Unplugged Spellbinders Box N’ Card Set

Hello crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a box n’ card set I created with Spellbinders Dies and some Quickutz dies. I call these projects “Unplugged” as I did not use any of my “electronic” die cutting machines. For the pretty patterned paper, I used the DCWV Citrus Stack. Here’s a look at my completed set.

Here is a closer look at my completed box. I used the spellbinders Square Petal Top Box for the base and the top. I then created the box middle by scoring some paper and then using my Spellbinders Beaded Ovals dies along with some Spellbinders classic Ovals Dies to cut out the windows.

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Here is a closer look at one of the flowers. I used a couple of retired Quickutz dies. I inked them with warm green cat’s eye chalk ink and cranberry cat’s eye pigment ink. I also added some Gold Lame Smooch Ink to the large flower petals. Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t show that too well.

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To create the box body, you will need a piece of paper that is 8.25 x 11. Really you just need to trim 1/8” off the 8.5” side to fit into the grand calibur.
Place your paper on your scoring tool 11” lengthwise. 
You will score your paper at  2 5/8 “, 5 1/4”, 7 7/8” and 10.5”

After scoring your paper. You will need to draw a line across the bottom at 2 1/8”. You can use a pencil as this mark is simply a guide where to line up your die for the window.

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Run your paper through the machine four times. Each time be sure to line your die up along the line as well as in the center of each panel.

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Cut your patterned paper into four strips of 2.5 x 8.25. Next mark a line 2 1/8” from one edge. Once again, center your oval die and run it through your machine. Do this for all four panels.

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Next, I inked the edge of each panel and added each papered panel to the front of each side.

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Next, I added my black beaded oval dies covers.

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Next, I added some transparency to the backs of each panel. This will keep whatever treats I put in the box safely in.

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Next I put some adhesive on the inside edges of the box as well as along the bottom of the panels and secured the bottom.

After lightly inking the edges of the petals, I glued the flowers together and rotated each layer slightly. Here’s a shot of the three flower base petals. This shot shows the Gold lame smooch ink on the petals.

Next I added the smaller flowers and once the adhesive was dry, I curled the petals.

Here’s a look at just the card. It is a standard A2 size. Again, the patterned paper is from the DCWV Citrus Stack. I once again used the Spellbinders Beaded Ovals dies to create the frames. I added some Bisque Liquid pearls to create the little pearl drops and then in the centers of the flowers, I added some pearls accents.

Here’s another view to show the dimension of the flowers.

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Here is just a quick look at the dies I used (Not including the Grand Square petal top box die).
Products Used for this project
Bisque Liquid Pearls
Black, Kraft, Pink and Rose Cardstock
Misc. Flat Back Pearls
Misc. Ribbon
Be sure to visit the Scrapyland Store and check out all of the wonderful new die releases! There are many items on sale too!
Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me!
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  1. Absolutely stunning projects Melin, you make it look so easy. I love the beautiful verse you have used on your card and the fabulous colour choice. xx

  2. Great project - Love the details!! Thanks for the tutorial :) Tmika

  3. Melin the color combination is mesmerising and love the unique style of the box.Have pinned it here:Box tutorials with link back to your blog

  4. Beautiful projects thank you for sharing them x

  5. How beautiful and elegant Melin! Love your style lady!! Hugs!


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