Monday, 11 January 2010

A Challenge Met!!!!

Hi all this is a scheduled post, should be at work today pending the snow!!!!! I don't think I can really ask for more time off!!!!!
Anyway today's post is getting back to something I love 3 D projects, and a challenge set me by Paul
He asked if I could give some inspiration on how to use these Sizzix Shaker Boxes. I looked on various sites but couldn't find anything I liked, until I looked at some videos of a lady making Folded Books, suitable for children. I have made these books many times with the children at school, they are a fun and different way to present work. So I set to work to incorporate the two ideas, a Shaker Box and mini book.
This is what I came up with.......................
A Mini Album and Case.
I used a Stampin' Up Set I've not used for a while called True Friend. I used one stamp all over the main box. Then gilded the front edges with Gold Embossing Powder.

As a feature of interest I stamped the Flower Image once in Chocolate chip on Cream hammered card and then one embossed in gold. these were then layered using a new Stampin' Up Embellishment and a gem brad. I layered these up and then created a bellie band to go round the box, with the added feature of ribbon, from my stash and a sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes (Stampin' Up) punched out with the word window punch (Stampin' Up). Punched with a small hole and threaded onto the ribbon.

That's the Case!!

A sneak at the album, through the acetate window. ( I think a little embossing would look fab on this window but it wasn't heat proof so couldn't do that this time!)

Carefully opening the side........................... And here is the Mini Album

It doesn't look mini does it, but it is only 7cm square! I think it look very luxurious, with the gold edging (I've not embossed for ages!! Can you tell!!!) The Ribbon is from my stash and the embellishments were from Stampin' Up but unfortunately they are retired, but the have some different embellishments which may suit, have a look at their cattie - see side bar for an Independent Demonstrator.

And when opened the pages of the mini books are revealed ready to be journaled by the recipient.

I hope this gives one idea, I have made another project like this but in a different colour way, and for a different recipient.

Pop by again soon,

Take care

Hugs Sarah BX


  1. Love this Sarah, you are so clever.
    Love Anne x

  2. Sarah this is gorgeous, I have ordered the shaker box so cant wait to have a play! Jules x

  3. Wow what a wonderful project. You have certainly met the challenge.

  4. An absolutely gorgeous project,Sarah.

  5. Oh my how gorgeous this is!! fabulous sarah!!
    Hugs Tiets

  6. Wow - what a great work! So beautiful - luv the color and the details!
    Many greetings

  7. This is just so fantastic. You are such an inspiration to all.Just love visiting your blog.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous what a fab idea.

  9. Hi Sarah

    OMG this is just gorgeous. Think you shold do a tutorial on this with a template for us poor poeple who don't have the sizzix dies. It would be very worth paying for!!!! You are so very clever.

    Love Terri XX

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  11. Challenge has been met good and proper! Didn't expect a book inside the box. The thing that struck me was opening the box on the side - hadn't thought of that! What a simple but useful idea.

  12. WOW - you really are so talented Sarah. A great inspiration.


  13. Wow Sarah this is beautiful, love the colour combo and the embellishments, it really does look so much bigger.
    Kim xXx

  14. Stunning creation Sarah! Fab design!
    Hugs, Vicky ~X~

  15. wow this is just stunning Sarah. Blown away by that mini book inside

  16. Gee, that was one heck of a challenge met! Simply Stunning!
    Hugs xx

  17. this is so beautiful! absolutely love it!! thanks for sharing your work!

    - Elizabeth


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