Sunday, January 25, 2015

Say Something Purple

OSAAT January Prize Pack
This fortnight at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), our theme is Purple. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists. Even if you don't use a store image, you'll still be in the drawing to win the super-duper January prize pack.

Purple is a special color to me; my husband and I share a love of the color, and he even wore a purple suit for our wedding! I decided to use the Book Stamp by Sentimental Susan to make this small book box.




The box template is from SVG Attic's discontinued Nevermore set (if anyone knows where I can purchase this file or something similar, please leave a comment). I love the scored page pieces! Used a purple cardstock for the binding, and covered it with a burlap-patterned paper. I inked the paper with Victorian Violet Brilliance pigment ink from Tsukineko.

I made the sentiment in InDesign and heat-embossed it in purple on a shiny white paper. I inked the piece with the same violet ink that I used for the burlap-patterned paper. The book digi stamps were colored with Copics and place on top of the piece. I used an embossing tool to create little lines on the books' pages.

I wrapped a striped grosgrain ribbon around the box, adhering it only to the front so that it would unwrap. To secure it, I used a tiny key charm from Cousin/Designs By Me. I put a little glittered flower on the ribbon's end-knot.


I wanted to be able to keep charms in the box, so I made a cover for the interior box. I used two magnet strips to keep it closed, and added another tiny key.


Inspiration/Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks #22: No Cards
All Crafts Challenge Dec/Jan Challenge: Anything but a Card
Crafty Ribbons: Anything but a Card + Ribbon
Cut it Up #63: Embossing & Die Cuts (SVGs)
Loves Rubber Stamps #135: Digi Stamp + Letter B (Books, Box, Burlap, Binding)
PDE Linky Party #36: 3D projects



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18 comments:

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

So clever, and so cute! Great project, and it looks like you had so much fun making it!

Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Mimi said...

I have fallen in love with this svg cut, what a super book. Yep, purple, what an awesome colour, I so agree lol. This creation is such a super charm box, magical, pretty and useful = an awesome creation :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, CG this is just wonderful and I just might have to make one soon. So many cute things to make and so little time. :(

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
Your Sister OSAAT DT
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Janis Lewis said...

What a fantastic book box! I love it! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
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We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

Nana said...

What an adorable book box. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party

Have a creative day.
Nana
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Nana said...

What I said earlier.
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
Nana
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Dangina Martinez said...

WOW! Thank is such a fabulous book! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps!

Denice said...

A wonderful little book/box...just perfect for a trinket or two. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps...get B's!

Margaret said...

What a lovely project and the added key to the book. What secrets that could hold. Maggie - DT Teamie

ike said...

WoWza - that is AWESOME !!!

Hugz

IKE x
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Laura said...

Gorgeous creation!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Laura

Jen Armstrong said...

Thanks for joining us for the PDE 3-D challenge. I love the color purple, books, and I love the inside layers that you created on this project. Very creative and great job!
~DT Jen @ PDE Linky Party

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

carol said...

oooh super creation, thanks for playing along with our Anything but a card challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Lydia said...

Such a cute card , thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

Pam said...

Very sweet book box!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
Pam
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L.B. said...

Love this fun gift box you have created and made purpletastic!!

cebelica said...

Great gift box. Perfect for any book lover. :) Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx