Today’s project was inspired by a hand cream I found in my desk drawer that I thought would look great in a box made with Noble Peacock speciality designer series paper and foil…
Isn’t this speciality paper just lush?! And this is just one of three designs in the pack – I can’t wait to use the other two.
I used the coordinating foil sheets for the bottom of the box and I think it goes rather well with the hand cream, don’t you?
The base of the box is made from a piece of Pretty Peacock foil measuring 6 inches by 3 & 3/4 inches, scored on each side at 1 inch.
The top of the box is made from a piece of the Noble Peacock speciality designer series paper measuring 6 inches by 3 & 3/4 inches, scored on each side at 15/16ths of an inch. I used my trimmer for this as my scoring board only measures in 1/8th of inches. Making the score lines just a little bit smaller helps the box lid fit well but not too tightly.
For each part of the box all you need to do is cut up the score lines on the outer small squares, wedge these tabs you’ve just created and glue them to the inside.
I used my 1/2 inch punch to add notches in the sides of the top to make it easier to open the box.
I didn’t want to add too much decoration as I didn’t want to hide that beautiful pattern on the lid. However, I did want to use some of that gorgeous reversible Old Olive/Pretty Peacock ribbon as it enhances the luxurious feel of the box.
I stamped the sentiment from Very Versailles stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card and cut it with the smallest of the Layering Circles dies. I used the smallest scalloped circle die from the set with the Pretty Peacock foil and glued this to the back of the stamped circle. I punched a hole through both layers and added this tag to the ribbon on the box with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. The final touch was one of the Noble Peacock rhinestones.
Handy hint! As the foil is only one sided it leaves a white edge when you cut it. I used a sponge dauber with Pretty Peacock ink to disguise the joins in the box lid.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. I’ve listed the products I’ve used below. If you’d like to buy any of them just click on the link.
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