Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop–Rectangle Box

April 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm 18 comments

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!

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Stop by again for our next hop on May 12, we will be making cakes!

Until next time…
Carla

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melony Bradley  |  April 28, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Carla- this takes my breath away. I LOVE the pearl feet….I LOVE the embossing, I LOVE the glittered bookplate….

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  • 2. sparkle  |  April 28, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Nice! I see some glitter on your pretty box!

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  • 3. Holly  |  April 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

    This is just so cute! Thanks for the blog hop they are so much fun!

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  • 4. eileen hull  |  April 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

    This is SO COOL! Yes, love the embossing, the glitter, the everything. So glad you joined in 🙂 Thanks

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  • 5. Cindi Bisson  |  April 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Love the little “feet” you added! Clean, crisp, colorful project with just enough “detail” to make it special!

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  • 6. Laura Bray  |  April 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Great polka dot texture. I used beads for feet too! Great minds think alike.

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  • 7. Ann Butler  |  April 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    What a great gift!

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  • 8. Michelle Cummings  |  April 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    love the detail and that flower! so pretty!

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    • 9. conniemelancon  |  April 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      I love the feet you added! would make a great gift.

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  • 10. JGoode  |  April 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    oh my gosh, the little feet are fabulous!

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  • 11. Hobbyaholic  |  April 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Love the feet on your box.

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  • 12. Madeline Arendt  |  April 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Like the embossed technique. I used a metallic misty finish the last time and it didn’t photograph well. It’s fun seeing each individual look … they are all so creative!

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  • 13. Ronnie Goff  |  April 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Lovely, crisp clean look. Love it.

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  • 14. Einat Kessler  |  April 29, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I love it! the legs are so cute.

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  • 15. Roxi Phillips  |  April 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Very sweet!

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  • 16. Donna  |  April 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I love the dots all over it looks so fresh and spring like!!!

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  • 17. Teresa Godines #6857  |  April 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Cute box. I like the feet. It gives the box character

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  • 18. pam bray  |  May 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

    very cute, don’t know how I miss your blog as I was doing them. but your box is so sweet

    Reply

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