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16. Blue triangle box with snowman

After my co-worker challenged me to make the triangular shaped boxes, I’ve made a few more. This is the very first one of them that I made. She likes blue very much, so that was the obvious colour for the box. I’ve decorated it with various Noor Design dies, a Panduro snowman sticker, Norsk Stempelblad stamp, some twine and Craftwork Cards candi.

This is where you can open the box. You simply untie the string and open it up.

Here is a photo from the front of the box.

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11. Triangular Christmas box

Another new thing I have attempted this year is to make a triangular box. A co-worker of mine, who had bought one at a fair a while back, showed it to me and asked if I could make something similar that she could have to put a gift card in. I played around and think it turned out pretty well!

I have added a template at the bottom if you’d like to attempt to make one yourself. I’ve also added some Norwegian instructions at the bottom of the page. (For norsk tekst ang. eske-malen, se nederst i innlegget.)

First photo is a view of it from the front. I have used a lot of Maja Design paper, which I’ve painted white edges on. The sentiment is also from their papers. The glitter paper is from Søstrene Grene. I’ve also coloured and fussy cut two gingerbread from Power Poppy, and added a small Kort og Godt charm to the twine. The tree die is by Noor Design.

Here is a closer look at the colouring. You can find the list of colours I used at the bottom of the post.

With the box rotated slightly you can see that the sides have been decorated with paper on the sides also, and there is twine that ties the box together.

This photo, giving a side view, shows that I’ve also used some cheese cloth, Craftwork cards candi as well as a different Maja Design text.

The box is tired together with twine. It is easy to open and easy to tie back together.

(Informasjon på norsk lenger ned.) Here is the template. You cut at the black solid lines and score the paper on the dashed lines and then fold it all together. I have decorated it with paper slightly smaller than the measurements on the template to get a red edge around it.

The green circles are suggestions for where you add the holes. You can have them either higher up or lower down, but it is easier to have them in the middle as there is less measuring to do. As you can see from the photo above, the edge of the box isn’t straight, so then the holes would have to be in different positions on the base and on the lid.

(If you prefer inches, then you can use 12 inches (30cm), 6 inches (15cm) and 3 inches (7,5cm). Although the numbers don’t equal exactly, the numbers are similar enough to make a same size box.

I have not taken any photos of inside the box, but you can obviously decorate that also, and add a sentiment or two.

Copics used: (gingerbread) E42, E43, E44, E47, (yellow) Y13, Y19, (green) YG01, YG63, YG67, (red) R22, R24, R59, (grey) C1, C3, C9 +  a white pen

 

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Informasjon om malen, på Norsk:

Jeg har også laget en mal. Den sorte, hele linja er hvor man kutter basen, mens den røde stiplete linja er hvor man perger. Begge sidene er like store. De grønne sirklene er hvor man kan lage hull. Du velger selv hvor du vil ha hullene, bare husk på at hvis de er mot bretten på lokket så må de være mot kanten på bunnen, og mye lenger inn (hvis du ser bildet over så skal ikke enden på den siden av boksen være rett), og motsatt.

Dekorasjonen velger man selv, men det er ikke så vanskelig å skjære ut litt mindre trekanter for å pynte med papir. Man kan også pynte inni med både papir og tekst, og det er god plass til for eksempel et gavekort.

 

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I have entered this into the following challenge:

Kreativ Scrapping – #12 Jul

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Decorated box for knitting needles

Something unusual is about to happen. I’m going to make a post that contains something other than a card! It’s been so long since that happened that I don’t even remember when it was.. However, what time other than right before Christmas is the perfect time to suggest what to make as a gift?

I have this great co-worker who knitted me some mittens, two pairs and gave me have a third to be exact (spoilt much? :D), so I wanted to make something in return, in addition to a card. I decided on making something she could have her knitting needles in. The choice fell on a pringles can. Before I started decorating it, I painted the whole can with a coat of white acrylic paint so the print wouldn’t accidentally end up showing through…

I cut the length I wanted on two different coloured papers and then measured around the box before cutting it to fit. Then I measured the remaining space before I cut the third piece. I used the same measurements for around the can for the various ribbons and lace. The ribbons and lace are from Wild Orhic Crafts, Live and Love Crafts and a local shop, as are the flowers on top of the can.

The image I decided to colour up is by Tiddly Inks, clearly one of my favourite images for this time of year. I chose it as it doesn’t have to be for Christmas, but still gives a wintery feeling. It is coloured up with Copics.

All around the bottom bit I have glued on small pine cones, and around the can from one end of the cut out coloured image to another I have added die cut trees that I have painted with white acrylic paint, at the back there is also a die cut deer. All the die cuts are made with Noor Design dies.

This project is also featured on the 20th of December at Copic Marker Norge as part of our advent inspiration. I suggest you go take a look at what the design team girls have come up with to inspire you for the holiday.

I have used the following copics for this: (skin)E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (snow) C1, C3, C5, (clothes) B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, (hat) W1, W3, W5, W7, 100
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#tiddlyspiration

Here it is: my final post for the Tiddly Inks Design Team. The post is a week late because I have spent the entire start of the year with a nasty cold that seems to finally loosen its grip on me! Anyway, my tiddly term is up, unfortunately. I have absolutely loved working with this images and my pile of favourites has grown a whole lot bigger! One thing is definitely not over, though, and that is my love for colouring up these images, so you most certainly haven’t seen the last of my tiddly makes! As it is a new year, we are not doing a normal themed challenge, however there is a challenge! See the title of my post? You got it! Tag your creation in your blog or on Facebook, Instagram etc with #tiddlyspiration for your chance to win a fab prize! It’s so easy! See the challenge blog for more details.

My card for this post is one I recently made for a friend who got married right before new years. Congratulations, hun! I wish you both all the best!

Of course it also had to have a box to go with and Love You Mostest Couple is the best stamp as it didn’t only have the most adorable bride and groom, but it also has a lovely floral heart which was perfect for my box. I coloured it all in with copics and had a lot of fun (read struggled..) with the hair!

GoKreate dies were used for the shape of the card and I used Noor Design dies for the butterflies and the box is also from there. The lace and pearls are from Live and Love Crafts whereas the ribbon was bought at Range in the UK and doesn’t seem to have a brand name on it.. How odd. Anyway, I used loads of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, distressed all the edges and added some frantage!

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Pepper grinder

There has been far too many pink cards as of late, hasn’t it? Time to mix it up with another colour. Blue, green and brown for a change. I made this card on order a couple of months ago.

The paper is from Pion, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon is from The Hobby House. I have used a Martha Stewart puncher for the leaves and spellbinder dies for the ovals. I don’t remember where the rhinestones are from…

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I also made a matching box for the card, but I decided to make it more blue than green. As I used blue flowers on the card, I decided on white and green ones for the box. I only decorated the lid of the box. Here it is:

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