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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Good Tuesday evening, everyone!  I hope this summer eve finds everyone in good spirits!!!

Of course, keeping to my word, I have another box project; and, as you can see, I'm still using those flowers I'd made earlier.

After I finished assembling this box, I was going to embellish it more, but decided that then it would too busy; then I thought I'd add a window to it but decided instead that I only wanted the attention focused on the flower and the bow.  So I left it as you'll see it.

This is a pretty good size gift box, about 7" x 7" give or take.  I'm calling it large because it takes up the whole 12" x 12" mat (including the sides). 

I sprayed the box with Glimmer Mist in Tattered Leather and Iridescent Gold.  Of course, you may not be able to see the Iridescent Gold on the picture, but it does look glimmery and pretty.  (You can try clicking on it to enlarge it, that might help.)  I edged the rim around the box with Walnut Ink by Tsukinek.  I also added some of the Glimmer Mist to the bow; you probably can't really see that either but it's there).  I finished by adding Gold Peel-Offs to each corner of the box and the word "Celebrate".  So, it's really just a very simple "box".

I really hate the picture doesn't do it much justice, but with the glimmery effect of the Glimmer Mist on the box, it really is quite pretty!

If you like it, I have a cut.file using the George cart and a .scut file below.  I will be adding an .svg cut a bit later.  Also, because several of you have mentioned you don't have the George cart, please let me know if it would help if I did a file for you using the Plantin or Storybook carts.  I hate it when anyone is left out -- if I can help it!  I'll even look to see what other carts I may possibly be able to do some of these boxes in for you.

I will be adding these files to be available under "Cut.Files" on my sidebar as well as your being able to find them here.  I'll let you know when all the files will be available.

Well, that's about it for now. Oh, except, I'm not sure if I'll be posting tomorrow.  I may have time to visit a bit, but I have several appointments which will have me in and out.  As my hubby will be accompanying me, it may be late in the evening when we return -- he always wants to eat out after a full day!  LOL!

Let me know what you think of my project!  And, I'll be seeing you...!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey, this is just breath taking.. you just amaze me. Thanks for always sharing your awesome talent. hugs

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

you are a Flower Star!!!!! this is another great one. You have been busy!!!! Happy Tuesday.

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful - I really must try the flower technique.

In response to the palm tree- it's an embossing die by Provo craft - it comes with the castle and sand bucket and shovel... thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [30 Jun 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jean said...

So cute! You make the prettiest boxes and flowers Audrey. I love it.


Those are so gorgeous Audrey!!

Kingston's Kreations said...

Beautiful! I LOVE it! I just became a follower, your blog is great!

Rose said...

oh my this is gorgeous!!!

MsJay said...

Very pretty flowers.

~BridgetL~ said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said, First thing that popped into my mind was BEAUTIFUL, then GORGEOUS, then oh so PRETTY. All are true as the other posters have stated. :) very talented indeed.

KateB said...

very beautiful...I should break out my mists too! tfs!


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Jul. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

Kingston's Kreations said...

Audrey, thank you so much for subscribing to me and the sweet comments that you left for me!!:) *hugs*

BeeBeebabs said...

Absolutely gorgeous - How did this one get pass me. Love it tfs