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Monday 27 August 2012

A King for the day...

 I had an unusual project to make this weekend - my friend S asked for a gift box in the shape of a crown. 

This was for one of her friends who always jokingly says "if I were King for a day I would......(whatever it was)".

To begin with I was stumped as to what to do - the box needed shape, but also needed to hold the small gift.

Eventually, I came up with a hexagonal box, and I used my nestabilities to make the decorative elements (Ironwork Accents and Parisian Motifs).

I began with some textured gold cardstock, and cut out the hexagonal shape for the lid and the base.  I then added the sides, edged with a narrow peeloff to add definition and  joined together with a paper pocket hinge. 

This enables the box to be opened out fully when the lid is removed.

I used the smaller dies in the set to make the embellishments to go in the centre of the sides and used gems from my stash.

The inside of the box was lined with some decorative paper and a clarity stamp sentiment.

I then began to embellish the "crown" lid.

First I used some thin decorative braid to put around the base of the  lid. 

I used the waste from the ironworks border to make the part that went across the top and stuck the ironworks border around the top

On the top of the lid, I used a smaller hexagon, run through the bug with a lattice embossing folder.  This was stuck in place with a foam pad.

The final touch was the cross embellishment on the centre front of the box lid.

I made another box for the gift box to be given in - but this one was just plain card!!

I am entering my gift box into the following challenge:

Allsorts Week 169 - It's a gift


  1. How very regal looking Jackie, it's a really great shape so well thought out with all the embellishments and dies.

    Thank you so much for joining in my 'It's a Gift' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. I'd have to agree with Brenda this is so regal love the clever fold out element perfect for hiding treats and secret messages!

    Thanks for joining in with our 'its a gift' challenge this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx