My Lovely Friends,

Monday, 5 December 2011

The pretty little ribbon shop GDT project,and Tutorial

I've been dying to tell, the lovely Sarah from The Pretty little Ribbon Shop wrote to me recently and asked if I would love to be a guest designer for the

 pretty little ribbon shop challenge
which this time is
Christmas with a Bow

of course I jumped at the chance, so thank you very much hun,

this is another long post so grab a brew and take a seat lol 

the gorgeous ribbon on the top of my box is of course from Sarah's shop  and is 38mm Parrot green wrinkle silk, it's totally gorgeous too,
the front of my box has a stamped image of Tilda done in copics, she has been cut out and fixed onto the box with pin flair glue, the lamp post is by Tim Holtz and I have edged the edges with vintage photo distress ink and made some lines on the bottom half with my score-pal  it's got lots of glamour dust on it  too,
This side has Tilda with snow heart on again coloured with copics and it has liquid applique for the heart,

this side has  Sweet Christmas Tilda and I have  masked her onto the soccer bench, again coloured with copics, cut out then fixed on with pin flair glue,

You had probably already guessed but yes it's a exploding box and this is what is inside lol,
I have made my 3D tree again, tutorial on my sidebar if your interested, and the little parcels are made with bubble wrap covered with designer paper to match the box and tied with some of Sarah's gorgeous cherry red Bakers twine, loved this too,
Unwrapped Tilda is again coloured with copics, cut out and fixed using a L shaped tab made of acetate,
the tree has red pearls added and a pearl string has been draped around it  for more decoration,

I didn't want my sides to fall completely so I have used  some string to allow them to only fall so far,

exploding box Tutorial (my style lol)

Cut four strips 21cm x 10cm
score in 10cm from one end on the 21cm length

Lid cut out a 16.5cm square out of the main card stock score in 3cm on all four sides, optional at this stage you can distress all the edges including your scored edges with distress inks,

Take two of the strips and glue together the 10cm square, matching up as good as you can, do the same with the other two strips, leave to dry,

Here they are joined and are lined up for the next stage,

Join these two strips together to form a box shape, again matching up the edges as good as you can, leave to dry,

The lid
Take your scored card stock and trim as shown

I have shown two already cut and two marked where to cut on the other sides to match,
at this stage you can decorate the box lid (right side) with your contrast card stock and or papers,
 but not on the tabs

Fold scored edges in and stick the tabs to the inside of the lid as shown,

well I hope you have enjoyed my project and tutorail, any questions just ask,

you can of course make your exploding box out of one piece of card but I wanted a larger box to be able to put the larger items inside, you can of course change the sizes of your box to your own needs,

Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes
The Pixie cottage ~ Holiday decor item
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes ~ optional sparkle
Bunny Zoes ~ Anything Christmas with pearls
Joanna sheen challenge ~ it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Magnolia Down Under ~ create a Christmas decoration
Cutie Sunday ~ Christmas presents

So go and check out the gorgeous products Sarah has in her shop and be wowed like I was,
Thanks again Sarah,
catch you soon,

ps I have candy


vickisunshine said...

Oh WOW - this is just gorgeous. I was dizzy trying to take in all the wonderful details! Another tutorial that I want to do NOW, but have to get ready to go out:( Well done on your guest DT spot too.
Vicki x

CraftyLoops said...

Liz you are a complete star for showing us how you made your box. And the end result is so beautiful. I love that gorgeous green ribbon too, it looks so soft. Lee x

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning as always Liz and Thanks for the tut, fabulous box and beautifully decorated.
Chris x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just incredible your detail is just fantastic hun no its not snowing here yet but oh my gosh its cold,hugs cheryl x

Becky said...

Absolutely stunning, I love it and the tutorial is fab.
Becky x

Maria Therese said...

Gooooooooooooorgeous box!!

heidy said...

Hi Liz this is an amazing creation and congrats on your GDT!
Hugs Heidy

Marlies said...

Wauw Liz! What a gorgeous creation!! hugs, Marlies

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful card Liz it must have taken you ages to do! Thanks for the tutorial x

Sasha said...

Hi Liz,

Your Christmas box is amazing. Lots of TLC has gone in to your lovely creation. It was great to have you join in with us this month as guest designer:)

Miss Emerald said...

Wow! Amazing box! I liked the idea of ​​a falling wall! Internal decoration is wonderful!

Denise Gutierrez said...

O...M...G this is sooooo AMAZING!!!! I was NOT expecting the inside to be soooooo beautiful! high 5 to you!!! ***

Chrissy said...

Fantastic box all the images and colouring, the papers are gorgeous. and such a beautiful surprise inside...fabulous work.


Debbie said...

Great news, really pleased for you.You deserve it.Beautiful exploding box - Stunning.Love Debbie x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Oh WOW.. totally amazing. You are so clever.


yvon said...

Hi Liz,
Congrats on your GDT.
Your exploding box is just magnificent, wow. Love the inside of it. And thanks for the tuturial.
Hugs, Yvon

Sarah said...

Liz thank you so much for joining us this month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge, your exploding box is just stunning! I just adore those sweet little presents under the Christmas tree.
Hugs Sarah x

Ruth said...

Gorgeous little box, thanks so much for sharing the "how to" ,Ruth x

Christa said...

Hi Liz , what a great box this is !! Wonderful outside AND inside !! It looks so lovely.... Tilda near the tree and the presents. Christa.

Rebekah said...

Goodness Liz this is fabulous! I love all the work you have done and thanks for the great Tut too hugs Rebekah xx

Rebekah said...

Goodness Liz this is fabulous! I love all the work you have done and thanks for the great Tut too hugs Rebekah xx

Julie M said...

Wowzers, Liz - every time you make something it's even better than the last. Such workmanship - it's beautiful. Love the papers, the Tildas, that ribbon is divine (and I am kinda obsessed with jingle bells atm!). Fab work, hun.

Julie x

Suzi said...

Wow!! Liz, what a delightful Christmas creation. Wonderful tutorial too. Thank you for joining us in our 1st challenge over at Joanna Sheen this month. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi DT/Joanna Sheen xxx

Katie said...

Very cute exploding box :-)
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Liz this is stunning, love all the Magnolia image and the scene you've made inside.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

coops said...

oh wow this is fantastic the precious scene inside and gorgeous decorated box :D
thanks so much for sharing how to make too :D

xx coops xx

Francy said...

wow this is a gorgeous work and the tutorial is stunning.
Thank you for playinin at The Pixie Cottage this week.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Liz. This is really stunning. The colours are beautiful and thanks you for the tutorial. Congrats on your DT. Donna

Mary Lou said...

OMGosh How Stunning!!!!! The detail is above and beyond!!! Such a wonderful project!!!! Thanks for the tutorial and joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!! Hope to see you next week too

Anne H. said...

WOW - this is stunning!
Adorable images,beautiful colors and so many lovely details.
Thanks for playing with us at JM/HS.

Debbie Dolphin said...

WOW Liz Really stunning and a fab TUT too!!
Thankyou so much for joining in with us this week at MDUC. Hope to see you again
Debbie xx

SCRAP and HUGS said...

Compliments for your amazing creation!Erika from Italy

downrightcrafty said...

yep me still here, fabulous tutorial and I must have a go at this, what a fabulous way to display something really special
Hugs Kate xx