Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Don't Quote me..........oh go on then.

If you’ve been a visitor from when I first started blogging, actually not that long ago, you may have seen a post with a couple of small boxes from The Works (use the label ‘crafty find’ on the right to locate the post). This little gift project was the result of using one of those boxes.

I’m planning to do another of these with a Christmas theme. So you’ll see that sometime in the future.
In the meantime if you’d like to create your own here’s some instructions to help you.

How to:-

If using a shop bought box remove any hardware and paint the box with metallic silver Artiste paint. Once dry spritz with violet spritzing ink then with gold spritzing ink. When dry replace hardware.

Take a 6 x 6 piece of black cardstock Spritz the card with violet and gold spritzing ink. When dry score at 2”  and 4”, rotate 90 degrees and score again at 2” and 4” . As shown in the diagram make two cuts horizontally to the last intersecting line, from opposite sides. Fold at score lines page by page till you have a single square.

Cut a piece of gold ribbon long enough to tie in a bow to secure the book and glue the centre to the centre of your top cover square. Die cut a small parenthesis shape from violet card and adhere centrally over the ribbon on the cover square. Top with a button and two sections of peal off flourishes in silver.

Die cut a small scalloped circle from violet card and adhere to the centre of the bottom cover square. Die cut a small parenthesis shape from co-ordinating patterned paper and adhere to the centre of the circle. Apply a small silver flourish to one corner of the parenthesis shape. Cut a strip of violet card and apply alpha stickers, cover with 3D clear gloss, once dry trim to fit and cut one end in a ribbon shape. Adhere to parenthesis shape.

Lightly spritz a sheet of lilac card with gold spritzing ink, trim to A4 and once dry print quotes or messages . Trim messages to fit pages and adhere one to each page, of course you can write these instead of printing.

Close book and secure with the ribbon tied in a bow.

Die cut two small and large flowers from violet card and two of each from patterned paper. Glue one card and paper flower together, create four thicker flowers this way. Cover each with 3D gloss finish, let dry.

Top the album cover button with one of the smaller flowers and apply a silver dome sticker to the centre.

Arrange the other flowers on the bottom right corner of the box. Paint two resin flowers with metallic silver paint, let dry and spray one with violet spritzing ink. Once dry arrange on the box lower right corner. Apply two sections of small silver flourishes to the arrangement.

Pop your album in the box and you're done.

Happy Scrapping.


  1. I bet these would be fun for holiday minis and gifts!

  2. I love these little books- I have made a couple myself :)

  3. What a fantastic idea I might have to have a go at this, very inspiring! Beautiful x x x

  4. Fantastic project so beautifully created with lots of intricate layers. Lou x

  5. This is a lovely idea, I have done a lot of folding type ones but not like this, cool

  6. Great project and fabby tutorial! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm on the hop over from the Crafting Cafe xxx

  7. Popping over from the Crafting Cafe Blog hop. Apologies for being late - Lovely projects -. Chris x