Wednesday, September 23, 2015

To Autumn With Gratitude Curvy Box

Happy Autumn! :o)

This is my second post today. If you missed first one just scroll down or follow this link

Autumn officially started now (10:20 AM) here in Cavtat. Hot summer days are behind us and our mother Nature is going to treat us with all kind of goodies and gorgeous colors.

As a welcome to Autumn, I made a To Autumn With Gratitude Curvy Box, using my newest Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' stamp set I received from Jane this week. Thank you Jane! :o)

Idea for the shape of this box came when I saw Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Box Art A4 Pumpkin. This product is not available in Croatia and I already spent "allowed" amount of money on craft tools and supplies this month, so I made my own template for this type of box.

I drawn template on a piece of grid paper in several dimensions and cut them out. Drawing these templates was a good practice of technical drawing, which I haven't done since I was a teacher of Technical culture in elementary school. :o)

After I made templates, I traced the largest on a piece of brown cardstock paper and smaller on Kraft paper (this is recycled item; Jane wrapped stamps in it) and cut them out.

Then I randomly stamped leaves and acorns from Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' stamp set on the Kraft paper. I used Docraft Brown Dye Ink Pad and Tim Holtz's Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain).

I glued stamped Kraft paper shape on brown cardstock shape, cut slots and punched holes and closed the box.

I made small tag from same papers I used for the box, stamped sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' stamp set with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Vintage Photo and punched hole on it. I tied two brown ribbons and tag together with brown string, and tied all together through punched hole on the box.

List of supplies:

I am entering my project to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Cards und More, Challenge #141 - Kein Designpapier / No Design Paper

2) City Crafter Challenge Blog, Challenge #280 - Fall has arrived

3) Craft Stamper, Take it Make it Challenge, September: Take a Stamp (Anything Goes)
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

4) Creative Card Crew, Challenge #96 - Fall

5) Deep Ocean Challenge Blog, Challenge #113 - Autumn

6) Fairytale Stampers, Challenge #58 - Alles Geht / Anything Goes

7) Hiding in My Craft Room, HIMCR #217 - Freestyle

8) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Use A Stamp Challenge
I used Jane's Doodles clear stamp set 'Autumn Blessings'.

9) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD Challenge from September 22nd to September 28th, Anything Goes

10) Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenges, Challenge #86 - Anything Goes (or Halloween)
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka


  1. beautiful box with nice decoration
    thanks for joining us at cards und more challenge
    regrads Tinchen

  2. CAS also means chc and stunning did you know that? . This is breathtaking. Perfection in every detail and a gift box like this gem is a gift of its own. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  3. This is adorable .... so cute! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  4. Wow, that's one beautiful gift box. I'm so glad you joined the City Crafter Challenge this week.

  5. such a lovely present! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  6. What a beautiful little Autumn box!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  7. Gorgeous! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  8. This is Great!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan



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