cut out the flower (Accent 2/Shift) from page 54 at 2". I also cut out the leaves (3D object/shift) at 3/4". I used the CTMH Quilling tool to make it super easy to roll the flower up! I glued the flower and added a pearl to the center with Liquid Glass. I really think it's the best adhesive for these flowers.



Then I cut out a banner from page 58 at 3/4". I inked this colonial white banner with Champagne and Sorbet inks, then stamped Happy Birthday on it in Sorbet.


I attached the banner with 3-D Foam tape, and added some bitty pearls for interest. The front flap is shut by a small magnet, and I added a pearl badge button to the outside of the flap.

Here is the box with the little cake in it!

Happy Crafting!

5 comments:

  1. Such a pretty box! Thanks for showing the quilling tool in action. I've been wondering about it.

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  2. Great photos and explantations of the cuts. I'm guessing I would need a 12 inch x 12 inch mat to cut this box? I only have the 6x12 machine. Can you tell me the length & width measurements of the flat box before it was assembled? Love your projects!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! You can see the box laid out on the mat in the 3rd picture, and the grid marks show it to be about 9 1/2" by 7". You would have to use the 12 x 12 in that case. You can still cut a box, but it would be tiny :)

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    2. drats, that is what I was afraid of. Sometimes I can get a cut to work by using my Gypsy, but I don't think that will work this time. I'll have to think about getting the bigger machine... I appreciate your response - I always look forward to your creations and wonderful directions! Thanks so much!

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