Sunday, July 17, 2011

WMS July Blog Hop - Three Kings Box

Welcome to the July Waltzingmouse Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Birthday Party.  I made this cute three kings box for take home treats, but it could easily double as a box for a gift.  Sometimes the best things come in small packages!!!  I got the pattern off the Waltzingmouse web page - its a freebie.   You'll find it at the WMS store under digital products/templates.   It took a couple of trys cutting it out - but the time spent was well worth it and I know next time it will be easier! 
One tip that helped me with this pattern is to score and fold on the lines before you do the zig zag cutouts.  The pattern lines up better when assembled if each cut is exactly the same - which you will achieve if you cut them out while folded. 
I decked it out with silver accents and did some serious sanding for a distressed look.  I think this would be perfect for a party for a princess or even a queen who like likes a little bling.  Thanks for stopping by!
Products Used:
Waltzingmouse Stamps:   Vintage Banners, Vintage Labels 1, Gingham & Co.
Dies: Spellbinders Circles, Fleur De Lis Motifs
Border Punch:  EK Success
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black    Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Worn Lipstick

24 comments:

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, love the sentiment, and the gorgeous label.

Vera said...

Lovely gift box!

Debgem said...

What a super idea (and one I might borrow for my daughter's party). Love the distressed look and the gorgeous sentiment.

Craftilicious said...

This is a lovely design for a gift box.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

A great project for sure. Everyone wants to be treated like royalty on their birthday! Lovely design.

I'm Renee said...

Adorable!
And absolutely perfect for a princess! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Oh gorgeous! love the pink with silver accents! A perfect party piece!!! I love the sanding and the touches of gingham! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

Cyndie said...

What a darling box! I love the colors and the silver accents. And thanks for the assembling tips!

Karen B. said...

Thanks for the tips on the template, it looks like tons of fun and I think I'll try it out! Your project is amazing, especially with the sanded edges!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun use for this 3 kings box! The silver tag is so formal and the sentiment so funky! a lovely design!

Inkyfingers said...

This is so great and I love the way you have paired the fleur de lis and circle punch outs to create such an elegant design. Thanks for the template tips.
Hugs
Carol x

snowbear said...

So cute... I LOVE it!!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great project--I love your silver accents especially! Great tips on the assembly too, thank you!

Chris L.

Joanne Gilch said...

Love it and the distressing just makes it look so cool. the silver elements are fabby!

Charmaine Stack said...

What a fun idea. I like the use of the gingham and the die cuts really look great taking center stage. Thanks for the construction tips!

Cassie_lu said...

great project indeed

LaurieJ said...

This is so pretty and festive. I love the silver frame and the other silver accents.

Nancy said...

What a super cute idea for a bday gift treat! Thanks for the inspiration.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love how you've decorated the Kings Box!! The gingham just makes it oh so charming!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is great! I've yet to challenge myself with pretty folded things but you've totally inspired me! Well done!!

Belinda said...

This is just simply lovely! The silver accents are just fabulous and this is just a lovely gift box!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Awesome! I love how you sanded it all, the distressing is the perfect touch!

Helen L said...

Beautiful box: I love the pink with the silver!! I'm going to have to remember that combo to use in the future :-)

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Loving this creation....fab!!

Ali x