Hello everyone, it's Aida from Life and Paper Crafting with an Enchanted Keepsake Box.
Every once in a while when time permits, I like making projects that are a little more built up than usual, yet functional so we can use them around the home. This keepsake box is a really good way to showcase the die-cuts in an interesting 3-D design and Graphic 45's Enchanted Forest makes this a very pretty project.
The Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest pattern paper is so beautiful !
The front of the box with the details.
Here you can see how I've used the Detailed Butterfly Thinlits by Tim Holtz on two places of the box.
I constructed a hinged box and lined it with patterned paper. To save you time, you could use any box you already have, or purchase one from the Dollar store.
Next I created a chipboard frame to adhere to the top of the box. The photo above has measurements on them to make it easier for you to create. Line the outside and inside with patterned paper. Add any brown Distress Ink to give the Frame a vintage feel.
Frameworks are Bigz dies in a narrow version and this means you use it exactly as you would any Bigz.
Your sandwich on the Big Shot Plus would be (from the bottom) : One Plus Cutting pad, the Framework facing up, the Little Sizzles Mat Board or paper facing down, and finally the other Plus Cutting Pad on the top. Send this through your Big Shot Plus.
Paint the Crosshatch shapes with Distress Paints Evergreen Bough and when that dries, daub with Gold Encore stamping ink.
I adhered the Crosshatch die cuts to random parts of the Frame and Box.
Cut the die cuts into uneven sizes, and here you see a small piece that was adhered to the inside of the frame.
This is the side of the box.
We all LOVE texture and using Glossy Accents, I glued Distress Glitter in Antique Linen between the grooves of the Crosshatch.
The Detailed Butterfly Thinlits are a newly released set and includes the shadows behind the intricate top layers of the 2 butterflies.
To use Thinlits on the Big Shot Plus, your sandwich from the bottom: the Plus Platform, the thicker Adapter A, one Cutting Pad, then the Glitter or paper facing up, next the Thinlits facing down and lastly the other Cutting Pad. Send this through your Big Shot Plus.
This butterfly is on the top of the project and the right of the wing was folded down to the side.
Now die-cut as many Mini Tattered Florals as you like in different sizes and shapes.
These floral Thinlits dies are used the same way as the Detailed Butterfly.
I've put the florals next to a ruler to give an idea of the sizes after they were assembled. Don't worry if you've never made these florals, you can download the PDF : HERE
Finish the Enchanted Box by fussy cutting the images in the patterned paper and adhering them to the Frame as well as the sides of the box. I've used 3-D foam squares to lift the images from paper surface to make it look interesting.
This box makes a lovely gift or a pretty piece for your dresser to keep trinkets. Thank you for visiting the Sizzix Blog, I hope you will find time to create soon !