Nov 14 2007

Trio of Boxes

Published by at 2 08 am under Boxes, Bags, Containers

This is a set of 3 boxes I made, again using the tall, elongated style andmeasurements I found in a book from Michaels — boxes designed by Kelly Lunceford, or atomicbutterflyas we all know her at SCS.The book is Great Gift Ideas Using Scrapbook Materials, A Tweety Jill Publication by Jill Haglund. I just love this style of box. I could just sit and make these boxes all day long!


All 3 boxes use the same products — the latest release by Flourishes, a set called Flourished Elements, a “must have” set in my book, DP from the 6 x 6 pad of Periphery by Basic Grey (available at Flourishes), cardstock by Prism Papers(from the Prismatics line), wide stitched satin ribbon in blue and brown available at Flourishes, and narrower taffeta ribbon in blue and moss from SU. All the hardware is Brass Hodgepodge Hardware from SU.


First of all, sorry for all this empty space, but I don’t know how to wrap text — I’m learning — slow but sure — just couldn’t figure that out yet!!! Anyway, this is the tallest box. They are all the same width (2.75″ square), only the height varies. This one is about 9.5″ high with the cover on. The large flourish is embossed in blue, and the medallion uses another stamp in the Flourished Elements set, and it is embossed in brown. It is layered with a brown circle and blue scallop, which is pierced. A large brass eyelet is set in the center. A tag hangs on top with Hodgepodge Hardware. It’s a simple SU scalloped circle matted with a solid blue circle.


This is the medium box, at about 8.25″ tall. This time I used individual flourishy type images from Flourished Elements and stamped them on the green in Timber Brown Stazon. Another is stamped on a creamy colored paper and oval punched and inserted into the hardware. An oval punched tag hangs from the top on Hodgepodge Hardware, and I used a little different type of ribbon treatment at the top. It serves as a handle to just pull off the box top. Works great!


This is the smallest box at about 6.5″ high. Again the flourish is embossed in blue, another single flourish is stamped onto creamy paper, circle punched and matted, with a brass brad on top, mounted on the box with a pop dot. “Friend” is from Fantasy Floral Garden, framed in Hodgepodge Hardware which is attached to the box cover with ribbon. A small punched tag hangs on top, again with the same hardware.

To make these boxes in this size you need 12 x 12 paper — 1 full sheet for the bottom of the large box, then just cut a little shorter for each consecutively shorter box, but still requiring the full 12″ width. To make the top, ideally you would use 12 x 12 designer paper; however, I wanted to use the paper in my 6 x 6 pad of Periphery, SO — it turned into a little bit bigger job — but not so bad! I made the box cover from 12 x 12 cardstock. Then, after it was scored, but before it was taped into shape, I cut individual pieces of paper from my 6 x6 padsto cover each panel of the box top to give the appearance of having been made out of designer paper. Just a little measuring and cutting — it really didn’t take long at all, and I love the result!!! Directions for cutting and scoring this box can be seen here on an earlier post I did. That post also tells you which book I found these boxes in.

  • Stamps: All by Flourishes: Flourished Elements, Flourished Words, Fantasy Floral Garden
  • Paper: Cardstock by Prism Papers(Prismatics line). Designer Paper by Basic Grey, Periphery.
  • Ink: Versa Mark, Timber Brown Stazon. SU Chocolate Chip and Ranger Distress Vintage Photo were used for sponging/distressing edges.
  • Accessories: Wide Satin Ribbon, Narrow Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware and Large Eyelet, Blue and Brown EP, Sponges, Red Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Mini Glue Dots, Scor-Pal, Crafter’s Tool Kit, SU Punches: Large and Small Ovals, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8″ Circles, Circle Scallop. Marvy Punches: 1 1/2 and 2″ Circles, 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle, Tag.

Thanks much for looking!!! I truly do appreciate it!!!

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Trio of Boxes”

  1. Mercy says:

    okay, lady…you are making all of us look ridiculously amateur! LOL! these are stunning…what am i saying? everything is stunningly gorgeous!
    keep ’em comin’!

  2. OH my goodness your Boxes are awesome ..
    Looking forward to meeting you at the SCS Michigan event girlie
    Stampin Hugs
    Dawn Griffith

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous – as usual! Thanks so much for all you do and share – I love visiting your blog.

  4. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Gorgeous boxes, Sharon. I love all of your well-thought out designs and details– these are very elegant and sharp!!!

  5. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Is that blue embossing powder on the Versamark??? So pretty on the brown.

  6. Carol Hager says:

    Every time I come to your website I am amazed by your projects. The boxes are really lovely. I so appreciate your sharing your talents with us. Thank you for the inspiration you provide!!

  7. broni says:

    Absolutely fantastic!! These are so beautiful! Ok, now I have to go make some!!

  8. flossie says:

    these are beautiful, love the elegance of the stamps

  9. Lisa Beem says:

    Lovely! Such a wonderful job…these really are pretty.

  10. Oh Sharon, these are beyond gorgeous!! The colors, patterns and images are wonderfully elegant, and your details are fantastic!! You constantly inspire! 🙂

  11. Debbie Olson says:

    Sharon, you are amazing! These are truly lovely. Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!

  12. Silke Ledlow says:

    The boxes are super gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing….

  13. Shel9999 says:

    Whew!! These are outstanding!! So elegant!!

  14. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Must have missed these the 1st time through this morning. Beautiful. I really like both the blues and greens with the browns. I’d love to receive any of them, but the grren one is my fav.

  15. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    Sharon, I have been stunned by all of your creations so far, but this one, there are not even the right words in the dictionary. These are so outrageously gorgeous I would love to be your friend just to receive one :D.
    No, seriously. These boxes are beyond anything I have seen. I believe you 100% when you say that the decorating took the longest:D. Way to go. You are one of the most talented people out there.
    Thanks for sharing these beauties.

  16. Amanda says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW, these are beatiful!!

  17. Deanna says:

    Wow! These are beautiful boxes. Love them all.Thanks for sharing.

  18. Rose Ann says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous boxes!! I love everything about them! (Gosh, I need that stamp set.) 😉

  19. Lynda Benden says:

    These boxes are just GORGEOUS Sharon!!! I just ordered that new Flourishes set and can’t wait to get it! Now, I have something to CASE!!! Thanks for sharing!


  20. Chris says:

    absolutely gorgeous boxes!! Love the longated boxes! Thanks for sharing. Chris

  21. Mavis says:

    GORGEOUS!!! =) By the way, how long does it take you to make each box?

  22. Sencie says:

    Wow!!! These are gorgeous!!!! : )

  23. Sharon, your boxes are absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of patterns and colors you chose for each one!

  24. leslierich says:

    Be still my heart! These are beautiful beyond belief! Absolutely amazing! I’m in awe!

  25. Amy says:


    These boxes are sooo beautiful, I just get all warm fuzzies just looking at them…oh my word, girl!


    P.S. Thanks for your dear comment on my DD pix!

  26. Marilynn says:

    Love, love the boxes! How you take the ordinary and make it look extraordinary is impressive.

  27. nancy littrell says:

    What gorgeous boxes….every single one. Love all of the embellishments and beautiful DP. TFS

  28. Colleen says:

    These are the most gorgeous boxes! I love them…I am sooooo glad I found your blog!!!

  29. Bonnie says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE your blog. Your creations are so beautiful and inspiring!

  30. Deborah says:


    These are so breath taking!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!So beautifully handcrafted and perfect in every aspect!

    Do you make these to sell? If so would be interested.

  31. Pamela says:

    These are gorgeous. What book were you looking at in Michaels with the elongated versions? Again these are gorgeous.

  32. OneMomTwoJs says:

    These are so elegant! Thank you for continuing to inspire us all!

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